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The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: Worldwide

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: Worldwide

If you’ve been following our 2015 Burlesque Festival guide so far, you’ll have taken quite the virtual journey with us; across the USA, Canada, Europe and the UK. The sheer number and diversity of burlesque festivals in the 21st century is wonderfully inspiring, showing just how much the art form has grown in the modern day.
This week, we are finally wrapping up our journey, and our last installment rounds up the remaining festivals from elsewhere around the world.

Australian Burlesque Festival
Location: Australia – touring various cities
Dates: 11 June – 5 July 2015
Years running: 6
Organisers: Dolores Daiquiri & Green Fairy
About: Entering its sixth successful year, the Australian Burlesque Festival features headliners this year including Medianoche, Sina King and Vicky Butterfly. Unlike most of the other big international festivals, the ABF is a touring festival, starring both international stars and local performers. In addition to shows, they offer workshops too.
www.australianburlesquefest.com/

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Goa Burlesque Festival
Location: Goa, India
Dates: 2016 dates TBA
Years running: 1
Organiser: Maya Full Power
About: Making its debut this year and (we think) burlesque history, by being the first burlesque festival in India, the Goa Burlesque Festival took place in February 2015. There is no news yet of 2016 dates, but you can check out the Facebook page for updates.
www.facebook.com/goaburlesquefestival

International 360 Burlesque Festival
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Dates: 2016 dates TBA
Years running: Unknown
Organiser: Unknown
About: The International 360 Burlesque Festival in Istanbul hosted its two-night revue at the beginning of May 2015, dates for next year to be announced, featuring burlesque performers from Italy, Holland and the UK among others, as well as flamenco dance and musical performances.

New Zealand Burlesque Festival
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Dates: 8-11 October 2015
Years running: 3
Organiser: Red Rascal Productions
About: The New Zealand Burlesque Festival is bringing a three-day tease spectacular to the stage this autumn, featuring live shows, workshops, retailers and the Golden Garter Awards. Headliners include Ginger Valentine, Missy Lisa and the Ruby Revue.
www.nzburlesquefestival.co.nz/

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Perth Burlesque Festival
Location: Perth / Geraldton / Margaret River / Bunbury, Australia
Dates: 4-12 July (regional tour), 13-19 July (Perth events)
Years running: 4
Organiser: Sugar Blue Burlesque
About: the Perth Burlesque Festival kicks off this week for a regional tour, before heading back to Perth for a series of shows there. Headliners include Medianoche, Vicky Butterfly, Imogen Kelly and Trixi Tassels and in addition to shows, there will be workshops too, covering tassel twirling, fan dancing, concepts and costuming among others.
www.perthburlesquefestival.com/

Yes, Nos Temos Burlesco!
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dates: 2016 dates TBA
Years running: 1
Organisers: Delirious Fenix & Miss G
About: launched in April 2015, the first Brazilian burlesque festival drew performers from across the country for a two-day event in Rio de Janeiro. They have yet to announce dates for a future festival but will hopefully return in 2016.
www.facebook.com/YesNosTemosBurlesco

We hope you’ve enjoyed this series over the last couple of months, it’s been quite the worldwide adventure. If you’ve missed any of the blogs, catch up via the links below.

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: Canada

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 6

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 5

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 4

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 3

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 2

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 1

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: UK

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: Europe

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festival Applications

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