Adelaide Fringe has announced it has had its biggest opening weekend ever following the start of iconic Adelaide festival on Friday night.

More than 250,500 tickets worth $6.1 million have already been sold which is up 17.5 per cent compared to the same time last year.

Last week Jodie and Soda asked the co-director of the Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Michelle Buxton, for some recommendations of what to see at this year’s Fringe.

These are the recommendations from the person who knows best…

LIFE – the show (“absolutely”) 
Circus and Physical Theatre 

Stardust: The Songs of Willie Nelson Performed by Linda Bull with special guest Sime Nugent (“one of the best shows I’ve seen in the past year”)
Music

FLIGHT (“the new immersive by the people who did SÉANCE”) 
Theatre/Sound Art 

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House Of Mirrors (“another great immersive project”)
Interactive

Tom Gleeson – Joy
Comedy/Stand Up 

Joel Creasey – Drink. Slay. Repeat
Comedy/Stand Up 

Judith Lucy vs Men
Comedy/Stand Up 

Felicity Ward – Busting A Nut
Comedy/Stand Up 

Lano and Woodley – Fly
Comedy 

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Paul McDermott and Steven Gates
Comedy/Music

Katie Noonan’s Elixir
Music/Jazz

Ceberano + Co.
Music/Contemporary 

Djuki Mala (“they are just the funnest, funnest time”)
Dance/Physical Theatre

Yummy Deluxe
Cabaret/Dance

Baby Wants Candy, The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical 
Comedy/Musical Theatre 

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Kevin Quantum: Vanishing Point
Magic/Illusion

The 2019 Adelaide Fringe program is bursting with 1326 events presented by more than 7000 artists across a variety of genres – comedy (340 events), music (276), theatre (156), cabaret (135), visual art & design (86), children’s events (77), events (75), circus & physical theatre (52), dance (36), interactive (36), magic (25), workshops & talks (22) and film & digital (10).

Of the 517 venues hosting Fringe events, new additions include A Club Adelaide, The National Wine Centre, the GC at Grand Central and the SA Jockey Club at Morphettville Racecourse. Returning favourites include The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Gluttony and RCC Fringe – along with Tandanya, Rhino Room and Holden Street Theatres.