Adelaide Festival Centre was recently recognised at the prestigious 2023 South Australian Tourism Awards and the 2023 South Australian Music Awards, winning awards for three of our beloved festivals, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, DreamBIG Children’s Festival and Adelaide Guitar Festival.
At the South Australian Tourism Awards, Adelaide Cabaret Festival was awarded Silver in the Major Festivals and Events category, and DreamBIG Children’s Festival secured Bronze in the Festivals and Events category. The Adelaide Guitar Festival received the accolade of Best Regional Venue or Activation at the South Australian Music Awards for our On the Road program.
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, delighting audiences for 23 years, will return 7-22 June 2024 with new Artistic Director, award-winning Australian stage and screen star, writer, and performer Virginia Gay.
DreamBIG Children’s Festival, the world’s longest running children’s festival formerly known as Come Out Festival, began in Adelaide in 1974. The biennial festival will return to Adelaide Festival Centre to engage, educate, and inspire children and families with a diverse program of events over three weeks in 2025.
Adelaide Guitar Festival’s On the Road aims to inspire, nurture and develop new local artists, while bringing world-class musicians and town-wide activations to regional locations. Working with councils and organisations across the state, the festival program incorporates everything from workshops and performances to family-friendly micro festivals. Adelaide Guitar Festival’s regional events program continues to grow from year to year and will return in 2024 – more information to be announced soon.
Also recognised recently, Adelaide Festival Centre’s new-look website, launched last year, was acknowledged at the Adelaide Advertising & Design Awards, receiving two awards for its design and branding. Adelaide design company Simple Integrated Marketing were awarded for their work on branding and the website re-design, winning two coveted awards - Integrated Design Campaign and Design Brand Identity (Large Corporate).
Adelaide Festival Centre CEO & Artistic Director Douglas Gautier “Congratulations to our teams who work on Adelaide Cabaret Festival, DreamBIG Children’s Festival and Adelaide Guitar Festival on their well-deserved wins. It’s very pleasing to be recognised for the creative, educational and community work that Adelaide Festival Centre presents. With a wealth of outstanding events that take place in South Australia every year we were honoured to be recognised particularly in our 50th anniversary year and we look forward to providing entertainment and enrichment to South Australian, Australian and International audiences for many years to come.”
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