Adelaide’s got plenty of amazing stuff to offer this month. So take a look and get on down!
Date: 17 – 19 March
You want events? Well, let’s dive straight into the deep end. The Adelaide Fringe is the southern hemisphere’s largest open-access arts festival, and it’s back again for 2017. It’s bringing all the genius and madness we’ve come to expect over the last 56 years – and believe us when we say there is definitely something for everyone. Venues large and small across the city will play host to events spanning music, theatre, film, visual art, comedy, cabaret, dance, magic shows, and pretty much anything else you could ever conceivably class as entertainment. Take a peek at the program to see what’s ready to dazzle you this year!
Date: 2 – 19 March
Fancy another huge, city-spanning festival with more variety than a pick ‘n’ mix bag? Looks like you’re in luck! The Adelaide Festival is an iconic international affair, boasting a thrilling array of talent brought in from every corner of the world. From Thomas Ostermeier’s deliciously dark adaption of Richard III to New Orleans’ hottest jazz-fusion band, the range of performances, talks, workshops and exhibitions is simply breathtaking. It’s a truly epic collection of cutting-edge creativity, and the only problem you’ll have is deciding what to check out first.
Date: 10 – 13 March
Location: Botanic Park, Adelaide
On the go since 1992, WOMADelaide is a collaboration between the Adelaide Festival and Peter Gabriel’s World of Music, Art and Dance organisation. This year marks the 25th anniversary of this celebration of global music, food and environmentalism, and it’s looking very tasty indeed. Whether it’s British ska pioneers The Specials, Cretan lute maestro George Xylouris, or Columbian hip hop/salsa orchestra La Mambanegra that gets you going, every musical taste is catered for. With 500 artists from 30 different countries, WOMADelaide is one of the biggest events of the Australian musical calendar – so you don’t want to miss out.
Date: 13 March
Location: Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide
She sold more records than anyone else on the planet last year and won enough Grammys to sink an ocean liner, and now she’s finally heading down under. Adele requires little introduction, and this is your chance to catch pop music’s biggest superstar in action. The Adelaide Oval is the latest stop on her intimate and critically acclaimed Australian stadium tour, and is an unmissable night if you’re a fan of the silky-voiced sensation.
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