OPTUS says YES to Fringe Mount Gambier

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Fringe Mount Gambier 2019 is poised to deliver an incredible festival this year, with OPTUS coming on board as naming rights sponsor.

“It is with great pleasure and excitement we announce our partnership with Fringe Mount Gambier for 2019.

Optus strongly believes in local partnering and participation and 2019 will be a real  highlight. Our involvement with Fringe Mount Gambier enables us to be part of very special and unique arts event within our region. As a local business owner and father I strongly believe in supporting this major event that captures the heart of our community and brings with it the opportunity for our town and visitors to see local and national talent live,” said Craig Bruins from OPTUS Mount Gambier.

Optus partners with Fringe Mount Gambier
L-R: Gavin Clarke, Craig Bruins (Optus),
Keith Hamilton as Iracebeth The Red, Louise Adams, Mel Cecotti

Optus presents Fringe Mount Gambier will begin on Friday 22 March, with the vibrant Lift-Off Street Party. Commercial Street vendors will provide delicious food and entertainment and members of the community are encouraged to come and be part of the popular Pied Piper Parade. The festival will continue with the Showcase event on Saturday 23 March where the Cave Garden will come alive with exciting, free arts activities for everyone to join in, and performances from local and guest artists. Keep an eye out for ticketed and free events occurring at venues throughout Mount Gambier until Sunday 31 March.  In 2018 the city came alive as 12,000 people flocked to various shows and performances and this year promises to be even more outrageous and bold.

Local artist and Fringe Ambassador Louise Adams returns in 2019 to curate the Showcase event on 23 March, and is excited to see the event being so well supported.

“Seeing all our events, free or ticketed, have really strong attendance in 2018 was wonderful – it certainly helps build confidence for artists, venues, local businesses and funding bodies which in turn will help spread the word that we are creating something special here in Mount Gambier,” Ms Adams said.

“To see talented local artists perform seamlessly alongside nationally acclaimed and experienced Fringe artists from afar was thrilling. So many local artists, venues and audiences pushed themselves out of their comfort zone to embrace Fringe and ultimately that is what a good Fringe Festival should achieve.”

For breaking news on ‘Optus presents Fringe Mount Gambier’ headline act announcements, workshops and competitions be sure to follow @fringemountgambier on Facebook and Instagram.