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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters

We heard you Adelaide! Following incredible interest in other cities Bluesfest Touring is pleased to announce Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters will be performing for you!

Marking 50 years since Led Zeppelin’s first self-titled album was released, the legendary singer returns to Australia along with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters and a new album ‘Carry Fire’.  It promises to be a powerful show; not to be missed by any true fan.

 

First established in 2002, The Sensational Space Shifters are Plant’s latest project; a loose band “inspired by the roots music of Mississippi, Appalachia, Gambia, Bristol and the foothills of Wolverhampton and drawing on influences collected in a lifetime of meander and journeying.”

 

Plant talks about creating new work after 50 years in the music industry:

 

“It’s about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently, the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation”.

 

Each night on this tour of Australia, Robert Plant will take audiences on an incredible journey through his unique musical life. These shows will include rare performances of some Led Zeppelin hits in intimate spaces that will allow fans to experience the full power of his epic vocal prowess.

 

 

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Leather Lungs: Son of a Preacher

Pray for hymn, or he’ll prey on you.

This daring deviant crosses with religion, fist fights with sexuality and discos with dildos. A master of falsetto and stiletto, Leather Lungs marries savage wit, outrageous innuendo and alien vocal range to drag you screaming with laughter into a world of pleasure, amusement and distraction. Leather Lungs will penetrate and titillate your unholy soul – be ready to resurrect your comfort zone.

It takes a lot of blood, sweat and queers to get to this stage and this son of a preacher has broken his shackles.

Warning: may contain traces of nuts, (p)leather, sequins and Dusty Springfield.

“A voice to die for” – Express Magazine
“Phenomenon” – GayNZ

A delightfully naughty cabaret as part of Adelaide Fringe 2018. Written and performed by Jason Chasland and presented by Geoffrey Bryan.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/543548282656701/

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Wrestle Rampage: RELOADED

Australia’s premier Live Pro Wrestling event, WRESTLE RAMPAGE, returns with a new venue and whole new level of mayhem! Port Adelaide will bare witness to Australia’s top professional wrestlers battling it out in several heavy hitting grudge matches!

Headlined by WWE Cruiserweight Classic star and Adelaide’s own Damian Slater fighting for the Australian National championship, the event will also feature more of Australia’s elite such as PWG star Jonah Rock and Pro Wrestling NOAH’s AJ Istria.

This is a family friendly event and the perfect night out for the school holidays!

Fully licensed bar and merchandise available.

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“What is Citizen Science?” – Free Public Lecture

The Australian Citizen Science Association, as part of #CitSciOz18, proudly presents a free public lecture on the topic “What is Citizen Science?”

Join international guest speakers, Dr Caren Cooper (@CoopSciScoop) from North Carolina University and Amy Robinson Stirling (@amyleesterling) from EyeWire for an evening of wonder as you find out how you could discover a new species, find a new planet, monitor pollution with a smartphone, actively contribute to disaster relief in another country and map the brain.

Citizen science involves the public participation and collaboration in scientific research with the aim to increase scientific knowledge.

Dr Caren Cooper:  What is citizen science? Caren will introduce some successful global and local projects that you might like to join. (20 – 30 minutes)

Amy Robinson Stirling: Online citizen science. Amy will discuss citizen science and health, with an introduction to EyeWire (20 – 30 minutes)

 

Question and Answer to follow.

#CitSciOz18 Information

 

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Australia Day in Rundle Mall

This Australia Day, locals and tourists alike are invited to celebrate in Rundle Mall.

The mall will be full of fun games and activities on the day, and traders will be operating between 11am and 5pm.

The entire family can come along to celebrate all things Australian, including an ice cream eating challenge and some goodies from SA favourite Kyton’s Bakery.

Shoppers can relax under the canopy while sipping on ice tea provided by Lipton’s, or choose to participate in games and giveaways from the Moonlight Cinema.

Rundle Mall will be installing a variety of other activations for Australia Day, so stay tuned for more information.

