Skillz FJ: The Fringe Festival 2024

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Experience the extraordinary from the man that brought you "Soup Tavioka". Since migrating to Australia for his family in 2020, Skillz FJ, has become the fastest growing Musician on the Sunshine Coast.

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Performer: Skillz FJ

As a homegrown singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Island of Rotuma in Fiji, Skillz FJ is a proud advocate of his unique heritage and embraces island life in everything he does, sharing it with audiences world-wide.

Known for his larger-than-life personality that shines both onstage and off, he is passionate about creating memorable experiences through performances that celebrate diverse cultures and bring communities together. With his vast range of talents and dedication to developing personal connections, don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with one of our best loved artists, back in Fiji for one week only.

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About The Fringe Festival 2024

The Fiji Fringe Festival, an annual celebration of Fijian arts and culture, has gained popularity since its inception in 2013. Taking place in Suva, the capital city, this multi-day event brings together artists from across Fiji, offering a platform for both emerging and established talents in diverse art forms like theater, dance, music, and visual arts. Renowned for its eclectic mix of performances, the festival occurs in unconventional venues like cafes and art galleries, providing an intimate and immersive experience for performers and audiences alike.

Noteworthy for its unique focus on sustainability, the Fiji Fringe Festival incorporates themes of eco-consciousness into many performances and events. Workshops, panel discussions, and interactive sessions allow artists and attendees to engage with one another, fostering a sense of community and creativity. This cultural extravaganza showcases the vibrant and diverse aspects of Fijian culture, making it a must-attend event for those seeking an enriching and unique experience while visiting Fiji.

Venues: The Fringe Festival


The Fringe Festival Fiji

Oceania Pavillion – The University of the South Pacific (USP)

The Oceania Centre Pavilion began as an arts creation space that housed performance, carving and exhibitions at the Centre. Today it includes the Performing arts stage and an events space available for hire for external events and activities. This is an open space that can cater to large events from launches, company functions and so forth.

Festival Organiser: The Festivals Company


The Festival Company Fiji - Director - SHARLEEN ALI

DIRECTOR: Sharleen Ali

A former professional dancer, gained national recognition by winning the inaugural Fiji’s Dancing Superstar competition in 2014 with her dance partner. She transitioned into entrepreneurship, establishing her business initially as the event production arm of the successful Exquisite Decorations and Hire. Her clientele included prominent names such as Novotel, Holiday Inn, and Alliance Française de Suva. In 2020, Sharleen undertook the management of operations and logistics for Dance Fest Fiji’s inaugural edition, a nationwide event featuring dance companies, which was broadcasted on FBC. With over a decade of event management experience, Sharleen is dedicated to creating safe spaces and beneficial platforms for all Fijian artists and communicators, reflecting her passion for the Creative Arts.  Official Website

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