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The Sydney Fringe announces digital program of music and theatre events

The Sydney Fringe announces digital program of music and theatre events
September 7, 2021

The Sydney Fringe Festival has announced the presentation of a digital program - The Essence of Fringe – running from 10th September – 1st October 2021 to support and create new opportunities for artists in the wake of the cancellation of the 2021 Festival.

The program will feature nine highlight music and theatre events from the planned 2021 physical program, three Australian premieres by award-winning American performance artist Brian Feldman and two works by acclaimed Australian artist Jon Bennett, alongside a masterclass program of seminars and workshops focused on artist career development.

With both free and ticketed events, The Essence of Fringe forms part of Sydney Fringe’s ongoing advocacy work supporting the independent arts community affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic including their new We’ll Fringe Again fundraising campaign, which asks the community to ‘buy a ticket’ to the cancelled festival to support local artists via a programming fund for their 2022 festival.

Sydney Fringe Chief Executive and Festival Director Kerri Glasscock noted “as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our sector,  Sydney Fringe knew it was important to bring our artists and audiences together digitally. The Essence of Fringe offers a glimpse into the incredible 2021 program but more than that, it showcases the wide range of work we do all year round supporting artists and organisations.

“We are delighted to be able to present this program of brilliant international and Sydney made performances as well as important discussion and education opportunities. We hope that they can bring some relief to all those in lockdown as well as a fantastic opportunity for audiences to engage and support artists right from their living rooms.”

For full details and ticketing for The Essence of Fringe program go to

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