Adelaide Fringe Highlights | Sky Song

Drone art specialists, Celestial, and First Nations Artists invite you to gaze up, and reignite your relationship with the stars at Sky Song. Watch the sky come alive in the McLaren Vale with hundreds of drones flying in majestic formation to a soundtrack of First Nations storytelling through poetry and song.

‘It is time for us all to find our way back to the fire, for the strong stories of our First Peoples to inspire hope and signify an awakening to the truth of our entire existence’ Archie Roach in SKY SONG

Drone art specialists, Celestial, and First Nations Artists invite you to gaze up, and reignite your relationship with the stars at Sky Song. Watch the sky come alive with hundreds of drones flying in majestic formation to a soundtrack of First Nations storytelling through poetry and song.

Narrated by singer, songwriter and tireless campaigner Archie Roach, Sky Song unfolds over five chapters, taking audiences through topics of belonging and connection to country, land rights, the hopefulness of reconciliation and much more.

Sky Song is a collaboration between Gluttony, Celestial, Adelaide Fringe, Deadly Management, Archie Roach, Electric Fields, Iwiri Choir, Nancy Bates, Major Moogy Summer, Jack Buckskin of Kuma Kaaru; Ali Cobby Eckermann; Dusty Feet Mob, Mali Isabel and APY Arts Collective.

Immense in scale, rich in meaning and unlike anything you’ve seen before…

The centrepiece of this year’s Fringe, SKY SONG will now take place at Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines in McLaren Vale from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 March.

Just 40 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines is an iconic destination in the beautiful McLaren Vale wine region, surrounded by sweeping vineyards and views looking out to the Willunga Hills. The venue has hosted many major events and concerts in the past.

Previously planned for Adelaide Showgrounds, drone flight restrictions at that location were limiting. The new venue, out of town, will allow SKY SONG’s hundreds of drones to fly much higher over the hills in the darker skies, away from the city’s light spill – further enhancing the majestic impact that was always intended. The stories in Sky Song lend themselves perfectly to this countryside backdrop, making for an even more immersive experience of First Nations storytelling.

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Sky Song Show Schedule at Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Winery, McLaren Vale:

You are welcome to bring along a picnic rug or folding chair. Some seating is provided.

6:00pm – Gates Open. Food and drinks available to purchase.

Be seated 20 minutes before Drone Launch time – come and sit around the campfire.

March 11 – 14 Be seated for 8.30pm show start. Drones Launch: 8.50pm

March 18 – 20 Be seated for 8.00pm show start. Drones Launch: 8.20pm

Warning: Sky Song contains cultural stories which may be sensitive to members of the Stolen Generations and their descendants. To support children and people with their learning, Adelaide Fringe encourages audiences to access guiding resources from the Healing Foundation and Reconciliation Australia, made available on our website in February.

Important Information: This event is taking place at one or more venues that require proof of double vaccination or exemption upon entry. Please check the performance listing for the vaccination icon ahead of purchase.

For more information or for tickets:

adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/sky-song-af2022

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