Be part of the PIBF 2016 Convention

Adora Derriere - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Burly community thinkers and shakers! Have you got a thought-provoking concept you’d like to pitch? A burlesque life-hack to share? An ingenious solution, innovative idea or piece of history to present to the community? Do you know someone else who does? We would love to hear from you! PIBF 2016 is now accepting Presenter & Paper proposals for its first PIBF Convention.

Find out more about submitting a proposal here, or share this post with someone who you think should submit: http://goo.gl/forms/MqGJ79nsHz
Proposals due 1st of May 2016. Draft proposals will be considered.


Photo of Lucy Lovegun by John Leonard

2016 PIBF Convention

Adora Derriere - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

We're so excited to finally be able to make this SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! 

 Now in its 5th year, the Perth International Burlesque Festival is proud to welcome to its program the PIBF 2016 Convention!

Since its beginnings, PIBF has prioritised connecting the Perth burlesque community, and in keeping with this the Convention will be a forum where community members can gather, network, learn, and renew inspiration. The Convention is an important milestone for the festival, and an opportunity for open engagement and conversation with its guests. The program will feature talks, workshops, exhibitions, multimedia events, panel and discussion-based forums, affiliate events, and networking opportunities.

Perth International Burlesque Festival 2016 would like to hear which community members are important to you! Have your say by nominating a Delegate, or a Perth burlesque community representative.
Vote for the 2016 PIBF Delegate Nominees here! 

Stay Tuned for more info coming soon!

Headliner - Amber Topaz

Adora Derriere - Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Headliner Announcement! From London, the talented, Amber Topaz

Tickets on sale soon!!

Amber Topaz has literally razzle dazzled her way around the globe with her hip shaking boundless energy, stunning vocals & comedy antics.

In a show stopping 12 year Burlesque career she has headlined in hundreds of Theatres Nationally & Internationally, to over quarter of a million enchanted audience members in last 5 years alone.

With her sell out one-woman shows in London’s west end the critics say ‘Amber Topaz kicks sequined Ass. Incredibly funny & wildly charismatic’. GQ’s say she’s ‘An Explosion of charisma and stage presence unmatched between music, song, comedy and seduction’. Nominated for numerous awards including being shortlisted for ‘Best Burlesque Act 2014, ’,’Best Vocalist ’ & ‘Audience Award 2015’ in London’s Cabaret Awards. Last year Amber was named in Italian GQ’s ‘Best Burlesque Artists’ of 2015. With pure Joy de vivre she’s guaranteed to whip up a comedy storm & tickle your funny bone.

Photo by Ayesha Hussain

Headliner - Di'Lovely

Adora Derriere - Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Headliner Announcement for the 2016 Perth International Burlesque Festival, from San Diego, DI’ LOVELY!!

San Diego’s homegrown burlesque starlet, DI’ LOVELY is consistently booked across the United States, never ceasing to slay each stage she graces.

Recently winning the “BEST BURLESQUE” title at the Arizona Burlesque Festival, she’s proven to be a crowd-pleaser. Her “Booty Rock-Twerkshop” has become a hit; bringing her specialty (#DiLovelyTwerkTeam) dance class as far as Manila, Philippines to New York City.

Di’ Lovely has also created a clothing and accessory line, catering to the professional “TRAVELING SHOWGIRL” as herself. At home she headlines the premier Stand-up Comedy & Burlesque show "Comic Strip" at the American Comedy Co. and you can catch her sharing her expert-tease on an episode of “UnderCover” on Playboy TV, or read about her burlesque career in publications such as: 21st Century Burlesque, Rockabilly Deluxe, Pin-Up America, and Delicious Dolls.

Photo by Vixen Photography

Headliner - Lila Luxx

Adora Derriere - Friday, March 18, 2016

We are thrilled to announce Brisbane performer, LILA LUXX as our next 2016 Perth International Burlesque Festival Headliner!

Tickets are on sale soon!


Photo by Nylon Riot

Lila Luxx is an elegant, extravagant and eccentric performer and one of Queensland’s most in-demand showgirls.  Known for her exceptional technique and captivating stage presence, she steals audience’s hearts and then breaks them!

Dubbed “The Sparkling Sweetheart”, Lila Luxx was a headline artist for the Australian Burlesque Festival 2015, voted People's Choice Queensland 2014 at The Australian Burlesque Community Awards and is the Director of The Bombshell Burlesque Academy in Brisbane.

Lila Luxx is old world glamour, classical training and a healthy dose of drama! She is the ultimate theatrical tease, wowing and wooing audiences from coast to coast.

Headliner - Bella de Jac

Adora Derriere - Thursday, March 17, 2016

Announcing our first headliner for the 2016 Perth International Burlesque Festival! 

Miss Burlesque Australia 2015 - BELLA DE JAC!

Tickets on sale soon - Stay tuned!!!!!!


Photo by Cam Attree

Australia's Mistress of Tease, Bella de Jac is a darkly elegant whisper from the nihilistic 1930s, insidious, and sensual. Dancing with grace, elegance and reckless abandon. Soaring, surging, daring you to abandon your senses and give in to lust, to love...and to life.

Her fiery determination and passion for the artform has seen her secure the incredible title of Miss Burlesque Australia 2015! Bella was recently voted in at number 31 in the 2015 21st Century Burlesque Top 50 & also voted Most Glamorous & People's Choice Victoria 2014 by her peers at the annual Australian Burlesque Industry Awards. Along with an impressive list of titles and performance credits, she also has a bachelor degree in Performance Studies and recent high profile shows include headlining tours with the Australian Burlesque Festival, New Zealand Burlesque Festival and the Perth International Burlesque Festival. Bella was also invited to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, and has taken her smouldering brand of tease to the stages of Las Vegas, New York & San Francisco.

She is also the Managing Director of theAustralian Burlesque Museum, dedicated to researching, preserving and honouring Australia's Burlesque history. Alongside Elena Gabrielle & Strawberry Siren she opened their premiere exhibition ICONS in 2015.

Described as both an exquisite creature and a powerful and captivating performer, Bella's penchant for pushing acceptable social boundaries is cleverly disguised by the grace and glamour of her shows.
Bella de Jac is one mistress you won't want to keep a secret...

“Bella de Jac's appearances (were) the standout” Jamie Wright, New Adelaide Theatre Guide
“...a proficient and sensual tease” Jim Hildich, Rip It Up
“infernally good”...“diaphanous and delicate like a porcelain fin de seicle doll” Absinthe.com.au
“Bella de Jac, reincarnated (…) into a devastatingly sensual dancer. Her performance was the most complex,
and by far the best.”Joanna Bowen, Australian Stage
“One to watch”Burlesque Bible

Applications now open!

Adora Derriere - Friday, November 06, 2015

We are thrilled to open applications to artists wanting to perform in the 2016 Perth International Burlesque Festival! Click here to see all the information!

Applications will close on the 29th February 2016. 


If you are interested in volunteering for the festival, please check out the bottom of the applications page. 

The festival is embarking on its 5th year and the main show dates are set between 24th - 26th June 2016,  as well as regional touring.


Interested in Sponsoring the festival? Check out this page!


Tickets for all the 2016 Perth International Burlesque Festival events will be on sale mid April. Stay tuned!


The 5th Annual Festival of
Burlesque, Cabaret, Circus & Variety
in Perth Western Australia

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