Everybody’s favourite LGBTQIA Festival is back for another year full of color, vibrance, and rainbows and this year’s line up of the Feast Festival is nothing short of fabulous!
Turning 22 years young, the Feast Festival is packed with a number of entertainment options celebrating the richness of Queer Arts and allows visitors to immerse themselves into the beauty of the LGBTQIA culture in Adelaide.
To get the most out of this two week Festival, here are our top picks of events and shows that can’t be missed.
OPENING NIGHT STREET PARTY
Staying true to their logo for the year (flamingo), the Feast Festival will be hosting their opening night street party at the Migration Museum Courtyard, which will be transformed into the ‘queer flamingo wonderland’. People of all genders, sexualities, and ages are welcome to paint the town in a beautiful mix of rainbow colours.
WHERE? Nov 10, 2018 from 6pm – late
WHEN? Migration Museum (Kintore Avenue)
TICKETS: $10 (presale) // $20 (door). Purchase tickets here.
ROCKY HORROR DRAG SHOW
(Re-)envisioning one of the cult classics as a colorful spectacle in drag form, the norms around gender will become a blur, where boys play girls, girls play boys, girls play girls and boys play boys. Dressing up is compulsory, as is singing and dancing to your heart’s content!
WHERE? The Girls Place, 69 Maria Street, Thebarton
WHEN? Nov 16, 22, 23 – 6pm (dinner and drinks), 8pm (pre-show entertainment), 10pm Rocky Horror Drag Show
TICKETS: $20 – $25. Purchase tickets here.
What better way to embrace the love that the Feast Festival brings together than with an elegant Ball? Organised by local LGBTQIA university groups of Adelaide, this ball invites anyone and everyone who may identify with the LGBTQIA community to join in a night of glitz, glamour, and (hopefully) lots of glitter!
WHEN? Nov 23, 2018 from 7pm – 11pm
WHERE? The Ambassadors Hotel – 107 King William Road, Adelaide
TICKETS: Students $35 – $45, non-students $50 – $60. Purchase tickets here.
PICNIC IN THE PARK
One of the most anticipated events of the Feast Festival that has consistently drawn in large crowds for a fun-filled day will be fuelled by an abundance of sunshine and a delicious selection of local food and drink. Expect to see some new attractions this year, such as the BRAINHACKR Board Game café, ECH Chill Out Zone, DIY Queer Craft and roving live performances, along with the famous Dog Show, and of course, the Drag Fashion Parade!
WHERE? Pinky Flat – Corner War Memorial Drive and Morphett Road, Adelaide
WHEN? Nov 25, 2018 11am – 7pm
TICKETS: $10 // kids under 15 FREE ENTRY. Purchase tickets here.
Feast Festival runs from 10 November to 25 November. For the full program, visit feast.org.au.