Grab your fishnets and feather boas because the biggest celebration of burlesque in the Southern Hemisphere is coming to Canberra! On October 19, The Australian Burlesque Festival will be celebrating its 9th consecutive year by showcasing ‘Varietease’ at The Abbey.

Australian burlesque is renowned internationally for its unique array of theatrical, glamorous and avant-garde styles performed by exceptionally talented entertainers. Being the largest burlesque festival in the southern hemisphere, the 2018 Australian Burlesque Festival (ABF 2018) is a unique theatrical experience uniting burlesque artists from all over the country and the globe in a month-long tour of sizzling showcases and educational workshops.

ABF 2018 features an impressive line-up with national touring headliners including Bunni Lambada (Australia), Lucy Lovegun (Australia), The Diamond Dahlia (UK), Vixen DeVille (USA), Willow J (Australia) and hosted by M.C. Ella Fontaine (Australia).

‘Varietease’ at The Abbey will be celebrating traditional Bump n’ Grind, vintage-flavoured tease, sizzling cabaret and variety entertainment! Be delighted, tantalised and pleasantly entertained as you experience jaw-dropping glamour and high-quality shows from leading stars of the stage. You can secure your tickets here.

Otherwise, for your chance to win a double pass to this sensational and glamourous tease, tell us below what you love most about burlesque and why?


Australian Burlesque Festival