the Festival State turns it up a notch with the Adelaide Festival opening weekend

don’t tell us nothing ever happens in Adelaide!

We’re about halfway though the festival fever that sweeps our city and things are only getting bigger and better! This weekend, the Adelaide Festival starts up with a diverse program line up to suit all ages.

omg, it’s here!

Students ❤ cheap things, ❤ free things even more.

You might fancy stopping by the Riverbank Palais on your early morning commute to pick up a coffee and the paper and dive into a conversation about current affiars with Adelaide journalists and other special guests. It’s brekky and news with a view!

Frank Booker and Nickodemus will be selecting the tunes at the Riverbank Palais. Entry to these Late Night DJ sets will be free during the opening weekend of March.

On Sunday (5 March), Kiwi treasure Neil Finn plays an open air concert right alongside the Adelaide Riverbank. Grab a rug and a spot on the lawns and let the former-Crowded House frontman serenade you at sunset.

Adelaide Festival are doing a run of cheap tickets for student to the sold out opera, Saul as well as introducing a unique Pay What You Can ticketing scheme for concession card holders (this is also a subtle reminder to get your student ID’s updated in the hub!)

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fancy a tantilising spot of theatre on the cheap? Adelaide Festival has got your back.

Check out Adelaide Festival’s FREE program here.

Music at the The Riverbank Palais!

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Chaz Bundick aka, Toro y Moi!

It’s very hard to hide the fact that we’re excited to see a certain Pitchfork endorsed, chill-wave artist from the United States. Toro y Moi is our standout pick for this season.

The Riverbank Palais’ diverse music line up means you can catch All Our Exes Live in Texas (8 March) and dance the night away at Mexrrissey — a tribute DJ set to Morrissey presented by Mexican DJ/producer Camilo Lara (10 March), La Mambanegra (15 March) and REMI (18 March)

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What the Riverbank Palais used to look like.


Taking place at the Quarry in Tea Tree Gully, The Secret River is Mad March outside of the CBD. The play is based on a 2005 novel by Kate Grenville that has been adapted for stage by acclaimed writer Andrew Bovell and produced by the Sydney Theatre Company.

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image credit: Hugh Hartshorne

Shakespeare’s Richard III is directed by German playwright Thomas Ostermeier and has been described as a performance to delight all 5 senses. Look out for the booming drums from the live music score and Lars Edinger’s portrayal of Richard (dark and scary!)

Check out #AdlFest theatre program here.

Adelaide Writer’s Festival!

Anyone can be a writer and that is the spirit that underpins the existence of this festival.

Taking place at Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, you will hear from a range of journalists, biographers, novellists and poets sharing their stories. You will also hear from refugees, feminists and other courageous souls who to0 have super important details to share. Adelaide Writers Festival runs from 4–9 March and entry to all talks and workshops are absolutely free.

More info: Program Schedule / Writer’s Week Blog

Don’t forget to join in on the socials under the offical hashtag #AdlFest and keep up with the conversation on all things Adelaide Festival via Instagram and Twitter — @adelaidefest.

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