Tutti Arts

Spinifex Gum

An orchestra on stage underneath a sign saying "Spinifex Gum ft Marliya"

Where & When

  • Friday 3 March 2023, 7.30pm -10.00pm (Gates open 5pm)
  • Elder Park / Tarntanya Wama, King William Street, Adelaide
    Bring picnic blankets or camping chairs
  • Free – no booking required
  • 8216 4444 (Adelaide Festival)

Adelaide Festival’s free opening night event, Spinifex Gum, has disarmed and uplifted audiences across Australia, bringing together the lush vocals of Marliya, the music of Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill (The Cat Empire) and the choreography of Deborah Brown.

In this fully orchestrated version, these artists will be joined by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and powerhouse singer-songwriter Emma Donovan.

Tutti’s experimental instrumental group Quirkestra will be on stage to open the event in the debut performance of the Citizens Orchestra, part of the Floods of Fire project initiated by the ASO under Artistic Director Airan Berg.

This unique show confronts some of the most hard-hitting issues of our time, while emphasising the importance of empowerment and recognising what can be achieved when we come together as one.

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