Fringe Festival’s loosest child, RCC has dropped a major hint on its 2021 return through their Facebook page.
In a post, which received over 1.5K likes and more than 900 comments, the organisers simply asked “Adelaide, do you think it’s time to go back to where it all began…? #homecoming” hinting that they might move back to their first ever location, Victoria Square.
The festival has been hosted in various locations since its inception with the most recent, a two year stint on the grounds of the University of Adelaide, coming to an end this year.
Bringing forth a slew of national and international artists for high energy gigs through UTOPIA, their open air venue, RCC hosted renowned musicians this year such as Pussy Riot, The Presets, and Aussie darlings, Northeast Party House.
They also host a range of Fringe shows under their umbrella, as well as offer a dining precinct called Chow Town, which featured Roberta’s Italian Disco Diner, and SOI.38 amongst other food truck heavyweights this year.
Last month, the University of Adelaide parted ways with the festival citing COVID restrictions as a factor in the decision.
The University of Adelaide’s Chief External Relations Officer, Mrs Leah Grantham, said that “with the impact of COVID-19 still ongoing, the University is unable to commit to RCC in 2021 and beyond,”
“We must ensure our primary focus remains on providing world-class education and research.”
This is no iffy to Adelaide’s party people with the festival more than likely to return (COVID permitting) next year at a new OR previous location.
If RCC were to return to Victoria Square, we expect it won’t cater to the scores of attendees that have previously flooded the RCC grounds (wherever it has been) due to its more limited capacity.
The lineup of events that are under the RCC umbrella are also up for contention – where will they be?
A lot of 2021 RCC remains under mystique but we’ll endeavour to find out for you, our readers, who we are positive are sorely missing the boogie.
Keep up to date with RCC on their website at https://thercc.com.au/.