The return of Midlandia


Midlandia maidens Kate Selth, Melissa Braham, Alana van Meurs, Madeline George and Kate Verkuylen.         d432295
Midlandia maidens Kate Selth, Melissa Braham, Alana van Meurs, Madeline George and Kate Verkuylen.        d432295

The restored heritage-listed building will play host to a mix of home-grown and international comedy, cabaret and theatre acts, including Ryan Coffey, Gillian Cosgriff, Sparrowfolk and Mike G, from February 4 to 20.

Additional entertainment will take the form of matinee shows and family-style Saturday afternoons, while live DJs and art exhibitions, including the return of artist collective Artonomy, will add extra excitement to the mix.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the city was delighted to support Midlandia in 2016.

“We’re proud to provide an event that puts Midland in the frame as one of the best cultural event niches in Perth,” he said.

“Midlandia is one element in the amazing transformation that is happening in Midland, which celebrates our cultural diversity and supports local, independent and small business in our city.”

Midland/Guildford ward councillor Ian Johnson said Fringe World was well received in Midland.

“Midlandia has grown in popularity from our debut year in 2014 and we’re looking forward to more great comedy and cabaret acts from across the country and the globe in 2016,” he said.

“As well as the new family-friendly focus, we also have the return of last year’s favourites – a pop-up bar, food stalls, DJs and art exhibitions.”

For more information about Midlandia and other Fringe attractions, visit www.fringeworld.com.au .