• Spirit Festival, held in Adelaide 16th-21st of February 2016 (Tandanya)Source: Tandanya
The six-day Spirit Festival, South Australia’s premier Indigenous cultural event, has got all you could want to keep you busy from Tuesday 16 to Sunday 21, February.
Karina Marlow

15 Feb 2016 - 3:49 PM  UPDATED 16 Feb 2016 - 11:02 AM


‘Boo!’ an exhibition showcasing Aboriginal ghost stories and other scary matter will delight at the Kaurna Gallery. Featuring renowned Aboriginal artists including Bronwyn Bancroft, Joel Birnie and Destiny Deacon, it is a highly anticipated inclusion in the upcoming Adelaide Festival of the Arts.

Friday, 19 February & Saturday, 20 February - 10am-5pm


Songwriting to weaving, theatre to face-painting, storytelling to cooking classes: the Spirit Festival has you covered for learning a little bit of culture. With workshops running all week, don’t forget to register online before heading along to the festival precinct for some fun for all ages.

Wednesday 17- Sunday 21 February


A Friday night of hip hop, an all-day concert on Saturday and a smooth Sunday session ensure the tunes will be in abundant supply this year. Performances from favourites Casey Donovan, MC Philly and Kalh Wallis of ‘The Medics’ fame are going to light up the stage, with traditional dance performances by local ensembles captivating the crowds on the ground.

Blak Hip Hop: Friday, 19 February, 9pm-11pm at the Tandanya Art Café

Free Spirit Festival Concert: Saturday, 20 February, 11am-11pm at Mullawirraburka (Rymill Park Extension)

Sunday Sessions: Sunday, 21 February, 12pm-4pm at the Tandanya Art Café


Song: the story of a girl, a bird and a teapot

Writer and actress Waiata Telfer, a Narrunga-Kaurna woman of Burmese-British ancestry, presents a story about family, identity and the courage to make a change. Incorporating the Kaurna language as well as music, movement and a deadly sense of humour, this one-woman show is on at the Tandanya Theatre.

Tuesday 18 at 7pm and Wednesday 17 at 11am and 7pm


Saturday afternoon sees a showcase of short films at the Tandanya Theatre including performance clips from Kurruru Youth Performing Arts group, documentaries of cultural programs and dramatic biopics.

Saturday, 20 February, 1pm-5pm


The South Australian final of the Deadly Funny comedy competition will see the cheeky and loud, black and proud out in force. With a $2000 prize and a ticket to the Grand Final at the Melbourne Comedy Festival up for grabs, the cream of local comedians will front up to the crowds on Friday night at the Tandanya Theatre.

Friday, 19 February, 4pm-9pm


Feast and feel the grooves at the free Hungry Mob Cook Up on Thursday at the Tandanya Art Café. With favourites such as damper and kangaroo, and a performance by Robert K Champion this cook up will leave you fully satisfied.

Thursday, 18 February, 12pm-2pm

For more information visit the website or download the festival program.