Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Adelaide Fringe
Balmy summer nights, amazing venues and fantastic entertainment from around the world has pushed Adelaide Fringe to its biggest-ever weekend of ticket sales.

On Friday, February 25, 8268 tickets were sold through FringeTIX and on Saturday, February 26, 7724 tickets were sold through FringeTIX to Adelaide Fringe events.

Adelaide Fringe Director and Chief Executive Greg Clarke said week one ticket sales had surpassed 2010 figures.

“The first week of Adelaide Fringe has been a great success,” Mr Clarke said. “I’m particularly happy that the caravan in the mall has been attracting great audiences and hundreds of artists, it has become a real meeting point for artists as well as an entertainment destination.

“Next to the caravan, the box office in the mall is also going great guns and as the festival progresses is the place to get tickets, including discounted Rush Tix.”

Adelaide Fringe weekend events included the most successful Desert Fringe in Port Augusta yet, with record crowd attendances and a sold out show from Adam Page. Other events over the weekend included the Cellar Door Wine Festival at the Adelaide Convention Centre, a food and wine weekend at Gluttony, elite bell ringing societies from London ringing bells in churches across the city and the SA Wooden Boat Festival at Goolwa.

The fun continues this week as Adelaide Fringe gears up to restage the choreographed sections of the Adelaide Fringe parade, with hundreds of dancers, percussionists and flag wavers ready to march along Rundle Road and East Terrace at 2pm on Sunday, March 6.

The parade will be incorporated into the Adelaide Street Theatre Festival, a three-day bonanza of free entertainment that brings performers from across Australia, Argentina, Switzerland, Britain, Ireland and Canada to Rundle Mall and Rymill Park from Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6.

Shows that have sold out over the past week include A Mediaeval Celebration, Baby Boomers R Us, Burlesque Beauties, Cabaret Live, Ellington’s Heirs, Friday Night Fever, Honky Tonk Angels, Oblivious, The Deer JohnsTake on Life in the Early 80s, The Lounge Room Confabulators and The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective.

* Greg Clarke is available for interview today at the Fringe Club, East Tce, at 3pm.

For more information and to arrange interviews please 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

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P: +61 (0)8 8100 2019
M: +61 418 805 001
W: www.adelaidefringe.com.au

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