Feast launches its 2013 Festival

Feast-Poster-2013 editorialFEAST, Adelaide’s Queer Cultural Festival has launched its 2013 theme, poster, four amazing events and a new festival home for the 2013 festival.

Feast’s 2013 theme; Gender – Mix It Up, delves into everything in-between and outside of the gender binary.

Gender – Mix It Up will explore gender, sexualities, power, patriarchy, government, feminism, and culture through the festivals electric mix of festivities; examining what role and influence gender has on our lives” said Feast’s new Artistic Director, Catherine Fitzgerald.

“I have mixed up discussion, forums and critical thinking with content and form throughout the program. It will challenge and confront, but also sustain the playfulness, celebratory fun that is Feast. I hope that the program entices a whole new audience to come and mix in and mix it up.”

The 2013 festival will be a thrilling mix of music, theatre, film, literature, queer ideas, cabaret and drag; all held within the new festival home – The ANZ Cluster. Based in the Lion Arts Centre, the space will include the Lion Arts Centre Courtyard (Courtyard Cluster), Fowlers Live (The Blender), Nexus Cabaret (Queer Nexus), The Mercury Cinema and The University of South Australia (The Tank).

Leading the 2013 artistic program is return of Australia’s country music sweetheart Beccy Cole, for a one off party concert in the ANZ Cluster. Winner of 9 Golden guitars, 2 Entertainer of the Year awards and 3 Gold records, Beccy will perform all her biggest hits to the Feast masses and turn the ANZ Cluster into a boot swinging party not to miss.

Joining Beccy in the first announcement is the all-male cabaret review, Le Male. Set to put a lump in your throat and maybe your pants, Le Male is Australia’s sexiest all male cabaret show – Women desire them…. and so do the men. It’s camp, it’s sweaty, it’s steamy and with a limited season, it’s going to be hot. It’s Le Male!

Following their success at the Melbourne Midsumma Festival, Director Medina Sumovic and performer Stephanie Linder present Monologue of a Deaf Woman. Be moved and entertained by this powerful, awe-inspiring piece about life, love and the universe from a deaf gay woman’s perspective. A theatre performance created for deaf and hearing audiences, adored by all.

Saturday 16 November will see the introduction of “Bedlam“, Feast’s new DJ party to be held in The ANZ Cluster. Bedlam will host some of Australia’s most renowned queer DJs and party animals; the First Lady of House, DJ Kate Monroe, Australia’s most loved gender bender, DJ Kitty Glitter; and Sydney’s Alex Taylor, who have been at the forefront of Australian dance music for over ten years.

Joining this hot line up of renowned DJs will be a plethora of local and interstate acts, including DJ Josh, Little Miss K, DJ Stephen Craddock & Nelson De Sousa and with many more acts yet to be announced, this will be one party not to miss.

Feast will host the 13th Adelaide Pride March, which will embark on a new route through the streets of Adelaide and celebrate the 40th anniversary since the initial march in 1973. The much loved iconic, Feast Picnic in The Park, returns on Sunday 24 November and will move to a bigger and better location to be revealed with the full program on Tuesday 1 October.

Held in beautiful spring weather in November, Feast Festival is the annual Adelaide (LBGITQ) Queer Arts and Cultural Festival promoting pride, community identity, inclusion and celebration.

Feast is a major event on the festival calendar in South Australia and is one of the biggest cultural events of its kind in size and scale in Australia.

A truly international event, bringing performers from all over the world and attracting thousands of visitors from near and far to attend events and shows ranging from cabaret to film, music to theatre; and fantastic parties to regional events.

For more information, visit: www.feast.org.au for details.