Parasites Lost, Adelaide Fringe Festival, South Australia
By Lucy Jones
Published: 17 February, 2017
The Adelaide Fringe is unashamedly wacky, a brightly coloured, sparkly spectacle of fun that takes over the city in the twilight days of summer. This year’s unofficial mascot is the unicorn, which represents the festival’s mythical and magical spirit. You’ll see a quirky pop art version on posters around town, the winning design of French-born artist Jennifer Rimbault who now lives in the nearby Barossa Valley wine region.
In 2017, more than 5000 artists will perform in 1100 shows, making it the second largest fringe festival in the world (coming in just behind Edinburgh). There’s everything from children’s bubble theatre to sex skills masterclasses – just be sure not to mix those two up.