Illuminate Adelaide reveals 2024 program

From free illuminations to experimental music, the winter festival returns to Adelaide for its fourth year.
Illuminate Adelaide. A silhouetted figure gazes at an art installation comprising red threads of light in a large dark space.

Illuminate Adelaide, the winter festival focused on the intersection of art, light, music and technology, returns to the South Australian capital this July.

The festival’s 2024 program, which was launched today (Wednesday 1 May) includes City Lights, a free and extremely popular outdoor program of light-based works at multiple locations across central Adelaide, and the experimental music festival-within-a-festival Unsound Adelaide, which this year features performances by Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon (US) and melancholic minimalist The Caretaker (UK).

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Richard Watts OAM is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, a Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend, and was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize in 2020. In 2021 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Green Room Awards Association. Most recently, Richard received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in June 2024. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts