Feast Festival Parade

The annual Feast Festival has attracted record crowds for its opening.

Feast Festival, Adelaide’s annual Queer Cultural Festival which celebrates its 16th year in 2012, opened on Saturday night with around 2,500 forming in the much-­‐loved Pride March. A cavalcade of motorbikes lead the parade, complete with the brand new Pop Up Production heritage yellow school bus, from Victoria Square to the ANZ Hub in Light Square.

More than 3,000 people flocked to Light Square to party the night away with artists from around the country including pop megastar Melissa Tkautz and glam rock duo the Divine Knights.

Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood was seen enjoying the parade with his young son and Gouger St diners were treated to the dynamic and colourful March, which saw the street closures for the event.

Feast Creative Producer, Kerry Ireland said, “I couldn’t be more thrilled with the level of support Adelaide has shown this year. Pride March was bigger than ever filling the length of Gouger Street, not to mention the crowds of spectators encouraging us along the way!”


This is just the beginning of what will be the biggest and best Feast ever. Don’t miss the more than 300 artists performing at the Hub over the next 16 days and download the Feast App for all the latest updates and specials.

Feast Festival is recognized as a major festival in South Australia and has taken its place alongside other world-­‐renowned events such as the Adelaide Festival of Arts and the Adelaide Fringe as one of the founder members of Festivals Adelaide.

Feast Festival was founded in 1997. Celebrating 16 consecutive years in 2012, Feast is one of the best major gay and lesbian Festivals in Australia standing proud alongside Sydney’s Mardi Gras and Melbourne’s Midsumma. Feast is highly respected for the quality and diversity of the artistic program inviting everyone to taste the Feast.

Feast is the only queer cultural festival to create its own Festival Hub, which this year is sponsored by ANZ.

Feast welcomes everyone who loves excellent theatre, cabaret, music and film to the Feast Hub to enjoy a smorgasbord of world-­‐class shows.