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The Palais

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  • About

    It’s back! At the centre of the city of Adelaide sits the Festival’s beating heart: The Palais. With stunning vistas of the river, city and parklands, evening summer breezes and sunset drinks on the outdoor deck, and a series of must-see live events, the Palais is home to the Festival’s artists, audiences and out-of towners for 18 glorious days and nights.

    As in 2017, events start early each day until late at night with a diverse program of news and talks, food, artist forums, late night DJs to dance the night away and an extraordinary live music program for every taste and preference. But don’t just take our word for it - in the words of Colin James in his Advertiser rave:

    “...boy, does it come alive when the sun starts to slide down over the mouth of the Torrens and the Adelaide sky turns a deep azure as the first evening stars begin to blink... it is when the live music starts to play that the Palais... really comes into its own. In short, it is a fantastic place to listen to a live band. The sound quality is great, there’s plenty of fresh air as gentle breezes swirl through the smoke machines and the various light shows that love the darkness beyond the canvas...”

    In our 2018 Festival, we are building on our strengths and our gorgeous Palais is the place you’ll want to be. Morning, noon and night.

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  • Credits

    Supported by The Balnaves Foundation, Pamela and Peter McKee and Geoffrey Rush AC.

    Image Sia Duff

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