Butterworth Fringe Festival 2018 Is Happening In Penang On December


What is better than starting a new month during the weekend and there is a fantastic festival at the same time? Butterworth Fringe Festival 2018 is an event that Penangites can’t miss to have a fresh start for December! The backbone of this event are Seberang Perai Municipal Council with the full support of the Penang State Government, and in collaboration with Think City Sdn Bhd.

Butterworth Fringe Festival 2018 (BFF 2018)

BFF 2018 bring the street festival concept in conjunction with Butterworth Baharu Program initiative. The main objective of this festival is to preserve the city of Butterworth through arts, culture and heritage festivals. In order to make Butterworth as a hub for creative and innovative cultural events, there will be varieties of local and international performance that will be presented for FREE! How exciting is that?!

Save The Date

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📍 Jalan Jeti Lama, Butterworth

📅 1 & 2 December 2018

🕑 4 PM – 11 PM

🔗 BFF2018

What To Expect at BFF 2018

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Good news to all festival goers, there is a lot of activity that will be held during BFF 2018! 3 main stage of cultural attraction, about 7 fun activity will be there for 2 days and infinity fun experience for you to immerse in!

Main Stage

The main stage cover most of the jaw-dropping performance that will make you mesmerize the moment they enter the stage!

#1 Circo Pitanga

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Picture From Butterworth Fringe Festival 2018
Image From Butterworth Fringe Festival 2018

A pair of newlyweds from Switzerland that will deliver slapstick style commentary on marriage in the Nuptial Ropes! Part burlesque, part comedy, and a whole of an exciting circus element, this couple surely deliver the message and leave you with an unforgettable moment!

📅 1 December | 🕑 6.30 PM, 10.00 PM

📅 2 December | 🕑 8.30 PM

#2 Clap Clap Circo

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Picture From Butterworth Fringe Festival 2018
Image From Butterworth Fringe Festival 2018

Clap Clap Circo is a duo from Argentina who combines comedy with powerful circus skills. Their show ‘Gulp’ is a circus-theatre show full of physical comedy, hula-hoop, and juggling performance.  Gulp is an original, fun and dynamic show for all kind of audiences.

📅 1 December | 🕑 8.30 PM

📅 2 December | 🕑 7.15 PM, 10.00 PM

#3 Hero-San

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Picture From Hiroshi Cozmik
Image From Hiroshi Cozmik

Hero-San is a true hero from Japan that transform the stage into dōjō and perform tricks that will rush your adrenaline just by watching his performance! Hero-San has performed in many festivals around the world such as Dubai Marina and Edinburgh Festival.

📅 1 December | 🕑 9.15 PM

📅 2 December | 🕑 9.00 PM

#4 Katay Santos

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Katay Santos is a circus performer from Venezuela that will perform ‘Santos Circus Show’. His performance of pole acrobatic and balancing acts is breathtaking and will keep the audience on their toes!

📅 1 December | 🕑 7.45 PM, 10.30 PM

📅 2 December | 🕑 6.30 PM, 9.30 PM

# Orang Orang Drum Theatre

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Orang Orang Drum Theatre is a Malaysia Cultural Club that brings the tales of Malaysian society in energetic performance by using Gendang, Kompang and Jidor. They will perform ‘We Sing, We Play, We Feel in This Chaotic City’, ‘Bersama-Sama’, and ‘Blossom Bunga Raya’ that will take you back to your childhood memory!

📅 1 December | 🕑 7.15 PM

📅 2 December | 🕑 6.00 PM

#6 Euphoria Penang

Get ready to be hypnotized by Euphoria performance in ‘A City of Stars’. Euphoria is Penang’s first home-grown modern cultural dance that aimed to promote the uniqueness of Penang through modern dance.

📅 2 December | 🕑 8.00 PM

Budaya Stage

Budaya Stage is all about local traditional performance that mainly consists of 3 race in Malaysia which is Malay, Chinese and Indian.

#1 Wak Long Music Group

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Wak Long is the only Malay performing groups that are still performing to preserve the musical culture of Malay ethnic after more than two decades. Wak Long Music Group will hypnotize the audience with the soothing sounds of the Gamelan and others traditional percussion. Not to forget the Malay traditional dance such as Zapin, Inang and Joget!

