All you Adelaidians out there, get very excited because our favourite time of the year is well and truly creeping up on us!
That’s it, the Adelaide Fringe arrives in over 2 months and they have just released their program for next year and let me tell you it is looking gooood!
It is the time when our city comes alive and the 2019 program is bigger and more inclusive than ever, with the introduction of a whole bunch of new artists and events!
With nearly 100 more events joining the festival, bringing them up to a whopping 1326, it sure pays homage to it being one of the largest festival’s in the world of its kind!
As well as a number of Fringe favourites returning, such as the Opening Night/street party, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Gluttony and the RCC Fringe, there will also be loads of new events to enjoy, making next year one to remember.
Here are some of the new events to look out for:
This cultural ceremony is the first of its kind in the Adelaide Fringe and is a free Sunset Ceremony along the River Torrens. It is part of the Opening Ceremony on the 15th of February and will pay respects to the spirit of our land and recognise the current indigenous community.
Yabarra: Gathering of Light
Occurring every night of the Fringe at 8:30pm, this event will light up the bank of the River Torrens with ancient stories from the Kaurna community. Set out in an interactive and unique way, there will be various projections, lights and sounds to bring to life Aboriginal storytelling and our native animals. And its FREE (that’s what we like to hear).
New Genre Alert
The Fringe already has 12 genres that entertains audiences from near and far including comedy, music, cabaret, circus, film, and many more. As of next year, the community will be graced with the new genre of ‘Workshops & Talks’ that will involve you getting immersed in creativity as well as talks from special guests about a wide range of issues.
There are 108 new locations that will be hosting a number of Fringe events. Some include Tomich Vineyard and the South Australian Jockey Club, as well as the ‘Fringe on Tour’ hitting Murray Bridge and IKEA for the very first time. A number of events will also make its way through regional Adelaide, bringing the thrill and magic of the Fringe to a wider part of SA’s community.
And are you a customer of BankSA?? Well you would want to be now! Cause they are helping all of our poor asses and are offering a range of awesome discounts and benefits, making the experience more affordable *sigh of relief*.
The Adelaide Fringe will light up the city for one whole month of marvellous mayhem from the 15th of February until the 17th of March. For more information on shows, events, venues and anything else, visit their website.
Photo Cred: Adelaide Fringe Facebook page