Fringe Festival 'Garden of Unearthly Delights' performers provide some bushfire relief to Kangaroo Island

About 1000 people gathered at the Kingscote oval on Monday evening to be entertained by comedians and performers, fresh from the "Garden of Unearthly Delights" at the Fringe Festival.

Well done to all the organisers, performers and the football club for putting on a great show and providing some light relief from the Kangaroo Island bushfires.

Acts donating their time included Tom Gleeson, Nurse Georgie Carroll, Taboo's Harley Breen, Dilruk Jayasinha, Australian comedy royalty Frank Woodley, Heath Franklin's Chopper, Nina Oyama and the UK's Markus Birdman, and brand-new circus shows Brass Monkeys and WERK IT.

"We are really pleased to support the KI community by bringing The Garden to their doorstep," Garden of Unearthly Delights director Michelle Buxton said.

"Everyone is super keen to do something to help and we hope that a night of fun will raise the spirits of the people who have had such a hard summer of bushfires.

"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."

Relaxed atmosphere for the Fringe show on Kingscote oval.

Relaxed atmosphere for the Fringe show on Kingscote oval.

The performers were given a tour around the Island, including with KI Ocean Safari out of Penneshaw.

The Fringe is coming back to KI when The Handlebards perform "The Tempest" on Thursday, March 19 at the Bay of Shoals Winery also in Kingscote.

Tickets available at Big Quince Print on Dauncey Street, Kingscote.