Mullum Circus Festival was confirmed as the centre of contemporary circus in the southern hemisphere over the weekend, with over 100 artists, 10 stages and 3 days of awesome.
Captivated audiences, artists & volunteers were transported to a magical world with jaw-dropping, belly-laughing and awe-inspiring performances on 25, 26 & 27 September.
Rain certainly didn’t stop the show, in fact, it added a misty sense of fantasy to the outdoor events including the Spaghetti Circus show ‘Borogroves’ beneath the fig trees and a Welcome to Country which brought a tear to the eye, then twisted to hilarity thanks to a guest appearance by Djuki Mala.
The Circus Olympics had crowds cheering as finalists completed over 70 backsaults, whilst the thrilling Gravity and Other Myths filled the Big Top, the flying trapeze in the showring, and a myriad other acts inspired every audience of all ages and walks of life.
A delicious, perfect mix of food from friendly market stalls and circus café nourished punters and served over 4500 meals with healthy options and set a new standard for festival fare.
“Mullum Circus Festival is about a connection between people and the land, our art and each other. We feel fulfilled and happy that we achieved our aims. We’re so pleased that this joyful experience brought so many wonderful people together.” – Alice Cadwell and Shien Chee (Co-producers, Mullum Circus Festival)
“On the weekend, Mullumbimby confirmed its pivotal cultural position as a world-famous centre for contemporary circus.” – Mike Finch (Former Co-CEO and Artistic director of Circus OZ)
“It was beautiful to see a parallel universe unfold like an elaborate magic trick! The work to make it happen is gargantuan; and the joy in the crowd was superb” – Mark Swivel (Local community member)
Mullum Circus Festival would like to thank everyone involved for supporting this magnificent community event.
For further information visit mullumcircusfest.com