Entertainment

View our Entertainment Program here for a full listing of live acts and times

 

PJ MASKS – MEET THE HEROES

Times: Monday 3, Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 September ONLY @ 4pm

Location: Goyder Stage

PJ Masks – Meet the Heroes is a brand-new stage show experience, featuring Catboy, Owlette and Gekko. Lean what it takes to be a hero and a member of the PJ Masks team. In this interactive training session, everyone will not only have fun but will uncover the secrets of thwarting the night time villains.

Sing, dance and perform the PJ Masks special superpower moves at this year's Royal Adelaide Show to discover the real meaning of being a hero!

DREAMWORKS TROLLS – FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE!

Location: Goyder Stage

Time: Monday 3, Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 September ONLY @ 2pm

Join the stars of DreamWorks Trolls – Poppy and Branch in this fun stage show that features all the hit songs from the DreamWorks movie including True Colours and Can't Stop the Feeling. Our hosts Rosie and Daisy audition for a talent quest and with the help of our favourite Trolls overcome their fear of stage fright and sing and dance their way into the grand final.

Poppy with a song in her heart thinks life is all about cupcakes and rainbows and Branch, who is very cautious and careful, is always ready for anything – except Poppy's personality! They have their up's and downs but always make friends and understand each other in the end!


DreamWorks Trolls © 2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved

THE SMURFS ENCHANTING VILLAGE

Location: Goyder Plaza

Times: Daily @ 11.30am to 4.30pm

In an exciting new endeavour The Goyder Plaza will play host to The Smurfs Enchanting Village, a fun free chill out area designated for pre-schoolers, young children and those young at heart.

Come and explore the world of Smurfs as the classic cartoon and comic strip comes to life. Bring your camera for a photograph alongside fun life size characters and the Smurf's very own mushroom houses!

From 11.30am to 4.30pm each day children can also enjoy the free special Smurf craft area where you can colour in your own Smurf keepsake memory to take home with you; while Mum and Dad grab a cup of coffee in the outdoor alfresco café.

The Smurfs Enchanting Village will also include appearances by Smurfette and Papa Smurf at various times throughout the day. And if that's not enough, the kids' can also sit back and relax on the grass while watching free screenings of The Smurfs movie on the big screen!


2018 – Licensed through I.M.P.S (Brussels) – www.smurf.com

MID-SHOW KID'S ENTERTAINMENT
HOSTED BY JIMMY GIGGLE

Location: Goyder Stage

Times: Monday 3, Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 September ONLY

Join Jimmy Giggle straight from his wonky recycled house for some laughter, friendship and imagination as he hosts the first 3 days of our special mid-Show Kid's entertainment programme on the Goyder Stage!
© Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2018

HOOT AND HOOTABELLE'S OWL PAL PLAYDATE

Location: Goyder Stage

Times: Monday 3, Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 September ONLY @ 12noon

Hoot and Hootabelle are best owl-pals who love playing and singing together and this year at the Royal Adelaide Show they invite the boys and girls to join in on the awesome fun! With lots of singing and dancing to some of their famous tunes, this show is sure to have the whole audience bopping along.
Hoot and Hootabelle © Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2018

NightShift

GIRL NATION (TEEN POP GROUP)

Location: Golden North Stage

Times: Daily @ 12noon to 12.30pm and 3pm to 3.30pm

This year's Royal Adelaide Show plays host to the inaugural series of performances by Adelaide based teenage R&B and Pop group – Girl Nation. Fresh from sell out concerts at this year's Adelaide Fringe this 6-piece girl singing sensation features some of Adelaide's most outstanding up and coming singers and will definitely have audiences up and dancing.

With a repertoire of music from a global line up of artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Destiny's Child and Camilla Cabello and featuring their own posse of young teen back up dancers.

JAMES BUSTAR

Location: Golden North Stage

Times: Daily @ 2.30pm to 3pm and 7pm to 7.30pm

Fresh from his latest European tour James BuSTAR is Australia's world-renowned juggling sensation with a comedic style that will leave audiences at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show in stiches of laughter.

His repertoire includes the most outrageous antics of juggling plastic bags during interpretive dance, spinning hoops on a pole wrapped around his body and "throwing up" a myriad of items including balls, cell phones, bowling pins, clubs, bowling balls and axes just to name a few.

ISUZU TEAM D-MAX PRECISION DRIVING

Location: Main Arena

  • Friday 31st - 12.45pm
  • Saturday 1st – 5.30pm
  • Sunday 2nd – 5.30pm
  • Monday 3rd – 3.00pm
  • Tuesday 4th – 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 5th – 3.30pm
  • Thursday 6th – 3.00pm
  • Friday 7th – 3.30pm
  • Saturday 8th – 5.30pm

Nightly at 7:00pm (6:00pm on final night)

This amazing precision driving team attempt a four-way cross-over, along with side-by-side formation driving, high speed drifts, ramp jumps and two-wheel-driving.

