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Event Archive - 20th Annual Fringe Fest Kick Off Party!: Ridley Bent, Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz, Hank Pine & Lily Fawn, Hosted by Matthew Payne

Tue. August 22nd 2006 Centennial Square (All Ages)
7:30pm - 10:00pm doors at 7:00pm
FREEw/Fringe Button at the door only.
Presented by: Intrepid Theatre
20th Annual Victoria Fringe to kick off with huge, cheap, downtown rock show!

Victoria BC....The 20th Annual Victoria Fringe Festival will open on Tuesday, August 22 with the largest single event in the festival’s history: a free, outdoor concert featuring Ridley Bent, Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz, and Victoria locals Hank & Lily. The show, at Open Air in Centennial Square from 7pm-10pm, will feature Fringe-style rockabilly, burlesque, gee-tars and mayhem. Admission is free to anyone with a 2006 Fringe button. Fringe buttons are available for purchase at the gate for $5. The 20th Anniversary Concert is hosted by Fringefest performers Matthew Payne (Theatre SKAM), and Michael Delamont (Cannibal! The Musical)

“We selected a musical line-up that reflects the spirit of our festival,” says Fringe staffer Nathan Medd. “Each of these groups is sure to leave something a little spiked or provocative on the stage. We have wanted to present Hank & Lily for a year or two. They held a crazy Halloween show in the Metro Studio last fall, where they spilled litres of pumpkin guts and fake blood all over the venue. It was theatrical and messy and totally rocking. What better way to celebrate the Fringe’s 20th birthday!”

the largest theatre festival on Vancouver Island
August 24 - September 4, 2006
established 1986
produced by Intrepid Theatre Company Society
8 venues in addition to Open Air, including the Metro Studio, St Andrews School, Downtown Activity Center, Wood Hall, and The Dinner Theatre on Douglas
40 productions in 2006, involving 200 artists
200 volunteers


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Ridley Bent

I'm Johnny Cash when I'm drinkin', I'm the Clash when I'm thinkin' I'm Mad Max when I'm drivin', I'm Mike Diamond when I'm rhymin' I'm Humphrey Bogart when I'm smokin', I'm Bob Marley when I'm tokin And in bed when I'm dreamin' I'm a guitar slingin' demon. Ridley Bent is an entertainer, a crooner, a gee-tar player and a songwriter with a knack f... more info

Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz (Punk / Blues)

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Hank Pine & Lily Fawn (A bit of everything. Interactive Live shows!)

Hank Pine & Lily Fawn are a DUET based upon a comic book. New Album - Crank City comes with comic book Electro Pop / Disco / Rock / Hip Hop / Rockabilly more info
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