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Fringe Fest cancels Saturday at The Station…but Sunday to go ahead rain, hail or shine!

As we prepare for a wet and woolly weekend, organisers of the Newcastle Fringe Festival have been forced to cancel Saturday’s Fringe For Families activities at the Station.

“We are very upset about having to cancel. I feel particularly sad for our volunteers, the artists and the board members who have worked so tirelessly on producing a program that was not only free, but designed to provide a fun family fringe experience that would appeal to everyone,” Newcastle Fringe Festival Chair Phillip Aughey said.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast 95 per cent probability of rain with chance of a thunderstorm and southeasterly winds from 35 to 50km.

The bill of fare for the scuttled Saturday was to include the likes of the Homegrown Markets, and performances by Newcastle Fire and Flow and Hannah Indigo Hoops.

The planned Fringe activities at The Station on Sunday however, will go ahead, rain hail or shine.

The Sunday program includes music by UoN Bandcomp winners Viragos, some 30 ukuleles playing with the Newcastle Ukestra, Nerds & Music and Julie McVey.

There will also be night markets by Hunter Arts Network Art Bazaar and street festival performers including Hannah Indigo Hoops, the Pretty Amazing Jono, and Shaun Swadling as well as a hula hoop workshop!

Head here for more information on the Newcastle Fringe Festival.