Darwin Fringe Festival a spotlight on local artists

Delve into the minds and work of creative locals at the Darwin Fringe Festival, which begins this Friday.

This year’s festival will showcase some of the Territory’s best, and emerging artists, with performances ranging from art, theatre, music and comedy.

The Darwin Fringe Festival provides a platform for local artists to perform in a professional setting with more than 70 per cent of acts being local.

Darwin Fringe Festival Director Hannah Illingworth said Darwin Fringe had something for everybody.

“It’s always exciting finding out what new art people are making in Darwin, it can be surprising even for me after seven years of working with the festival,” she said.

“I don’t think we credit ourselves enough for the innovation and exploration that occurs here.

“There’s so much talent in the NT and such a rich tapestry of narratives, it feels special to bring so much of that together in a way that the community can connect with it.”

The 10-day community arts festival with bite, will feature 74 events with 145 individual performances, shows and experiences across 15 venues. There’s something for all tastes and budgets with tickets averaging $20 and some events free.

The festival kicks off on Friday 12 July and runs until Sunday 21 July.

To read the program and snap up a ticket or two head to www.darwinfringe.org.au