Featuring 120 shows across two weekends, Newcastle Fringe festival is set to return from March 9-19.
Australia's biggest little fringe festival will feature performances in a wide range of genres including cabaret and burlesque, theatre and dance, comedy, music, kids shows and choirs.
Event chair Brooke Twyford said this year's event would showcase performers from overseas and around Australia, as well as 20 local acts.
"We are showcasing artists from Spain, Germany, the UK, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wagga Wagga...and Wallsend," she said.
Hamilton will serve as the festival's hub, hosting micro performances, pop up ticket and merchandise stands and a fun festival atmosphere in James Street Plaza.
It will also host performances at The Gal and Hamilton Wesley Church, as well as a family fun weekend at The Sydney Junction Hotel which will include kids' shows, a jumping castle and face painting.
Other festival venues will include The Royal Exchange, Newcastle Comedy Club, and the Brunker Community Theatre.
The festival lineup will feature plenty of comedy, music in a range of genres, adults only cabaret and burlesque, theatre and four children's shows.
Highlights of this year's program will include Fur Baby - a show by German entertainer and singer Sylvia Brécko which is ideal for lovers of dogs and music.
Direct from Spain, award-winning performance Flamencodanza will feature Flamenco dance and guitar by Aylin Bayaz and Raul Mannola.
Comedy acts will include UK comedian Christian Elderfield, rising NSW comedy stars Mike Crowley and Annabelle James, Wagga Wagga's Dane Simpson and Sydney comedian Maddie Southall.
Burlesque and cabaret acts will include hit variety show Red Light Confidential, musical cabaret performance The Hip Gringos Guide to Rio and one-woman cabaret show Apocalypse, Please starring Irene Nicola.
Theatrical productions will include gothic sci-fi romance Kali Girl: A Love Story with a Dead Ending, and absurd comedy The Red Light.
There will also be plenty on offer for music lovers - Electro Lieder will see classically trained musicians Brieley Cutting and Judit Molnr team up with experimental composers Mark Oliveiro and Vincent Giles.
Other musical highlights will include performances by teen Central Coast band Pilot Buffalo paying homage to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and Chicks Cover the Chair - a showcase of local Newcastle female fronted bands covering beloved local band Silverchair.
Kid's Shows include local children's band The Quokkas, interactive show Lizzieland and gross out kids comedian Mr Snotbottom.
This year's festival will also coincide with the Repco Supercars Championship.
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