The Adelaide Fringe Festival will be fronted by three fabulous ambassadors for its 60th year diamond anniversary.
This year's ambassadors boast a diverse tapestry of superstars with pop queen Marcia Hines, drag extraordinaire Fez Fa'anana, and internationally-acclaimed alt-rock veteran Amanda Palmer.
With its star-studded panel of ambassadors, this year's Fringe Festival is set to be one of the most fantastical and memorable to date. Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall believes the ambassador programme is a golden opportunity to showcase Adelaide Fringe to the world.
“The ambassador programme is supported by the South Australian Tourism Commission and is designed to grow the Adelaide Fringe by connecting it to undiscovered audiences,” Heather says.
“We have carefully selected people that represent and embody the Fringe to advocate for us on this milestone.”
The carefully selected, eclectic variety of ambassadors mirror the inclusivity and diverse nature of the Adelaide Fringe Festival – promising something for everyone, as always.
Marcia Hines has been one of Australia's most beloved disco sweethearts for decades, and has always been an avid supporter of Adelaide Fringe. Marcia will be bringing a revamped version of renowned cabaret spectacular 'Velvet' to the stage with 'Velvet Rewired'.
Genre-defying performance artist Amanda Palmer will be shaking up the Fringe with her signature unapologetic and experimental stylings, in the critically-acclaimed one-woman show, 'There Will Be No Intermission'.
“We can’t wait to see what Amanda will bring to our wonderful Fringe, we think securing her as an ambassador is a massive coup for Australian audiences.” Heather says.
Bringing the local element, Adelaide Fringe aficionado Fez Fa'anana is back, for the first time as an ambassador, in 2020, bringing his intelligent tongue-in-cheek drag artistry to the masses. Fez has been a part of the Fringe family since 2008.
“Adelaide Fringe Festival has been my stomping ground for more than ten years”, Fez says.
“It is a place that elevates and celebrates the edge, the odd and underground, allowing voices that sit on the ‘fringe’ to be at the forefront. I am beyond excited to be an ambassador of the cultural phenomenon that is Adelaide Fringe 2020.”
The 2020 Adelaide Fringe is on from 14 February-15 March.