Explore Ballarat’s creative underbelly this November at the inaugural Fringe Benefits.
To be held the day before Ballarat’s sold-out Spilt Milk music festival, Fringe Benefits will be a 12-hour marathon of musical and performance discovery on Friday, November 29.
From coffee shops to laundromats, book shops to street corners, Ballarat will come to life with music, art, dance and food.
Between midday and midnight, every nook and cranny in the city will be given over to creative expression, from DJs through to punk rock, performance poetry to trance.
Fringe Benefits is designed to encourage locals and the thousands of festivalgoers in town for Spilt Milk to explore everything Ballarat and its creatives, musicians and artists have to offer.
“We’re celebrating our heritage heart and the businesses who make the most of our city every day by merging them with a myriad of musical and artistic performers,” said Tara Poole, the City of Ballarat’s Coordinator Creative City.
Ballarat’s Victoria Park is rolling out the red carpet on Saturday, November 30, for Spilt Milk’s star-studded music line-up.
It is the first time the popular festival has been staged outside Canberra since its 2016 launch.