Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Adelaide Fringe
A 2000-strong army of fluoro orange-clad dancers, flag wavers and percussionists will take to Adelaide’s east end at 7pm on Friday, February 18 in a mass outdoor performance to open Australia’s largest arts festival.

The new-look Adelaide Fringe parade returns in a spectacle of riotous colour and fun as artists, community members and supporters dance and drum their way along Rundle Road and East Terrace.

The performers have been grouped into pods that will stop at key points along the parade route to perform choreographed dances, percussion pieces and flag waving to an expected crowd of 80,000 spectators.

They’ll welcome the festival’s alternative king and queen before leading spectators into Rymill Park (Mullawirraburka) as the sun sets. The park’s Wonderland includes an international food market and a huge free concert across two stages featuring soul, funk, reggae, jazz, new folk, calypso, indie, pop and world music.

The Fringe stage includes award-winning songwriter and singer Sally Seltmann (formerly known as New Buffalo and co-writer of the Grammy Award-nominated hit song 1234 performed by Feist), local soul outfit The Transatlantics, mystical music, song and dance troupe Sufi Soul, desert meets saltwater and rock meets reggae band Iwantja and more.

For the first time Adelaide Fringe has partnered with Australia’s longest-running music industry conference and showcase, Fuse Festival, to present a second stage featuring fantastic new talent including triple j favourites John Steel Singers, City Riots, The Salvadors, The Honey Pies, Microwave Jenny and more.

Opening night schedule

7pm – Parade begins at east end of Rundle Road, moving west before turning left on to East Terrace and ending at Bartels Road

8pm – Wonderland begins across two stages in Rymill Park (Mullawirraburka)

Wonderland schedule
Fuse Stage

8:20 triple j Unearthed winners The Cairos

8:50 Microwave Jenny

9:20 The Honey Pies

9:50 San Cisco

10:25 20th Century Graduates

11:20 The Salvadors

11:35 City Riots

12:25 The John Steel Singers

Fringe Stage

8:15 Radical Son

9:00 Sufi Soul

9:25 Jackson Firebird

9.45 Iwantja Band

10.10 Adam Page Solo

10.25 The Transatlantics

11.10 Flap!

11:45 Adelaide Sax Pack

12.00 Sally Seltman

Top tips for Fringe Parade and Wonderland

Families

Adelaide Fringe recommends families arrive early and be in position by 6pm, with access from Rundle Road, Kent Town. The best family-friendly vantage points are at the eastern end of Rundle Rd at Rymill Park and Rundle Park and near the East Terrace and Pirie St intersection at Rymill Park.

Dry zone


Rymill Park has been declared a dry zone for the evening of the parade with the exception of the Fringe Bar designated areas.

Getting home


The Adelaide Metro After Midnight service will be running on Friday, February 18 until the early hours of Saturday, February 19. Check the timetable at adelaidemetro.com.au.

Road closures

Road closures will be put in place across the east end on Friday, February 18. For a full list of closures contact the Adelaide Fringe media team.

For more information contact

Michelle Read / Publicist / [email protected] / +61 418 805 001 / +61 8 8100 2019

Miriam Attwood / Publicist / [email protected] / +61 8 8100 2083 / +61 415 054 137

Contact Profile

Michelle Read, Publicist

P: +61 8 8100 2019
M: +61 418 805 001
W: www.adelaidefringe.com.au

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