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Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts is returning Thursday 30 August through to Sunday 2 September 2018. Headlined by award-winning comedian Sammy J, the festival will feature comedy, cabaret, magic, music and roving entertainment.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Between Thursday 30 August 2018 and Saturday 1 September 2018
    Enjoy exciting piano bar entertainment by Australia’s most entertaining piano bar hosts. Thursday and Friday features Trevor Jones who has thrilled audiences around the world with his encyclopedic repertoire of songs. On Saturday, relish in the Oz tunes you love as Matthew Hadcraft delves into his vast catalogue of distinctly Australian songs.
    Lorne Central
  • Friday 31 August 2018
    Experience highlights of shows from across the festival in one extravaganza of music, magic, cabaret and comedy, hosted by the incomparable Sammy J. Featuring a tasting plate of performances: The Vegetable Plot – Songs of Love & Peas Matthew Hadgraft – songs of Peter Allen: Live in Inverted Commas Dom Chambers – Random Trevor Jones – Piano Bar Entertainer Extraordinaire Danielle O'Malley – Nancy Sinatra: You Only Live Twice
    Cumberland Lorne (Louttit Bay room)
  • Saturday 1 September 2018
    Performed by Varietyville, two ʻmust seeʼ artists of outrageously funny proportions, combining their talents into one incredible show!  Bite-sized morsels of masterful magic, chaotic clowning, preposterous physical feats, musical mayhem, hilarious hi-jinks and much more.
    Lorne Hotel - View Room
  • Between Saturday 1 September 2018 and Sunday 2 September 2018
    Ever wondered what it would sound like if a bunch of vegetables was whooshed up out of the soil by aliens, transformed into musical superbeings, and sent back to earth on a mission of love and peas? Well then, it’s about thyme you found out! Let Aspara Gus, Ru Barb and Sir Paul McCarrotney teach you how to shake your stems, do the jumping bean and twist and sprout in this fresh, funky, award-winning live music show for kids, families, and foodies.
    Cumberland Lorne - Horizons
  • Saturday 1 September 2018
    A dual ARIA award winning singer/songwriter in Best Female Artist and Song of the Year categories, Monique Brumby and her band perform for the first time at FOPA. With 5 albums and 3 EPs recorded over 20+ years in Australia and the US, she brings a wealth of repertoire to the newly installed Lorne Hotel outdoor sound stage. www.moniquebrumby.com
    Lorne Hotel Beer Garden
  • Saturday 1 September 2018
    Danielle O’Malley presents a sexy, sassy tribute to an icon of 60s pop – Miss Nancy Sinatra! With swinging hits like Something Stupid, Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), Summer Wine, Lightning's Girl and These Boots are Made for Walkin’, plus a little gossip about dating Elvis and taking Ol’ Blue Eyes to parent/teacher night – this is guaranteed to be a perfect night out for 60s music fans and footwear-fetishists alike!
    Cumberland Lorne - Horizons
  • Saturday 1 September 2018
    Comedian, author and songbird Sammy J is heading to Lorne with a bag full of songs and a heart full of love. He’s toured the world, won awards, and can currently be seen every Thursday night on ABC TV. Don’t miss this chance to spend an intimate evening with one of Australia’s favourite skinny men (second only to Mr Squiggle).
    Cumberland Lorne - Auditorium
  • Saturday 1 September 2018
    Ditching the top hat and bunny for Tinder and beer, this is the hilariously modern magic show you didn’t know you needed. With his slew of sold out festival runs and over 20 million hits on social media, it’s easy to see why Dom Chambers has become the revolutionary new king of Australian magic. ★★★★ Beat 2017 "Is that edible?" The Today Show Dom was recently the second ever Australian to appear on the hit British-American television program 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' - watch it below.
    Lorne Hotel - View Room
  • Sunday 2 September 2018
    The FOPA festival winds up with an open mic afternoon where you can strut your talents or sit back with lunch and a drink to enjoy the talent or terror of the brave souls stepping up to the microphone. Who knows? You could see a future FOPA headline performance and say you saw it first, here.
    Lorne Hotel - Beer Garden

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