Have you ever wanted to make the trip over to Melbourne to see how our Fringe Festival measures up? Well now you can, and for free!

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the biggest and most impressive festivals in its history. An incredible competition supported by Tourism Victoria will allow you the chance to become a VIP guest of the festival during one action packed weekend.

The Ultimate Melbourne Fringe Experience competition will reward two lucky couples with return flights from Adelaide to Melbourne thanks to the amazing folks at STA Travel. The winners will then spend 3 nights in deluxe ensuite rooms at YHA, either in their brand new Melbourne Central hostel in the heart of the city, or their award winning Melbourne Metro hostel, just a stone‚s throw away from the Melbourne Fringe Hub. During the weekend, you will indulge in delightful dining and coffee at one of the coolest cafes in Melbourne, Auction Rooms. You will take a tour with street art specialists, We Make Stuff Good, as they reveal some of the best graffiti in the city and you will view the exclusive Salvador Dalí: Liquid Desire exhibition at the National Gallery Of Victoria.

After embracing all these cultural and culinary gems of Melbourne, you will squeeze in as many Melbourne Fringe shows as you can possibly can, making the most of your exclusive VIP pass, and some free drinks in our happening Fringe Club.

You will get to witness the country‚s most creative, independent artists and see what they‚ve been working on over the past year. The most exciting, refreshing and innovative celebration of arts in Melbourne will burst with new creative life as the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival opens in venues and galleries across the city. Presenting works from visual arts and design to circus, dance, music, comedy and theatre, Melbourne Fringe truly does have something to entice every art lover. From emerging artists to established names trying something different, you can be guaranteed to see works that inspire, challenge and amaze you.

The Fringe Festival Hub in and around the North Melbourne Town Hall will again be the heart of the Fringe. More than 40 shows will be presented in the Fringe Hub venues making it easy for you to enjoy multiple shows in one night.

For your chance to win this all expenses paid trip for two, visit www.melbournefringe.com.au but be quick, the competition closes on 11 September, 2009. The 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival will run from 23 September to 11 October. The competition prize weekend will be October 2-5.

Terms and Conditions
Winners of the Ultimate Melbourne Fringe Experience competition will be drawn and notified on 12 September. The prize period is from October 2-5, 2009. Entrants must be available to travel from Adelaide to Melbourne on Friday, 2 October and Melbourne to Adelaide on Monday, October 5, 2009. Melbourne Fringe encourages safe travel and a safe festival experience. We advise anyone under the age of 18 to travel with a responsible parent or guardian.

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