Adelaide, South Australia is home to the world’s second-biggest Fringe Festival and hundreds of other exciting events.
With 10 major festivals – spanning world-class theatre, music, dance, the largest Cabaret Festival in the world and WOMADelaide – there is no better place to experience summer down under.
Made in Adelaide delivers to Edinburgh a taste of Australia’s best festival city – lifting the lid on exciting homegrown South Australian talent, as well as our premium wine and beer.
So as the memory of another Edinburgh festival season fades and the mercury starts to plummet, start planning your trip down under to enjoy our events, beaches, wineries and sun shiny days.
Adelaide – Australia’s best festival city.
As the northern winter begins to really bite, South Australia’s capital city transforms into one of the world’s biggest arts and cultural hot spots.
The Adelaide Fringe and the Adelaide Festival bring the city alive every February and March with thousands of performances, spanning high art to vibrant interactive street acts.
The city gives itself over to a kaleidoscope of culture and slap bang in the middle of which, on a balmy long weekend in March, is WOMADelaide – a world of music and dance set amongst a glorious tree-scape in Adelaide’s Botanic Park.
Made in Adelaide brings to Edinburgh a sneak peek of what’s on offer.
A gala showcase, hosted by South Australia’s Premier, will feature artists including Michael Griffiths, Gravity and Other Myths and Michaela Burger, while one of Australia’s hottest new talents TKAY MAIDZA will headline a night of music.
With much more still to come…
Plan a holiday around your chosen festival
Visitors to Adelaide’s festivals can also explore Australia’s finest wine regions, such as the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, with over 200 cellar doors located within an hour of the city centre.
For a fix of Australian wildlife you can cuddle a koala in the nearby Adelaide Hills or head further afield to explore South Australia’s outstanding nature in iconic Australian landscapes like Kangaroo Island and the Flinders Ranges.
Adelaide is easily accessible with key international airlines flying directly into the city from Europe with great connections through Asia and the Middle East. This makes Adelaide and its festivals the perfect start to your Australian holiday.
Find out more about South Australia here.