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New Zealand Fringe Awards this Sunday

February 26, 2008
Media Advisory
New Zealand Fringe Awards this Sunday

The curtain closes this Sunday, March 2, on the best and biggest Fringe Festival ever. Fringe 08 celebrates the best, brightest and most bizarre creative concoctions with 13 coveted gongs in a very Fringe ceremony.

The New Zealand Fringe Festival's awards and closing night party will be held this Sunday at the Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington CBD. Doors open at 6pm, with the awards beginning at 7pm.

Ninety-five eligible productions are vying for the 13 awards up for grabs for in Fringe 08. Seventeen judges from the Wellington arts community decide the awards, with every production being viewed by at least two judges.

Fringe 08 is on track to be the most successful Fringe Festival ever, with strong box office reports and a high calibre of productions almost guaranteeing that this Sunday will see one super-action megapower party with the fruitiest of frocks and most salubrious of spirits.

The award categories are:Best Dance (supported by DANZ)
Best Music (supported by Radioactive 89FM)
Best Visual Art (supported by Artzone)
Best Outdoor (supported by Texture)
Best Comedy (supported by Becks)
Best Theatre
Marketing Award (supported by Creature Design)
Best ‘One Man Band’ / Solo Production
Best Production Design (supported by Resene)
Most Original Concept (supported by Springload)
Where Did You Come From? - Best Newcomer (supported by EAT Wellington)
Stand Out Performer (supported by Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance)
Best of Fringe 08

Derek Flores and Vinyl Burns from the Chit Chat Lounge will host the awards, with band The Flavour of Yesterday. Following the awards DJ Sweep will kick on with entertainment until the early hours.

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New Zealand Fringe Awards and Closing Night Party
The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place
Sunday, March 2 @ 6pm


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