Adelaide Fringe Unveil 2016 Program

2 December 2015 | 8:52 am | Staff Writer

More than 1100 events across 12 categories

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Adelaide Fringe surges into the new year on the back of a huge line-up announcement.

The open-access festival, which this year runs 12 February - 14 March, will once again take over Adelaide with comedy, cabaret, music and more. 

Leading the line-up will be ABC journalist and political commentator Annabel Crabb with An Evening WIth Annabel Crabb

The Fringe Parade returns for another year, running along North Terrace on 13 February, while other special events include the Ghost Crime Tour of some of SA's most haunted locations. 

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The music line-up boasts Sleater-Kinney, Colin Hay, iOTA, Kate MIller-Heidke and the California Crooners Club, featuring Packed To The Rafters actor Hugh Sheridan. 

Comedians headlining include Danny Bhoy, Sam Simmons, Tom Green, Hannah Gadsby, Tessa Waters and Adelaide Fringe Ambassador Julian Clary. 

On the visual art front the standout is Fringe Illuminations, where North Terrace cultural institutions such as the State Library Of SA, the Art Gallery Of SA and the University Of Adelaide will be lit up with vivid projections.

Henry Naylor's Echoes leads the theatre program, with Beowulf: The Blockbuster not far behind. 

In film, the Fringe PIlot Film Festival and Ka-ching! are expected to draw crowds. 

Also at the State Library will be interactive exhibition Digital Playground, a virtual reality world created by the Google Cube, featuring works from Aussie and international artists, while Adelaide Botanic Gardens will host Felicity Arts' Otanical

Circus lovers will be entertained by Betwixt, Briefs, Luminous and more, while cabaret fans will be treated to Leah Shelton's celebration of 1970s Ozploitation films PULPSHOW and this year's Pick Of The Fringe Velvet. In the magic arena Comedy Hypnosis! returns, while dance will be represented by Flamenquendo's Tablao

For more information or to purchase tickets, head to the Adelaide Fringe website