Everyone knows that Fringe season in Adelaide is the most wonderful time of the year. The annual celebration of all things cabaret, theatre, visual arts, comedy, circus, and music is the biggest arts festival in the southern hemisphere, and it’s back this year with some dazzling shows, namely Electric Skies.
After the epic succuss of award-winning Sky Song at the 2022 Adelaide Finge, Electric Skies will be filling some huge shoes with a similar style of show. 500, choreographed drones will be launched over 100 metres into the night sky all while featuring First Nations language and traditional songs.
Electric Skies will highlight specially made music from the Electric Fields duo, Zaachariaha Fielding and Michael Ross, with Zaachariaha’s paintings also inspiring a number of the drone animations in the sky.
The multi-sensory Electric Skies show will illuminate over Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park in the eastern parklands of Adelaide city across the Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February for two extraordinary evenings.
From 6pm, you’ll be able to plonk yourself in the perfect spot for ultimate viewing angles, with plenty of time to grab a bite to eat from the food and drink vendors on site, but you’re welcome to pack a picnic too – but strictly no BYO alcohol.
Get around some live music by Nathan May at 8pm as you wait in anticipation – just make sure you’re in the gates by 8:20pm, otherwise entry is no bueno.
And the moment you’ll all be waiting for, 8:50pm – the embark of the 500 drones. You’ll be mystified by Electric Skies for a solid 30 minutes, with the awe-inspiring show ending at 9:20pm, sharp.
Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall said that Electric Skies is a special addition to the 2023 program.
With beginnings in 1960, the Adelaide Fringe has grown exponentially with 632,667 tickets sold during the 2021 Fringe season, even in a state of Covid. So if that’s anything to go by, this year is bound to be absolutely massive.
The Adelaide Fringe will be enlivening our city from Tuesday 17 February through to Sunday 19 March 2023.