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About Us

Established in 2012, Festival City Adelaide is the peak body for South Australia’s festivals and events.

Our vision is that Adelaide is recognised nationally and internationally as Australia’s Festival Capital.

Our purpose is to ensure that the policy and business conditions in South Australia are conducive to its festival sector thriving, leading, and achieving its impact goals.

There are three pillars to our work: advocacy, member services, and sector development.

Find out more about our members, board, and team below.

16 February to 15 March 2024

Adelaide Fringe

1 March to 17 March 2024

Adelaide Festival

8 March to 11 March 2024


7 May to 17 May 2024

DreamBIG Children's Festival

7 June to 22 June 2024

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

26 June to 3 August 2024

Illuminate Adelaide

12 September to 15 September 2024

Adelaide Guitar Festival

20 October 2024

Bay to Birdwood

23 October to 3 November 2024

Adelaide Film Festival

24 October to 10 November 2024

OzAsia Festival

9 November to 24 November 2024

Feast Festival
Tarnanthi Opening Night photo credit Nat Rogers

20 October 2023 to 21 January 2024


Mat Kesting

Deputy Chair

David Coltman

Board Director

Kath Mainland

Board Director

Susannah Sweeney

Board Director

Denise von Wald

Board Director

Jim Plouffe

Board Director

Justyna Jochym

Chief Executive Officer

Dahlia Opala

Programs Manager

Emily Crockart

Comms & Membership Engagement Officer