- Wednesday 12 August 2015
If you love a good laugh you’ll find your funny fix and more at this year’s Caloundra Fringe Festival.
The Loud Mouth Comedy Festival featuring master comedian Jimeoin is coming to this year’s Festival that runs from Friday, September 25 to Monday, October 5 - before and during the Caloundra Music Festival.
Caloundra Music Festival Director Richie Eyles said Jimeoin would perform on Thursday, October 1 prior to the opening of the Music Festival.
“This will be a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased via the Caloundra Fringe Festival website,” Mr Eyles said.
“Jimeoin will be supported by some of the best comedians in Queensland, including Matt Okine, who was awarded the 2015 Directors Choice at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.
“The Fringe Festival will also feature ‘Fiesta on Kings’ which has a plethora of fantastic entertainment including twilight movies, fireworks, buskers, workshops, street performers, magicians, pizza making with award winning Italian chefs and so much more.
“We’ll also be hosting some free early morning yoga classes for those who like to get up and start the day with some fresh air."
Fiesta on Kings will kick start the Caloundra Fringe Festival for three days from Friday September 25 to Sunday September 27.
Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the Fringe Festival would again provide local artists with an important platform to showcase their creative talents alongside renowned performers.
“This is the fourth year of the Fringe Festival and securing an internationally acclaimed comedian like Jimeoin as a headline act just shows how highly regarded this event has already become,” Cr Dwyer said.
“The Fringe Festival is also about giving local cultural groups, musicians, film makers, comedians and culinary experts the opportunity to express themselves and really unveil the wealth of cultural and artistic talent that exists here on the Sunshine Coast.
“Another outstanding component of this is the Caloundra Film Festival that is run in conjunction with the Fringe Festival. It showcases terrific Australian films as well as providing young and up and coming local film makers an opportunity to have their short films screened publicly and take part in film making workshops.
“This year, the Film Festival is one of 32 in Queensland to receive a grant under the State Government’s screen culture funding program. That is terrific recognition for an event that is only in its third year and provides opportunity and incentive for budding film makers to pursue their talents locally.
“Entry to the Film Festival is by gold coin donation and all of this year’s proceeds will be donated to Steps Group Australia who help people with disabilities find employment opportunities.”
For more information about the 2015 Caloundra Film Festival, visit www.caloundrafilmfestival.com.au
To find out more about this year’s Caloundra Fringe Festival, visit www.caloundrafringefestival.com.au