One of Melbourne’s most loved magicians is bringing his mind-bending act to the Melbourne Magic Festival in the school holidays.

Albion local Alex the Magician sold out his performances last year and says his shows will be even bigger and better this time around.

“It’s a bit of a family magic show with a difference,” he says. “It’s a show about a magician who’s on the hunt to find the world’s most awesome magic trick.

“It’s a family show, but there’s a lot of amazing, magic moments that adults will be astonished by, too.

“It’s mainly a show for kids aged five to 12, but it’s a show with a difference – the kids are invited to help out and get involved as we hunt for the final surprise.”

Alex said the festival was a highlight.

“The show has been selling out each year, so it’s kind of found its feet and it’s something I love to mix up each year,” he said. “It’s the largest public magic festival in the world – there’s over 300 shows.”

Alex’s show will be held at The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood, from Monday, July 8, to Saturday, July 13. Details: