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27.06.17 By Staff

Be Part of the Opening Ceremony

Calling all artists and friends to come and be part of the most momentous opening ceremony Darwin has ever seen!

Part flash mob, part Rock Eisteddfod and all ridiculous, we want YOU to be part of the Darwin Fringe Festival’s opening night celebrations.

All you have to do is register now, rock up for a couple of rehearsals and bring your best party attitude on the night!

Performance and all run-throughs take place in Civic Park!

key dates

Run through – 2-4pm this Sunday the 2nd of July
Dress Rehearsal – 5.30pm – 6.30pm Thursday 6th of July
Performance! – Friday the 7th of July @ 7pm (please arrive no later than 6.30pm)

All abilities, ages, colours and smells welcome! Sign up below & we’ll be in touch.

sign up here!

  • Key Details

  • A little more on the show

  • Please remember that will not promote events that fall outside of our festival dates. Our 2020 festival dates are 3-12 of July.

    PLEASE NOTE that we are happy to list exhibitions that open within the festival but close afterwards. We will however only advertise the event for days in which it happens during the festival.
  • Is it a one off? Several series or an exhibition that's open for 6 days? When should people show up and when should they leave.
  • If your event costs money to attend please list the breakdown of prices if applicable.
  • Marketing

  • This blurb appears on our WEBSITE to help market your show. Please double check for spelling and to make sure you're 100% happy.
  • Please tell us about yourself or your group in a short bio between 30-150 words. This will go on our website show listings.
  • Does your show contain any of the following? Ticking these boxes won't cause alarm for us, the Fringe is all about taking risks but we're also about doing it safely.
  • Please provide an image to accompany your event listing on our website.

    - Minimum 72 PPI at 2000px delivered as TIFF, JPG or EPS
    - Your marketing image should not contain any text - even if it's the title of your show
    - DO NOT send us your poster or logo. Marketing images that feature text or logos will not be accepted.
    - Photographs are preferred wherever possible.

    Note: Please provide us with the highest resolution you have available. Images may be cropped to fit the layout (3x3cm).
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
  • Additional Marketing Material

  • Before and during the festival we post on Twitter and Instagram about each and every show, exhibition and event in the 2020 Darwin Fringe to our followers.

    Think hard about 250 characters (tweets are 280 characters, but we need 30 characters to include a link to purchase tickets) that will sell your show best.
  • Final Bits

  • You will need to send Darwin Fringe a copy of your COVID19 certification after completing a checklist. CLICK HERE TO DO ONE NOW
  • Is there any bit of tech, promotion or infrastructure that you need to make this event possible/ go ahead? We've got a lot less production capacity this year but we'd love to help where possible.
  • Have any questions?

    Please reach out at
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