2017 Annual Review

We're extremely proud to announce that in the past six years, we have almost doubled the number of tickets sold, attendances, total economic expenditure and visitor spend related to the Fringe - a huge economic coup for South Australia.

This year's Fringe attracted 18,655 interstate and international visitors - up 38% on the 2016 festival - and delivered $24.3 million of new money to the state. The total estimated number of visitor bed nights also rose to more than 80,800.

Total expenditure associated with the 2017 Fringe was a staggering $81.4 million - up almost 5% on last year's figure.

Most importantly, this year's Fringe generated $16.2 million in revenue - the majority of which goes directly into the pockets of artists - an 80% increase in five years. 

We're also excited that from next year, thanks to $1 million of State Government funding, we're set to become the most affordable Fringe in Australia for artists to take part in, by abolishing inside charges for artists on tickets under $35 and halving the inside charge on tickets over $35. That means more money in artists' pockets.