Adelaide Fringe has released its 2018 program with 6000 artists presenting 338 comedy shows, 260 music events, 132 theatre productions, 128 cabaret shows, 98 children’s events, 73 visual arts and design exhibitions, 64 special events, 36 circus/physical theatre events, 33 dance shows, 26 interactive events, 22 magic shows and 13 film and digital events.
The festival, which runs February 18 to March 16, 2018, is directed by Heather Croall (pictured above) for the third year. It will be hosted across 442 venues including the National Wine Centre, Plant 4 Bowden and Percy Court Studio and Fringe ‘hubs’ through suburban and regional Adelaide and as far as the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.
“Arts accessibility will be a major focus for next year’s festival with the return of the Street Art Explosion program and the introduction of the Friends of the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund initiative, which uses money raised from Fringe patrons to provide free show tickets to disadvantaged children,” Fringe organisers announced.
Read the full festival guide here. Among the the comedians presenting shows are Dave Hughes, Cal Wilson, Tom Gleeson, Kitty Flanagan, Peter Hellier, Zoe Coombs Marr, Joel Creasey, Ross Noble, Wil Anderson, Lehmo, Sam Simmons, Lawrence Mooney, Sammy J, Stephen K Amos, Dave Thornton, Arj Barker and Rich Hall.