Alinta Energy has proudly supported another successful Desert Fringe festival in Port Augusta

22/04/2014
This year marked the seventh consecutive year Alinta Energy has brought world-class art and cultural talent to regional SA.

Alinta Energy has proudly supported another successful Desert Fringe festival in Port Augusta last month.


This year’s festival, held on 14 and 15 of March, marked the seventh consecutive year Alinta Energy has supported bringing world-class art and cultural talent to the regional community of South Australia. Select acts also travelled north to perform for the Leigh Creek community this year, highlighting an exciting expansion in the festival’s history.

Desert Fringe is an extension of the four week Fringe in Adelaide, and showcases a range of local, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and international artists for the Port Augusta community. This regional element of Adelaide Fringe is funded as a direct result of the partnership with Alinta Energy.

Highlights of this year’s Desert Fringe included a free community concert, free entry into the Desert Fringe Club, a free Arts Market and Family Day with entertainment, performances, and children’s workshops, and a sunset concert on Port Augusta’s foreshore that featured a range of trapeze and fire performers from around the country.

Event crowd attendance was again fantastic, with an estimated 3500 people enjoying the events at Port Augusta (up from 2600 in 2013) and another 70 at Leigh Creek. Many attendees remarked at how memorable the festival was in allowing the community to experience such an eclectic variety of talent in their ‘own backyard’.

Alinta Energy has a long history in the region dating back to 1941, and has built strong relationships with the Flinders Ranges community as the largest private employer in Port Augusta. Alinta Energy has a genuine commitment to the future vitality of the region and is excited to continue sharing this energetic celebration of arts and culture with regional South Australia.