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Adelaide – It's Festival Time

 Womadelaide | Tony Lewis


7-10 March, Adelaide 


WOMADelaide is a spectacular world music festival situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Botanic Park. Take in the array of seven open air stages hosting over 500 artists from over 25 countries set together amongst the majestic Moreton Bay Figs.  Enjoy the immersive styles of traditional and contemporary music, dance, and workshops, as well as Taste the World cooking programs and Planet Talks. Groove for a day or make a 4 day long weekend of it and YHA members can experience this remarkable world music festival at concession prices for day, night and multi day and night passes!

  • Save $53 on a 4 day passes 
  • Save $47 on 3 day passes 

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 Adelaide Fringe | Fez Faanana & Nerida Waters

Adelaide Fringe

14 February-16 March, Adelaide 

This is the big one – the festival that takes over all of Adelaide with a massive buzz for 31 warm summer nights every year.  Come and see, hear and feel everything from comedy to drama, music, art and everything in between, crazy and less so with free, cheap or regular prices and cool pop up locations.

Thousands of performers from all over the world cram shows into venues such as pubs, laneways, circus tents, rooftops and shipping containers – even the city’s churches come in handy. There is the Garden of Unearthly Delights with comedy to cabaret into the early hours and new this year, the redeveloped Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga will host the site of the grassy new venue – The Royal Croquet Club.

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 Green Porno | Jody Shapiro L-R Isabella Rossellini

Adelaide Festival

28 February – 16 March, Adelaide 

A captivating array of world acclaimed arts events encapsulates the Adelaide Festival. Highly regarded atmospheric theatre, music, visual, dance, film and a writer’s week – the largest of its kind. Over 50 years strong and dressing Adelaide’s social landscapes with changing themes across a number of the city’s premier theatre venues and locations. This year the festival hosts the highly acclaimed Dutch produced Roman Tragedies – first time ever to be staged in Australia and as an exclusive for Adelaide.  And we say hola to Lola’s Pergola – a picnic into the night with First Fruit Dinners for de suave and many a tune to take you there.

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Adelaide Food & Wine Festival

4-13 April, Adelaide and surrounds

South Australia really does know good food. Famed for the brilliant Adelaide Central Market and stunning vineyards in each direction, thriving creative food expressions, new pop up experimental venues, styles and regional offerings - there is plenty gastronomy to celebrate.

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Photo Credits:

Womadelaide: Tony_Lewis

Adelaide Fringe: Fez Faanana & Nerida Waters