Mullumbimby sends in the best clowns for festival

MORE than 100 of the nation's most enthralling entertainers are set to descend upon Mullumbimby for the second Mullum Circus Festival in late September.

Punters can expect acrobats tumbling on grass, aerial artists swinging from grand fig trees, tight-wire walking against the backdrop of Mt Chincogan and risk-taking to birdsong. Edginess, strength, and imagination combine to create a thrilling celebration of the human body.

CLOWNING AROUND: The Pitts Family Circus will perform at the Mullum Circus Festival next month.
CLOWNING AROUND: The Pitts Family Circus will perform at the Mullum Circus Festival next month. Contributed

The Mullumbimby Showgrounds will be alive with circus, physical theatre, cabaret, sideshow, comedy, music and more.

Seven stages including big top, flying trapeze, outdoor main stage, aerial rigs, carnie alley, bar, café, market stalls workshops, talks, cinema and unexpected delights.

First staged in 2013, the biennial festival is presented by Mullumbimby-based Spaghetti Circus, one of Australia's leading youth

Direct from tours of Europe, Canada, Edinburgh and everywhere in between, some of the acts performing at Mullum Circus Festival 2015 this year will be Gravity & Other Myths, Die Roten Punkte, The Chipolatas, Trash Test Dummies, The League of Sideshow Superstars, The Pitts Family Circus and Spaghetti Circus.

Tickets and information for the September 25-27 event are available from http://www.mullumcircusfest.com



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