“Our core directive is to activate the campus in a way that hasn’t been done before” – Stuart Duckworth, founder & creative director of RCC Fringe

The Royal Croquet Club, now re-branded as RCC Fringe, has had a bit of a controversial history, and this year’s event has been no exception, but why is that exactly?

In 2019, RCC Fringe calls the University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus home, boasting acts like Remi, The Presets and even Pussy Riot. The event was held for a number of years in Victoria Square but never quite settled in, with many surrounding venues angry over lost revenue during the Fringe period. In 2017, it even went into voluntary administration, before coming back in 2018.

When it was announced Adelaide Uni would host the event this year, there was a bit of a mixed reaction from students and student groups, who had a number of concerns. So what exactly are their issues? What is the Uni doing to address them? What does it mean for RCC Fringe to be on campus?

Wavelength spoke to Bruce Lines, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Adelaide, as well as Ali Amin, the President of the university’s Student Representative Council, about the issue. Stuart Duckworth, Founder & Creative Director of RCC Fringe, and David Sefton, Artistic Director for the event, also had a chat to Wavelength about their new home and what people can expect.

Airdate: February 11, 2019

Reporters: David Simmons & Andrew Showell

Photo: Wikimedia

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