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Rusty Berther (Scared Weird Little Guys) joins the festival!

Exciting news for our Open Mic event on Sunday 2 September at Lorne Hotel: Rusty Berther (Scared Weird Little Guys) has agreed to be MC! If you want to register to perform you need to hurry – submissions close Friday 17 August. Submit by clicking here. Read More

New act announced

We’re thrilled to announce that dual ARIA award winning singer/songwriter Monique Brumby and her band will perform for the first time at FOPA. With 5 albums and 3 EPs recorded over 20+ years in Australia and the US, she will bring a wealth of repertoire to the installed Lorne Hotel… Read More

FOPA shows announced

Lorne’s Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA) has announced an exciting first release of acts for its return 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. Chair of the Festival Committee, Peter… Read More

Make a date with Lorne

The Festival of Performing Arts will return Thursday 30 August through to Sunday 2 September 2018, hosting four days of sensational cabaret, comedy, music and magic. Stay tuned Lorne lovers!… Read More

FOPA 2016 Featured Artists

As a multi-arts festival, Lorne FOPA applauds the innate artistic ability to excel across any number of art forms from music to theatre, comedy and beyond. We are pleased to welcome Miles O’Neil and Elana Stone as our FOPA Features. Traversing the many forms of artistic excellence, both Miles and Elana are exceptional performers, creators and entertainers at the top of their game.   Read More