Adelaide’s Favourite Festival
Playground Opens for 2019
Australia’s biggest culture playground – The Garden of Unearthly Delights – will officially open to the public on Thursday, February 14 at 7.30pm with FREE live music and performances.
Gates swing open at 7.30pm, with Garden goers being led to gather at a cultural space within The Garden ‘Mullawirrayerta / Dry Forest Place’ to witness a public greeting to country at 8.00pm. This ceremony will incorporate a spoken greeting, smoke, fire, traditional and contemporary dance by Karl Winda Telfer and Yellaka.
FREE shows will kick-off from 8.30pm starting with brassy, jazz sensation Horns of Leroy. Later in the night Alex Rossi & Friends roll a mash-up of traditional blues, hip hop and high-energy rock ’n ’roll into a bustling dance party.
As always, The Garden’s delicious world food offerings and fun bars will be ready to serve the crowds. Michelle Buxton, Co-Director of The Garden of Unearthly Delights said: I cannot wait for The Garden to burst into life once again. It is always such a thrill to see our wonderland filled with people having fun. The punked-out joy of the Horns of Leroy and the amazing Alex Rossi & Friends will have everyone dancing and I’m really excited to have the spectacular local Aboriginal art and dance troupe, Yellaka, performing as part of our Opening Night celebrations too. It’s all yours and it’s all free. See you on Thursday night!
The Garden of Unearthly Delights Opening Night Party Thu 14 Feb
The Garden of Unearthly Delights is Australia’s most unique and engaging outdoor performing arts precinct. This incredible event, with its warm and inviting vintage carnival feel, is admired across the globe and people all over the world have tried to replicate it but The Garden’s heart remains where it all began, here in South Australia. More than 750,000 people visit The Garden every season and its popularity continues to grow every year.
The 2019 Garden season runs from Thu 14 Feb – Sun 17 Mar, with a huge program of over 100 shows across 12 venues, covering live music, circus, theatre, comedy, family shows, magic, variety and so much more.