What You Need to Know About Fringe Opening Night

Let There Be Light on Opening Night!

The opening night of the Adelaide Fringe will see our beloved River Torrens transform into an immersive cultural corridor to light up the faces of those young and old.

Grab your picnic rugs and mozzie repellant and flock to the riverbank for the Tindo Utpurndee: Sunset Ceremony followed by Yabarra: Gathering of Light.

Yabarra: Gathering of Light will illuminate the Torrens riverbank reeds, surrounding grasslands and paths to share stories from a time long ago, bringing to life native animals and Aboriginal storytelling through mesmerising interactive installations of projection, sound and light.

This display will run over 31 nights of Adelaide Fringe, creating a FREE walking adventure for all ages.

Adelaide Fringe has engaged Co-Artistic Director of YELLAKA and Senior Kaurna Custodian of Ceremony Karl Telfer as Cultural Creative Producer on the project to collaborate and create cultural content for Yabarra: Gathering of Light.

Mr Telfer said, “The riverbank trail will offer interactive points to share the knowledge of the seasons through a changing sensory experience that creates ways of understanding this place – how the stars, clouds, winds, seas, burning off and waters change over the years.”

Your Opening Night Itinerary

Opening Night Party – Friday 15 Feb, 6pm to 11pm 
FREE Event / Family Friendly

Karrawirra Parri, River Torrens 
(War Memorial Drive between Frome Rd Bridge & King William Rd Bridge)

The summer festival season starts with a bang as Adelaide Fringe throws a fabulous party including the Adelaide Night Markets, artist performances and the switching-on of their latest light projection project, Yabarra – Gathering of Light.
Live performances on the Music SA (Frusic) and the Fringe caravan stages from 6pm – 10 pm.
Bar facilities available from Fringe Beverage partners. Strictly no BYO.

Tindo Utpurndee (Sunset Ceremony) – Fri 15 Feb, 8.15pm 
FREE Event / Family Friendly

Karrawirra Parri, River Torrens 
(War Memorial Drive between Frome Rd Bridge & King William Rd Bridge)

Opening Night will feature the Adelaide Fringe’s traditional Tindo Utpurndee, or ‘Sunset Ceremony’ to recognise the living culture of the First Nations, pay respect to the spirit of the land and give thanks to elders past and present.

Yabarra – Gathering of Light – 15 Feb – 17 Mar, 8.30pm to Midnight 
FREE Event / Family Friendly

Karrawirra Parri, River Torrens (Adelaide University footbridge)

A story for the senses, as projected light and sound guide you through an interactive cultural landscape, sharing stories of Kaurna country along Tarndaparri (the original name for the River Torrens).

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