New winter festival joins an increasingly crowded calendar

The inaugural Glenelg Winter Arts Festival joins the likes of Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Dark Mofo and RISING as an off-peak cultural attraction.
A fire burns in a brazier to warm winter arts-lovers.

Joining the likes of Dark Mofo, RISING, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Festival of Voices, GLOW Winter Arts Festival and the East Gippsland Winter Festival, Adelaide’s beachside suburb Gleneg is the latest municipality to announce a new program of winter cultural events.

In partnership with the City of Holdfast Bay, the entertainment hub Gluttony – traditionally associated with Adelaide’s Rymill Park during the Adelaide Fringe – recently launched the inaugural Glenelg Winter Arts Festival.

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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