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Club Fringe: 3 Minutes to Save the World


Forget Madonna and JT, you’ve actually only got three minutes to save the world. The world is ending and Melbourne Fringe is calling on Melbourne’s best experimental performance makers to deliver three-minute acts that will save the day (or at least distract you from our impending doom).

Join us at Fringe’s home of independent arts Common Rooms as some of the hottest acts and DJs from Melbourne Fringe 2019 join the APAM Gathering for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Featured artists include Bron Batten, Yumi Umiumare, Nefertiti La Negra, Telia Nevile, Cam Venn, Puppet Jam, Shian Law & Sarah Aitken, Gameboys Comedy, Po Po Mo Co, Clara Cupcakes, Gabi Barton & Holly Durant, DANDROGYNY, Madame Tulalah’s Magnificent Box and DJ Hot Wheels.

Short, sweet and weird as hell, this collision of curated talent is resetting the agenda.

Date Thursday 27 February
Time 9pm – till late
Venue Common Rooms, Trades Hall


For 2.5 weeks in September, Melbourne Fringe transforms Melbourne into a platform for every kind of artform imaginable, supporting over 3,000 artists to present 450+ works in 170+ venues to more than 360,000 people.

Our open access Festival champions cultural democracy – art for anyone. We celebrate freedom of artistic expression, we take voices from the margins and amplify them across the city. Fringe embraces risk through our uncurated festival which supports anyone to participate.

We work year round as educators, promoters, and creators. We are supporters, we are challengers, we rock the boat and we question the status quo.


Our participants and our audiences are at the heart of what we do. They are the risk-takers and the art-makers. They are creative, they are bold, they are diverse. They are the artists at the start of their careers, they are the artists launching into the next echelon, they are the big names trying out brand new ideas, and sometimes, they are just everyday people who have something big to say.

We have evolved across our 36 years, beginning in 1982 as the Fringe Art Network. While we stay committed to our roots – a collaborative encouraging, representing and uniting artists of all disciplines – we have matured to become one of our state’s most significant arts organisations that supports the generation of new work, discovering artists and new ideas.