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Get your tickets to the hottest acts at New's Zealand's greatest little fringe festival, 2017 Fringe in the 'Stings.

Showcasing acts from all around New Zealand (and we've even got an Australian show) this years Festival is going to be epic. 

Whether you like comedy, drama, circus, poetry or music there is something to get your fringy juices flowing. There's even a kids show!



Fringe in the 'Stings 5 - 7 October 2017


2017 programme

This year's festival showcases over 30 amazing shows from all around New Zealand and Australia.

View the 2017 programme and book tickets



About Us

The Fringe in the 'Stings began as all good Fringe Festivals do, over a few drinks with good friends who agreed that Hastings was ripe for a Fringe Festival. 

Not content to sit back and wait, this plucky group decided to make it happen, and The Fringe in the 'Stings was born. 

Fringe in the 'Stings is run on the smell of an oily rag with help from the Hastings City Business Association. Supported by people who are as passionate as we are, in whichever way they can, whether cash, time, skills or stuff. Without them Fringe in the 'Stings would have just been one of those great ideas that disappeared when the hangover arrived. 

The inaugural October 2016 season was hugely popular with nearly all of the performances selling out. The Fringe is back October 5th - 7th 2017 with another 3 days of riotous fun.

Fringe in the 'Stings 2017 Launch

Photos by Simon Cartwright

Fringe in the 'Stings 2016

Our inaugural Fringe in the 'Stings was a blast! Check out a few of the pics...
Professional photos by Russell Taylor


Sponsors, Supporters and fringe BENEFACTORS   

Thanks to our incredible sponsors, supporters and Fringe benefactors, we couldn't do this without you! Support us by supporting them. 







What the Fringe

Support Fringe in the ‘Stings as it prepares for Year Two by volunteering your time, resources or energy. Just fill in the form below and we'll get back to you. Want to talk? Call us on 06 876 9093.

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