Walk of Fame cements Festival Centre star factor
Monday, 22 January 2018
The Adelaide Festival Centre redevelopment has reached an exciting milestone, with the Walk of Fame unveiled on the northern promenade.
Featuring more than 130 performers who have graced the stage of the Festival Theatre, the Walk of Fame is another landmark site within the Riverbank Precinct, connecting the Festival Centre to the Riverbank Bridge and Adelaide Oval, as well as the Convention Centre.
The Walk of Fame ‘starbursts’ will soon link to a mobile phone app that provides information on the featured performers, along with ‘what’s on’ at the Festival Centre and ticketing options.
Three performers have been chosen for each year since 1973 when the Centre opened, with new stars to be added to the Walk annually.
Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director Douglas Gautier said seeing so many well-known names together really brings home the number of personalities who have made Adelaide Festival Centre the great creative hub that it is.
“This is our ongoing opportunity to honour them publicly, and to celebrate and preserve our history with support from the South Australian public,” said Mr Gautier.
“In addition to performers, designers, composers, playwrights, and directors are also represented. The show must go on, and Adelaide Festival Centre’s Walk of Fame is a tribute to those who have helped us to do that for over forty years.”
The Festival Centre redevelopment includes the already complete new Festival Theatre foyers, the reopened Star Kitchen and Bar, Neon, and a new Elder Park café.
More than $1 billion is being invested in the Festival Plaza including more than $800 million in private investment for a new commercial and retail building as well as a redevelopment of the SkyCity Casino. The Walk of Fame is part of the Festival Plaza redevelopment which has created 2,500 jobs.
See the full list of Walk of Fame artists at www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/media/5943/wof-list.pdf