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Castlemaine state festival needs a 'cutting edge' reboot: fringe chair

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Updated April 4 2024 - 11:32am, first published 5:00am
Nightwalks with Teenagers gave audience members a glimpse of the adolescent performers' after-dark lives. Picture by Brendan McCarthy
Nightwalks with Teenagers gave audience members a glimpse of the adolescent performers' after-dark lives. Picture by Brendan McCarthy

Castlemaine State Festival became conservative, failed to engage with the community and misread local audiences which resulted in "appalling" ticket sales in 2023, according to one local arts leader.

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Jenny Denton

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