Adelaide Fringe

Our top music picks for Adelaide Fringe 2024

We’ve gathered up some of our personal favourites and we’re happy to present them in this, our guide to music at Adelaide Fringe 2024.

Whether you’re a rockstar, an ambient fan or you like kickin’ it with some 80s pop tunes, Adelaide Fringe is home to some incredible acts and performances that will be sure to satisfy your taste in music.

We’ve gathered up some of our personal favourites and we’re happy to present them in this, our guide to music at Adelaide Fringe 2024.

27 CLUB

Attention rock music lovers—the Adelaide Fringe is set to sizzle this season with the return of one of the biggest music shows, the award-winning 27 Club. This high-octane musical tribute will rock the open-air venue, The Fantail, in Gluttony from February 16th to March 17th, with two special late-night gigs slated for March 2nd and March 15th, where ticket holders can dance and rock the night away.

Featuring a star-studded lineup of Australian rock legends, including Kevin Mitchell of Bob Evans and Jebediah, and Sarah McLeod from The Superjesus, this must-see show promises an electric experience that will have you praying to the rock gods for more! 

Where: The Fantail, Gluttony.
When: February 16th to March 17th at 6:30 pm, plus two late-night shows on the 2nd and 15th of March at 10:45 pm.
For tickets and further info, click here

THE 60 FOUR: LIVE IN CONCERT

Heralded as “Australia’s best tribute act”, The 60 Four present the biggest hits of the ’60s and ’70s in an energetic, Las Vegas-style performance. 

Backed by a spectacular 9-piece band, The 60 Four deliver a powerful performance of evocative and exhilarating nostalgia, with spine-tingling ballads and up-tempo, twisting hits. Think The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Bee Gees, Johnny O’Keefe and Elvis Presley.

After hugely successful seasons in Perth, Sydney, Ballarat and Melbourne, The 60 Four are returning for a South Australian tour of their electrifying show. 

When: 24th February – 23rd March
Where: Various

For more info, and to book, click here.

LOVE SOUL DEEP

Running on Thursday, 7th March, at The Grand Central at The Arts Centre, ‘Love Soul Deep’ pays homage to the musical giants Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Ray Charles in a revival of spirit and a celebration of life itself through the power of music.

On the stage at The GC – Grand Central at The Arts Theatre, an ensemble of eight passionate musicians and singers backed by the gospel-style choir, Everyday People Sing, will bring the vibrant energy of the ’60s and ’70s alive as they aim to recreate the unmatched joy that the three legends consistently brought to their performances.

Where: The GC – Grand Central at The Arts Theatre.
When: Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 pm.
For tickets and further info, click here.

REPUTATION: THE ULTIMATE TAYLOR SWIFT SHOW

If you’ve missed out on tickets to Tay Tay or are still on a high following your Eras Tour experience, this Adelaide Fringe season has just the show to help you ‘shake it off, shake it off!’

Following its sold-out debut at last year’s Adelaide Fringe, which saw full-audience singalongs, standing ovations and rave reviews, ‘REPUTATION: The Ultimate Taylor Swift Show’ returns this February 29th at the Arkaba Hotel (Sunday 3rd show already SOLD OUT!), before embarking on a national tour.

Where: Top of the Ark at The Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton, SA.
When: Thursday 29th February.
For tickets and further info, click here

HISTORY OF HOUSE

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove as the Adelaide Fringe heats up with the return of the smash hit, ‘History of House’—an electrifying journey through the evolution of dance music featuring the dynamic blend of Australia’s renowned and Aria-nominated DJ Groove Terminator and the vibrant, three-time Grammy®-winners, South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir.

Set to ignite The Fantial in Gluttony over 17 shows, from Friday, 16th February to Sunday, the 17th of March, ‘History of House’ is bringing its pulsating energy back to South Australia following a national tour that captivated audiences from Darwin to the Gold Coast.

Where: The Fantail at Gluttony, Rymill Park. 
When: Friday, 16th February to Sunday, 17th March.
For tickets and further info, click here.

MUSIC. PASSION. BOSSA

Get ready to sway to the rhythms of Brazil at this year’s Fringe with the debut of M.P.B. – Music.Passion.Bossa. at Gluttony with three exclusive shows, offering an afternoon of international hits reimagined with a Brazilian twist, and we have an exclusive for Glam readers for their premiere show!