CHANNEL 9 – CELEBRITIES

Location: Golden North Stage

Times: Daily @ 12.30PM to 12.50pm

Meet your favourite Channel 9 Celebrities daily on the Golden North Stage.

MYSTIQUE – FEMALE HARMONY AT ITS BEST!

Location: Goyder Stage

Times: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays @ 12noon to 12.30pm, 2pm to 2.30pm and 4pm to 4.30pm

Known collectively as Mystique, Chloe Willis, Scarlett Anthony and Darcy Mae Bensted are the latest young vocalists under the magnificent performance direction of Adelaide vocal producer Sue Scott.

With lush harmonies and exceptionally powerful vocals these three young beauties are set to wow audiences with their enchanting repertoire of romantic love songs from the 1980's to now.

Mystique combine classic hit songs, world class harmonies, stunning costumes and fun choreography to provide timeless, inspiring entertainment. This brand-new show brings us a glimpse of songs by Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, the Three Degrees and Kylie Minogue just to name a few in a mix that has been quoted as being "heavenly sweet".

ROYAL SHOW STREET PARADE

Location: Kingsway & Atrium

Times: Daily @ 12.30pm

Each day, get up close to all the characters of the Show in the Royal Show Street Parade. Starting just outside the Secretary's Office (near the Lost Property Office) the parade will head east down the Atrium food court then head west along the Kingsway toward the Dairy Food Hall before returning to the Secretary's Office.

The parade will be led by Wheaty, the Show Mascot and the band of the South Australian Police Force, followed by many favourite company mascots.

LIGHTS – CAMERA – ACTION!
A WHIMSICAL ADVENTURE @ THE MOVIES!

Location: Goyder Stage

Times: Daily @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 6pm

Get ready for an amazing experience as the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show presents Lights – Camera – Action! an awesome entertainment extravaganza that is set to take us on a whimsical adventure at the movies!

The production will follow the slapstick antics of our very own bubbling movie director and his acrobatic crew as he creatively brings to life his artistic interpretation of 10 well-loved movie genres, live on stage!

With a cast of over 20 dancers, acrobats and speciality sight acts the 30-minute show will combine vibrant music and special effects to take the audience on an imaginative journey through the world of movie makebelieve.

ENERGY OZ

Location: Golden North Stage

Times: Daily @ 2pm to 2.30pm and 6pm to 6.30pm

The 2018 Royal Adelaide Show will play host to the world premiere performances by the new Energy Oz super group made up of seven of Australia's finest rock and pop singers.

Put on your patriotic smile as these male and female masters of entertainment serve up a treat that is 100% Australian made. Take a journey with them as they play tribute to Australian rock and pop legends and explore the fun nostalgia of the quintessential iconic Aussie. The show is vocally energetic and is guaranteed to make audiences sing-a-long with well the known Aussie tunes; cringe and laugh at our contemporary history; and even get out their air guitars!

ZIMBABWE BROTHERS

Location: Golden North Stage

Times: Daily @ 1pm to 1.30pm and 4pm to 4.30pm

Sundays @ 8.10pm immediately after the fireworks Both Fridays & Saturdays @ 9.10pm Immediately after the fireworks

This dynamic acrobatic troupe has performed as feature guest performers in circuses, night clubs, festivals and Casino's throughout the world.

Their show will feature an array of performance styles including human pyramid building, high intensity acrobatics, diving through hoops, feats with fire, acrobatic skipping, hand balancing, chair balancing and incredible feats of strength. Using a blend of tribal beats and modern top 40 music, these three unique performers weave a blend of magical energy in a fun style that has to be seen to be believed.

The Zimbabwe Brothers are also set to fire up the weekend nights with special performances immediately after the fireworks on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

BAND OF THE SOUTH AUSTRALIA POLICE

Location: Golden North Stage

Times: Daily @ 11am to 11.45am (except Tuesday & Wednesday) and 5pm to 5.45pm

Relax on the lawn at the Golden North Stage and enjoy the cool grooves and sweet swinging sounds of the Girls and Boys in Blue. Top 40, Dixieland, Jazz and Soul – the Police Band are armed with all styles of music and all kinds of fun. Come and enjoy the Band on the Beat!

AUSTRALIAN MASCOT GAMES

Location: Main Arena

Times: Sunday 9 September @ 5.30pm only

In the spirit of the 2018 Gold Coast Games, the Royal Adelaide Show will host its very own Australian Mascot Games.

Think basketball shots, kicking footballs, a mini hurdle relay - and that's just the warm up! Can Charlie Peanut back up his title from 2017?

