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Record number of registrations for 2012 Adelaide Fringe
Friday, 25 November 2011 10:54

Just when no one thought it could get any bigger, 923 events and over 4000 artists have registered for Adelaide Fringe 2012. The city will be literally engulfed by the festival as over 325 venues pop up in alley ways, car parks, parklands and every conceivable place to host the events.

Director and Chief Executive Greg Clarke said, “The sheer scale of the 2012 program is thrilling – the ultimate tour of the unexpected. For audiences it will be like nothing they’ve experienced before, and all for the average price of twenty dollars a ticket.”

Although program details will be kept under wraps until 10 December 2011 when tickets go on sale, the registrations include: 250 comedy, 130 theatre, 170 music, 100 cabaret and 110 visual art and design events. Additional categories include circus, dance, special events, film and puppetry.

The program will feature over 100 international acts from as far and wide as Germany, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, France, Russia, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, China, Korea, Canada, USA, Argentina, South Africa and the UK.

Adelaide Fringe is renowned for producing and supporting free large-scale outdoor events. The 2012 program will feature:
· The Fringe Parade: A spectacular cavalcade of floats and artists that kicks off the festivities
· Street Theatre Festival: Int’l street performers take over the city for four days and nights
· Spirit Festival: Celebrating the very best in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
· Fringe in the Mall: The iconic Fringe Caravan showcasing fantastic Fringe acts daily
· Desert Fringe: A sensational weekend of Fringe events on the edge of the desert
· Tour of the Unexpected: Free Fringe bus tours of the city
· AES+F’s Allegoria Sacra: From Russia, 21st century meets Renaissance in a monumental moving image work.

BankSA customers will get first dibs at the tickets when they are released exclusively to customers on 7 December. BankSA Managing Director Jane Kittel said, "BankSA is thrilled to be Principal Partner of the Adelaide Fringe again in 2012 and it's a role we're excited to have played since 2006. We're delighted to extend to our customers the ticket pre-sale opportunity.''

Adelaide Fringe Chair Judy Potter commented on the record number of registrations: “A twenty per cent increase in event numbers is a significant achievement. Adelaide Fringe is recognised internationally as one of the leading arts events in the world, and that is something all South Australians can feel very proud of.”

Adelaide Fringe 2012 kicks off on Friday 24 February with the Fringe Parade in the new location of King William Street. The festival will run until 18 March 2012.

Visit: adelaidefringe.com.au





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