Get involved with the Kangaroo Island Fringe

Kangaroo Island Fringe Festival

Country Arts SA is bringing the fun, fantastical Fringe to KI for one day early next year and you can be involved!

Country Arts SA has been supported by the State Government through Arts South Australia to host a one day Fringe on Kangaroo Island for the first time next year and they are looking for local artists to perform.

Kangaroo Island Fringe will be held at Penneshaw Oval on Tuesday 20 February 2018, with curated performances from local artists alongside nationally touring shows. On the same day the Queens Baton Relay will make its first ever visit Kangaroo Island, passing through Penneshaw and Kingscote before making its way to Aldinga.

“Whilst Country Arts SA is delighted to have been given the opportunity to host the Fringe event, they are keen that it is a community-focused event as much as possible,” said Steve Saffell, Chief Executive Officer of Country Arts SA.

“We are keen that local businesses benefit from the tourism income and local artists have an opportunity to participate.”

There will be a variety of entertainment set against the backdrop of the local Farmer’s Markets and nationally-touring shows such as Mother’s Ruin, a cabaret about gin (fittingly) that features songs from Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone and The Pretenders that has had two sell-out seasons at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. There are plenty of opportunities for Kangaroo Island artists to perform also.

Country Arts SA is on the hunt for local performers who would like to get involved in the Fringe. We’d love to hear from local musicians, comedians, children’s performers or anyone else who’s interested in being a part of this inaugural festival on KI. Please send through a sample of your work via email to to [email protected] by November 30 to be considered.