Adelaide’s annual Feast Festival will return next month with a flurry of pink feathers as it brings together two weeks of queer arts and culture in South Australia.
The majestic and elegant pink flamingo is this year’s theme for the festival that supports LGBTIQ+ artists and producers across a wide range of genres.
Each year, the Feast Festival kicks off with the Pride March followed by glitzy Opening Night Party, which this year will be headlined by Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gamble Breaux (pictured).
“The LGBT community has been such a huge support to my career so I want to return the favour,” Gamble said, who released her first single This Time, featuring Jason Singh, earlier this year.
“It comes at such a great time as I’ve released two songs already so it’s an opportunity for me to get out there and perform live.
“I love Adelaide, too, and the fact that I get to party with the LGBT community is just the icing on the cake because, hello, they know how to party in style.”
Feast runs for 16 days and includes a variety of events including cabaret, theatre, comedy, music, literature, conversations and concludes with the family-friendly event Picnic in the Park.
Bring along your picnic blankets and baskets and enjoy the serenity of Pinky Flat. There will be an assortment of local market stalls, food vendors and community information stands.
The day is fun for the whole family – with the annual dog show taking place, as well as the SA firefighters tug-of-war.
For the full Feast 2018 program, visit the website here. See some more of the highlights below:
Join thousands of queer friends and family for the annual Pride March through the heart of Adelaide, celebrating the courage, contribution, diversity and solidarity of our LGBTIQ+ communities and their allies. This year marks 45 years since Adelaide’s first “Proud Parade” in 1973, when homosexuality was still illegal, and just one year since Australia said yes to marriage equality. With more sound and music, more vehicles and floats, and more community groups participating than ever, this year’s Pride March promises to be the loudest and proudest yet.
Beccy Cole & Libby O’Donovan In Concert
SA’s favourite lesbian love-birds, Beccy Cole and Libby O’Donovan are coming back to where it all began! The pair met and fell in love at Feast, 2012 and have been intertwined in music and love ever since. Showcasing songs from each of their brand new albums plus duets and featuring all girl band, The Sisters of Twang, prepare to be entertained!
Birds of a Feather
To complement the fabulous flamingo theme of this year’s Feast, Dr Gertrude Glossip (Adelaide Drag Icon) revisits Adelaide Zoo with a feast of her favourite animal ‘tails’. Celebrate the wondrous queer diversity of animal and bird life and the important preservation work of a modern zoo. Honour the memory of Adelaide Zoo’s much loved and sadly departed flamingos. Do birds of a feather frock together?
Dames and Divas
Back with more flair and sass than ever, Princess Laya presents the ultimate tribute, showcasing the glamourous dames and divas from Hollywood to London who’ve influenced and inspired generations. From tragedies to accomplishments, Laya covers it all in her bigger than Broadway production as she impersonates the icons who’ve inspired her as the show girl drag artist she is today.
The Measure of a Man
How do you measure a man? Is it the way he walks, the way he talks? Does he have to be hung, uncut and thick? Or somewhere in between? Stare into the heart of one man’s sexual anxieties and stories shrouded in years of embarrassment and shame. Told in Roach’s trademark humorous, raw and deeply candid style. Daring queer theatre at its best.
Woman’s Dance With The Citrus Sistas
Hit the dance floor with the Citrus Sistas singing a selection from ABBA, kd Lang, Motown, rock and roll and much, much more. These two SA women (Valda and Fran) have teamed up to provide lively dance music that you know. Come and join in the fun, dance away the hours and be entertained by their on stage antics. Not to be missed…the Citrus Sistas!
The Purple List: A Gay Dementia Venture
This Five Star UK production opens on Sam and Derek’s wedding day and explores their lives as Derek’s dementia progresses. Told from Sam’s point of view the play is a compelling, honest, moving yet often funny insight into the lives of these two gay men as they navigate their way through the care system and the changes in their relationship.
Mama Alto: Torch Songs
Be enticed into a world of cabaret glamour, where gender transcendent diva and acclaimed jazz singer Mama Alto will beguile you with sumptuous ballads, fierce blues and poignant torch songs. Accompanied by pianist extraordinaire William Elm, Mama’s luscious voice will thrill you in her exquisite return to Adelaide’s Feast Festival.
An (Ironic) Marriage Themed Party
It’s been 1 year since the world’s most expensive/ offensive vote, so we’re throwing a big ol’ queer protest-dance-party! Featuring all your fave love/ marriage/break-up tracks from Rick Astley to Beyonce. Performances by ‘Stop That Young Man’, DJs, & special surprises. Feel free to dress up in your tackiest wedding wear. Will you be the groomsmaid, bridesman, or flowerboi? A “fuck you” to the vote, a celebration of queer resistance.
My Fairy Godmother Sucks
Adelaide’s equivalent to Kath and Kim will take you on a journey as Georgia wishes for a fairy Godmother. POOF! Her supernatural psycho dyko appears and turns out to be a tongue twisting tart who enjoys messing with Georgia’s mind. Steampunk songs, French tango and much hilarity as Georgia tries not to succumb to the screwy speech.