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A huge thank you to all who attended and participated in the first ever Fringe Village Tauranga. 

What a magical day! 

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The Incubator Creative Hub worked alongside their “BFFs” Tauranga Arts Festival, Baycourt and the Historic Village to bring the very first Fringe Village to Tauranga .

The folks at The Incubator and friends in the Arts sector worked hard to bring together a programme the most interesting and unusual “out of the box” artists and performers.

“A right mash up of theatre, performance art, installation, visual art, music, markets stalls, busking, fashion, comedy and everything in between.


The whole Village on 17th Avenue was activated – The chapel featured the Fringe of the Fringe – an array of 10 underground alternative bands from NZ.

Street buskers and entertainers included the Nukes who activated kids and ‘pied pipered’ them to a special performance on the youth stage which also featured the Bay music school and college bands.   Hamilton’s famous Free lunch Theatre surprised visitors with their iconic street performance along with captivating spontaneous secret acts that sprung  up through the Village cobbled streets. 

Weird and wonderful market stalls, installations and exhibitions of everything imaginable sat alongside indie films hosted by Cult Cinema and Bay of Plenty Film. There was a zine library and workshops an opportunities to interact with the art.


The Jam Factory  featured some of New Zealand's most promising fashion designers with a curated series of spectacular pop up fashion events.

The Village hall was be transformed into pop up theatre for the day by Baycourt Community & Arts Centre with back to back theatre and stage performance from comedy to political commentary performance with great attendance at every show.

The Gourmet Night markets added a sumptuous flavour to the event with many ‘new to the Bay’ food trucks, Mount Brewery Co Brewery whetted the thirst and the salt & pepper was the street poets, flash mobs and buskers sprinkled over the whole event.

Bethlehem Community markets added some juicy offerings for all types of interesting wares.


So keep Saturday 26th October free – from 10 am -7pm for a small koha you will be entertained, inspired and stimulated by what The Tauranga Fringe Village 2019 has in store for you!

This event was supported by The Tauranga Arts Festival , The Tauranga City Council Events, The Historic Village,

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