The Adelaide Cabaret Festival
is an annual cabaret festival
held in the South Australian
capital of Adelaide
. It is the largest festival of its type in the world, with more than 48,000 attendees.
Begun in 2000, the festival is held at the Adelaide Festival Centre in June each year, usually commencing on the long weekend of the Queen's Birthday. In 2006, the festival comprised around 200 individual shows by more than 400 performers from across Australia and the world, and grossed over AU$1.1 million in ticket sales.
The 2008 festival was launched on Wednesday 2nd April; the opening ceremony featured Australian entertainer Rhonda Burchmore