Ukulele Dream Girl
Ukulele Dream Girl

Feast Festival, Adelaide’s LGBTIQ Queer Arts and Cultural Festival is about to kick the “Pridevember” celebrations up a notch with CARNIVAL, the official Feast Opening Night Party

Feast Festival Ambassador, YouTube Star and Social Media Influencer Christian Hull, will play Ringmaster for the Carnival Opening Night Party.

“Get ready Feasters, I’m here and we are going to PARTY!” said Hull.

Carnival will be an unforgettable night of queer entertainment featuring F*cking Adelaide star, Brendan Maclean and Triple J Unearthed High finalist Lupa J. Set over two courtyards with magical carnival attractions, roving entertainment and a glorious line-up of South Australian artists.
This year a new initiative with SA Power Networks has enabled Feast to become more accessible, offering free entry to people carrying valid concession cards to a range of Festival events including Carnival.

“Pridevember”, a highlight of the Feast Festival, will continue for another 16 days with a variety of events including cabaret, theatre, comedy, music, literature, conversations and concludes with the family-friendly event Picnic in the Park. A great day out in the sun where you can bring along your picnic blankets and baskets and enjoy the serenity of Pinky Flat/Tarntanya Wama. There will be an assortment of local market stalls, food vendors and a community information stand. The day is fun for the whole family – with the annual dog show taking place, as well as the SA firefighters tug-of-war and music by Hit 107.

The concept of “Pridevember” has been derived from the important role Feast Festival still plays within the LGBTIQ+ communities and to continue building relationships, visibility and trust with the wider Australian community.

“Pridevember” will celebrate and reflect on key milestones that have faced the LGBTIQ+ communities over many years.

The horrific murder of Dr George Duncan in 1972 that pushed for major homosexual law reform that was passed in 1975, making South Australia the first state to decriminalise homosexuality, right through to 2017, where the Australian Government passed the Marriage Amendment Bill making same-sex marriage legal.
As always, Feast celebrates all that is Queer Culture including outrageous Drag Queens and inclusive community events to gut-wrenching performances that examine what it means to be queer. Below is a small snapshot of what you’ll get to see in the 2019 Guide.


Nunsense A-Men | Thurs 7th – Sat 30th Nov
Dan Goggin’s Nunsense A-Men is his original “Nunsense” show… but the nuns are played by men! The Little Sisters of Hoboken are staging a talent show to raise funds to help bury the 52 members of their convent who recently died en masse from food poisoning. They sing, dance and pray for a miracle while celebrating convent life and keeping their deceased sisters on ice!

Leather Lungs: Love, Life and Leather | Thurs 14th Nov
★★★★★ – “The Voice of our generation” – Weekend notes
Songs of love and loss, and the lust and laughter in between. Vocal freak and cabaret favourite Leather Lungs returns to Adelaide with a raw and raunchy new show. Drown in his charisma and unique brand of comedy, then be lifted sky-high by his out-of-this-world voice.

AUSTRALIAN FIRST! Dragapalooza will also be audio described, giving people with a vision impairment or low vision the opportunity to experience a drag show.
Beat your faces, get dusted and feel your fantasy – we’ve got a line-up fit for the GODS – it’s the second edition of
DRAGAPLAOOZA at Mary’s Poppin! The most sickening lineup of your fave SA Drag Artists takes the stage for a mega-show that will leave you gooped, gagged and giving you life – all tea no shade.

Australian Premiere
A modern-day passion, ‘Considering Matthew Shepard’ tells the story of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old, gay college student beaten and left to die in October 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming. Moving among styles ranging from Lutheran hymnody to blues to Broadway, this Australian concert PREMIERE, for choir and ensemble reaches beyond tragedy to find peace, understanding, and life-affirming joy.

UKULELE DREAM GIRL: Love at a Distance | Wed 13th, Thurs 14th & Sat 16th Nov
Australian Premiere and off the back of a sell-out debut season as a solo artist.
Sometimes, in a world promoting human connection via Instagram, the most genuine moments can still feel distant
regardless of the space between us. “Love” is often modelled in rigid ways, but what about the stories beyond the
honeymoon or summer love phase? Join the Ukulele Dream Girl for a tour of new perspectives about love in all forms.

Sugarbabies | Thurs 21st Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd Nov
The stunning Ziegfeld boys tell the story of two Sugarbabies on a quest to find their Sugardaddies, proving that diamonds really are a BOY’S best friend. The show is a brilliant blend of burlesque, musical theatre and comedy, dusted with plenty of glitz and sparkle. It features gender swaps of some of the sexiest songs of the 20th century!