The Bugle Smuggler - KISS Arts Fest 2018

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The Bugle Smuggler

An annual round up of all the KISS news that can be stuffed into the front of a pair of speedos

KISS Arts Fest returns to Kiama 27-29 April and this headline just doesn’t want to end

Inside this 4-page KISS guide thingy

Man has something stuck in his throat

Shock, jubilation, restlessness, elation, uncontrollable sobbing, confusion and a touch of road rage were witnessed today at Kiama’s picturesque Black Beach, with the announcement that the KISS Arts Fest is returning on 27-29 April for its seventh glorious year. Dave Evans, one of the founders of this free family-friendly festival of interactive art, street performances, comedy, music and general weirdness, said that the event had grown a lot from just one tent set up in Hindmarsh Park. He said a few other things too, but we here at the Bugle Smuggler were a little distracted by this press release that seemed to sum it up even better: “KISS Arts Fest 2018 is a seaside celebration of the spectacular, the silly and the sublime! A side-splitting, hand-clapping, wave-splashing, toe-tapping performance feast – where the fringes of Kiama’s Black

ABC Radio’s Nick Rheinberger confirms KISS gigs

Beach are transformed for one wondrous weekend into a vibrant village filled with art, heart and the chance to take part. Say hello to a jam-packed playground of international acts, local talent, unique experiences and pure entertainment. Where lanterns and laughter live. Circus

troupes and hula-hoops. Music, mirth, mischief and much more. With free entry and a weekend of world-class wonders on hand, get ready to KISS goodbye to boring – and be part of the fun!” For more details, duh, turn the page silly. It’s a KISS pull-out!

Girl tries trapeze and loves it...yes OK it’s a slow news day



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KISS ARTS FEST 2018 kabaret & festival partners

what is KISS? It's Kiama’s unique seaside celebration! It's international performers, local talent, inspiring art and a FEAST of side-splitting, hand-clapping, wave-splashing, toe-tapping experiences. It’s school holiday family-friendly action, interaction, participation and experimentation. It’s wonderful, it’s weird, it’s hilarious, but most of all, it’s a whole lot of fun!

see you there!


Postcard from: The Kiama Kabaret The kult klassic with too many Ks returns for 2018! That’s right, it’s the krazy kross between The Greatest Showman, Logie Awards and Kiama’s Got Talent – also known as The Kiama Kabaret! This year, the Friday night spectacular will be held in the KISS Village for the very first time – at the new “Kazador” Spiegeltent (pictured). The venue itself is a treat, the entertainment is brand spanking new and your hosts for the evening are the long-suffering local lovebirds Kiki and Pascal.

“Roll up! Roll up! One night only!”

You COULD spend Friday night passed out on the couch while Netflix gently asks “Are you still watching?” OR you COULD spend Friday night at your friends’ dinner party, making small talk and glancing at the clock. OR you could grab a ticket, grab some friends

huge thanks to our KISS festival partners (Without them, there would be no kiss and we'd have to practise on the mirror...)

and roll on the floor laughing and restitching up your sides at the Kiama Kabaret... all while enjoying food & drinks from the licensed venue! The Kiama Kabaret – it’s the evening that everyone talks about but nobody can explain. So see for yourself and see below for all the booking details (seating is limited so get in quick!). You’ll kick yourself if you miss out, and those bruises take forever to heal...

DETAILS: What: The Kiama Kabaret Where: Kazador tent, Black Beach When: 7pm start Friday 27 April Who: Quatuor Stomp, Space Cowboy, Bboy Ill Will, Nick Rheinberger, Coriander, Kiki & Pascal Licensed venue with food (no BYO) Cost: $35pp Tix: UYXD