Gorillaz headline returning Illuminate Adelaide festival

Illuminate Adelaide will return in July, turning winter streets into night-time adventures of colour and sound, headlined by everyone’s favourite virtual rockstars Gorillaz. 

From 1-31 July, the second iteration of Illuminate Adelaide promises local, interstate and international visitors a citywide display of art, light, sound and imagination. With more than 40 free works over 17 days, it will be a brand new program of boundary-pushing local and international artists who will redefine laneways, street-fronts and open spaces across the city in three precincts: North, East and West. Confirmed highlights include:

  • Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s ground-breaking band Gorillaz for their first SA gig in over a decade  at Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • a performance of seminal 2000s EDM album Since I Left You by The Avalanches with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
  • Istanbul visionaries Ouchhh Studio’s major exhibition, Wisdom of AI Light
  • the return of celebrated Montreal studio Moment Factory’s Light Cycles at the Botanic Gardens
  • free city-wide centrepiece City Lights
  • genre-defying music and visual series KLASSIK underground, combining classic music with live visuals to transform Adelaide’s Dom Polski Centre, and
  • the return of experimental and electronic music event Unsound.

By popular demand, Light Creatures also returns to for an illuminated tour of the animal kingdom at Adelaide Zoo.

Co-founders and creative directors Rachel Azzopardi and Lee Cumberlidge said:After an overwhelming response to our inaugural program in 2021, we are delighted to announce for 2022, an expanded program of experiences, installations, and performances showcasing the very best examples of the convergence of art and technology our city and world has to offer right now.”

See the full Illuminate Adelaide 2022 program at

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