The fantastical Adelaide Fringe: a cultural cure for ‘brain drain’

From sky-high acrobatics to sultry-sequined burlesque, Adelaide’s annual Fringe festival has long been transforming the city into an eclectic and vibrant hive of activity, attracting millions of visitors and directing millions of dollars into the South Australian economy. Yet, beyond the economics, new study from the University of South Australia shows that the Adelaide Fringe also plays a crucial role in building the State’s social capital, a factor which is helping to combat South Australia’s ‘brain drain’.

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