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Sunset Symphony

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in concert with Henry Olonga at Warriparinga

5pm to 9pm, Saturday 9 November 2019

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will join with star of television’s The Voice Henry Olonga for a family performance at Marion’s Warriparinga Wetlands on Saturday, 9 November.

Sunset Symphony is expected to attract up to 5000 people and is the first time the orchestra will have performed with Mr Olonga. The renowned tenor and former Zimbabwean international cricketer will sing a selection of his favourite songs during the orchestra’s 90-minute performance.

Concert-goers can relax on the grass in tree-lined surroundings, soak up the atmosphere of a site steeped in Kaurna culture, and enjoy popular classics.

Tickets available for two areas:

Zone 1 (premium) direct view of stage

  • Marion residents $20
  • Non Marion residents $30

Zone 2 (general admission), viewing of performance supported by large screens

  • Marion residents $12
  • Non Marion residents $20

Children aged five and under free – will require ticket, available when adults make purchases

Transaction fees apply for online bookings

Buy tickets online

Buy tickets in person

Marion Cultural Centre Box Office, 287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park | Phone Inquiries: 8375 6855

Warriparinga Wetlands

Warriparinga Drive (Off Sturt Road), Bedford Park, SA 5063

Getting there and parking

There is limited parking close to the venue. Please consider using public transport, sharing a ride, or parking and walking options.

Bus stops near Warriparinga include:

  • Route/Number G10 – Stop 29A on south side of Sturt Road, Bedford Park
  • Route/Number G10 – Stop 29A on north side of Sturt Road, Bedford Park
  • Route/Number 101 – Stop 29B on east side of Marion Road, Bedford Park
  • Route/Number 101 – Stop 29B on west side of Marion Road, Bedford Park


Dine on cuisine from around the world from a range of food trucks or bring a picnic.


Local winemaker Patritti will sell wines and beers.

Soft drinks available for purchase.

No BYO alcohol.

Arts activities

Hands-on, free art and music activities for kids and adults, include:

  • Feel the rhythm at Drum Beat 15 minute demonstration showing different forms and beats that can be used for therapy
  • Percussion workshop using made out of recycled materials
  • Come and look at the ‘wagga’ a blanket stitched together from recycled materials
  • Bring your story to life on canvas using paints and pens

Drop into the colourful art caravan between 5pm – 7pm.

Art workshops continue until 8pm.

Conditions of entry

View the conditions here
  • Wristbands must be attached to your wrist upon entry
  • Proof of identity may be requested upon entry
  • The event manager reserves the right to refuse entry. Refunds will not be given to patrons who are refused entry
  • Children 5 and under are admitted free on condition they have a ticket (which can be booked for free online).
    They must be accompanied by a ticketed responsible adult
  • Carers with high-needs patrons admitted free upon presentation of their Carers Card
  • Random bag checks will be undertaken upon entry
  • No alcohol or illicit drugs can be taken in to the concert
  • No glass containers, high back chairs, or animals (except assistance dogs)
  • The event manager takes no responsibility for lost or damaged property
  • Suitable shoes and protective clothing recommended if the weather has been wet or hot
  • Sunset Symphony is licensed. Patrons attending must comply with all liquor licensing laws
  • To buy or consume alcohol, patrons must be over 18 years of age and have photo ID
  • No professional camera or audio equipment. Recording of the performance is not allowed
  • Ticket holders consent to being included in any photography within the concert space and grant the right to this being used for future marketing or promotional purposes
  • No person should interfere with plants, fixtures or any installation within the venue
  • Patrons are requested not to smoke inside the venue
  • No offensive weapons, including guns, knives, mace
  • Items that do not comply with conditions of entry may be confiscated
  • The event manager is not responsible for loss of property or injury to concert-goers during the event


Can I buy tickets on the night?

Tickets can be purchased online up to one hour before the gates open at 5pm (subject to availability). Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the event

What if I lose my ticket?

People who don’t buy tickets online and purchase a hard copy should contact the Marion Cultural Centre Office in advance of the event on 8375 6855.
It is recommended people purchase tickets online. They will then receive an electronic ticket, which can be printed at home or scanned from a phone on entry.

What about refunds and exchanges?

In accordance with Live Performance Australia’s Code of Practice for Event Ticketing, the City of Marion will not offer refunds for:

  • Failure or inability to attend the event
  • Change of mind
  • Late attendance
  • Refused entry or eviction from the event
  • Changes to the program
  • Event dissatisfaction
  • No refunds apply if people choose not to attend due to inclement weather
  • Refunds apply if event is cancelled ahead of time because of extreme weather
  • No exchanges are available
What can I bring?

You may bring:

  • Your own food or picnic hamper

Soft drink in sealed plastic bottles

Picnic rugs

  • Low chairs
What can’t I bring?

You are not to bring:

  • Alcohol


High-backed chairs

  • Umbrellas

Other items described in the Conditions of Entry

What about disability access?

There will be an area with limited seating for patrons with wheelchairs in General Admission

Will there be water available?

Yes, there will be a water refill station. Please bring your own bottles, but no glass

What if it rains?

Sunset Symphony is an outdoor event and will go ahead rain or shine, subject to performers’ safety and comfort. In case of extreme weather prior to concert. Look out for updates on this page or City of Marion's Facebook page. Refunds apply if event is cancelled because of extreme weather

What about toilet facilities?

There will be temporary toilets on site, including disability access toilets

What about disability access?

There will be designated areas for patrons with wheelchairs in Zone 1 and Zone 2.

Can people bring high backed chairs?

Only people who are frail or aged are permitted to bring high-backed chairs. They should be placed to the back or side of the viewing areas so as not to obstruct sight lines for other concert-goers.

Tickets are affordable, the area is accessible, and the show is going to be unmissable


Put your business on show

Put your businesses name in front of concert-goers and treat clients or staff to a great night out.
See the Sunset Symphony sponsorship package below for details.