12 - 13 August 2017
5:00pm - 11:00pm
Jalan Jeti Lama
Returning for its third year, the Butterworth Fringe Festival is a vibrant free and public street event celebrating the arts, culture, and heritage of this fine town.
Held concurrently with the George Town Festival, this weekend will feature exciting, family-friendly acrobatic and comedy shows open to everyone.
So whilst you are outdoors admiring the town’s unique attractions such as the Butterworth Art Walk, or dining along Jalan Raja Uda, participate in these local and international offerings that shine a spotlight on Butterworth’s beautiful community and its spaces.
True to its moniker, 360 Allstars explores all forms of rotation. Boasting a stellar international cast of breakdancers, bikers, basketball freestylers, and more, this revolutionary production will leave you dizzy with excitement. A sell-out show at both the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
Inspired by a local tale of a Butterworth fisherman, this outdoor performance by Zamzuriah Zahari and Liu Yong Sean with Euphoria Dancers presents a cross-cultural performance that will fill the audience with awe and wonder.
For one day only on the 12th of August, get pumped up for this free acrobatic showcase and GTF highlight featuring seven gravity-defying acrobats pushing their limits without reservation.
Knives, fire and medival axes! These street performances will leave you stunted and wanting more. Dolphin Creative presents four international street performers: Jack the Flash the comedy stuntman, Diego the Charlie Chaplin-impressionist, JP Koala with his cuddly koalas and the Great Dave from the circus.
First organized in 2016 by Lokalhouz with overwhelming response, Roots Street Art returns as part of BFF17 with a 20-hour-marathon wall art competition by selected artists, a collective of indepedent merchandise vendors, cartoon workshop and an interactive class on Shibori, a traditional Japanese dye technique to create intricate patterns on fabric.
Visit www.butterworthfringe.com for more information.