World Burlesque Games Burlesque Festival

Burlesque festivals are a brilliant place to see and be seen within the burlesque community, which is why I always recommend making them a regular part of your social year. As a performer, I loved the opportunity to travel and perform in front of new audiences across Europe, whilst as a photographer I enjoy the opportunity to discover talented burlesque performers from all over the world. In the past, I’ve attended London Burlesque Festival, El Molino (Barcelona) Burlesque Festival, Rome Burlesque Festival and Paris Burlesque Festival to name but a few – and I’ve actually just booked to attend my first ever Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in June!

With that I mind, I’ve made a list of some of the big-name burlesque festivals I’ve got on my bucket list, along with the time of year they’re usually held and a handy guide for burlesque performers on when each festival accepts applications. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to visit them all!

Name – Hamburg Burlesque Festival
Location – Hamburg, Germany
When – Usually April
Application Deadline – Usually November
www.hamburg-burlesque-festival.de

Name – Stockholm Burlesque Festival
Location – Stockholm, Sweden
When – Usually October
Application Deadline – Usually May
www.stockholmburlesquefestival.com

Name – Berlin Burlesque Week
Location – Berlin, Germany
When –  Usually May/June
Application Deadline – Usually February
www.berlinburlesqueweek.one

Name – Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival
Location – Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, UK
When – Usually May
Application Deadline – Usually February
www.hebdenbridgeburlesquefestival.co.uk

Name – Vienna Boylesque Festival
Location – Vienna, Austria
When – Usually May
Application Deadline – Usually January
www.viennaboylesquefestival.com

Name – The New Orleans Burlesque Festival
Location – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
When – Usually September
Application Deadline – Usually May
www.neworleansburlesquefest.com

Name – New York Burlesque Festival
Location – New York, USA
When –  Usually September
Application Deadline – Usually May
www.thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com

Name – The Burlesque Hall of Fame
Location – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
When – Usually June
Application Deadline – Usually January
www.burlesquehall.com

Name – Nerdlesque Festival
Location – Coney Island, New York, USA
When – Usually April
Application Deadline – Usually November
www.thenerdlesquefest.com

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