Yorke Peninsula Council, in partnership with Country Arts SA, is excited to bring the Adelaide Fringe Festival to Yorke Peninsula.
The Fringe on the YP initiative has been organised by Arts and Cultural Facilitator Sonya Rankine and will include events across a number of local venues.
“The Adelaide Fringe was encouraging regional venues to register and bring Fringe performers out to regional areas,” Ms Rankine said.
“I saw it as a great opportunity to register Council-managed town halls as Adelaide Fringe venues in the hope of attracting performers to Yorke Peninsula.
“All five halls, Ardrossan, Maitland, Minlaton, Yorketown and Warooka, were registered and it was a waiting game to see if we were able to gain interest.”
Ms Rankine said three artists, including comedy and music, have been secured.
The performances include Not Here to F**k Spiders by Marc Ryan (each show will support SOS Yorkes), Prescribing Happiness by the RockDoctors and Redneck Greenie – Confessions of an Ozymoron by Robbie Hoade.
“Another crucial element of Fringe on the YP is connecting with and supporting local progress associations,” she said.
“Progress association will organise food and drinks for the events which is a fantastic fundraising opportunity and a chance to engage the local community.
“The Ardrossan Progress Association and the Maitland and District Progress association have embraced the initiative and are excited to be a part of and see Fringe performers coming to our communities.”
Musicians Caleb Raymond, Sarah Johnson and Annie Wheare, who have close connections to Yorke Peninsula, will support the Fringe performers.
“It was important to create a Fringe vibe for the local community to be immersed in and bring that Fringe energy to our communities,” Ms Rankine said.
“Come along and support Fringe on the YP and show our visiting and local performers a warm welcome.
“Hopefully we have successful and well-attended performances so Fringe on the YP becomes a regular feature on our calendar.”
To find our more visit https://adelaidefringe.com.au/.
Ardrossan Town Hall
Not Here to F**k Spiders – Marc Ryan: Thursday, 23 February, 7.30pm-9pm. Ticket price $28/$25, age suitability M15+, 6pm–7.30pm food and drinks organised by Ardrossan Progress Association, Annie Wheare performing 6pm-7.30pm.
Prescribing Happiness – RockDoctors: Saturday, 25 February, 8pm-10pm. Ticket price $25, age suitability PG family friendly, 6pm-8pm food and drinks organised by Ardrossan Progress Association/Ardrossan Sport and Recreation Club, Caleb Raymond performing 6pm-8pm.
Redneck Greenie – Confessions of an Ozymoron – Robbie Hoade: Friday, 17 March, 8pm-9.45pm. Ticket price $33/$28, age suitability – M15+, 6pm-8pm food and drinks organised by Ardrossan Progress Association, Annie Wheare performing 6pm-8pm.
Maitland Town Hall
Not Here to F**k Spiders – Marc Ryan: Friday 24 February, 7.30-9pm. Ticket price $28/$25, age suitability M15+, 6pm-7.30pm food and drinks organised by Maitland & District Progress Association, Sarah Johnshon performing 6pm-7.30pm.