Summer festival season heats up as programs launch nationwide

Adelaide, Perth and Sydney Festivals launched their 2024 programs this week, with Mona Foma waiting eagerly in the wings.

As the end of the year draws ever closer (how on earth is it nearly November already?) some of the country’s major arts festivals have just launched their programs for 2024.

Adelaide Festival officially launched its 2024 program on Tuesday (24 October), Perth Festival’s program went live at 7am AWST on Wednesday (25 October) and Sydney Festival revealed its program yesterday (Thursday 26 October).

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts