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Fringe festival parades its bang for State Budget buck

Adelaide’s festivals are continuing to prove a powerhouse for the state’s economy with the Fringe releasing more record figures today showing interstate visitors pushed a 40 per cent increase in economic expenditure at this year’s event to $105.5 million. At the same time, it made the top 10 mentioned brands on Instagram.

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Fringe review: The Coconuts

Sweet-faced and sharp-tongued, The Coconuts make their Fringe debut with Brown on the Outside, White on the Inside ­– a lively blend of storytelling, stand-up, songs, and slideshows. ★★★★

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Fringe review: Big Beats by Adam Page

Beat looping magician Adam Page borrows drum samples from artists ranging from Michael Jackson to Led Zeppelin and Taylor Swift to create a one-man symphony, but it’s when he picks up the sax that his show really sings. ★★★ ½

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Fringe review: Sheltered

Charming and skilful performer Kathryn Hall reveals the absurdity of institutional systems in this story of her teenage years, which she spent living in youth shelters while managing cerebral palsy. ★★★★

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Fringe review: The Party

Shock factor, nudity and chaos are cornerstones of this year’s big new show at the Garden of Unearthly Delights, where they’re ready to get The Party started. ★★★

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Fringe review: 27 Club

Sarah McLeod and Carla Lippis are electrifying as the Adelaide Fringe’s favourite supergroup returns to rock audiences with their finely tuned hour of rock, grunge and soul, paying homage to famous musicians who never saw the age of 28. ★★★★

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Fringe review: Mansion

They walked among the gods in the hit 2022 Adelaide Fringe show Oracle; now, Bass Fam Creative return to drag audiences down to the depths of hell with the frightening Adelaide premiere of Mansion. ★★★★★

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Fringe review: SILENCE!

French pyrotechnic percussionists Les Commandos Percu kicked off the Adelaide Fringe with a bang – literally – as they lit up the riverbank with a primal storm of percussion, flame and fireworks. ★★★★

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Fringe review: FLEX

‘Where does the body end and the avatar begin?’ In a series of absorbing interactive spaces, FLEX plays with the links between our physical selves and the environments we inhabit. ★★★★

Regional News

A Fringe road trip for world music

Heading into the city to see a show or 10 is a summer ritual for many South Australians, but hitting the highway for a night of world music in Clare could become a new tradition.