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Garden of Unearthly Delights Heads to Kangaroo Island


The Garden of Unearthly Delights is sending a convoy of comedians and circus performers to Kangaroo Island to help the community recover from devastating bushfires.

The Garden Gala on Kangaroo Island, on Monday, February 17, will feature 10 comic and circus acts at Kingscote Football Club.

It follows fires that wiped out 200,000ha and destroyed nearly 100 properties.  

Director, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Michelle Buxton, said she hopes that a night of fun will raise community spirits.

"Our artists all leapt at the chance to be part of the show and have generously donated their only day off this month to spend it with the people of KI. We can’t wait to show them around this famous and much loved part of South Australia," Ms Buxton said.

Acts donating their time for this event include Gold Logie winner Tom Gleeson, SAs adopted daughter, Nurse Georgie Carroll, Taboo’s Harley Breen, Dilruk Jayasinha, Australian comedy royalty Frank Woodley, comedy crim Heath Franklin’s Chopper, newcomer Nina Oyama and the UK’s Markus Birdman (Best of the Edinburgh Fest). World-class acrobatics will also be part of the show from new circus shows Brass Monkeys and WERK IT.

"While the event is specifically for Island residents, we also want to amplify the voices of Kangaroo Island’s fabulous artisans and entrepreneurs by saying – loud and proud – that Kangaroo Island is open for business. #BookThemOut!" a Garden of Unearthly Delights statement reads.

It is a FREE event for Kangaroo Island locals and bushfire volunteers. Tickets are free but must be reserved online.


Kingscote Football Ground
25 Centenary Ave, Kingscote SA 5223


Monday 17 February Doors 4.30pm
Show 5.45pm – 7.30pm

Bookings online at Garden of Unearthly Delights site.

Photo Garden of Unearthly Delights by Andre Castellucci, supplied