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Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, Melbourne Fringe create a unique space for artistic self-expression linked to the life of this great city. That’s why Melbourne Fringe is the most adventurous, inclusive, all-encompassing multi-artform festival in Australia. Every year Melbourne Fringe feature thousands of artists from every discipline you can name (and a few others besides) performing 400 plus events in over 160 venues to an audience in excess of 350,000 people.Melbourne Fringe is the place to go for pure, unadulterated, uncurated and unexpected artistic discovery. Melbourne Fringe help artists develop and provide a platform for a vast, diverse range of voices, in celebration of the idea that when Melbourne Fringe and artists come together, they create a safe space for risk raking. Melbourne Fringe find ideas from the margins and shout them to the world. Melbourne Fringe love the weird and strange, the different and queer, the misfits and the freaks. They are here to challenge perceptions and shake up the hierarchy, to be brave and unafraid, to explore the boundaries of art and to change the way you see the world.
Take the City Circle tram or walk through city streets and laneways and along the Yarra River to see the city's street art and public artworks.
Make your way around Melbourne's 100-plus galleries, ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial spaces and artist cooperatives.
Perch in a Brunswick Street bar and celebrate the way that sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same in this bohemian enclave.
Do a modern version of "the block", a century-old form of cruising Melbourne's arcades that takes in cutting-edge artwork, fashion, music and design.
Choose any night of the week to indulge in Melbourne's local and international opera, ballet, comedy, live music, plays, performing arts and openings.
Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to all manner of the city's quirky local stories.