Melbourne Fringe acknowledges and respects the traditional owners and ancestors of the lands where our Festival takes place.
To welcome Melbourne Fringe Festival audiences to their country and officially launch the Festival and open our new venue, an Elders' Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony will be performed on the steps at Trades Hall. Come help us open Melbourne Fringe 2019 by celebrating and acknowledging the rich history of art-making and communal celebration that's happened on these lands of the Kulin Nation.
Always was, always will be.
This event will be Auslan interpreted. The interpreter is Paul Heuston.