📅 1 December | 🕑 8.45 PM, 10.00 PM

📅 2 December | 🕑 5.00 PM, 6.30 PM

#2 Angika Fine Arts

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Image From Butterworth Fringe Festival 2018

Get ready to mesmerized by the beautiful movement of Indian dancing performed by Angika Fine Arts. They will present the classical Indian dance of Bharatanatyam and Odissi together with Peacock Dance. Don’t miss the Bharatanatyam dance that was performed for centuries in temples and in royal courts of South India.

📅 1 December | 🕑 6.15 PM, 9.30 PM

📅 2 December | 🕑 6.00 PM, 9.30 PM

Arts @ Gudang

#1 JinnD Production

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A dance performance that explores the changing roles of hands, from infancy to adulthood and then weaves the stories of artisans into a thought-provoking choreography to reflect the reality and fate of the traditional handicraft artisans of Butterworth, Jinn D Production collaborates with Leo Yap, Matt Tan, Nurulakmal Abdul Wahid and Tai Chun Wai to present a performance that transforms the memories and stories of old artisans into personalised vocabulary of movements.

📅 1 December | 🕑 7.15 PM

📅 2 December | 🕑 7.15 PM

#2 Plasticity Theatre Troupe

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Giving trash a second chance, Plasticity Theatre Troupe turns unwanted plastic waste into puppets in ‘Plastic City’, a contemporary shadow play reflecting the coexistence of human and nature.

📅 1 December | 🕑 8.30 PM

📅 2 December | 🕑 8.30 PM

#3 Fusion Wayang Kulit

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Image From Butterworth Fringe Festival 2018

Well-known as one of Malaysia’s traditional arts performance, but have you seen a Wayang Kulit performance with Star Wars inspired characters? Merging traditional art with science fiction storyline, and enhancing it with multimedia components yet maintaining the dominant elements of traditional art, come to enjoy a unique Wayang Kulit performance by Fusion Wayang Kulit (FWK).

📅 1 December | 🕑 9.00 PM

📅 2 December | 🕑 9.00 PM

#4 VFilm Pictures

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VFilm will bring you guys to immerse into the story behind wrinkles and scars of the artisans who are facing an uncertain future as the technologies are replacing the expertise that they have. Come and see the documentary that will make you appreciate the artisan better.

#5 Gajen & Keren

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Image From Gajen Nad

One is dubbed as the angriest comedian and the other one is  Malaysia’s first Chindian comedian, they will tickle your funny bone in ‘We Joke, Butterworth Laughs’. Keren Bala Devan rants about daily problems and trends while Gajen Nad delivers his witty observation on racial diversity, family upbringing and Gen-Y related stuff. Together they will bring down the house with laughter.

📅 1 December | 🕑 10.15 PM

#6 Claudia den Boer

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What if one day Malaysia culture disappear? How empty Malaysia would be? Claudia den Boer will express this possibility in ‘Silent Witness’ through photography. Silent Witness is a metaphor that workspace of an artisan witness the artisan’s work even though no one else does. Don’t forget to join ‘Silent Witness’ exhibition to see the beauty of her photographed.

World Of Fire

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Artisan Market

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RM 2 Mini Food Festival

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There are so much more activities that you can join during Butterworth Fringe Festival 2018 such as traditional games, Malaysian Tabletop Games, Busk Stop X Portrait Hunt and Aspiring Seberang Perai Photography Awards 2018 Exhibition. So which activity you excited the most to go for?

Don’t Miss Anything!

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Here is the full schedule of the program that you can use to plan your journey so that you didn’t miss any exciting part in BFF2018! Not to forget, you should join the Photo Contest as the prize is totally amazing! Submit your photos and participate in BFF2018’s “Photography Contest: BFF at a Glance”. Stand a chance to win up to RM1200 with your best BFF2018 photo.

Read Also: Top 5 New Things to Try in Penang This Week

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Don’t wait any longer! Clear your schedule on 1st and 2nd December and save the date to enjoy BFF2018 with your loved one!

For more information and latest update, you can check out BFF2018’s Facebook.




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