LiveLighter Busselton Fringe Festival Back in 2019

Published on 24 January 2019

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 is enthusiastic about the event. “Busselton Fringe offers people a unique cultural experience. People of all ages can experience a fabulous diversity of arts – it’s really worth getting involved and having some fun.”

Healthway Chief Executive Officer Susan Hunt PSM said that Healthway was proud to provide $10,000 to the City of Busselton to deliver the LiveLighter health message for the third year in a row.  “LiveLighter shows us how to lead active, healthier lives, and Busselton Fringe is such a great community event for getting this message out to people while they are enjoying the spectacular array of performances on offer,” Ms Hunt said.

This year comedians Ciaran Lyons and Pete Rowsthorn will be part of the comedy action, as well as fresh shows from Fringeworld including BurLEZque, DIVAS all male revue and Steampunk Cabaret.  There are also several incredible productions from South West theatre companies set to impress.

Warm Up acts can be enjoyed early!  Several performances will run pre-festival, from February 23.  Then from 5.30pm March 1, people can wind-down at the Acting Up Studio in ArtGeo, known as Fringe Central. While there, people can check out the blackboards showing the entire weekend programme, or book tickets direct from the box office and see a show.

This year LiveLighter Busselton Fringe is collaborating with the Dunsborough Arts Festival with a Fringe hub at the Dunsborough Hall and shows running all weekend.

Family Fun Day is on Saturday 2 March at ArtGeo in Busselton.  On this day the street will be closed and market stalls providing delicious food and beverages will contribute to the chilled out vibe.  There will be local talent, outdoor games and an array of visiting artists from fairies to pro-wrestling! This community event offers both free family fun and inexpensive ticketed shows.

To view the program for 2019 visit the Busselton Fringe website or see the printed program in the local press.

Purchase tickets early online at or during the festival at the Box Office. Better yet, buy a Fringe Buffet Pass to make the most of the festival (4 shows for $70) – also available online.

 Contacts: (media and marketing)  (festival and content director)

Outcomes and objectives outlined in this statement align with Key Goal Area 2 in the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2017): Places and Spaces that are vibrant, attractive and affordable.