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Update from the Melbourne Cabaret Festival

BY Melbourne Cabaret Festival | 11-Oct-2013
Submissions are now open to perform in the world’s second largest cabaret festival and one of Melbourne's key winter arts events. Over the past four years, the Melbourne Cabaret Festival has grown to become an iconic Melbourne event much loved by audiences and performers. Following a successful Opening Gala at the Palais Theatre this year, the Festival will again kick off at the Melbourne icon on Thursday 19 June.
Venue: Melbourne
Date: Thursday 19 through to Sunday 29 June 2014
Web: www.melbournecabaret.com

The fifth annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival will be held from Thursday 19 through to Sunday 29 June 2014. More info and to submit: http://melbournecabaret.com

Earlier this year the Festival attracted 15,200 people, which was up 89% on last year and 375% on the inaugural Festival in 2010.

New arts partnership

The Festival is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with Melbourne's newest arts hub, Village Melbourne.

Located on St Kilda Road, Village Melbourne (formerly Belgian Beer Cafe) offers the art deco grandness of Ormond Hall as a setting for a jointly presented program of cabaret shows.

The partnership will combine Village Melbourne's superb hospitality offerings with the Festival's high quality cabaret shows every two months. It all kicks off on Sunday 3 of November (cup day weekend) with one of the highest selling shows in our recent festival, "Dear Blossom", starring the stunning Fem Belling.

Fem Belling in Dear Blossom

Award-winning jazz vocalist and West End leading lady, Fem Belling, with her band brings to life the independent spirit and wistful romanticism of Blossom Dearie and her music. The 'childlike' vocalist with a caviar taste in songs and musicians … Blossom Dearie, Cult Chanteuse, a genre unto herself.

If you're not familiar with Blossom Dearie, go to http://bit.ly/blossomdearie

Bookings: http://villagemelbourne.com.au
Sunday 3 November 2013
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Duration: approx 90 minutes plus intermission
Table seating $30pp / $25pp for groups of 8+ / $25pp Melbourne Cabaret Festival Members
$5 premium for tickets purchased at the door
Bar food and drinks available
Tram info: St Kilda Interchange 3/3a, 5, 6, 63, 64, 67, stop 26 Moubray St.

About the Melbourne Cabaret Festival

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is the world's second largest cabaret festival and one Melbourne's major winter arts events.

It is one of Victoria's fastest growing Festivals, having attracted over 15,200 audience members in 2013 which is 89% up on the previous year and 375% up on the inaugural Festival in 2010.

The not-for-profit Festival is currently funded entirely through fundraising campaigns, its membership program, strategic sponsorships and ticket sales.