I love arts festivals and I love Adelaide (I was born there) so it is fantastic to see another successful Mad March with Womadelaide, Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe rocking the city.
New South Australian Tourism Commission statistics show that just over the three days of the March long weekend, an estimated $128 million has been spent in the state’s visitor economy.
The organisers and crowds at this year’s Womadelaide certainly seem to hope so. After 2021’s abridged concert, then last year’s mostly-domestic lineup, 2023 feels like the globally-minded festival is in full flight again.
However the Adelaide Fringe have succumbed to hyperbole claiming to be the first event in Australia to sell over a million tickets
As the Adelaide Fringe crosses the halfway mark of the 2023 season, the iconic South Australian event is on track to be the first festival in Australia ever to sell one million tickets.
Fact check – The Sydney Royal Easter show sold over one million tickets in 1998 – the farewell to the old site at Moore Park.
So where did this claim come from – none other than the Premier of SA
There is just over one week left of this year’s Fringe festival and if 250,000 more tickets are sold, the iconic South Australian festival will be the first event in Australia to ever sell one million tickets.
Once the 1 million ticket sales had been achieved they did get back to reality and the claim went back to the first Australian arts festival to sell one million tickets (rather than event). And congratulations to the Fringe for this achievement.
Organisers and stakeholders of the Adelaide Fringe are celebrating after the Fringe became the first Australian arts festival ever to sell one million tickets.
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