The buzz on the Adelaide Fringe


Adelaide Fringe Parade Take Two! Add Pics To Our Flickr Group…

The Opening Night Parade may have been cancelled due to the record breaking downpour on the day, but that didn’t stop a crowd of 20,000 flock to the East End streets of Adelaide for an afternoon celebration just two weeks later. Featuring key elements of the Fringe Parade it was an epic return involving Kaurna dancers and musicians, fluoro-clad cheerleaders, stilt walkers, salsa dancers and much more !

Adelaide Fringe King and Queen

Kaurna Dancers


Stilt Walkers

Dancers 2

All photos by Giovanni Lorusso. See the full set on the Adelaide Fringe Flickr.

Were you there? Join our Flickr Group! Have you been at the many other Fringe programmed events including Wonderland, Street Theatre Festival, Desert Fringe, Visibility, Spirit Festival and more? We would love to see your pics. Join the Adelaide Fringe Flickr Group and add your photos the set!

The Ultimate Adelaide Fringe Fan Competition Is Back!

Kids tees  Men's blue tee  Womens coral  Singlet 
Mens black tee Womens grey tee  Crumpler bags  Mens grey tee 
Buttons  Pioneer black  Pioneer green  Magnets 

Every festival needs a super fan and we’re on a search to find the ultimate one in 2011! Don’t worry, we’re not looking for Michael Jackson level of obsessive screaming fans that have had plastic surgery just to resemble him. Not everyone can get away with having tentacles for arms, we know that!

What do you have to do? Well, to be in with a chance to be crowned Fringe fan of the year, all you have to do is take a picture of yourself Fringed up to the max! Extra points for those that get a shot of themselves in the brand-new merchandise range. Then simply upload the pic to our Facebook Fan Page.

The winner will not only receive a $50 Fringe gift voucher to spend as they please, but will also win a pair of double passes to the exclusive Fringe Club on nightly from 6pm throughout the festival!

Entries will close on Feb 18 so get snapping!

Fringe Caravan hits Sydney – stage lineup


Sydney – it’s your turn! The Fringe Caravan is rolling in with a program including young singer songwriter Jess Ribero and The Bone Collectors, irreverent cabaret performers The Wau Wau Sisters, ARIA winning a capella quartet Idea of North, roots pop duo Microwave Jenny, magician Anthony Lay and innovative UK cabaret duo Coco Loco!

If you’ve ever thought about travelling to Adelaide to experience Adelaide Fringe, now is your chance to find out all about it. Pick up an Adelaide Fringe program from the utterly unique caravan and stay to enjoy the show!

Friday January 14
The Rocks Market by Moonlight

Host: Sam McMahon

6:00pm Jess Ribero and the Bone Collectors – Music
6:35pm Coco Loco – Theatre
6:50pm The Wau Wau Sisters – Cabaret
7:10pm Highest Common Denominator : Paul Warnes – Comedy
7:25pm The Idea of North – Music
8:00pm Coco Loco – Theatre
8:00pm An Evening of the Unexpected: Anthony Laye – Cabaret
8:30pm Microwave Jenny – Fuse Festival – Music

Saturday January 15
Everleigh Farmers Market

Host: Sam McMahon

10:05am Jess Ribero and the Bone Collectors – Music
10:40am Coco Loco – Theatre
11:00am An Evening of the Unexpected: Anthony Laye – Cabaret
11:25am Eli Green – Circus
11:50am Coco Loco – Theatre
12:05pm Microwave Jenny – Fuse Festival – Music

Opera House
Host: Sam McMahon

4:30pm Jess Ribero and the Bone Collectors – Music
5:05pm The Wau Wau Sisters – Cabaret
5:30pm Coco Loco – Theatre
5:45pm An Evening of the Unexpected: Anthony Laye – Cabaret
6:05pm Coco Loco – Theatre
6:30pm The Idea of North – Music
6:55pm Eli Green – Circus
7:15pm Coco Loco – Theatre
7:30pm Microwave Jenny – Fuse Festival – Music

Sunday January 15
Bondi Pavilion

Host: Sam McMahon

11:05am Jess Ribero and the Bone Collectors – Music
11:40am Highest Common Denominator : Paul Warnes – Comedy
11:55am Coco Loco – Theatre
12:15pm The Wau Wau Sisters – Cabaret
12:35pm An Evening of the Unexpected: Anthony Laye – Cabaret
1:35pm Eli Green – Circus
2:00pm House of Wonder and Delights: Bruce Glenn, Magician
2:15pm Rebecca De Unamuno – Comedy
2:40pm Coco Loco – Theatre
3:00pm Eli Green – Circus
3:25pm Microwave Jenny – Fuse Festival – Music

Fringe Caravan Heads to Sydney

The Fringe Caravan rolled into Melbourne, and didn’t we all just have a blast! Check out the Fringe acts that performed onstage at Federation Square. Were you there? Who was your favourite?

