The Adelaide Festival of Arts – A Celebration of the Creative Spirit

The music scene of Australia has an extensive history from indigenous Australian music to contemporary fusions of Western styles including country, jazz, rock, pop, electronic and dance music. Apart from music, the country also showcases some amazing theatrical, dance and literary works. Highlighting these aspects is the Adelaide Festival of Arts that is hosted each year in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia.

Offering a rich selection of opera, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, cabaret, literature, visual art and new media, the Adelaide Festival has attracted participants and visitor from around the world for over 55 years. If you have plans to enjoy the extensive array of performances from famous musicians to astounding dance troupes amid the warm and starry autumnal nights, this event is the place to be at. Look for Adelaide accommodation in CBD – Central Business District – the nucleus of all the excitement of the festival. Consider staying at properties like iStay Precinct that are within easy reach of music venues and local pubs.

exterior up-shot of iStay Precinct hotel in Adelaide city at dusk with lights on and car parking on street

The Adelaide Festival of Arts is centred in the heart of the city. The River Torrens and the Adelaide Festival Centre form the focal point of the event with the North Terrace area featuring many festival venues. Most recently, however, the area known as Elder Park has been the chosen venue for the opening ceremonies of the festival.

With the collaboration of artists, performers, musicians and literary greats that include Marlene Dietrich, Allen Ginsberg, James Thiérrée and Philip Glass along with renowned companies like the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, the festival has been infused with a welcoming mix of modern-classical fusion and expression. After taking in the performances you can enjoy some stimulating conversation over a pint at places like “the Gov”, “Jade Monkey”, “Rocket Bar” or the “Crown and Anchor – The Cranker” which adds to the experience.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.