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NEWCASTLE FRINGE CANCELS SATURDAY’S FRINGE FOR FAMILIES AT THE STATION


It is with deep regret that Newcastle Fringe Festival has been forced into cancelling the planned activities for The Station this Saturday due to the inclement weather forecast.

The Bureau of Meteorology have the forecast at 95% chance of rain with chance of thunderstorm. Rainfall between 45 to 100 mm and winds south-easterly 35 to 50km.


At this stage the planned Sunday live music sessions will still go ahead from 4pm to 8pm as the forecast is more optimistic and much of the activity is under cover.


A Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation spokesperson said, “although we’re disappointed that the community will miss out on some of the fantastic open-air activities that were planned for The Station, we’re proud to be a Primary Sponsor of Newcastle Fringe and are excited to see the creativity and vibrancy that the festival is bringing to the city.”


The Sunday program includes music by UoN Bandcomp winners Viragos, some 30 ukuleles playing with the Ukestra, Nerds & Music and Julie McVey. There will also be night markets by Hunter Arts Network Art Bazaar and street festival performers with Hannah Indigo Hoops as well as a hulahoop workshop!


Newcastle Fringe Chairperson Phil Aughey says, “We are very upset about having to cancel. I feel particularly sad for our volunteers, the artists and the board members who have worked so tirelessly on producing a program that was not only free, but designed to provide a fun family fringe experience that would appeal to everyone.”


NEWCASTLE FRINGE HAS MADE THE DECISION TO PROCEED, RAIN, HAIL OR SHINE WITH SUNDAY'S STATION ACTIVITIES. The remaining Fringe Festival program is unaffected.


For more information or to buy tickets, visit: http://www.newcastlefringe.com.au/


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