It's on again, the 3rd Ballarat Cabaret Festival will take place from 5 to 12 October, 2014. Held over 8 days in the heart of town, featuring 26 shows held in 8 venues including The Deluxe Spiegeltent.
The Deluxe Spiegeltent is a feature venue making its first appearance in a regional centre. Featuring 180 seats, a bar and ten performances including Catherine Alcorn's tribute to Christine McVie and In Vogue: Songs By Madonna by Michael Griffiths.
Australian pop icon Tina Arena brings her Reset Tour for her only regional Victorian show. Rhonda Burchmore will perform Vinyl Viagra channelling songs from various divas.
The Deluxe Spiegeltent, Image from Ballarat Cabaret Festival Facebook page
Ballarat's own Tracy Bourne and Sophie Livitisanis' Dreamer making their Ballarat Cabaret debut. Former resident Mark Jones returns to Ballarat with Sitting With The Fat Man celebrating iconic songwriter Randy Newman.
Los Nachos Trios, winners of the Ballarat Cabaret Development prize at the 2013 Short Sweet Cabaret Competition kick up their heels.
The Festival goes late into the night with a Keychange Piano Bar hosted by Melbourne Cabaret identity Trevor Jones.
In Development returns in 2014 offers graduating students from the Music Theatre Course at Federation University Arts Academy a chance to develop work and present it to new audience.
Image from Ballarat Cabaret Festival website
Artistic Director of the Festival Graeme Russell said: "By bringing back performers from the first year, welcoming big Australian names, new acts and continuing to introduce brand new talent, the festival just keeps getting better and better."
Following success of the Festival Pass last year, they are available in four, seven or ten shows packages.
Visit Ballarat for Australia's only regional Cabaret Festival to held from 5 to 12 October.
Cost:4 Show Festival Pass: Full: $120, Concession: $100, 7 Show Festival Pass: Full: $210, Concession: $180, 10 Show Festival Pass includes two shows free: Full: $280, Concession: $240 but doesn’t include Tina Arena. Individual tickets available