SALT Festival comedy show coming to Boston Bay Wines

VINES: Hearing something on the grapevine of the 'Trapped in Paradise Comedy Show' coming to Boston Bay Wines next month are Tony Ford, Pete Mihalaras, Belili Valkyrie and Alyssa Biele.
VINES: Hearing something on the grapevine of the 'Trapped in Paradise Comedy Show' coming to Boston Bay Wines next month are Tony Ford, Pete Mihalaras, Belili Valkyrie and Alyssa Biele.

Dates have been set and entries are open for the 2021 SALT Festival, but in the meantime people will be able to have an early taste of SALT with comedy shows at Boston Bay Wines next month.

The festival is set to take place between April 16 and 25 and is calling on people and organisations to join up in providing elements including content suggestions, contributors and sponsorship.

The SALT Festival is presenting the 'Trapped in Paradise Comedy Show' at the winery at 7.30pm on September 5 and 3.30pm on September 6.

Committee member Pete Mihalaras said they thought it was a good chance to promote the festival for next year and provide some entertainment for the community.

"With everything on standby everyone was keen to put on a show," he said.

JUST ADD SALT: Alyssa Biele, Belili Valkyrie and Pete Mihalaras from the SALT Festival Committee add some salt to the pot, held by Boston Bay Wines co-owner Tony Ford.

JUST ADD SALT: Alyssa Biele, Belili Valkyrie and Pete Mihalaras from the SALT Festival Committee add some salt to the pot, held by Boston Bay Wines co-owner Tony Ford.

The show will feature British comedian Gordon Southern, internationally known Australian comedian Jon Bennett and Adelaide favourite Marc Ryan, also known as The Beautiful Bogan.

Also featured will be Boston Bay Wines co-owner and celebrity chef Tony Ford, who said he was excited to host the event and had "learned a few things" to showcase.

"We jumped at it and helped to make it happen, but these guys (the SALT Committee) did all the ground work," he said.

There is limited tickets for the two events and COVID-19 measures will be in place.

However the SALT Committee's eyes are on the 2021 festival and after the cancellation of the festival in 2020 are looking to make a big return.

Mr Mihalaras said a lot of ideas in place for 2020 would return in 2021, however there would be a focus on South Australian acts.

Fellow committee member Belili Valkyrie said it was important after the affect COVID-19 had on the arts across Australia and the world for SALT to return to shine a spotlight on it.

"The arts industry has taken a huge toll and we'd love to showcase it next year," she said.

To find out more about becoming involved in the 2021 SALT Festival and to buy tickets for the comedy shows, visit www.saltfestival.com.au.

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