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Riverbank to come alive as the Big Slapple returns in 2013

24 January 2013    

The Big Slapple, the West End Fringe hub, will return for a second year in 2013 with 54 performances by 17 artists scheduled over the four weeks in specially created venues at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The Big Slapple draws its inspiration from the mood of the New York club scene with a blend of funky venues including the Blue Note Club, Apollo Theatre and 48 Lounge.

The Apollo Theatre is dedicated to music and musical theatre with performances by Canadian outfit Saints of British Rock, local act The Deer Johns and even a Barry White Tribute Show featuring Ash Puriri.

The 48 Lounge will feature Nussy, a musical voyage through the highs and lows of love and the 20 Comics in 60 Minutes Laugh-A-Thon Show. Undersouled also returns after a sold-out show last year with their recreation of the music of The Blues Brothers, James Brown, and many others.

Regattas Bistro + Bar on the Riverbank will be transformed into The Blue Note Club with free live music on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for the whole four weeks of the Fringe. Acts will include favourite local bands such as Lucky Seven Swing Band, Black Fedora and Sweet Baby James.

The Blue Note Club, which became a popular destination last year for dinner and drinks before and after a show, will feature a New York style menu and a full bar with the signature “Slappletini” Cocktail on offer.

The Big Slapple Venue Manager Alex Tietgen said The Apollo Theatre and 48 Lounge will buzz with events and after a show, Fringe attendees can head to the Blue Note Club for free entertainment.

“The Blue Note Club is a hot-spot for Fringe goers to sip cocktails, nibble on New York inspired street food and enjoy free live music.

“The Big Slapple is an easily accessible Fringe destination for punters, with access to car parking on site”, she said.

Tickets for the official Fringe shows at the Apollo Theatre and 48 Lounge will be available through FringeTix or at the Box Office at both venues.

During the Fringe, the Big Slapple will also play host to the Cellar Door Wine Festival, which brings together the cellar doors of more than 170 South Australian wineries under one roof in the heart of the city.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Adelaide Convention Centre Market Development Manager Giovanna Toldi on (08) 8212 4099
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