LiveLighter Busselton Fringe 2018

Published on 22 February 2018

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This vibrant home-grown festival offers a fantastic line-up of edgy, saucy, silly and downright funny performances from live theatre and burlesque, to film and stand-up comedy.

The festival is proudly sponsored by Healthway and the City of Busselton. City of Busselton Mayor, Grant Henley said the City was proud to be associated with Busselton Fringe.

“This festival provides local people with the opportunity to enjoy some of the finest acts on the Fringe circuit. It’s been wonderful to witness the festival’s evolution over the years and I applaud all those involved in its delivery for their creativity and hard work.”

Healthway Chief Executive Officer Susan Hunt PSM said that Healthway is proud to provide $10,000 to the City of Busselton to deliver the LiveLighter health message at this wonderful community arts festival for the second year in a row.

“LiveLighter teaches us how to lead healthier lives and be more active, and Busselton Fringe is a great way to be active by socialising and enjoying the spectacular array of performances on offer,” Ms Hunt said.

This year comedian Dave Callan will be part of the action, as well as the popular Big Hoo Haa! Holland Street Productions (Dr Felicity Rickshaw) will be back with their new show and several incredible productions from South West theatre companies are set to impress. 

Opening Night- Friday 23 February from 4.30pm at ArtGeo, the festival’s central hub, known as Fringe Central is the place to wind down for the long weekend and hear who wins the Performance Scriptwriter’s award.  Also enjoy free cheese tasting from the Margaret River Dairy Company as they warm up for their World Record attempt. While there, see a show or book tickets for the week. 

Family Day, Saturday 24 February at Fringe Central, ArtGeo with a street closure, pop up bar, live music, delicious food and all round chilled out vibe.  Sit and relax while being entertained by a blend of local talent, outdoor games and visiting artists.   Family Day offers a great balance of free family fun and inexpensive ticketed shows covering a range of content.

Program for 2018

Visit the Busselton Fringe website or watch out for the printed program in your local Busselton Dunsborough Times - 9 February edition.


Purchase early online at or during the festival at the Box Office.

Better yet, buy a Fringe Buffet Pass to make the most of the 9 days of shows (4 shows for $70) – also available online.

Contacts: (media and marketing) (festival content) (volunteers and festival administration)

 Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with Key Goal Area 1 in the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2013): A welcoming, inclusive, healthy and capable community that provides accessible services for all residents.