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 […]

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: Canada

Welcome back once more to our burlesque festival guide. This week we are leaving the USA behind and heading up north to see what Canada has to offer. With a burgeoning scene that has spawned such great performers as Roxi D’Lite (BHoF Queen of Burlesque 2010) there are a number of burlesque festivals hotting up […]

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 6

Welcome back to the ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015 – the American Edition. Over the last 6 weeks we’ve taken you on a whirlwind journey, seeking out burlesque festivals across the USA. We have finally reached the end of our virtual burlesque tour of the States, so please join us in taking a peek […]

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 5

It’s crazy to imagine that we are now on Part 5 of our US Burlesque Festivals series, but there really are that many fabulous festivals sprinkled glitter-like across the States from coast to coast. Burlesque has gone from an underground phenomenon in the late 20th century to a branch of the entertainment industry that is […]

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 4

Welcome back to the ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015. We’re continuing our journey Stateside as we check out some more of the upcoming dates in this year’s calendar. Many of the festivals are still accepting applications, so dig out your diary and start planning…. Natural State Burlesque Festival Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas Dates: TBC […]

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 3

Our burlesque festival guide is back, with the next installment in our A-Z of festivals in the USA. Iowa Burlesque Festival Location: Iowa Dates: 2015 dates TBC (previously in October) Years running: 3 Organiser: Danielle Colby About: Details about the 3rd Iowa burlesque festival have yet to be announced, but previous headline guests have included […]

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 2

It’s festival guide time once again, join us this week as we give you the lowdown on the Cs-Hs of the American burly festival calendar. Colorado Burlesque Festival Location: Denver, Colorado Dates: 9-12 July 2015 Years running: 6 Organisers: Lola Spitfire, Midnite Martini and more About: Bringing performers from across the globe, the Colorado Burlesque […]

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: USA Part 1

Our festival guide returns once again, as this time we head Stateside to check out some of our US counterparts’ burlesque fests. Many of you will be familiar with some of the bigger, more well-known festivals such as Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) and The New York Burlesque Festival, but did you know there are […]

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: Europe

Our festival guide is back once more, this time with a whirlwind guide to some of Europe’s burlesque festivals taking place in 2015 and 2016. The Polish Burlesque Festival Dates: 11-13 September 2015 Location: Warsaw, Poland Years running: first year Organisers: Betty Q About: In its first year this year, applications are currently open for […]

The ABC Guide to Burlesque Festivals 2015: UK

In last week’s blog we offered some advice on applying for your first big burlesque festival. Following on from that, we’re hot on the trail of upcoming festivals in 2015 and early 2016, which we’ve put together in a guide to help you get started. This week we’re looking at UK-based ones; we’ll be covering […]