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Dreams come true: Neil Finn and Paul Kelly in concert
If you could see legendary musicians Paul Kelly and Neil Finn live in concert in Adelaide for free, you would think it was Nothing but a Dream, right?

Well, no, in fact you are not "in the middle, in the middle, in the middle of a dream" because you can see these two icons of Australasian music performing at the free opening night concert of the 2013 Adelaide Festival.

Adelaide Festival 2013, Free Concert, Opening Night Concert, Paul Kelly, Neil Finn
Image taken from Festival program


The free opening night concert will be held on Friday March 1st at 8.30pm. Did I mention that it is free? So gather your friends and family together and head to Elder Park where you can sing along, as the sun goes down, to all your favourite songs from Neil Finn and Paul Kelly.

The two hour concert will be an outdoor event, rain or shine the show must go on so pack and dress appropriately (and in the case of severe weather conditions, consult the Adelaide Festival website on the day). Large crowds are expected so it is advisable to arrive early to get a good spot. There will be food stalls open from 5pm onward and you are welcome to bring drinks and something low and comfortable to sit on if you wish.

The Festival describes Paul Kelly as "Australia's greatest pop poet" and Neil Finn as "New Zealand's most celebrated songwriter and performer". Together they will put on a huge concert of all their musical highlights to kickstart the Adelaide Festival.

Neil Finn, Paul Kelly, Adelaide Festival, Opening Night Concert, Free Concert
Image taken from Festival program


Paul Kelly is widely acknowledged as being our country's ultimate songwriter and is responsible for hits such as 'Before Too Long', 'Dumb Things' and 'To Her Door' along with hundreds of other classics chronicling the Australian way of life for well over thirty years.

Meanwhile across the Tasman, Neil Finn is one of New Zealand's greatest musical exports with a career that began in the late 1970s with groups such as Split Enz, Crowded House and The Finn Brothers. He is the man behind many a memorable musical moment such as 'Better Be Home Soon', 'Weather with You' and 'Fall at Your Feet'.

Adelaide Festival 2013
Image taken from Festival program


"Hey now, hey now, don't dream it's over" as the concert is just the beginning of the Adelaide Festival. The Festival will run for over two weeks and welcomes to town a plethora of performance, written and visual arts.

Enjoy the free concert by Neil Finn and Paul Kelly then head to the Festival's Barrio Late Night Club after the show as the party is just getting started.
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Why? See Neil Finn and Paul Kelly performing all their classic songs
When: Friday March 1st, 8.30pm
Where: Elder Park
Cost: Free
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