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Meet our 2023 Walk of Fame stars

Wednesday, 10 April 2024
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Adelade Festival Centre’s star-studded Walk of Fame has announced three new names that have been added to the illuminated walkway, in recognition of the powerful performances presented at our venues in 2023. 

Hans (Matt Gilbertson)

Beloved South Australian entertainer, Hans (Matt Gilbertson), has been announced as the recipient of Adelaide Festival Centre’s Walk of Fame Public Choice star. Australia’s favourite Berlin boy-wonder and award-winning performer Hans won the Public Choice for his performance in Disco Spektakular Tour 2023.   

“There are so many people I admire and look up to named on the Walk of Fame, so to now be joining them is a very special moment for me. It’s also vey humbling to be given the Public Choice star. I feel very lucky to have such a loyal audience here in Adelaide and I’m thrilled that they’ll now be able to walk all over me for years to come.”

— Hans

Nancy Bates

Accomplished singer-songwriter and Barkindji woman Nancy Bates won the Critics’ Choice star for her performance in Still Talking ‘Bout a Revolution.

“I am stunned to receive the news that I have been awarded a place on the Adelaide Festival Centre's Walk of Fame, alongside so many renowned artists.  I hope this speaks volumes to First Nations women in music, that an Independent Artist, without the support of a major music label, can be recognised for her activism, her truth, and her deep commitment to utilising music for social impact."

— Nancy Bates

Patti Newton AM

Legendary Australian entertainer Patti Newton AM was presented with Adelaide Festival Centre Trust’s Choice for the Walk of Fame star while she was in Adelaide performing the role of Bird Woman in Mary Poppins.   

It’s an absolute honour for me to receive this star, I think it’s wonderful and I feel very privileged and grateful to be receiving this award. I think Bert would be extremely happy about it, knowing that he already had a star, and he’d love the fact that we’re both together too and that’s how we will always stay.

— Patti Newton

Explore the Walk of Fame

For each year, three stars are added to the walkway that connects King William Road and the Riverbank Footbridge.

A couple walk alongside the exhibition, arm in arm, and the festoon lighting outside the building is on. Taken at dusk alongside the 'Walk of Fame' at Adelaide Festival Centre.

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