Our Fringe scores a $90m hit
beforehand, she said. “As our results show, this brings in extra spending for our economy.”
This year’s Fringe also had a record number of interstate and international visitors, up 8 per cent to 20,244, who stayed here longer, with visitor bed nights up 21.1 per cent to 97,941.
Box office revenue was up 7 per cent with 705,761 tickets worth $16.6 million sold. It had an estimated 2.7 million total attendances across free and ticketed events, including 100,000 for its opening night street party and 505,000 viewers for the Parade of Light digital projections along North Terrace over the 31-day event.
Fringe chairman David Minear said it had maintained growth by pushing boundaries.
“The Adelaide Fringe is a major contributor to the cultural vibrancy of our city and our state,’’ Mr Minear said.
Last month, the Adelaide Festival’s own economic study showed it pumped another $76 million into the state economy.