Wollongong Fringe Festival highlights: video

FESTIVITIES: "Carnival of the Animals" is one of several theatre productions as part of the Wollongong Fringe Festival, at IPAC from September 29 - 30. Picture: Supplied

FESTIVITIES: "Carnival of the Animals" is one of several theatre productions as part of the Wollongong Fringe Festival, at IPAC from September 29 - 30. Picture: Supplied

To WIN tickets … scroll down

Wollongong’s inaugural Fringe Festival kicks off Friday night with a free opening party from 5pm in the Arts Precinct between the IPAC and Town Hall.

The party will be in full swing with live music, skate demos, interactive light and tech displays, art exhibitions, theatre and outdoor cinema.

Over the next nine-days the city will host a variety of events including a secret block party on Saturday (location to be confirmed by text message), a live comic book reading of Pat Grant’s graphic novel BLUE, a “Cheese TV” night at Rad Bar paying homage to the 90s television show and Wollongong’s first ever “Yo Mama Battle!”

What is a "Yo Mama Battle" ???

Wollongong Comedy managing director Shane Moon who’s organised the Sydney vs Wollongong battle explained audience participation is a must while comedians face-off against each other with “Yo Mama” jokes.

“As long as the audience cheers they can stay in the game,” she said. 

“It’s amazing that you don’t have to travel anywhere to see great stuff and let people know there is so much great stuff available in Wollongong.”

The Fringe Festival culminates with the Yours and Owls music festival over the October long weekend.

Win tickets to the Wollongong Fringe outdoor cinema

We have 20 double passes to the outdoor cinema in Civic Place on Burelli Street (next to the IPAC) to give away. 

The winners below can collect their tickets at the Wollongong arts precinct (next to the IPAC) on the night of the movie of their choice (sessions below). 

  • Kacey Horobin
  • Chloe Glover
  • Damo Gaudiosi 
  • Maryanne Harris
  • Erryn Sims
  • Becce Sky Burke 
  • Georgia Lewis 
  • Brettnsham Anderson
  • Kelly Mckay 
  • Emerson Burke 
  • Renee Ognenovski 
  • Kerry Greenfield
  • Rachel Curtis 
  • Cody Brunskill
  • Kristen Nicholls
  • Jason Silveri
  • Bonnie Macdonnell
  • Wendyt29
  • Georgia Lewis
  • Loueyloueyw

What’s on at Wollongong arts precinct

  • Ex Machina | Saturday, September 24, 6pm
  • The Royal Tenembaums and The Life Aquatic | Sunday, September 25, 6pm
  • The Great Gatsby | Monday, September 26, 6pm
  • Ghostbusters I and II | Tuesday, September 27, 6pm
  • Kill Bill I and II | Wednesday, September 28, 6pm
  • A night at the movies with David Stratton, 6pm
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