Adelaide’s Feast Festival will be the first Queer Festival in Australia to run its very own centre centralising and showcasing many of the festivals key acts and iconic activities in one location. For the first time Feast will build its own Performance and Entertainment Centre in Light Square in the city centre. The Hub is ideal for the 2010 festival which runs from Saturday 13th – Sunday 28th November.
The Light Square hub will host Feast’s Opening Night Party and Picnic after Party as well as up to 9 shows per evening! The Adelaide City Council unanimously approved Feast’s request following a public discussion process and also provided an increase in sponsorship to assist with initial infrastructure costs.
Feast’s Creative Producer Kerry Ireland said, ‘We are extremely pleased with the Adelaide City Council’s decision and believe it will change the face of Feast forever! We envisage the move to Light Square will become the foundation for our future and give us the building blocks required to truly cement our reputation as the leading gay and lesbian festival in Australia. This is the most exciting initiative undertaken since its 1997 inception.’
The Light Square Hub is well serviced by public transport, car parking, other key arts organisations, food and drink outlets and right in the heart of the CBD. It will also provide the opportunity for patrons to ride their bikes to shows with free bike racks provided helping reduce Feast’s environmental footprint. And as well our new home will provide the platform for us to showcase Feast to the wider community.’
The theme for Feast 2010, is Our Place which ties into the new home base and also asks what and where is the place for the queer community in the modern day.
All the venues will host the Feast Literature Program featuring panel presentations, book launches and sales, reading and meet the author sessions and be one of the venues for Feast’s National Queer Thinkers Forums. The Patio will be the open air emerging Artist and Busking Stage and the The Garden Shed will accommodate 20 – 30 patrons. The on-site bar/cafe has an outdoor seating area to fit up to 60 people and will serve coffee and light meals. Also on-site is Feast’s ticketing office where tickets for the fesitval may be purchased.
So if your looking for a total week or even just one night of complete fun and excitement come on down to FEAST and soak up the atmosphere and the talent of many different performers!
For more ticket information visit: http://tix.feast.org.au/ticketing/home.aspx