Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Adelaide Fringe is taking a rain check on the beloved parade, returning its dancing, drumming and flag waving elements to the east end’s streets for a day of family fun on Sunday, March 6.

The choreographed sections of the parade, incorporating hundreds of dancers, percussionists and flag wavers, will be re-staged along Rundle Road and East Tce at 2pm in conjunction with the Adelaide Street Theatre Festival.

Audiences will be entertained by the parade amid a day of free world class entertainment as an eclectic group of international street performers and roving artists take to the streets.

Adelaide Fringe Board Chair Judy Potter said that a strong community response made the parade return possible.

“We have had an overwhelming response from the public and parade participants to restage the parade and are thrilled to announce that will happen on Sunday, March 6,” she said. “Many thanks to everyone who rallied and supported Adelaide Fringe to make this possible.”

Adelaide Fringe Director and Chief Executive Greg Clarke said he was delighted to incorporate the parade around the Adelaide Street Theatre Festival program.

“All the artists, production crew, participants and volunteers have worked so hard on the parade so we had to make sure everyone sees their wonderful work,” he said. “We’re incredibly excited to bring the parade back to the streets of Adelaide with a whole day of fun including free entertainment from hundreds of our parade participants as well as the international artists here for the Adelaide Street Theatre Festival.”

Adelaide Fringe gratefully acknowledges the support of Adelaide City Council, which will cover the cost of road closures.

Adelaide City Council Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said: “With the Town Hall being an Adelaide Fringe venue for the first time this year, the Council is really throwing its support behind this fantastic festival and is delighted to be able to help the parade go ahead.”

Safety concerns following persistent heavy rain that made roads slippery and hazardous for parade participants caused the cancellation of the Adelaide Fringe opening night parade on Friday, February 18.

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

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Michelle Read / Publicist

P: +61 (0)8 8100 2019
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