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Emirates has announced its reaffirmed commitment as Major Partner of the Adelaide Festival until 2022.

In addition to the very best of Australian talent, global stars are also set to take to the stage, with Emirates being Presenting Partner of the exceptional French ballet company Lyon Opera Ballet dancing on Beethoven's Grand Fugue.

This renewed partnership is an integral part of our commitment to the State of South Australia, having been associated with this festival since we’ve first launched our services from Adelaide in 2012. We are looking forward to continuing our support of the Australian arts and culture scene, connecting with Australians and embracing the flourishing local and international art community” said Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Vice President, Australasia

Executive Director of Adelaide Festival Rob Brookman AM welcomed Emirates commitment: “Emirates have been an outstanding and committed partner for Adelaide Festival over the last 7 years and we are delighted that they have chosen to extend that partnership to ten years in all. With their volume of services direct to Adelaide and huge number of destinations connected to the great air-transport hub of Dubai, Emirates are a brilliant fit for a festival that brings artists from a huge range of countries. And our artists love the fabulous service on board!

The airline has invested more than $100 million in the Australian market through arts, community initiatives and sports industry, including Australian Open Tennis and the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.

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