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Reggae star leads final 2020 WOMADelaide line-up reveal

Ziggy Marley – eight-time Grammy winner and son of reggae legend Bob Marley – leads the final announcement of 2020 WOMADelaide acts, which also features UK folk singer Laura Marling and Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke and rapper Briggs.


More than 90,000 party the long weekend away at WOMADelaide

GALLERY: Acts from French pop powerhouse Christine and the Queens to Grammy-winning singer Angélique Kidjo and Flamenco pioneer María Pagés wowed more than 90,000 festival-goers at this year’s WOMADelaide.

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Ben Quilty: Painting with purpose

Australian artist Ben Quilty’s paintings from life remind us that death is never far from our door, writes Lisa Slade, curator of a major survey exhibition of his work soon to open at the Art Gallery of SA as part of the Adelaide Festival.


Final week Adelaide Festival and Fringe highlights

With less than a week left to indulge in the Mad March festival smorgasbord, here are some Adelaide Festival highlights still to come – from gigs on the Palais to provocative theatre – and our picks from the Fringe music, comedy, theatre and circus line-up.

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Festival review: Carmen

Once in a blue moon you happen across a performance so astonishing in concept, so perfectly executed that it fills you with wonder and makes you look at the world with fresh eyes. Welcome to Semperoper Ballett’s Carmen.


Tears, joy and discovery: Jo Dyer's life in books

There’s nothing like diving into a good book, but for Adelaide Writers’ Week director Jo Dyer, this enduring passion became a path to a career that brings this same joy to others.


What’s next for Adelaide’s festivals?

After three decades working in the festival sector, Christie Anthoney reflects on the different measures of Adelaide’s success as a world-leading festival city and why it’s important it doesn’t rest on its laurels.

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Festival review: Blaas

‘I don’t know what to expect.’ My 10-year-old companion’s slightly nervous anticipation seems to be shared by others around us. At the end of this surprising show, we are definitely no longer in the dark.

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Festival review: The Magic Flute

The Adelaide Festival’s centrepiece opera is funny, delightful and, at first glance, baffling: an Enlightenment celebration of the power of music and reason blasted by a rocket filled with fireworks into the contemporary world via the aesthetics of the silent film era.

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Festival review: Two Feet

Artistic perfection requires total dedication, mental as well as physical. For some performers – as Meryl Tankard’s captivating dance work Two Feet shows – the pursuit of greatness comes at a high price.

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