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February 14, 2020
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Adelaide Fringe Opening Party

Friday, February 14 2020

  • Image 1: Jakirah, Karl and Tikana Telfer from Yabarra: Dreaming in Light. Photo: Tony Lewis

The 60-year-old Adelaide Fringe festival is kicking off this Friday at 8pm with an explosive line-up of things to do.

Tindo Utpurdee


Adelaide Fringe opening party
Friday, 13 February
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The Tindo Utpurdee ‘Sunset Ceremony’ will official open the Adelaide Fringe at Rymill Park / Mullawirraburka at 8:15pm. This ceremony recognises the living customs of First Nations peoples, and pays respect to the spirit of the land and those past, present and emerging. There were over 20,000 attendees last year; if you can’t come this time – why wouldn’t you? – watch the live stream on Facebook.

Yabarra: Dreaming in Light

Just across the street at the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute is a surreal indoor cultural experience designed to take participants on a journey of First Nations dreaming stories. Yabbara: Dreaming in Light explores the 6000-year-old Tjirbruki yarn through cutting edge technology, “spirit wind” and animation, and celebrates its first opening night this Friday from 9pm till 11pm. It’s free, and will be running every day across the Fringe, but you have to register your place online.


The Giant Sing Along will let you sing your heart out. Described as “the opportunity to belt out our favourite ballads” through “microphones with judgement-free, built-in autotune”, this free karaoke experience is running for free at Lot 14 every day of the Adelaide Fringe, but is starting this Friday. Too broke for La Sing? Come here instead.

For more information on opening night, see the event page.

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