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Top tips for Fringe fun on a budget

Friday 10 February, 2017

Fringe time is arguably the best time of year to be in Adelaide, but the multitude of activities and events can be a drain on household budgets.

To help make the fun of the Fringe accessible to more South Australians, BankSA is coming to the party with a series of cost-saving initiatives.

This year, BankSA will host a Free Concert Series in The Garden of Unearthly Delights featuring comedy, cabaret, circus and music acts throughout the Fringe from February 17 to March 19.

BankSA’s popular Support Act initiative will also return in 2017 to help independent and emerging artists raise their profile, while at the same time providing the public with subsidised $10 tickets to their shows.

In addition, two ‘BankSA Birds Nest’ chill-out zones will also be set up in The Garden of Unearthly Delights and the Royal Croquet Club for people to rest and recharge during their Fringe outing. These cool new areas will include phone chargers and cooling misters for the public to use, as well as two spectacular new light installations that have been custom made for the Fringe.

And for BankSA customers there are even greater benefits on offer, including additional ticket discounts, pre-sale ticket opportunities and a special competition to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Scotland to see the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

BankSA Chief Executive Nick Reade said the bank is now in its 12th consecutive year as Principal Partner of the Fringe, and that making the festival more accessible to more South Australians continues to be a major driver.

“BankSA is proud to be an ongoing supporter of the Fringe, which is again ready to invigorate Adelaide while bringing in millions of people to deliver an enormous financial injection into the state’s economy,” he said.

“As part of our involvement, we want to make sure the Fringe remains accessible to all South Australians, so through free family events, discounted show tickets and giveaways, we’ll be helping make the festival as affordable as possible.”

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