It’s the one event all South Australians look forward to more than any other and the Adelaide Fringe Festival has just announced its 2023 dates.
Kicking off on Friday February 17th, the month-long music and arts festival is the biggest selling festival in the country and the second biggest Fringe festival in the world after Edinburgh.
The past few years have been tough for the arts industry but even in a Covid world, the Adelaide Fringe has persevered and after restrictions meant lower attendance numbers in 2020 and 2021, this year saw an incredible audience of 3.2 million across the month with 727,567 tickets sold.
This equates to $19.7m in the box office, proving once again the importance of The Fringe for the South Australian economy. This year also saw an increase in interstate visitors with our national friends purchasing 86,400 tickets.
Living in Covid world has meant we have all had to adapt and the arts industry did just that. Hybrid and online events were available in 2021 for those either in isolation or that could not attend in person and saw 950 Watch from Home tickets sold with a total income of $15,000 to artists.
While no acts have yet been announced, it’s hoped that the 2023 season will see an increase in international acts as the world begins to open up. That being said, our national artists have done an amazing job holding the forte over the past few years and has given local artists a chance to showcase their talents on a world stage.
The Adelaide Fringe will run from February 17th – March 19th.
For more information visit their website.