Next stop is Sydney! Stay tuned for the lineup for the stage on Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16  January.

Check out all of the pics on the Fringe Facebook page.

Fringe On Tour… The Story So Far!

Adelaide Fringe on tour is well and truly underway! The Fringe Caravan team arrived in Melbourne safely and after bundling in enough acts to keep the crowds entertained all day long come rain or shine, here’s an extended postcard of the journey so far. Boy what a journey it’s been!

The road from Adelaide to Melbourne sure ain’t a short one but that didn’t stop the excitement along the way. We made sure to spread the good word (and poster) of the Adelaide Fringe from Coomadook to Tintinara and everywhere inbetween. People were delighted to hear the Adelaide Fringe was heading their way!


Coomandook general sore











 Never one for a minute’s rest, Sam kept a careful eye on the caravan along the way to ensure nothing was going to slow us down!

Sam Checking the tires










Day one in Melbourne’s Federation Square got off to a flying start! Kicking off the proceedings we had Letitia Maher’s Sunset Soiree, where we were treated to some enchanting songs surrounding the desire for popcorn and some awesome sounding owls!

Sunset Soiree performing











Rounding off the first set of the day, we were treated to The Twoks who literally rocked the caravan with their music!  

The Twocks









Taking us back to the 40’s, the oh so glamorous World War Wonderful ladies gave us some rousing patriotic songs about losing limbs in battle and the cautions of who we sleep with. Take note!

The gals of World War Wonderful









Finishing off this super Sunday was The Spaces Between featuring the stunning Amanda Palmer in addition to her many adoring fans!

Amanda Palmer and friends










Tonight we bid farewell to Melbourne and get back on the road to Sydney, see you at Bondi!

Fringe Caravan Lineup for Federation Square


Are you in Melbourne this weekend? Did you miss Saturday’s jam-packed program of performances on the Fringe Caravan Showcase Stage? Well there’s still time to be gobbsmacked! Stroll down to Federations Square and enjoy the lineup of circus, theatre, cabaret, music and comedic acts today and tomorrow. See you down there!

Sunday January 9, Federation Square, Melbourne
Opening hours: 11:30am – 2:00pm, 3:00pm – 6:30pm

11:35am Kids Fringe Carnival: Le Petit Circus – Circus
11:50am The Culture Club: The Complete Works Of Shakespeare (Abridged) – Theatre
12:25pm Kids Fringe Carnival: Le Petit Circus – Circus
12:40pm Giggly Kids – Music/Cross Artform
1:10pm Dante’s Laboratory – Cabaret
3:10pm Justin Clausen Off the Record – Music/Jazz
4:00pm Pieces of Mind – Comedy
4:30pm Kids’ Fringe Carnival: When I Grow Up! – Circus
4:55pm World War Wonderful – Cabaret
5:30pm Big Shoes to Fill: An exposé of a 50 Ft. Woman – Circus
5:50pm The Spaces Between – with special guest Amanda Palmer – Cabaret

Monday January 10, Federation Square, Melbourne
Opening hours: 11:30am – 2:00pm, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

11:40am Leticia Maher’s Sunset Soirée – Contemporay Music
12:20pm Pitch – Circus
12:55pm The Circus Firemen – Circus
1:30pm Emma Kelly – Singer Songwriter
4:30pm Danny Mc Ginlay: Food Dude
4:50pm Stonefield – Music
5:05pm Mothlight-  Circus
5:25pm Kids Fringe Carnival: Rosie Nose and the Suitcase Adventure – Circus
5:40pm Giggly Kids – Music/Cross artform
6:05pm Kids Fringe Carnival: Rosie Nose and the Suitcase Adventure – Circus
6:25pm Kitty Bang – Cabaret
7:00pm Orkestra del Sol – Music

Opening Night Line-Up And Double The Music In 2011!

So it’s only a matter of hours until it’s out in the open and you can read it for yourself in your very own copy of the Fringe Guide but we just CAN’T WAIT that long! Check out the Adelaide Fringe Opening Night Line-Up below. Follow the Parade into Wonderland for a night of top music across not one but two stages as Fuse @ Fringe takes its place alongside the Fringe Stage for the first time!

Where: Rymill Park/Mullawirraburka

When: Friday 18 February, 8pm

Price: Free

Why: Because it’s going to be awesome!

2 Stages, 16 Bands and 2 DJs = Adelaide Fringe’s biggest ever opening night!

Fringe Stage
Sally Seltmann                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Radical Son
The Transatlantics
Sufi Soul
Iwantja Band
Jackson Firebird
The Adelaide Sax Pack
Spin DJ Winner

Fuse Stage
The John Steel Singers
City Riots
The Salvadors
The Honey Pies
20th Century Graduates
San Cisco
Microwave Jenny
triple j Unearthed Winner
DJ Waylon P Flawstane

Here’s a little something from the award-winning Fringe Stage headliner to keep you going for now. Take it away Sally Seltmann! 


