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  • Adelaide Festival 2015 Program Launch

    2.51 pm Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

    The wait is almost over! The 30th Adelaide Festival program will be unveiled on Thursday 16 October, with the full line-up available from 6pm (Adelaide time) as our brand new website goes live and tickets on sale. Adelaide Writers’ Week also announce the first release of authors you can expect at Australia’s largest free literary event in 2015. For all the up-to-date news delivered straight to your inbox, s ...READ MORE

  • Annabel Crabb in Conversation

    11.40 am Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

    The Wife Drought: Annabel Crabb in conversation with Laura Kroetsch   'I need a wife'. It's a common joke among women juggling work and family. But it's not actually a joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a Godsend - an advantage enjoyed by vastly more men than women. Working women are in an advanced state of wife drought, and there is no sign of rain.   In this Ad ...READ MORE

  • My Story: Julia Gillard in conversation

    8.47 am Friday, July 18th, 2014

    “I was Prime Minister for three years and three days. Three years and three days of resilience. Three years and three days of changing the nation. Three years and three days for you to judge.”   In a unique Adelaide Writers’ Week event, join Australia’s first female Prime Minster Julia Gillard as she returns to her hometown to discuss her new memoir My Story, a book that for the first time ex ...READ MORE

  • That was Adelaide Festival 2014

    3.02 pm Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

    Whether you came to see Roman Tragedies, John Zorn, Adelaide Writers' Week, to hang out/get down at Lola's Pergola, or any of our other 46 events...   we hope you had fun!           ...READ MORE

  • Adelaide Festival Reviews

    2.19 pm Friday, February 28th, 2014

    Adelaide Festival New York Times 11/03 - "The Adelaide Festival — a three-week extravaganza of music, theater, dance, a visual arts biennial, a writer’s week, films, art and talks — now attracts more than 300,000 visitors"   The Guardian Culture 07/03 - 14/03 - The Guardian Culture live-blogged their Festival frivolities, featuring interviews, reviews, podcasts, videos and more. Catch up on the ac ...READ MORE

  • First One Standing: a web series

    3.03 pm Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

    Over the summer we caught up with a handful of bona fide Adelaide Festival fanatics –  those who are always first in line for tickets, the first to leap to their feet in ovation, the first to tell you about “that amazing time at the (insert year here) festival” and the last ones carving up the dance floor.   We love them as much as they love us, and we’d love for you to meet them.   Episo ...READ MORE

  • About Lola

    3.00 am Thursday, February 6th, 2014

    Get a little closer to Lola, the namesake of our 2014 Adelaide Festival club, Lola's Pergola.     Crafted by local powerhouse Closer Productions, this documentary offers up a smorgasbord of homegrown cultural and culinary luminaries. Featured beneficiaries of Lola's inspiration include former Adelaide Festival artistic director Anthony Steel, project curator at the Art Gallery of South Aust ...READ MORE

  • Adelaide Writers' Week Program Announced

    11.30 am Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

    Clear some space in your bookshelves – the Adelaide Writers’ Week program has officially launched! See the program by day See the whole program on one page                 With over 90 international and local writers participating in six days of conversation and debate taking place in the beautiful Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, it's one o ...READ MORE

  • Lola's Pergola's Music Line-Up Announced

    10.12 am Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

    Fine folk of the internet, pull on your best frock ‘n’ frills – we’ve announced the 2014 Lola’s Pergola DJ line-up!                   The international line-up includes the near-mythical godfather of disco and pioneer of Balearic sound DJ Harvey (USA/UK), Brooklyn party starter and master turntablist Total Eclipse (USA), enigmatic ...READ MORE

  • Taste the fruits of South Australian soil

    3.01 pm Thursday, November 28th, 2013

                  We are thrilled to present you with a brand new, unparalleled Adelaide Festival club experience. Come celebrate local and international maverick chefs as they create ten tenacious feasts inspired by the very best of South Australian produce in a program curated by Duncan Welgemoed (SA’s best chef – The Advertiser Food Awards 2013) and tho ...READ MORE

  • Powerhouse drummer joins Zorn line-up

    8.39 am Friday, November 22nd, 2013

      Dave Lombardo - one of the most respected and influential drummers in recent history, long-time Slayer drummer, member of Fantômas and founder of Philm is coming to Adelaide Festival.   Lombardo will perform with John Zorn and Bill Laswell as part of the Bladerunner trio, featuring in Zorn's concert, Triple Bill. Artistic Director David Sefton says “With an already stellar lis ...READ MORE

  • Welcome to 2014

    11.22 am Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

                    We’re thrilled to finally share with you the 2014 Adelaide Festival program!   The line-up is positively bursting with glittering debuts, welcome returns, national treasures and local favourites, along with Adelaide Writers’ Week and the biennial Artists’ Week and Adelaide International visual art events. You’ll fin ...READ MORE

  • Watch the launch Live Online

    10.52 am Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

    Darwin, Denmark or the banks of the Derwent. London, Los Angeles or Lismore. Wherever you are in the world, grab your device and watch live as David Sefton unbuttons Adelaide Festival's winter coat revealing a program featuring some of the world's most innovative, inspiring and provocative art. You will also hear Adelaide Writers' Week Director Laura Kroetsch and Adelaide International Curator Richard Grayson anno ...READ MORE

  • David Sefton extends tenure until 2016

    9.14 am Saturday, October 12th, 2013

                    David Sefton is set to become the first Artistic Director to deliver four consecutive Adelaide Festivals after being offered the opportunity to curate the 2016 festival. Adelaide Festival Chair, Richard Ryan AO said, “Since David moved to Adelaide in 2011 the board has been impressed with his shrewd mixture of bold programing and ...READ MORE

  • Meeting Richard Grayson

    4.40 pm Thursday, August 1st, 2013

    Artist, writer and curator of the 2014 Adelaide International, Richard Grayson, spent a week in Adelaide putting some final touches on what will be an immersive and impressive exhibition of international art. As a curator Richard’s impressive CV, which includes the 2002 Sydney Biennale, is evidence of his acute way of regarding and perceiving art; what it is, and what it might mean. Watch this short film ...READ MORE

  • Research puts our cultural value at $85 Million

    9.57 am Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

                    That is no typo in the title, research conducted by an international team based at Flinders University puts the cultural value of the Adelaide Festival at $85 million. Head of tourism at Flinders University and lead researcher Dr Steve Brown said the study used rigorous scientific methodology to show that the real worth of the Fest ...READ MORE

  • 2014 Curators Announced: Adelaide Biennial & Adelaide International

    3.22 pm Monday, May 13th, 2013

    Two dynamic curators are set to deliver our major visual and media arts programs in 2014. Along with the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Festival is thrilled to announce the gallery's director, Nick Mitzevich will curate the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art,  Australia's longest running survey of contemporary Australian art. “In its 13th iteration the Biennial will tap into the hearts and ...READ MORE

  • Adelaide Writers' Week Podcasts

    11.15 am Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

                        We've just uploaded over 76 hours of podcasts from Adelaide Writers' Week 2013. You can stream them FREE from our blog. ...READ MORE