2015 Adelaide Fringe
2015 Adelaide Fringe
Adelaide Fringe’s highly-anticipated 2015 program will be officially launched in Rundle Mall this morning at the new psychedelic Fringe Funhouse.
The 2015 program features a record 1,058 events – 121 cabaret shows, 37 circus and physical theatre shows, 328 comedy events, 33 dance shows, six film events, 226 music events, 109 theatre productions, 93 art exhibitions, 57 children’s events and 48 special events.
Visitors to the Mall will get an early dose of Fringe festivities with dozens of performers offering a taste of their shows at the Fringe Funhouse under the Gawler Place Canopy today from midday until 3pm. The Fringe Funhouse, designed by 2015 Fringe poster competition winners Jonathon Oxlade and Chris More, will be the best spot in the city to discover hidden gems during the four-week festival.
Unveiling the program for his fifth and final Fringe, Director Greg Clarke said “the 2015 Fringe is set to be the best yet with an extraordinary program of events from spectacularly talented artists from across Australia and the world”.
“This year we’re encouraging people to ‘Experience Something New’, to take a risk, see something new and maybe even discover the next big thing,” Mr Clarke said.
Another exciting addition to the 2015 Fringe are The Sirens – seven giant divas luring people to experience their respective art forms and enticing worlds of cabaret, circus, comedy, dance, theatre, music and visual art. The Sirens will appear during the Fringe Parade and the Street Theatre Festival and will pop up in secret locations during the Fringe.
Cementing Adelaide Fringe’s reputation for showcasing exciting new work, there will be 381 Australian premieres at next year’s festival.
Adelaide Fringe also continues to provide a platform for young and emerging artists to present their work often for the very first time. This year there are 213 events by artists who are Fringe first timers.
With such an extensive and diverse program, the 2015 Fringe Ambassador Kitty Flanagan encouraged Fringe-goers to see at least two shows.
“First of all pick your absolute favourite act, something you’ve been dying to see, then choose the opposite of that for balance,” she said.
There will be 376 venues next year, 200 in the CBD and 176 in suburban and regional areas, making the Fringe increasingly accessible to people across the state.
The Fringe’s special free events next year include the iconic Fringe Parade on opening night, the 10th anniversary of the Fringe Street Theatre Festival over the March long weekend, Fringe at the Airport, Fringe in Goolwa, Hospital Hilarity and Desert Fringe in Port Augusta and Leigh Creek over the last weekend of the Fringe.
Adelaide Fringe’s very own television show, Adelaide Fringe Tonite!, will air on Go! this Sunday night (November 30) at 6.30pm and at 11.40pm in all other states. The show is hosted by Fringe Ambassadors Paul McDermott and Katie Noonan.
Adelaide Fringe 2015 will kick off with the opening night Parade on Friday, 13 February, and run until 15 March.
Tickets and gift vouchers can be purchased at adelaidefringe.com.au, FringeTIX box offices and outlets or by phoning 1300 621 255.