Adelaide Cabaret Festival

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Coordinates: 42°56′25″S 146°14′20″E / 42.940339°S 146.239014°E / -42.940339; 146.239014

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The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an annual cabaret festival held in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. It is the largest festival of its type in the world, with more than 48,000 attendees.[1]

The founding Director for the 2001 festival was Julia Holt, who continued as director until 2008. The festival is held at the Adelaide Festival Centre in June each year, usually commencing on the long weekend of the Queen's Birthday. In 2006, the festival comprised around 200 individual shows by more than 400 performers from across Australia and the world, and grossed over A$1.1 million in ticket sales.[2]

Festival Notes[edit]

In June 2008 Premier Mike Rann announced a 40% increase in government funding.[3] In April 2010 Mr Rann announced another $500,000 boost to commemorate the Festival's tenth anniversary.[4]

The 2009 festival was the first with native Adelaidean David Campbell as Artistic Director. The headline act was Broadway legend Bernadette Peters. Other performers included Julia Morris, Kate Ceberano, and 'Packed to the Rafters' star Hugh Sheridan. The 2012, 2013 and 2014 festivals will be under the direction of Artistic Director Kate Ceberano, and the 2015 festival will be under the direction of Barry Humphries.[5]

Festival Dates[edit]

  • 2002: 7 June - 23 June
  • 2003: 6 June - 22 June
  • 2004: 11 June - 26 June
  • 2005: 10 June - 25 June
  • 2006: 9 June - 24 June
  • 2007: 8 June - 23 June
  • 2008: 6 June - 14 June
  • 2009: 5 June - 20 June
  • 2010: 11 June - 26 June
  • 2011: 11 June - 25 June
  • 2012: 8 June - 23 June
  • 2013: 7 June - 22 June
  • 2014: 5 June - 20 June

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adelaide Cabaret Festival". Adelaide Cabaret Festival. 2006-10-16. Archived from the original on 4 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Our festival a $1.1m class act". Sunday Mail. 2006-06-25. 
  3. ^ SA Govt News Release, 4 June 2008
  4. ^ SA Government News Release 14 April 2010
  5. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Barry Humphries Named Artistic Director of 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival - Playbill.com". Playbill.com. Playbill, Inc. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 

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