OzAsia Festival 2021 set to showcase the best in Asian Australian entertainment

OzAsia Festival 2021 set to showcase the best in Asian Australian entertainment

OzAsia Festival has revised the line-up for The Special Comedy Comedy Special in light of interstate travel restrictions, and will now feature award-winning Australian comedian Dilruk Jayasinha as the headline act.

Jayasinha, a logie award-winning Sri Lankan Aussie stand up comedian & actor is a cast member on the current season of Network Ten’s Celebrity Masterchef Australia and has a stand-up special on Amazon Prime.

He is a regular on Australian TV shows Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy We Have a Problem, and recently made his debut appearance on ABC’s Spicks and Specks.

He is also known for his acting roles on ABC TV’s Utopia and Network Ten’s How to Stay Married.

Adelaide’s own Jason Chong and host Jennifer Wong will now be joined by some of South Australia’s best Asian Australian comedians including Nicholas Huntley, Kehau Jackson, The Golden Phung (Roy Phung and Eddie Morrison) and The Coconuts (Leela Varghese and Shabana Azeez) – plus music from local band Trio Sepia.


OzAsia Festival Artistic Director Annette Shun Wah:

“I look forward to welcoming everyone to an exciting showcase of contemporary Asian Australian artists at Adelaide Festival Centre later this month.”


Tickets to The Special Comedy Comedy Special are on sale now! Please click here for more.

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Dilruk Jayasinha - photo by Nicola Bernadi

Dilruk Jayasinha: Photo by Nicola Bernadi


Other show updates for OzAsia Festival

Due to travel restrictions, OzAsia Festival been unable to proceed with a number of shows planned for this year’s festival, with When and Hand to Earth among the performances most recently affected.

Scheduling updates can be viewed on the OzAsia Festival website. Tickets to OzAsia Festival 2021 are on sale for a range of other shows across dance, theatre, music, film and comedy.

For more information, visit www.ozasiafestival.com.au


OzAsia Festival releases extra tickets to Double Delicious


Double Delicious

Double Delicious


After a strong response from audiences, Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival has released extra seats across all five performances of food-meets-storytelling event Double Delicious from October 28-30.

The unique culinary and theatrical experience will see celebrity chef Elizabeth Chong, kimchi master Heather Jeong, writer Benjamin Law, dancer Raghav Handa and Adelaide actor Valerie Berry reveal the secrets of dishes significant to their lives.

Combining stunning visuals and music, food and performance make a powerful connection to hearts and minds in this immersive work exploring family, longing, loss, resilience, and legacy.

Held at the nearby InterContinental Adelaide in the riverbank precinct, Double Delicious will feature four of the storytellers live on stage, while Jeong will appear on video from Sydney.

For more information click here


Lucky Dumpling Market


Lucky Dumpling Market

Lucky Dumpling Market


The foodies favourite will return to Elder Park on Thursday 21 October to Sunday 7 November.

Returning to Elder Park with the enticing sounds and smells of Asia’s bustling street markets, Lucky Dumpling Market is our favourite place to hang out on the balmy spring evenings throughout OzAsia Festival.

Taste the flavours of Asia with some of Adelaide’s most delicious food vendors cooking up authentic cuisine, spectacular desserts, bubble tea and Japanese sake with premium South Australian wines and beer.

Serving a delicious variety of BBQ, stir fries, noodles, bao and of course mouth-watering dumplings, Lucky Dumpling Market is the perfect place for a meal and drink between performances with family and friends.

Be entertained with free live music from some of the best local and national music acts performing everything from electronica and hip hop to urban beats, indie-pop and more!

Brought to you by the team behind Adelaide Fringe venue Gluttony, Lucky Dumpling Market is a chance to indulge your senses.

For more information please click here.


Moon Lantern Trail


Moon Lantern Trail

Moon Lantern Trail


The ever-popular Moon Lantern Parade is evolving into a Moon Lantern Trail spread over four days with roving performances, interactive workshops and live music at Pinky Flat.

While the Trail is free to attend, registrations are being encouraged and can be made online.

Click here to register

Visual art

Free visual art exhibitions will be on display at Adelaide Festival Centre and other CBD venues throughout OzAsia Festival.

These include On View: In Translation in the Ian and Pamela Wall Gallery at Her Majesty’s Theatre, along with The Strangers in the Dunstan Playhouse Foyer, AEON†: TITAN ARUM at Nexus Arts and A Vast Emporium at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

For more information click here


In Other Words


In Other Words

In Other Words


In Other Words, which runs from November 5-7, is set to feature more than 40 of Asia and Australia’s most inspiring contemporary writers and thinkers.

Click here to register for the free event in Adelaide Festival Centre’s Dunstan Playhouse.


OzAsia Festival 2021 runs from October 21 to November 7.

For more information, visit www.ozasiafestival.com.au

Organisers are ensuring that all health and safety guidelines are being followed to ensure a COVID Safe event. Click here to view the COVID Safe updates and FAQ’s.



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Dee Raghavan

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