The Wynnum Fringe Garden
In 2022 we are bringing a new festival hub to George Clayton Park on the shores of Moreton Bay. The Wynnum Fringe Garden is our homage to the great Fringe Festival hubs of the world. Bringing something loved overseas and interstate to Brisbane, to the Bayside.
Additional venues across the Bayside include Bay Terrace Precinct with Cedar & Pine, Frenchies up late, The Shed (behind Cultivate Design) along with our established venue Bayside Music Hall.
BIGGER, BETTER, BOLDER
Brisbane’s home of Fringe returns for its biggest party yet! Announcing three weeks of big-name artists, legendary ambassadors and spectacular performances, solidifying the bayside suburb as a global arts destination for locals and travelers.
Hundreds of interstate and Queensland artists and entertainers will converge on Australia’s latest and greatest performing arts hub from 16 November to 4 December 2022 for the biggest moment in Brisbane Bayside history.
Wynnum Fringe celebrates the best in contemporary, independent and alternative arts and entertainment and is expected to attract more than 35,000 people over the 19-day event this November.
The three-week arts, entertainment and cultural extravaganza spans a dazzling array of performance genres including music, dance, comedy, theatre, cabaret and circus. Mix that in with some glorious local restaurants and you’ve got yourself a perfect end to the year. Book now before it’s too late!
Wynnum Fringe acknowledges that it gathers on sacred Country – ‘Quandamooka Country’ and respects the First Nation people’s spiritual and cultural connection with their land, sea, sky and country.
Marcia Hines AM
“I am so excited to be finally making it to Brisbane and to the Raine & Horne Wynnum Spiegeltent! The Spiegeltent is the natural home of Velvet Rewired – how lucky are we to have the first dates of our new tour at the exciting Wynnum Fringe. I look forward to renewing old friendships, setting the Spiegeltent alight with our discotheque extravaganza and sharing the odd hot chip with my old friend and producer, Tom Oliver. See you in November! Much love, Marcia.”
Vicki Wilson OAM
“I am thrilled to be an ambassador for Wynnum Fringe – so happy to spread the word about this great arts festival that Tom Oliver and team have put together for Wynnum. I’m so happy to be part of this for the betterment of my local community!”
Loretta Ryan & Craig Zonca ABC Brisbane
“Wynnum Fringe uncovers some great local talent and gives them a platform to perform and that also inspires other artists. It attracts new people to the area and adds life and colour to the whole suburb. There’s excitement in the air when Wynnum Fringe is on, it encourages people to get out and enjoy themselves.
We’ve watched Tom Oliver grow this event from its inception and it is such a credit to him. We’re so honoured to be ambassadors. We’re looking forward to rocking with the bay!”
In one almighty dance battle, suburban gladiators from Wynnum and Manly will compete in a storm of sequins, sweat and spandex to prove – once and for all – which team is best.
**And if you don’t live in Wynnum or Manly, pick a side…we suggest Lota sides with Manly and Hemmant/Lindum sides with Wynnum…but it’s serious business so we’ll let you decide.**
Where: Wynnum Community Centre – 105 Florence Street, Wynnum
When: Tuesday nights, 1 – 29 Nov
Times: 6-7pm class or 7-8pm class
Where: Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre – 241 Tingal Rd, Wynnum
When: Wednesday nights, 2 – 30 Nov
Times: 6-7pm class or 7-8pm class
Final showdown in the Raine & Horne Wynnum Spiegeltent, Saturday 3 December.
WHAT’s A BAM?
For 2 years, the Bayside has witnessed the growth of Wynnum Fringe and Rock the Bay – and now Bayside Music Hall and Murarrie Muster.
We know you want them to continue. So we’re asking you to partner with us to grow the dream: become a Bayside Arts Member (BAM)!
Peek behind the curtain at our upcoming projects, get amazing merchandise and event discounts – celebrate with us at VIP events!
An annual Membership costs:
$200 (group of 4)
We are determined to bring world class creative events to Brisbane’s Bayside. Help us do just that.
Become a volunteer
We’re looking for a diverse group of great people – all are welcome to apply!
It’s been a tough couple of years for the entertainment, arts, and retail industry. Wynnum Fringe aims to support local performers, artists, musicians, and retail – but we need your help!
Volunteer work is not only personally rewarding, but it also looks great on your CV. When our Fringe festival is as big as Adelaide and Edinburgh, you will be able to say that you were a part of Wynnum Fringe!
It’ll be loads of fun – you’ll meet great people and see amazing local acts. Apply today to be part of our 2022 Fringe Crew!