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The Palais

Adelaide Riverbank, Elder Park

Public Transport
Bus stop Z2 travelling from North into Adelaide CBD or stop A2 travelling into the Adelaide CBD from the South.
A short walk from the Adelaide Railway Station.
Tram from Glenelg or Adelaide Entertainment Centre, stop at Adelaide Railway Station, North Terrace.

Please note that between 28 Feb - 6 Mar, Elder Park will be fenced due to Grace Jones and The Lost and Found Orchestra concerts. To access The Palais for Breakfast with Papers and the Festival Forums, enter either from King William Road (GATE 2) or from the bridge (GATE 5). Have a look at the map below!

Palais - Map Driving to your event?
Adelaide Festival Centre's car park is closed.
Visit UPark to find the closest car park to your venue. We recommend UPark Gawler Place or UPark Topham Mall.

Playing at this Venue

  • Grizzly Bear

    Weaving together floating harmonies, folk and baroque pop, this Brooklyn four-piece were already one of the 00s most acclaimed indie acts when 2009’s earwormy single ‘Two Weeks’ from their third album introduced them to a huge new audience.

  • Perfume Genius

    Perfume Genius aka Mike Hadreas is one of the most important artists of our time; a queer icon as well as a dearly loved indie artist who has broken through dramatically from his early days as a bedroom artist to become a riveting live performer.

  • Vikki Thorn

    After 25 years with The Waifs, Vikki Thorn found her own voice deep in the canyons of Utah.

  • Lee Fields and The Expressions

    Apologies to the late, great James Brown, but you’d be hard pressed to find another singer who’s worked as hard as Lee Fields.

  • Mount Kimbie

    Emerging out of the UK electronica scene, this music duo have created a new genre which is deliciously drowsy with a less bass-heavy ambience peppered with chopped up found sounds.

  • Lior

    Lior will perform an intimate show, drawing material from across his extensive catalogue of much loved songs, as well as previewing some new material from his forthcoming album.

  • Harry James Angus

    Harry James Angus, the firebrand trumpet-playing vocalist from The Cat Empire, is known both for his thrilling live performances and for his constant musical re-invention.

  • Archie Roach

    In a voice rich with humanity, filled with joy, pain, love and longing, Archie Roach AM traces the journey of his people through song and story and gets to the heart of what it means to be human.

  • Breakfast with Papers

    During the Festival, why not start your day with ideas?

  • Long Lunches

    This year we welcome you on board The Palais to enjoy the art of hospitality.

  • Festival Forums

    With characteristic wit, perspicacity, and all the strengths of a good listener, David Marr will each day open up the Festival experience through the eyes of its artists.