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This year, there are heaps of Adelaide Fringe artists nominated for the annual Helpmann Awards. These awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the many disciplines of Australia's vibrant live performance sectors, including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, regional touring, presentations for children and young people, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre.
Victorian comedian Elizabeth Davie will receive a 12-month mentorship and $2000 towards performing in the 2020 Adelaide Fringe after being selected as the successful recipient of this year’s Matt Tarrant Emerging Performers Grant.
The 2019 Adelaide Fringe attracted almost 35,000 interstate and international visitors, a staggering 72 per cent
increase compared to the previous year.
The much-loved festival also generated a record $95.1 million in gross economic expenditure for South Australia, including $36.6 million in visitor spending – up 24 per cent.
Adelaide Fringe has smashed its box office record with an impressive 825,000 tickets sold, a 17 per cent increase on last year – the biggest boost in recent years.
More audience members than ever before will be able to enjoy the Adelaide Fringe thanks to new accessibility initiatives being introduced for the 2019 festival.
For the first time, Adelaide Fringe is partnering with Deaf Can:Do and the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) to help raise awareness of the services available to festival-goers who have access requirements.
Adelaide has been selected as the host city of the 2020 Fringe World Congress, which will be held to coincide with Adelaide Fringe’s epic 60th anniversary.
Taking home the title of Best Festival at the 2018 Ruby Awards has topped off a successful few weeks of state and national recognition for the Adelaide Fringe.
The party that defines a city is on its way! Adelaide Fringe has today revealed a bigger and bolder 2019 program featuring a more diverse and inclusive line-up than ever before.
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