The centrepiece of the 2022 Adelaide Fringe is set to be Sky Song, combining aerial drones with music from First Nations artists.
Running for 31 nights at the Adelaide Showgrounds, the event will combine state of the art technology from Celestial with traditional Indigenous music.
Narrated by the iconic Archie Roach, a swarm of drones will fly overhead in formation while the five part narration of traditional stories are played out using song, lights, projection and anthems. As well as the highly respected Archie Roach and Kev Carmody, celebrated musicians Electric Fields, Iwiri Choir and Nancy Bates; storytellers Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner and Jack Buckskin; poet Ali Cobby Eckermann; dance group Dusty Feet Mob and visual art by Electric Fields’ Zaachariaha Fielding all contribute to the experience.
Drone artists Celestial specialise in fusing culture and technology to create multi-sensory spectacles. Celestial have created major cultural moments for Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay New Year to name a few.
This will be a truly unique experience that is sure to resonate with audiences and one not to be missed.
Sky Song is a collaboration between Gluttony, Celestial, Adelaide Fringe, Deadly Management, Archie Roach, Electric Fields, Iwiri Choir, Nancy Bates, Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner, Jack Buckskin; Ali Cobby Eckermann; Dusty Feet Mob, Mali Isabel and APY Arts Collective.
Supported by: South Australian Tourism Commission (Major Partner), Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, Novatech and British Council.
SKY SONG is part of Adelaide Fringe Festival 2022
Adelaide Showgrounds, Kaurna Land (Adelaide)
18 February – 20 March 2022
Tickets now on sale from adelaidefringe.com.au