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2017 Adelaide Fringe set to light up the city

Adelaide Fringe

A sunset ceremony on the SA Museum lawns, parties, a street parade and the transformation of North Terrace buildings into “canvases of light” will mark the opening this weekend of the 2017 Adelaide Fringe.

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Fringe director and CEO Heather Croall promises “a feast of entertainment and celebrations” throughout the weekend, with the parade along North Terrace on Saturday evening featuring 80 floats and more than 1500 participants.

“There will also be hundreds of shows to choose from and people will take to the streets to embrace the party atmosphere,” she says.

More than 110,000 tickets have already been sold for the 2017 Fringe – about 3.5 per cent above the same time last year.

The total number of events for the February 17 to March 19 festival is up just slightly – around 1160 compared with 1122 in 2016 – with 5250 artists presenting works across genres including comedy, music, theatre, circus, magic, film and digital art, and dance.

There are also more than 100 new venues, and Croall is urging Fringe-goers to be adventurous in seeking out a range of different shows and spaces.

Photo: Tony Virgo

Photo: Tony Virgo

Opening weekend events include:

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