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Burlesque Idol Adelaide 2018 | THE LARGEST BURLESQUE COMP!!!ETITION IN AUSTRALIA RETURNS

Autumn Temptress fluttered onto the Burlesque scene in Burlesque Idol Canberra 2016 at the Spiegel Tent and has since performed at Ode to Eve cabaret evenings 2016, Females on Form 2017, Burlesque Idol Canberra and Sass and Tease Shaken and Stirred 2017. Autumns performances characterised by the mesmerising movement of her soft curves, light a fire of sensuality and tension that leave her audiences smouldering.

“I’m extremely excited to have been selected to participate in Burlesque Idol Adelaide in 2018 and being part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival is amazing!”

This fabulous opportunity for letting people’s creativity soar is celebrating its 5th National Australian Tour!

The diversity and talent is always astounding!!

Do yourselves a massive favour and grab tickets to Burlesque Idol, whichever city you’re in, you won’t be disappointed!

Feathers will fly!

“Deliciously entertaining” (Weekend Notes) “Best of Burlesque” (TNT Magazine).
“Spellbinding. Seductive. Sensual. Sophisticated.” – Cabaret Confessional) •

Australia’s fastest rising burlesque stars tease, shake, shimmy and tassel-twirl their way across the nation and compete to become the Winner of Burlesque Idol Australia 2018. For national tour dates go to www.BURLESQUEIDOL.com.au/tickets

  • Each event features:
    Audience voting
    A raffle with over $500 in prizes
    A panel of leading cabaret performers
    Producers from around the world

Created to support emerging talent around the world. A high energy and entertaining evening, jam packed with talent, humour and audience participation. Founded by Lola LaBelle and Tempest Rose in 2010 it has been running in London’s West End and grown to become the biggest competition of its kind in the world with 2018 ushering in national tours across Australia, the USA and the UK.

“This year has been an incredible year of learning and growth for me. Met so many wonderful people, visited places in Australia I’d never been and was fortunate to perform on many stages near and far… a lot of that was because of @burlesqueidolaustralia. Being in Burlesque Idol has developed my confidence and kick-started an inspiring year of growth unlike anything I’ve known. May this continue in to 2018.”  – RAINBOW Burlesque Idol Australia 2017 Winner

Website: www.BurlesqueIdol.com.au | Facebook – burlesqueidolshow | Instagram – @BurlesqueIdolAustralia Video Teaser: www.youtube.com/teaser YOU TUBE CHANNEL
Ambassador: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3bUGawzUpg&t=3s
Press Images available on request – info@burlesqueidol.com.au

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POP Market

Hahndorf Institute will have the POP Market again for 2018 with handcrafted items, by the stallholders. Ranging from baby accessories, baked goods, fashion jewellery through to home decor.

11am until 4pm each Market. In the Hahndorf Memorial Institute at 59 Mount Barker Road.

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Nikki Britton- Romanticide

“Few comics reduce their audience to the constant waves of laughter for the full hour like Britton does.” — Steve Bennett, Chortle

Once upon a time there was a young woman who fell madly in love with a prince and they lived happily ever after.
This is not that story… This story is hilarious.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If you only see one show for the rest of the festival, it should be this one”- Funny Tonne

Nikki Britton is on fire! She has spent the last three years touring the country with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour, as well as performing in LA’s top comedy clubs like the Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, don’t miss this rising star!

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Grandma is Not Growing Up

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If you only see one show for the rest of the festival, it should be this one”- Funny Tonne

“Few comics reduce their audience to the constant waves of laughter for the full hour like Britton does.” — Steve Bennett, Chortle

Grandma is busting out! She is sick of rules. She is done with boring. She wants to go on adventures and swing from the chandeliers! But she needs your help. Join this warm and hilarious rule breaker as she journeys through imaginative worlds to try and finally answer the question “What do I want to be when I grow up?”

Nikki Britton is an award winning comedian, actor and playwright. She has been delighting children around Australia with Grandma for over 6 years and has been a favourite on ABC’s Stand and Deliver series. Nikki trained at L’ecole Philippe Gaulier as a clown and has been touring nationwide for the last 5 years with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tours. She is a grateful recipient of the Adelaide Fringe Artists Grant.

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