Nexus Arts Festivals

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The Cabaret Fringe Festival

The Cabaret Fringe Festival is an open-access arts festival held annually each June in Adelaide, South Australia.

Founded by brothers Paul & Adam Boylon and Jay Robinson in 2008, the festival celebrates the art form of Cabaret. Now in its ninth year, the Cabaret Fringe features the best of home-grown and national talent side by side – representing the breadth of artistic expression in Cabaret in Australia.

The founders have made a long-term commitment to nurture Cabaret in South Australia, providing independent creators and producers with a platform to develop their art.  Originally the festival was staged at cabaret club La Bohème over a few weeks in June. Nexus Arts has been apart of the festival for over four years and we are lucky enough to be a venue space for the Cabaret Fringe Festival 2017!

“Cabaret connects audience and performer like no other art form. It is our passion, and we thank you, the audience, for making it yours.” – Paul Boylon, Founder Adelaide Cabaret Fringe

Umbrella Festival

Umbrella Winter City Sounds will be held from 14th July to 30th July 2017, offering an exciting smorgasbord of curated live music projects and other performances across the Adelaide CBD to warm and illuminate the colder weeks.

We are currently open for artists applications and enquires.  Please fill out the form located in the side bar or email us at; [email protected] for any enquires

Partners include the Adelaide City Council, Guitars in Bars with generous funding assistance from the Australia Council, the Australian Hotels Association (SA Branch) And the Music Development Office (MDO) with the South Australian Tourism Commission through the Live Music Events Fund.

Guitars in Bars

Adelaide Guitar Festival is bringing Guitars in Bars back in 2017. Guitars in Bars and other places is taking the Adelaide Guitar Festival to the pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants and exhibition spaces across South Australia with a series of free and ticketed gigs.  Nexus Arts will be involved in hosting some of the structured gigs.  For more information and acts head to the Guitars in Bars website.

Feast Festival

Festival began in 1997 and was created by a group of arts and cultural community workers. 2016 marked the 20th Festival of celebrating Pride and Diversity by providing a platform for the LGBTIQ community and allies to share arts and culture with the greater community.  One of 10 major Festivals in South Australia and is the 3rd largest LGBTIQ Festival in the country. Feast is an International event, bringing performers from all over the world.

Nexus Arts will be hosting an array of performers over the 2017 Feast Festival program.  If you would like to apply to perform at Feast Festival the applications open soon and there is a Nexus Arts Hire guide sheet on the right hand panel.  Please feel free to email this to [email protected]

OzAsia Festival

During September/October, Nexus Arts Venue will be host to a variety of dance, theatre and music performances as part of OzAsia Festivals SubVerse program – now bigger, bolder and stretching right across each weekend of the festival’s duration.


OzAsia @ Nexus Arts 2016. Photos by: Lemon Photography & Bill Parkingson

SubVerse showcases some of the best underground and experimental works from cutting edge of contemporary performance and sits alongside the best local talent from Adelaide.  As well as performances across the Festival, the Nexus Arts Beer Garden will be open for business with a hub of activity every weekend throughout the festival.

Stay tuned for announcements from Nexus Arts and keep an eye on the OzAsia website for full program details as they are announced in July, 2017.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for updates and announcements for our Nexus Arts 2017 festival guide.

Fringe Festival 2018 

Nexus Arts is currently taking enquires for Fringe Festival 2018.  Feel like it is too early? Send us an email and we will keep you in the loop as to our plans for the 2018 Fringe Festival time!