ONE NIGHT, ONE MASSIVE PARTY
Friday 15 February
King William Street
Pre-Parade entertainment from 7.00pm
Parade starts at 8.30pm
As the sun goes down, the streets will light up and the entire city will explode with an all-night celebration of everything Fringe. At the centre of the party will be the iconic Fringe Parade. Join the crowds to welcome the spectacle of brilliant floats and thousands of Fringe artists as they ‘strut their stuff’ through the centre of the city. King William St. will be truly transformed into the world’s largest dance floor as DJ TR!P cranks up the volume. Check out the list of floats and performers here.
The Parade is starting at 8.30pm this year but get there early to enjoy the pre parade entertainment from 7.00pm. In the tradition of the Christmas Pageant please stay behind the blue line. Viewing is from both sides of King William St. This year the Parade will be lit from the inside out so get into the party atmosphere and light yourself up!
- Road closures and disruptions to public transport services apply from 12.15am on February 15.
Click here for road closures | Click here for bus stop closures.
- Full public transport disruptions can be found on the Adelaide Metro Website.
For the first time ever the 2013 Fringe Parade will be audio described and broadcast live on Radio Adelaide for Blind and vision impaired people. Bring your transistor radio and headsets and tune into Radio Adelaide 101.5 fm to catch all the details and splendour of the 1000s of artists performing in the centre of the city. Audio description makes the visual verbal and is proudly supported by Access2Arts.
Access2Arts will have some radios and headsets available on the night but bookings are essential. For bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0498 707 563. Radios will be available for collection at the viewing area – Rundle Mall Tram Stop from 7:30pm with a $10 refundable deposit required on the night.
Celebrate Across the City
Keep the celebrations going after the Parade and head off to a 2013 Fringe Venue and see a show!
*Limited tickets available – allocation may be sold out. Please check HERE for availability and book tickets.
Located in the old Adelaide Bus Station, between Franklin and Grote Streets, Friday 15th is the Official Depot Opening Party.
Come up to First Bar for a cocktail at the Hotel Richmond where they will be hosting a fun filled opening night special event.
The Science Exchange
To Celebrate opening night, The Science Exchange bar will be full of fun and frivolity with live music, performance sneak-peeks. Featuring performances from Victoria Healy, James Colley, Owen Collins, Rob Lloyd and Life in Letters.
La Bohème offers the spot to welcome Fringe 2013 with an open house for performers and patrons alike.
Delectable drinks with bountiful helpings of schmoozing, dancing and artistic romancing.
Time: Pre-Parade drinks from 5pm, Post-Parade
Party from 9pm
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Beat Society presents Adelaide’s Opening Night Street Party. Bringing together the best in Australian House music producers featuring Random Soul, Sonny Fodera, HMC, Jorge Watts, Support from Fresh FM’s Ezee G & Juddo including other guests.
Get your Fringe on at the Tuxedo Cat opening night party. DJ BottleRockets will be spinning beats from 11pm. Four bars and more than 500 shows throughout the festival. Get on the prowl.
Get carried away at Gluttony, a pop-up party in Rymill Park, close to the action. With more than 20 ticketed shows, delicious food, two bars and silent disco from 9pm.
Time: From 12noon (weekends), 5:30pm (weekdays)
Celebrate the opening of the 2013 Fringe festival !… Head to Dragonfly post parade to meet all the visual artists, local & national, involved in Vimana, “an exhibition exploring the unfolding of the higher geometries of light…” Also an extra special treat from 10pm, Djs Medhi + Sam Walker on the decks…. aaaand a world exclusive when Medhi, along with Lizzie Bradley premiere their new live duo, Zeequil! Kitchen from 6…. Cocktail Jug Specials…. Come get amongst it people!
Time: 10:30am till late