Monday, March 7th, 2011
There was dancing in the streets, flag waving on stilts and drumming on wheels in the east end today as elements of the Adelaide Fringe Parade returned to the city.

More than 20,000 people flocked to Rundle Rd and East Tce to watch the parade, which began with Kaurna dancers and musicians before welcoming fluoro-clad cheerleaders, DJ Simplex atop a two-metre high chariot, out-there stilt walkers, marching bands, belly dancers, African drummers and salsa dancers among a colourful cast of participants.

The parade began at 2pm with 600 participants taking to the street before the Adelaide Fringe’s alternative king and queen, spectacular eight-metre tall puppets suspended from a crane, returned to close the spectacle that celebrates Australia’s largest arts festival.

Entertainment in the east end runs until 9pm with international street performers and roving artists taking to the streets for the Adelaide Street Theatre Festival on the Rundle St and East Tce corner.

Adelaide Fringe Director and Chief Executive Greg Clarke said he was delighted with crowd numbers.
“It was such a beautiful day today, I’m so pleased that all of the parade participants got to show everyone all their hard work and creativity,” he said.

“The parade has been the best possible start to the last week of Adelaide Fringe. We’ve had many sell-out shows and a weekend of record ticket sales so far, now I encourage everyone to get out and try something new. There are 759 events in the program with 405 Australian premieres – it’s your chance to discover the
next big thing.”

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