Adelaide Fringe Goes On Tour!

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Australia’s largest and most popular arts festival can no longer be contained to the streets of Adelaide!

Adelaide Fringe Caravan is going on tour to Melbourne and Sydney and bringing all the fun of a program packed full of cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, music, puppetry, theatre, art and design with it.

 The caravan will roll into Federation Square from Saturday January 8 to Monday January 10 to showcase jaw-dropping physical theatre, memorable cabaret, brilliant music, international comedians, energetic mayhem and a hell of a lot of good fun – and all for free!

 Saturday January 8 - Federation Square

 3:10pm                 Leticia Maher’s Sunset Soirée  – Contemporary Music

3:45pm                 The Hermitude of Angus, Ecstatic – Presented by Slow Clap – Circus

4:05pm                 Kitty Bang – Cabaret                                                                              

4:45pm                 The Hermitude of Angus, Ecstatic – Presented by Slow Clap – Circus

5:10pm                 The Twoks – Music

 7:05pm                 Stonefield – Music

7:20pm                 Pitch – presented by Tost’ – Circus

7:35pm                 For Whom the Bell Tolls, Telia Neville – Presented by Randompanda – Comedy

7:50pm                 The Lounge Room Confabulators – Stuart Bowden & Wil Greenway – Theatre

                                    Winner of the 2011 Adelaide Fringe Award

8:20pm                 The Twoks – Music

9:05pm                 JOF – from The Suitcase Royale – Fringe Club DJ

 See you there!

 Check out the photos of Dot, Sam and the children getting ready for their road trip this morning on the Adelaide Fringe Facebook! Cosy little caravan that it is!

 Keep an eye on Fringe Fever for all of the latest news and goings on from the Fringe on tour!

How To Cram Thousands Of Artists And A Bloody Good Time Into A 4m x 2.4m Space…











Start by calling it Adelaide Fringe’s box office, stick it in the middle of Rundle Mall and cram it full of enough gift vouchers to give Father Christmas present envy. The brand-spanking new FringeTIX Box Office opened to the public last weekend in Rundle Mall. Not only will the box office be situated there in the lead up to and throughout the Festival, but the new Fringe hub will be complete when our very own Caravan Showcase Stage takes its place under the Gawler Place Canopy right next door! Hosting a line-up of top Fringe performers daily throughout the Adelaide Fringe 2011, it’s the perfect place to ponder who’s show you want to go and see.  

For those in need of buying some top quality Christmas presents, vouchers can be bought priced from $15 to $200 for music, theatre, comedy, circus and dance events in the Adelaide Fringe. That’s not all, to solve the most frustrating of problems, (by that we mean keeping your beverage icey in the scorching summer months), stubby holders are also available…perfect!

Vouchers can be redeemed for tickets once the Adelaide Fringe guide is released on Saturday, January 8. Adelaide Fringe gift vouchers are also available for purchase online at

Opening times for the Rundle Mall box office are:

4/12/2010 – 3/01/2011 Mon-Thu 11.00am 7.00pm
  Fri 11.00am 9.00pm
  Sat 11.00am 5.00pm
  Sun 12.00pm 4.00pm
4/01/2010 – 10/02/2011 Mon-Thu 9.00am 7.00pm
  Fri 9.00am 9.00pm
  Sat – Sun 11.00am 5.00pm
11/02/2011 – 13/03/2011 Mon-Wed 9.00am 7.00pm
  Thu-Fri 9.00am 9.00pm
  Sat-Sun 10.00am 7.00pm

Christmas and New Year closures: 25/12 – 28/12, 1/1 – 3/1
Wed 22/12 Thu 23/12 open till 9.00pm: Fri 24/12 open till 6.00pm
Closed Australia Day: Wed 26/01
Sat 8/1 open 9.00am-5.00pm (Fringe guide launch day)

What are you looking forward to in Adelaide Fringe 2011?

Hundreds Popped Their Head Under…Did You?

If you were anywhere near Rundle Mall last Thursday, you can’t have missed the giant white cube that took over  Gawler Place Canopy for what was certainly more than your average poster launch…











From the outside the cube gave away nothing of the Adelaide Fringe 2011 poster design so we encouraged the whole of the city to come along and pop their head under  to see what all of the fuss was about.  As some people approached with sheer determination to find out what was inside, others made their way towards it with a hint of hesitation in every step. Regardless of initial reactions to the mysterious obstacle, everyone that ventured under came out with a smile on their face be that from the live animation of the poster and infectious music that accompanied it or from the realisation that this was just a glimpse of the transformation that the city will undergo for Adelaide Fringe  from 18 February – 13 March, 2011.











If you missed out on the action of last week, you can check out more of the pics on our Flickr OR if you were there and have any pics you would like to share then join our Adelaide Fringe Flickr group and add your photos to the set.











Did you make it along? What did you think?