Mount Gambier secures slice of popular Adelaide event

MAJOR COUP: The Adelaide Fringe - a world-class event of cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design - is on its way to Mount Gambier. The yearly festival is the largest in Australia. 	 Picture: Tony Virgo

MAJOR COUP: The Adelaide Fringe - a world-class event of cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design - is on its way to Mount Gambier. The yearly festival is the largest in Australia. Picture: Tony Virgo

THE State Government yesterday announced the Adelaide Fringe Festival will roll into Mount Gambier in February and is expected to attract 9000 people and significantly boost the city's economy.

One of the highest profile festivals to be held in the city, the world-class event will be a "massive drawcard" for tourists from around the state and Victoria.

Adelaide Fringe in Mount Gambier - starting on February 24 with a range of activities and ending on March 25 and 26 with a large outdoor event - is touted to become a "cultural icon" of the Blue Lake city.

Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said the spectacular event was a major coup for Mount Gambier given the Adelaide fixture was the biggest festival in Australia.

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