Adelaide Festival

Buy A Bed At Barrio – The Ultimate Sleepover

Barrio_General_1362.165013-1On March 16 – the last night Barrio will ever open its doors to the public – die-hard fans will be given the ultimate opportunity to say goodbye to the legendary experience which is Adelaide Festival’s late night club: Sleeping over in the club.

The only way to guarantee entry into Barrio’s sleepover is to ‘buy a bed’, here. Beds cost $100, with all proceeds going to the Adelaide branch of Mission Australia’s Youth Beat program.

Movies, pillow-fights, sugar-highs, giggles, squeals and pash-rash are all in store for the sleep-over crowd with CIBO Espresso generously pitching in to offer free breakfast and coffees to the attendees in the morning.

Youth Beat is a mobile outreach service which is run by Mission Australia. The brightly coloured Youth Beat van, which can be seen around Hindley Street and surrounding areas every Friday and Saturday nights, is manned by four professionally trained youth workers. Since it launched over a year ago, Youth Beat has worked with local police and security guards to help youths at risk as young as eight with relocation to safe places, intoxication issues and accessing emergency services if required.

Adelaide Festival Chief Executive Karen Bryant said: “It’s great that the festival can help out with such a worthy and successful local initiative like the Adelaide contingent of Youth Beat.”

The general theme for the 16th of March at Barrio is ‘Sleepovers’. Bring your pyjamas, a feather pillow and remember what it was like when sleeping over meant hot chocolates, ghost stories and midnight snacks.

Live music performances on the night will include: Gramatik (USA), who will fit as many dance genres into one set including dubstep, electro, chill and funk, fresh from her show with Archie Roach, gutsy indigenous soul singer Emma Donovan (AUS) and her band The Putbacks funk your face off.

Barrio is Adelaide Festival’s late-night club, which is a bustling shantytown on Hajek Plaza. Over 10 nights during Adelaide Festival from 9.00pm, Barrio combines the chaos of Hawkers market meets Mexican cantina. It is a place where festival-goers mix with artists and entertainers as they wander through the maze of markets, themed bars, streetfood stalls and strange happenings.

Notes to editor:
Donating to the sleepout is the only way you can guarantee express entry to the final night of Barrio.
Sleepout places are strictly limited to 90 people at $100 each.
Barrio is a licensed venue so you must be over 18 to enter. Please do not donate for entry if you are under 18.

Donations of $100 to secure a bed can be made here:

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