Fringe fes­ti­val is here in Oc­to­ber

Hastings Leader - - News - BY HAST­INGS BUSI­NESS AS­SO­CI­A­TION MAN­AGER, KELLY NOLAN.

Hast­ings’ bestest, funnest, most out­ra­geous, chal­leng­ing, in­tox­i­cat­ing, phe­nom­e­nal fes­ti­val is just around the cor­ner, and am I ex­cited? You bet I am!

Fringe in the ‘Stings started three years ago with a group of pas­sion­ate lo­cals band­ing to­gether to cre­ate some­thing re­ally spe­cial. In year one Fringe was tiny, in year two Fringe went massive! Year three is just right.

Head over to www.fringeinthest­ings.co.nz now to check out the full pro­gramme and you’ll see that there’s more lo­cal con­tent than ever be­fore. It’s Hawke’s Bay, so you’re go­ing to know a friend, or a friend of a friend who is per­form­ing. The win­ner of the NZ Fringe Fes­ti­val Tour­ing Prize Jon Ben­nett is back with a tril­ogy of shows that will blow your socks off. There are cabaret shows, the amaz­ing An­ton Wuts is show­cas­ing his orig­i­nal work, there are co­me­di­ans ga­lore and the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Arts En­sem­ble is back un­der a new ban­ner af­ter a hugely suc­cess­ful NZ Fringe run. I’m SO ex­cited!

Tick­ets are on sale now, and here’s the thing. It’s re­ally im­por­tant that you (yes, you) get out there and sup­port this fes­ti­val. Be­cause fes­ti­vals like this are the breed­ing ground for arts in Hawke’s Bay. If you want your city to be alive and vi­brant and full of pas­sion­ate peo­ple then sup­port­ing the arts is one of the eas­i­est ways to do that.

When you buy a ticket to Fringe in the ‘Stings you’re sup­port­ing lo­cal artists, even if you’re not see­ing a lo­cal show. It’s the man­date of Fringe in the ‘Stings to be an ac­ces­si­ble plat­form for lo­cals to show­case their work. And a suc­cess­ful fes­ti­val means more chances for our lo­cals to get out there, prac­tice their craft, and show you what they can do.

So take a risk, push your bound­aries and buy a ticket or two to a show — they’re all $20 or less. I prom­ise you that you won’t re­gret it.

Get your tick­ets now from www.fringeinthest­ings.co.nz

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