Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Heritage

    Get ready to binge on FRINGE, as tickets go on sale today

    12/11/2020 10:15 AM
    • Tickets to FRINGE WORLD Festival 2021 on sale today
    • New app now available for audiences to view program and purchase tickets
    • 2021 festival to showcase best of Western Australian acts 

    It is almost that time of year, FRINGE WORLD 2021 is coming and is set to be a bonanza of Western Australian creative and artistic talent.


    Early release tickets to about 100 shows go on sale today (November 12) for the festival's 'Friends' subscribers. They will be available to the general public from November 17.


    The full program, which is expected to showcase more than 500 events, will go on sale on November 26. This allows acts to register later - a flexibility to account for Western Australia's evolving border changes.


    For the first time ever, a new FRINGE WORLD app will make it easier for audiences to see what is on and includes functionality to customise preferences and purchase tickets. The app has been developed by WA digital consultancy Equilibrium.


    FRINGE WORLD is on from January 15, 2021 to February 14, 2021 and will see something for everyone in the extensive program of cabaret, dance, music, visual arts, theatre, comedy and more.


    The State Government provided $849,533 to the 2021 festival through Lotterywest and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. Artrage Inc, the presenter of FRINGE WORLD, also received $196,691 through the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund.


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "FRINGE WORLD is a staple on the summer arts calendar, and I am delighted it can continue next year due to Western Australia's strong response to COVID-19.


    "There are few places in the world where events like FRINGE WORLD can currently take place, and I thank Western Australians for their efforts that have allowed us to effectively get back to normal.


    "The festival is a key economic driver for the State and is poised to be a stimulus for the revival of our creative sector.


    "The 2020 festival featured 3,279 artists, 72 per cent of which were from Western Australia and the economic stimulus was the equivalent of 2,214 full-time jobs created.


    "I encourage all Western Australians to support their local artists and businesses by binging on FRINGE this summer."


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "FRINGE WORLD is an opportunity for local artists to shine, but in 2021 particularly it will be a spectacular showcase of the creative talent we have here in WA.


    "Our arts sector has been hit hard by COVID-19 and the festival will be a key opportunity to perform and earn. In fact, the 2020 festival delivered $9.4 million in box office payments to artists and arts organisations.


    "For audiences, next year's festival is an opportunity to enjoy some great entertainment and reconnect with family and friends.


    "Don't miss out - make sure you download the app, check out the program, and start planning your FRINGE WORLD experience."


    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Culture and the Arts Minister's office - 6552 5400