Thinking about heading out of town to experience Adelaide Fringe? Here are the top six things you need to eat, drink and do while you’re there.
If you’ve ventured to Adelaide Fringe before, you’ll be well acquainted with the arts venue hub Gluttony. A destination for arts lovers to gather and experience a diverse range of entertainment, Gluttony at Adelaide Fringe boasts two sites in 2020: split across the pop-up paradise in leafy Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka and the impressive Masonic Lodge. This festival-within-a-festival boasts free entry with 160+ Fringe acts taking to the stage delivering everything from late-night laughs to dance, circus, cabaret performances and so much more.
For foodies, Gluttony is the place to head with two dining precincts offering global cuisines and a selection of pop-up bars pouring delicious wines, local beers and top-shelf spirits. The West Market delivering multicultural eats from across the globe, including Filipino, Italian, Greek and Indian dishes. For something a little more refined, head to the East Market for multi-course dinners, fresh and healthy bites and curated dining experiences.
Find out more about Gluttony at Adelaide Fringe by clicking here.
DRINK: Johnnie Walker Highball Bar
Soak in all the action of Adelaide Fringe from the Johnnie Walker Highball Bar. Popping up in the buzzing Gluttony district, this dazzling rooftop bar offers punters the highest vantage point of any venue in the entire festival. Sip your way through four epic Highball-style cocktails showcasing Johnnie Walker, the world’s number one Blended Scotch Whisky. Sip your way through the Johnnie & Lemon Highball (featuring Johnnie Walker Black Label served with lemon barley and soda) or opt for something a little fruitier with the Johnnie & Blood Orange Highball (all for just a cool $10). Plus, the bar will feature a selection of spiced-popcorn snacks created by Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed, available with any drink for $12.
Head to the circus, but not as you know it, at Rouge. This sultry, surprising and subversive performance returns to Australia’s shores direct from the UK to take centre stage at Adelaide Fringe 2020. This award-winning show is set to deliver its biggest, extended and most outrageous show yet, offing brand new routines to shock, delight and tease.
Find out more about Rouge by clicking here.
Step back into the glamorous world of the roaring 20s at this unmissable burlesque extravaganza. Following Blanc de Blanc’s recording-breaking summer season at the Sydney Opera House, the all-star cast of international performers returns to Adelaide Fringe in 2020. Expect a brand new show filled with vintage French flair, risqué humour, awe-inspiring acrobatic feats and jaw-dropping dance routines. Get ready to jump and shout at this intoxicating adults-only performance presented by the creative company Strut & Fret Production House.
Find out more about Blanc de Blanc Encore by clicking here.
Step back into the 70s and don your favourite pair flairs at Adelaide Fringe Festival’s unmissable disco spectacular. Featuring the iconic Marcia Hines plus a cast of ten stellar performers, get ready to experience the disco-fuelled cabaret event of the festival, Velvet Rewired. Let this brand new routine set the tone for a fun night of glitz, glamour and incredible circus skills paired with fabulous music to get you grooving along.
Find out more about Velvet Rewired by clicking here.
Since launching in 2000, The Garden of Unearthly delights has grown from just a one-tent-show to a thriving festival-within-a-festival at Adelaide Fringe. Dubbed as Australia’s most vibrant and dynamic outdoor festival precinct, The Garden features an array of performance venues, bars, carnival rides plus plenty of food trucks and stalls to keep you fed and watered all festival long. Expect a program of epic shows including comedy, circus, theatre, music performances and more. Plus, come hungry and dive into The Garden’s array of dining options including everything from authentic gozleme to bao buns and so much more. And don’t miss the carnival of old-school rides featuring giant Ferris Wheels and dodgem cars.
Find out more about The Garden of Unearthly Delights by clicking here.
Adelaide Fringe Festival kicks off on February 14th, running until March 15th 2020. To explore the full program of events and to secure tickets, click here.