Adelaide Fringe Triumphs at SALIFE Absolute Best Awards 2023

Fri, Dec 8 2023
In an extraordinary night of accolades, Adelaide Fringe has been crowned Event of the Year at the prestigious SALIFE ABSOLUTE BEST AWARDS 2023.
Adelaide Fringe CEO Heather Croall and Fringe Staff at SALIFE ABSOLUTE BEST AWARDS 2023
This significant achievement is a testament to the festival's unwavering commitment to excellence in showcasing a diverse array of artistic talents and providing audiences access to a multigenre program that embraces a mix of local and international shows. The reasons to celebrate continued as Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO, Heather Croall was honoured with the SALIFE Person of the Year, recognising her visionary leadership and significant contribution to the arts and cultural landscape across South Australia.

"This is a remarkable moment for Adelaide Fringe and a tribute to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved," said Heather Croall."Winning Absolute Best Event of the Year at the SALIFE Absolute Best Awards is a recognition of our team's passion and creativity in bringing the most exciting and diverse arts experiences to our audiences, and being awarded SALIFE Person of the Year is unbelievably special, I wouldn’t be in a position to even be nominated without the Adelaide Fringe team so I really must thank the people I’m surrounded by for this award."

Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s biggest arts festival, offering an eclectic mix of theatre, comedy, music, dance, and visual arts. This year's event was a standout, featuring over 7,000 artists from Australia and around the world, and showcasing more than 1,500 shows across the city and state. In 2023, Adelaide Fringe became the first annual event in Australia to sell one million tickets.

The SALIFE Absolute Best Awards, renowned for recognising outstanding contributions to the cultural and entertainment sectors in South Australia, highlight the best in creativity, innovation, and dedication. Adelaide Fringe's win is a clear indicator of its significant impact not only on the arts community but also on the cultural fabric of South Australia.

Director and CEO of Adelaide Fringe said, "We are immensely proud of what we have achieved. These awards are a wonderful acknowledgement of Adelaide Fringe's role in enriching the cultural life of South Australia and our commitment to supporting artists and engaging communities.”
The Adelaide Fringe 2024 season will run from February 16 to March 17.
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