Fringe 2019 is two weeks away and it’s going to be a cracker!

If you haven’t seen the program yet, fear not; it’s in limited supply and will be in stores near you, soon. There are some amazing performers coming to Castlemaine and surrounds over the seventeen days of the Festival, beginning with the tongue-in-cheek-y, Queens of Tease, the Bliss Bombs in the comedy cabaret Domestic Bliss. That’s not all: Meg Corson’s new band Wonder Woman will grace the stage and you can stay late and dance with DJ Vibemaster on the decks. Friday 15th of March. Doors 7pm. Bookings essential.

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Saturday 16th sees Maya Rose and Son Quba grace the stage at the Town Hall.

Maya Rose is a singer-songwriter, composer and musician from Castlemaine, in the style of Soul and R&B. Winner of Battle of the Bands, Castlemaine heat (2017) and runner-up of Freeza Push Start: Northern Country Regional (2017), 20-year-old Maya began learning piano at an early age and started writing songs at age 14. She mesmerizes audiences with her soulful vocals, moving lyrics and compelling sounds. Maya’s debut single and EP to be released in 2019.
Son Quba is a Castlemaine-based Cuban band performing high energy Cuban standards and slow Latin ballads. The line-up consists of Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophones and led by Vocalist and Trés player Stephen Breheny. Son Quba never fails to get the crowd up and dancing!

Fringe this year has three plays to catch, including a one-acter about a woman who falls in love with a cake. And it loves her right back. CAKE: a Journey of Fluid and Frosting, shows at the highly appropriate Botanical Gardens’ Tea Rooms on 23rd and 24th of March

If messy romances aren’t your thing, Eagle’s Nest are bringing the tragedy by Euripides, Women of Troy, to Lot 19 for two shows on 16th March only (

We’re also lucky enough to be co-hosting La Mama Mobile’s new play, Ladies of the Bay, together with Ash Tree Studio in Taradale over the weekend of the 29th and 30th of March. Ladies of the Bay is a sassy, vibrant new piece of theatre from the underdog theatre troupe Girls Act Good. The company tells stories not usually heard and provides opportunities for women in the arts. See events page or Facebook for details: