The popular South Australian city of Adelaide has placed a bid in order to become the next UNESCO City of Music, seeking endorsement from around the globe in order to become successful in its bid.
As home to many of Australia’s cultural festivals, Adelaide would be a fitting place to be awarded the prestigious status, which brings with it more investment into the arts and culture, as well as more visitors who flock to the city to experience the musical scene it has been commended for.
Chief executive of the Adelaide Festival Centre, Douglas Gautier, said that the bid was an exciting opportunity for the city, which will put its ‘cultural assets on a global platform’.
As part of the preparation for the campaign, the South Australian capital sought advice from Seville in Spain, which was the first city to be named as a UNESCO City of Music in the program. Other cities which have been previously accepted into the program include Hanover and Bogota.
It is hoped that the decision will be made by UNESCO headquarters in Paris by late October, with hopes high for it being recognised with the internationally-acclaimed award. Many already travel to Australia, and especially Adelaide, to experience its rich arts and culture scene, and with the award of becoming a UNESCO City of Music, it can only be good news for this culturally and socially thriving city.
The organisation and communication were first class. The flexibility in travelling to the destination was impressive and the hotels where we stayed in were all of a good standard. Our Coach was driven by Ken, who was a character and nothing was too much for him.
Mr & Mrs Hall, Magnificent New Zealand
We both enjoyed the Magnificent New Zealand holiday immensely. The Coach Driver/Tour Guide was excellent and the hotels were really comfortable. The holiday was extremely good value and I would recommend it to anyone waning to taste the Antipodean holiday experience.
If you are interested in a touring holiday to Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, please fill in the details below and click ‘submit’. Your free brochure will then either be sent by 1st class post or your download will begin.
Six films that made destinations in Australia famous
Stunning landscapes and remarkable city views are commonplace in Australia. So, it’s no surprise tha.. Find Out More >
Introducing Rooibos Tea, South Africa’s traditional cup!
Your dream tour of South Africa would not be complete without a taste of the famous African red bush.. Find Out More >