5 Northern Fringe Shows to Make You Sweat

Get up and move during the Northern Fringe Festival! IMAGE: Sean Murphy's World Games Workshop (Supplied)

It’s finally reached that time of year where we could wear a jumper (until about 9am at least, then maybe just jeans would be fine. #NQWinter). The cooler weather makes the inaugural Northern Fringe Festival that much more exciting, because it means you can get up and join in on the fun without leaving sweaty bum patches everywhere you go! Do your best to break a sweat at some of the Fringe events below:

Swingville Festival: 28-30 June
Join Swing Dancing Townsville for their annual festival celebrating one of the most fun dance styles there is! The group is offering a range of workshops over the weekend as well as hosting the Swingville Prom Night where some of Townsville’s best dancers will be on display and invite you to join in.

Catch the Swingville Festival from 28-30 June with tickets and venue information here.

World Games with Sean Murphy: 5-6 July
Bring the kids along to get shown some of the most exciting theatre games from around the world with entertainer Sean Murphy. This physical theatre performance will be as interactive as it gets, and will have kids laughing from start to finish!

Join in World Games with Sean Murphy at the May Wirth Tent on 5-6 July with booking info here.

Speakeasy feat the Ugly Bunyip Band: 13 July
Dress up as a silver screen diva, a gangster or a Charleston flapper and celebrate the roaring 20s at the first ever Townsville Speakeasy, featuring a lineup of Australia’s best electro swing bands fusing classic jazz and swing tunes with heavy bass and contemporary beats to keep you dancing all night!

Dress up and get down at the Speakeasy in the May Wirth Tent on 13 July with tickets here.


Starlight Move Haus: 19-28 July
Queens Gardens will host the most diverse dance party you’ve ever seen this July, with a giant dancefloor appearing in Queens Gardens, under the cover of a clear-topped marquee so you can dance under the stars rain, hail or shine!

Get groovy with the Starlight Move Haus in Queens Gardens from 19-28 July with a schedule of performances here.

Ephemera Walking Tour: 27 July
Just when you think all the action of the Northern Fringe is winding down, the Strand Ephemera kicks off! While you’re free to explore the artworks along the esplanade at your own leisure, and exciting opportunity offered each festival is the guided walking tour, when the artists talk about the influences behind their work and the process to make them.

Catch the Ephemera Artists’ Walking Tour leaving the Rockpool at 9am on 27 July, with details here.

Whether you want to get moving and break a sweat or sit down and relax in a theatre, the Northern Fringe Festival’s got you covered – for a full program of events, click here!

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