The largest independent arts festival in New South Wales, the Sydney Fringe Festival, will present a mammoth 300 acts this September. This month long celebration of art, theatre, music and sound, dance, poetry, film and food and wine will be held in over 60 venues across five distinct creative villages on the city's fringe;
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The Seymour Centre courtyard will be transformed into 'Emerald City' - the Sydney Fringe Festival hub. Open every Thursday to Saturday throughout the festival, 'Emerald City' will play host to free live music, comedy and cabaret events.
In the Newtown festival village, festival goers can visit the music venue 'Eliza's Juke Joint,' check out the free 'Artcore Guerllia Artfair' event in the Dendy cinema carpark and have fun reliving their childhood at 'Camp Super Happy Sunshine Fun' at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.
Leichhardt will play host to 'Equus' at The Forum, a fire based circus act from Circaholics Anonymous and a magic show at AV Union.
In Marrickville, Camelot Lounge will feature a month of live music, including the vocal styles of Abby Dobson, whilst the Factory Theatre will present Fringe Comedy.
Over at Surry Hills, the Slide Lounge will feature burlesque shows and a late night bar, the Old Fitzroy Theatre will have a great line-up of independent theatre and Emma Pask will perform at Venue 505, whilst Lisa Chappell will perform at The Old 505 Theatre.
In the Glebe and Chippendale villages, there will be lots to discover; from artisan food to hidden galleries, as well as live performances, including a fresh comedy line up at Bedlam Bar and exhibitions at White Rabbit Gallery or Matty Grey's Slime Time at the Seymour Centre as part of Sydney Fringe Kids.
Sydney Fringe Festival spokesperson Kerri Glasscock says 'We are thrilled to release our 2013 program. This year we have delved deeper into the heart of Sydney expanding our scope not only artistically but geographically. We are excited to offer Fringe visitors more intimate experiences this year as we have discovered hundreds of hidden gems within the city, not only focusing on a terrific arts program but opening up to artisan food, crafts and sub-cultures. We have unlocked the city and invite you all to join us in celebrating the wonderful world that is Sydney's fringe'.