Adelaide is known as the ‘Festival City’ for a reason! With events like the Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide, Tasting Australia and loads more, there is plenty of to keep us occupied throughout the year.

With the weather slowly but surely warming up in the next couple of days, there is no better way than to get up off your couch and explore what our humble abode has to offer, and the 2018 OzAsia Festival has you covered!

The festival appeals to all types of ages and interests, showcasing the very best in theatre, music, dance, film, visual arts, and of course the all-important food from across Asia. So, whether you enjoy being mesmerised by the impeccable scenes of Chinese theatre, or enjoy stuffing your face with delicious Asian street food, this is the festival for you!

Sounds good, hey? Well, there are only 4 jam-packed days left of this Asian-focused arts festival, with it wrapping up this Sunday, the 11th of November.

So, don’t miss out on immersing yourself in Asian culture and feel as if you are in the midst of a trip to the oriental. Here are three events that you should definitely get off the couch for!


  1. MUSIC: The Hormones with Rackett and the Villenettes

Not doing anything this Saturday night? Come down to enjoy a night of cultured punk electric tunes with a line-up of three all-female bands from China, Sydney and Adelaide. Yasss to girl power!

In an Australian first, The Hormones, a Chinese bred punk pop-punk band, will perform their environmental based melodies for all you Adelaidians.

They will also be joined by Sydney based riot pop band Rackett and local faves The Villenettes to make your Saturday night one to remember!


When: Saturday, 10th November 2018

Where: Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre

Time: Doors open from 7:30pm

Prices: Adult – $29.00, Concession $24.00


  1. THEATRE: Secret Love in Peach and Blossom Land – Stan Lai and performance workshop

Get wrapped up in this universally acclaimed contemporary performance of Chinese theatre. The production will get you experiencing all the feels with its comedic yet poignant storyline.

The story follows two drama companies who are accidentally booked into the same theatre stage #awks. One group is rehearsing Secret Love, a romantic play surrounding a couple separated by the Chinese Revolution. This is juxtaposed with the other company preparing a hilarious period comedy, Peach Blossom Land. Despite this, the two companies….ahh not that easy! You’ll have to go and see whether their productions end in harmony or in a complete disaster.


When: Friday, 9th & Saturday, 10th November 2018

Where: Dunstan Playhouse

Time: 8:00pm  

Duration: 2hrs 35mins

Prices: For prices and different packages, visit here 


  1. FOOD: Lucky Dumpling Market

Can’t afford a trip to Japan, China or anywhere really? Well don’t stress, cause the Lucky Dumpling Market will satisfy all your foody desires.

To experience the tastes of exotic Asian cuisine, just head down to the lawns alongside the River Torrens next to the Adelaide Festival Centre to get your Asian fix for the day.

Offering a range of favourite oriental foods, such as noodles, stir fries, sizzling Asian BBQs and of course dumplings, it is sure to tickle your stomach’s fancy!

With only a couple of days remaining, the popular food and drink market is a perfect way to spend these balmy nights with a group of your closest friends, or even a fun-filled family day out. Producing free live music every night from international, national and local talents, the market sure brings all the chilled festival vibes that we all know and love!


When: 25th October – 11th November

Where: Adelaide Riverbank Lawns

Time: Tues-Fri 4:30pm-Late, Sat-Sun Noon-Late

Prices: FREE


To buy any tickets, go and head to the OzAsia Festival website

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