White blurry dots aligned to form a kangaroo, placed on a dark blue image of the sky

Sky Song

International • Australian Premiere


Winner BankSA Best Event, Workshops & Talks Award 2022

‘It is time for us all to find our way back to the fire, for the strong stories of our First Peoples to inspire hope and signify an awakening to the truth of our entire existence’ Archie Roach in SKY SONG.

Drone art specialists, Celestial, and First Nations Artists invite you to gaze up, and reignite your relationship with the stars at Sky Song. Watch the sky come alive with hundreds of drones flying in majestic formation to a soundtrack of First Nations storytelling through poetry and song.

Narrated by singer, songwriter and tireless campaigner Archie Roach, Sky Song unfolds over five chapters, taking audiences through topics of belonging and connection to country, land rights, the hopefulness of reconciliation and much more. 

Immense in scale, rich in meaning and unlike anything you’ve seen before...

Audiences are invited to bring along a picnic rug or low back chair and food. Drinks and dinner can be purchased at the venue. No BYO beverages are permitted. 

Being an outdoor event, Sky Song is an all-weather experience. Ticket holders are advised to check the weather report before attending and wear warm, appropriate clothing. Umbrellas are permitted. 

Please note there is an uneven walk from the carpark to the Sky Song site. If you have access or mobility issues please contact us on fringetix@adelaidefringe.com.au and we can organise to accomodate you.

Sky Song Show Schedule at Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Winery, McLaren Vale: 

6:00PM - Gates open - please arrive early allowing for traffic

7:05PM - Catch a surprise Fringe music act - Food trucks and Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wine available

7:50PM - No entry permitted to the site due to Civil Aviation Regulations

8:00PM - Come and take a seat by the campfire, projections begin - (20 mins)

8:20PM - Drones launch - Please be sure to be in the site atleast half an hour before Drones launch

8:50PM - Show ends

Be seated for 8.00pm show start. Drones Launch: 8.20pm

Please check out the event info page for FAQ's, site map and Show Program. 

Warning: Sky Song contains cultural stories which may be sensitive to members of the Stolen Generations and their descendants. To support children and people with their learning,  Adelaide Fringe encourages audiences to access guiding resources from the Healing Foundation and Reconciliation Australia, made available on our website in February.

Sky Song is a collaboration between Adelaide Fringe, Celestial, Gluttony, Deadly Management, Archie Roach, Electric Fields, Iwiri Choir, Nancy Bates, Major Moogy Summer, Jack Buckskin of Kuma Kaaru; Ali Cobby Eckermann; Dusty Feet Mob, Mali Isabel, APY Arts Collective, Cactus Cactus Sound, Novatech, The Institute for Drone Technology and Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines.  Supported by:  South Australian Tourism Commission (Major Partner) Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.     

Presented by: Gluttony & Adelaide Fringe

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