Adelaide Festival

New Festival Community hub at Lot Fourteen unveiled for ‘Mad March’

A new Festival Community venue is set to pop up at Lot Fourteen for artists and the public to enjoy good food, drink, live entertainment and conversation.

As Adelaide gears up for its renowned ‘Mad March’ festivities, a new addition – Festival Community- is set to debut at Lot Fourteen. It will offer a vibrant hub for artists and art enthusiasts alike to converge over delicious food and beverages.

“Elevating this space with Village Gate and bringing a buzz to this part of the city is something we’re
really excited for with the Festival Community area,” says Mathieu Smeysters, Co-Owner of East End Cellars Events Company, the visionary force behind the project.

They’re thrilled to be bringing this concept to life and create a buzz in the hub that will surround either side of Lot Fourteen’s Community Café and Bar on North Terrace from Thursday 29 February to Sunday 17 March.

Partnering with esteemed names like Mischief Brew, Coopers, and Prohibition Gin, East End Cellars promises an unparalleled beverage experience that complements the artistic spirit of the festival.

“East End Cellars is pleased to also have teamed up with Mischief Brew, Coopers and Prohibition
Gin to provide a great beverage collective that helps bring this unique idea to life,” adds Mathieu.

At the heart of Festival Community lies the ethos of fostering dialogue and connection within Adelaide’s thriving arts scene.

Ruth Mackenzie, Artistic Director of Adelaide Festival, emphasises the significance of artists mingling with attendees.

“The Festival Community will offer a space for pleasure, reflection and inspiration. Whether it’s a catch up between festival events or an evening drink at sunset amidst artists, this venue demonstrates that Adelaide in March is not only a party city, but also a city brimming with bold ideas and exhilarating creativity,” shares Ruth.

In fact, Adelaide Festival artists rank among the best in the world at their craft, spanning world-class opera singers and dancers to award-winning theatre directors and visual artists. With access to the hub, all artists will have the chance to mingle with attendees at Festival Community, providing an opportunity to connect and engage.

Festival Community incorporates two small hubs, one featuring an open area for live music, and the other an undercover space for more intimate discussion.

Both will have bars stocked with East End Cellars selections, along with Mischief Brew and Coopers beer, and Prohibition gin.

From Thursday to Saturday evenings, festival-goers can indulge in a tantalising wood-fire grill menu featuring an array of steaks, including meat and eggplant varieties, chimichurri flatbreads, and pickled fennel salads. And on weekends, the ambiance comes alive with the sounds of local DJs such as Tritri, Sharni Honor, Hunter, Brigitte Kamleh, and DJ Deli.

Festival Community
Where: Lot Fourteen, North Terrace (Kaurna Country)
Trading Hours: Thursday 29 February to Sunday 17 March
Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm to late
Live Music Program: The line-up includes the renowned DJs: Tritri, Sharni Honor, Hunter, Bridgette Kamleh, DJ Deli, and more.
Thu 29 Feb, 5pm – 8pm
Fri 1 Mar, 7pm – 10pm
Sat 2 Mar, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Fri 8 Mar, 6pm – 9pm
Sat 9 Mar, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Fri 15 Mar, 6pm – 9pm
Sat 16 Mar, 7pm – 10pm
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