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Fringe Benefits

With the welcome announcement that Spilt Milk will be hosting their festival in Victoria Park in November 2019, the City of Ballarat has focused on driving support for the local music industry through the creation of Fringe Benefits.

Concentrating on both entertaining the expected 24,000 visitors to town, as well as supporting the local music scene, Fringe Benefits will be linking local performers with a mix of venues across the city for one night only.

Fringe Benefits will take place on the night of Friday 29th November and provides a comprehensive list of ‘what to do in Ballarat’ in preparation for the Festival proper. A city-wide map, laid out with venues as diverse as barber shops to bars, will be produced, listing all of the acts and their times. The majority of locations will offer free entry, throwing open the doors of our pretty heritage city to the planned waves of visitors.

Earlier Event: November 16
Lee Kernaghan - Backroad Nation Tour
Later Event: November 30
Spilt Milk Music Festival