SHOWTIME FREESTYLE MOTOR X TEAM

Location: Main Arena

Times:

  • Friday 31st - 1pm & 8.45pm
  • Saturday 1st - 5.45pm & 8.45pm
  • Sunday 2nd - 5.45pm & 7.45pm
  • Monday 3rd - 3.15pm & 7.45pm
  • Tuesday 4th - 12.45pm & 7.45pm
  • Wednesday 5th - 3.50pm & 7.45pm
  • Thursday 6th - 3.15pm & 7.45pm
  • Friday 7th - 3.45pm & 8.45pm
  • Saturday 8th - 5.45pm & 8.45pm
  • Sunday 9th - 5.15pm & 7.45pm

Three of the world's top Freestyle Motor X riders, two specially designed ramps 2 metres high and 25 metres apart, provides great entertainment. Every year these rider's skill set get more exciting and spectacular with stunts that have the riders pose completely off their bikes, doing back flips and combining tricks.

Selfies and signing with the riders under the NightShift entry arch at 1:30pm Mon-Fridays and 4:00pm Weekends (Sat/Sun)

GOLDEN NORTH ICE CREAM EATING COMPETITION

Location: Golden North Stage

Time: Daily @ 1.30pm to 1.50pm

As official sponsors of the entertainment stage on Hamilton Boulevard, iconic South Australian company Golden North is challenging show goers to the most scrumptious competition ever!

Each day 5 participants will be selected by the stage comperes to vie for the daily prize of a $50 Golden North Ice Cream voucher by being the first to finish eating a 1 litre tub of Golden North Vanilla Ice Cream.

And if that's not yummy enough the overall winner (quickest time record holder) during the 10 days of the Royal Adelaide Show will win a year's supply of Golden North Ice Cream valued at over $500. Last year's winner finished in 1min 56secs.

2018 DERRINGERS MUSIC STATE MARCHING CHAMPIONSHIP

Location: Main Arena

Times: Sunday 9 September @ 4pm

The State Band Championships are conducted annually by the South Australian Band Association and are open to brass bands and concert bands.

The 2018 "Derringers Music State Marching Championship" will feature 7 bands who will compete for the title of State Marching Champions.

The competition itself comprises of two parts. The "Inspection" and the "Parade of Bands", often referred to as the "Street March".

At the completion of the competition all the bands will form up on the oval and jointly play a piece of music while the results are being compiled.

Awards will then be made for the "Best Drum Major", "Best Entertainment Turn" and "Best Overall Band".

 

ACOUSTIC MUSIC

Location: Kingsway Gourmet

Times: Fridays & Saturdays @ 11.30am and 5.30pm
Monday – Thursday & Sundays @ 11.30am and 5pm

Look out for local musicians; Heath Solo, Tanya Cornish, Son of Martha, Matt James, Cassidy Rae, Joe Braithwaite, Juliet Oliver, All About Her, HiiTide and Steve Gower playing covers and originals under the big gum tree next to the Kingsway Gourmet.

PIG RACING & DIVING

Location: Western Entertainment Arena, West Boulevard

Times: Daily @ 10.30am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm and 5pm

The Western Entertainment Arena draws huge crowds as pigs race around a track with their brightly coloured sashes flowing behind. The flight distance for a diving pig is 4 metres or over.

Musical Warm-up: Daily @ 10.15am, 11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.45pm, 3.45pm and 4.45pm

A musical warm-up act featuring the Jim Hermal Band will set the pace for the Pig Racing and Diving. Times: Daily 15 minutes prior to Pig Racing.

MIKAYLA JADE

Location: Golden North Stage

Times: Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 @ 11am

Fresh from Channel 9's The Voice, Mikayla Jade, brings her brand of indie pop via interpretations of classic songs and originals to the Golden North Stage.

BIG BAND OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY BAND SA

Location: Golden North Stage

Times: Monday – Thursday @ 8.10pm

The Royal Australian Navy Band South Australia consists of 20 Navy Reserve Musicians from a variety of occupations within the community.

Performing a wide variety of classic and Latin big band music and a set list that comprises Glenn Miller, Sammy Nestico, Frank Sinatra, just to name just a few, the Big Band will have Showgoers pumped up and swinging every night!

DRONE RACING

Location: Main Arena

2018 Royal Adelaide Show FPV State Championship
Times: 7:50pm Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September @ 7.50pm (finals and presentations 6.45pm Sunday 9 September)

2018 Royal Adelaide Show FPV World Cup
Times: Friday 7 September @ 6pm & 7.50pm, Saturday 8 September @ 7.50pm and Sunday 9 September @ 3.15pm & 6.45pm (finals and presentations)

With FAI World Cup status and prize money totalling $20,000 witness first-hand the incredible talents of state, national and international pilots as they tackle various tracks.