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Foodland’s 2024 Adelaide Fringe Favourites

Adelaide Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere and has a wide variety of events that include cabaret, theatre, comedy, circus, music, visual arts and more – there’s something for everyone to enjoy! As a Major Partner of Adelaide Fringe, we’ve put together our top picks for our favourite time of the year:

An Evening Without Kate Bush – Adelaide Fringe Premiere
Friday 16 February to Saturday 2 March
La Cascadeur at The Garden of Unearthly Delights
This award-winning cult cabaret pays glorious tribute to the music, fans and mythology of one of the most influential voices in pop music.
From releasing Wuthering Heights aged just 19 to selling out the Hammersmith Apollo nearly 40 years later, Bush has always surprised and confounded her critics and through it all her fans have stayed strong. Whether you’ve been a ‘Fish Person’ for decades or recently joined the shoal via Stranger Things, release your inner Bush at this joyful, unique and mind-blowing show.
Find out more and buy tickets here: An Evening Without Kate Bush | Adelaide Fringe

It Takes Two! – World Premiere
Sunday 18 February, Saturday 24 February and Sunday 3 March 2024
Plant 4 Bowden
Join Melanie and Rohan for an unforgettable night celebrating the greatest musical partnerships in history, from Dolly and Kenny to Sonny and Cher. With hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, these dynamic duets will have you dancing, singing and feeling the love.
Find out more and buy tickets here: It Takes Two! | Adelaide Fringe

Crowded Blouse
Sunday 18 February, Saturday 24 February, Sunday 25 February
Plant 4 Bowden
Musical misfit Lil Miss Mel tells tall tales of life, love, and longing in the live music scene through parody, song & hilariously inappropriate anecdotes. Accompanied by the brilliant Deborah Brennan, the story features tunes that span the decades, everything from cleverly reworked pop, to soul, to rock anthems. Part confessional, part celebration, this is a heroine’s tale of the search for meaning. Sing along with dodgy disco and bogan rock anthems, and dare to ponder the big question: what is the true song of your heart?
Find out more and buy tickets here: Crowded Blouse | Adelaide Fringe

Legends of Rock – Energy OZ
Wednesday 21 February 2024
Top of the Ark, Arkaba Hotel
Adelaide’s supergroup, Energy OZ showcase their amazing vocal talent in a powerhouse show of exhilarating arena hits and dynamic ballads from the world’s legendary rock artists.  Including your favourite hits from Bon Jovi, Queen, Dragon, AC/DC, Cold Chisel, Tina Turner and more.
Find out more and buy tickets here: Energy OZ – ‘Legends of Rock’ | Adelaide Fringe

An Andrew Sisters Tribute
Friday 23 February, Sunday 25 February
Norwood Concert Hall
Adelaide Fringe favourites, the Three Little Sisters take audience members on a nostalgic journey celebrating the lives and music of the famous Andrews Sisters. Backed by a live band, this 90-minute music spectacular features local SA performers Tania Savelli, Shelley Pantic & Melanie Smith recreating that iconic three-part harmony vocal sound made famous by WW2 American boogie woogie sweethearts Patty, Maxine and Laverne Andrews.
Find out more and buy tickets here: An Andrews Sisters Tribute | Adelaide Fringe

So Fresh! Hits of the 2000s
Tuesday 27 February to Sunday 3 March
The Virago at Gluttony – Rymill Park
With non-stop bangers from the early 2000s, this show will jam pack nostalgic hit after hit, in one hour of power. Chloe Castledine and Winston Howard lead a 10-piece ensemble; live band, dancers and all…it’ll be a party bringing in the Y2K all over again! Be ready to dance.
Find out more and buy tickets here: So Fresh! Hits of the 2000s | Adelaide Fringe

The Glory Jays: Big Jay Out
Friday 1 March, Wednesday 13 March, Saturday 16 March
Grace Emily Hotel
After exploring the best of the JJJ Hottest 100 in 2023, this year The Glory Jays will play their favourite songs from artists who performed at the Big Day Out!
The Big Day Out music festival was renowned for its eclectic lineups and its ability to bring together artists from various genres, creating an atmosphere that celebrated music in all its diversity. Expect to hear rock, alternative, electronic, and hip-hop classics that will transport you back to the festival’s heyday.
Find out more and buy tickets here: The Glory Jays: Big Jay Out | Adelaide Fringe

Comfort Food Cabaret
Wednesday 6 March, Thursday 7 March, Sunday 17 March
Plant 4 Bowden
Australia’s singing cook is back in the kitchen to present her multi-award-winning musical food sensation. Audiences will taste each dish cooked before their eyes as they’re taken on a hilarious and heartwarming journey by Michelle and her musicians as they dish up an evening of cooking, comedy, song and storytelling. Enjoy recipes that highlight Michelle’s culture featuring standout SA produce with a delectable three-course tasting. With rave reviews across Australia, London, Edinburgh and Copenhagen, it’s the pick of the Fringe for all tastes!
Find out more and buy tickets here: Comfort Food Cabaret | Adelaide Fringe

Merrick Watts – An Idiot’s Guide to Wine – Volume 2
Friday 8 March to Sunday 17 March
The Speigeltent at The Garden of Unearthly Delights
New jokes, new wines, same idiot. A brand-new show from Australia’s favourite comedian slash wine expert. Merrick toured his smash-hit show An Idiot’s Guide to Wine: Volume 1 around Australia and overseas in 2022/3 to sold out houses and critical acclaim at festivals, wineries, and comedy clubs alike.  He’s back in 2024 with a brand-new show, showcasing different grape varietals from awesome wine makers with new jokes, stories and food pairings to match.
Each audience member tastes six wines during the show and may accidentally learn something along the way.
Find out more and buy tickets here: Merrick Watts – An Idiot’s Guide to Wine – VOLUME TWO | Adelaide Fringe

80’s Ladies
Tuesday 12 March to Sunday 17 March
The Moa at Gluttony – Rymill Park
Chloe Castledine is back with her full team of musicians and dancers – bringing to life all our fave 80’s bangers in a most spectacular, hair-raising way!
The Cast will re-imagine songs by some of the most influential female artists of the 1980’s: Whitney, Madonna, Cyndi… you’ll leave this show completely obsessed with these pop stars all over again.
Find out more and buy tickets here: 80’s Ladies | Adelaide Fringe

Rhino Room Late Show
Every Friday and Saturday night of Fringe
Upstairs at Rhino Room R18+
Don’t miss the longest running show at the Adelaide Fringe now in it’s 24th year! This South Aussie institution features around 80+ comics from all over the festival with a new hilarious line up every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm til Midnight! It’s the home grown gala featuring the funniest of the festival in full flight.
You never know who you might see live on stage or at the bar until you get there. This one rule has given the Rhino Room Late Show its secret identity. A show that has always been for Adelaide Fringe fans and artists alike!
Find out more and buy tickets here: Rhino Room Late Show | Adelaide Fringe