The programme features 48 theatre, music, opera, dance, film and visual arts events alongside Adelaide Writers' Week and WOMADelaide. The line-up includes four world premieres, 14 Australian premieres and 13 events exclusive to Adelaide over 17 days in March.
"We are so proud to be Artistic Directors of the greatest arts festival in the country, indeed one of the great festivals of the world," Artistic Directors Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield say. "In 2018 we have programmed works of mighty scale and whispering intimacy – all of them fired by an ambition to enthral, challenge, awe and inspire. Works by the finest artists in the world today; works you will remember for the rest of your life. There’s no doubt – Adelaide in March is the place to be."
'Hamlet' – Image © Richard Hubert Smith
The Lost And Found Orchestra will kick off the opening weekend with a family-friendly extravaganza at Elder Park across two nights.
In an Australian premiere, Neil Armfield's production of Brett Dean's 'Hamlet' for Glyndebourne Festival Opera will give Shakespeare's play new life, 'Kings Of War' offers an impressive compression of three Shakespeare works, Ex Machina's 'The Far Side Of The Moon' comes to Adelaide after dazzling worldwide audiences… The list goes on.
The musical side of things is headlined by none other than Grace Jones, who is joined by Cecile McLorin Salvant, Kate Milller-Heidke and Anne Sophie von Otter among a list of artists and bands that are sure to entertain audiences of all tastes.
Click here to view the full programme for the 2018 Adelaide Festival.