Arts, entertainment and food - the ultimate South Australian trilogy, will be coming to the Adelaide Fringe in 2018 for the third year running during two action-packed weekends at the boutique festival event, Fleurieu Fringe.
Set upon the magnificent backdrop of seaside Port Noarlunga, the award winning Fleurieu Fringe takes you back to the Fringe festival of the early days, when locals came together to showcase the arts as a celebration of their community.
Spanning two weekends from February 16-25, Fleurieu Fringe is bringing to the southern region; world class live entertainment, performing arts, children's activities, art installations, food trucks, bars and artisan markets. Held at Sauerbier House, the relaxed and laidback atmosphere and diverse offering of entertainment and activities puts Fleurieu Fringe on the must-see list of places to be this Fringe Season
Fleurieu Fringe premiered in 2016 and has continually grown in popularity with a highlight in 2017 when they won the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Best Event Weekly Award.
The event kicks off on Friday nights 5pm–9pm including entertainment, food vans, wine and cocktails and a twilight market. Saturday nights 5pm-10pm will bring high profile, international Fringe acts and performance art to the community and will also include food vans and an exclusive wine and cocktail bar. Sundays 11am–3pm will be filled with family entertainment, food vans, children’s activities and the Fleurieu living market.
Festival Director for Tasting Australia, Chef Simon Bryant will be back again with his food van ‘Dirty’ and will be also doing a special cooking demonstration on Sunday 18th February.
In the lead-up to the December 8 program launch, Fleurieu Fringe Director Kylea Hartley says, “The line-up includes international Fringe artists and local favourites like Laura Hill, Jeremiah Johnson and Movin’ Melvin Brown as well as the Madhouse Circus, Idris Stanton and the Ukulele Death Squad”.
Local artist Henry Jock Walker will be collaborating with the Fleurieu Fringe, creating art installations and community art projects with the theme ‘Retro Surf’ reflecting his work and involvement with the local surfing community.
“I am proud to bring this popular event back in 2018 and we can’t wait for the community to experience the arts, culture and community spirit that we will be showcasing,” Kylea says.
Entry to Fleurieu Fringe on Fridays and Sundays is a gold coin donation and tickets to Saturday shows are from $20 via FringeTix.