The Adelaide Fringe never fails to impress us. Every year they just seem to go bigger and better than the last, and 2018 is no different. The team down at the Fringe are gearing up to create a spectacular corridor of light connecting the city’s eastern parklands to the Riverbank precinct during next year’s festival. The Parade of Light will transform both sides of North Terrace with buildings serving as canvases for an array of magnificent light projections.
The Parade of Light will include the spectacular luminous outdoor light show by Swiss artist, Dan Archer, Aurora Borealis, based on the iconic Northern Lights phenomenon. The cultural boulevard will be a hive of activity and provide artists with a designated public space to interact with audiences across all 31 nights of the Fringe.
Adelaide Fringe’s opening celebrations have evolved massively over the years, from a street party in Hindley Street to an afternoon parade on Rundle Street, to a night time parade along King William Street and North Terrace. Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall is excited for the new initiative and revamp of the Fringe Parade, stating that the Fringe opening ceremony, led by Karl Telfer, will lead into the switching on of the projections. North Terrace forecourts will come alive with Fringe artists performing in a big street party celebration. The Parade of Light will activate North Terrace every night of the Fringe, providing a colourful corridor as people promenade from the East End to the Riverbank precinct.
Northern Lights is known as one of the most spectacular natural sights in the world and the Fringe is bringing it to North Terrace with lasers and haze. The cultural institutions that will be illuminated include the State Library of South Australia, the South Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the University of Adelaide. Adelaide Fringe Chair David Minear believes it will be absolutely magical; the festival was known for the way it transformed the city into an artistic wonderland and the Parade of Light would take this to even greater heights.
Basically, North Terrace is just gonna be one huge, glittering party all Fringe season and to be honest, we couldn’t think of anything better to bring the Adelaide Fringe to the next level.