Artists and Performers

Bliss Bombs Burlesque

Get to the Castlemaine Town Hall on Fringe's Opening Night, Friday 15 March to see Bliss Bombs Burlesque present Domestic Bliss. Tongue-in-cheeky comedy cabaret from the queens of tease. After seeing Bliss Bombs Burlesque’s latest show, Domestic Bliss, you will never look at housework the same way again. What these gorgeous gals can do with a vacuum cleaner and an ironing board, can only be seen to be believed. Hailed as the smouldering sirens of the Central Highlands, the Bliss Bombs bring a tongue-in-cheeky style to cabaret burlesque. They have been wowing audiences at sell-out shows in regional venues for the past 6 years. "Tantalising and hilarious …. these women are comic geniuses....” said Weekend Notes review. It’s cheeky, funny, and loaded with sumptuous retro-vintage fashion. Everything you need for a great night out. So leave the ironing, and get down to Castlemaine Town Hall on Friday 15 March for some Domestic Bliss. Doors open 7 for 8pm show start. Tix: $25 (Entry to whole night). BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at Drinks and grazing platters at the bar. Entry 18 years +

The New Settlers

The New Settlers (formerly Hilary Blackshaw & The Afternoon Philosophers) are a band of seasoned musicians all hailing from the Central Victorian goldfields. They play moody soundscapes and songs on lapsteel (Joel Bloom), drums (Liam Brewer), double bass (Chris Blackshaw), guitar, fiddle and voice (Hilary Blackshaw), reflecting the earthy landscapes, golden hour sunsets and open skies. Principal songwriter Hilary Blackshaw writes songs about the natural world, thoughts and observations of the everyday. The New Settlers have played in pubs, at festivals, folk clubs, astronomy clubs, radio stations, historic town halls and planetariums. They love to perform in and for the goldfields district.

Jaz Stutley