M.P.B. will grace The Octagon stage on Saturday, the 24th of February, Sunday, the 25 of February, and Monday, 11 March, at 4:30 pm and is a family-friendly show that’s the perfect fit for music enthusiasts, cultural explorers, and anyone looking to experience the zest of Brazilian rhythms blended with iconic global tunes.

Where: The Octagon at Gluttony – Rymill Park.
When: Saturday, 24th February, Sunday, 25th February, Monday, 11th March. 
For tickets and further info, click here.

BEATING UP THE BEATLES

Attention all Beatles fans—this year’s Adelaide Fringe show, ‘Beating Up The Beatles’ featuring vibrant Port Lincoln talent Charlee Watt, is a show that dives deep into the heart of the 60s and 70s, bringing a fresh and jazzy twist to the timeless tunes of The Beatles!

Gracing several stages around SA during Fringe season, performing seven shows only over four days from Thursday the 22nd to Sunday the 25th of February, the show will spread the beat and love of music, with Watt not just singing these hit tunes but uncovering stories of love, fear, rejection, admiration, and vulnerability—themes that resonate just as powerfully today as they did in the 60s.

Where: House & Grounds at Carclew – Thursday 22nd Feb.
Mortlock Chamber at State Library of SA – Friday 23rd Feb.
Eliza Hall at Payinthi at Prospect – Saturday 24th Feb.
West Croydon & Kilkenny RSL Sub-Branch – Sunday 25th Feb.
For tickets and further info, click here.

THE MILLENNIAL MIX

Running from Sunday the 25th of February to Sunday the 17th of March at Plant 4 Bowden, ‘The Millennial Mix’ celebrates the unique journey of a generation that grew up bridging the analog and digital worlds, and it’s sure to be one of the must-see shows this Fringe season.

‘The Millennial Mix’ is an interactive experience designed to resonate with millennials looking for a ‘much-needed break’ and a bit of celebration, promising an eclectic mix of ’90s anthems from The Bangles, Mariah Carey, TLC, the pop Queens and boy bands of the decade, Alanis Morissette and much more! 

Where: Mezzanine at Plant 4 Bowden.
When: Sun, 25 February – Sun, 17 March.
For tickets and further info, click here.

SIMPLY BRILL

As the Adelaide Fringe Festival rolls into town, a standout show is poised to capture the hearts of nostalgic music lovers is ‘Simply Brill: The Teens Who Stole 60’s Rock n Roll’—a returning smash-hit that’s ready to dazzle audiences once again with its vibrant celebration of the teen songwriters who revolutionized rock’n’roll.

‘Simply Brill’ is not only a fantastic musical tribute, but a dramatic retelling of the stories behind legendary songwriters like Neil Sedaka, Bobby Darin, Carole King, Cynthia Weil, and Ellie Greenwich. These are the brilliant minds behind timeless classics such as ‘Rock Around the Clock’, ‘Splish Splash’, ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling’, and ‘River Deep Mountain High’, to name just a few.

Where: The Octagon at Gluttony – Rymill Park.
When: Sat, 17th February – Sun, 17th March.
For tickets or further info, click here.

WHITNEY – THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL

Warm up the vocal cords because this year’s Fringe sees the return of an unforgettable tribute to the Princess of Pop, Whitney Houston, as Gospo Collective, under the direction of the acclaimed choral queen Charmaine Jones, brings back the hit show, ‘Whitney – The Greatest Love of All’ after a sell-out success in 2023.

Running from February 27th to March 11th at The Flamingo at Gluttony, this show promises to be a highlight of the Fringe, offering a powerhouse rendition that pays homage to one of the most iconic performers of our time, with Whitney’s timeless tunes, masterfully reimagined by Gospo Collective.

This year, the ensemble, backed by a 59-strong choir and a stellar house band, is ready to elevate the experience further, promising another round of showstopping performances that showcase Whitney Houston’s immense vocal range and the unique, gospel-esque choral harmonies that Gospo Collective is renowned for.

Where: The Flamingo, Gluttony, Rymill Park.
When: Tue, 27 Feb – Mon, 11 Mar
For tickets and further info, click here.

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