Riding the awesome news of the RCC Fringe moving (or should we say expanding?) locations this year comes the announcement that internationally-acclaimed David Sefton has been appointed as the Artistic Director.
His credits include creating the renowned Meltdown Festival on London’s South Bank, consulting to the Walk Disney Organisation, working with the likes of Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave and Lou Reed, and leading the largest single ticket event in the history of the Adelaide Festival.
David is the new Artistic Director of Momentarily, the events management firm that operates RCC Fringe, and is already working with local, national and international talent for the new-era annual RCC Fringe.
“This is an extremely exciting opportunity for me and for South Australia. What we are creating at RCC Fringe is a completely new space that sits between the Fringe and the Festival,” David said.
“RCC Fringe is evolving into something way beyond anything that could ever be staged in a circus tent. The extraordinary campus and venues of the University of Adelaide open up a whole new world of possibilities
for a genuinely great, compelling, accessible, contemporary program. The size and history of the University’s iconic buildings and common lawns are a perfect canvas for a variety of music, theatre, visual activation and performance art installations.”
David will work with Momentarily Creative Director Stuart Duckworth to deliver the program and creative vision of RCC Fringe moving forward. They hope the new artistic direction, together with the North Terrace site, will build and broaden the RCC Fringe audience and also showcase the University.
“The prestige of the grounds and buildings and removing ourselves from a traditional carnival atmosphere will transform the RCC Fringe into an international drawcard,” said Jason Di Iulio, Momentarily Chairman.
“RCC Fringe will stay true to having music and exceptional artistic performances at its core along with a unique food and beverage offering, but we will build on that to take it way beyond traditional pop-up food
trucks. The things that everyone loves about RCC Fringe will stay as we grow to become more things to more people.”
RCC Fringe 2019 at the University of Adelaide will run from Friday 15 February to Sunday 18 March, with the full RCC Fringe 2019 program to be released in December 2018.