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Barmy Army to trumpet about Adelaide and South Australia

29th July 2013 Print
Billy the Trumpet

Billy the Trumpet, as he is affectionately known to England's legion of cricket fans, has been recruited by South Australia to promote the delights of Adelaide and surrounding regions like the Barossa, Kangaroo Island and the Eyre Peninsula, as ideal places to visit during the Australian Ashes Series this December 2013.

David Peacock, founding partner of the Barmy Army said: "Adelaide is our spiritual home, our first Barmy Army t-shirts were printed and sold here on the 1994/5 tour, coinciding with England winning a fantastic test match on the last day.

"Adelaide is the perfect place to watch cricket, it is one of the most picturesque grounds in the world and there is so much to do away from the game including trips to the wineries in the Barossa and then spending a lazy day recovering on Glenelg beach.

"We are thrilled to be working in partnership with South Australia and encouraging as many England fans as possible to come and support the team and see for themselves what a fantastic sporting and holiday destination Adelaide is".

Whilst Billy will be kitted out in a South Australian-branded outfit, the Barmy Army will promote Adelaide as a holiday destination through social media and will be providing South Australian operators with free listings on their website.

Suggested Day Trips & Tours

Freedom Australia (, an official Licensed Travel Operator for the Ashes Series 2013/14, has put together a series of Adelaide Ashes accommodation and ticket packages from £818.

Offers include:

Wine and Wicket self drive, with nine nights' accommodation, five-day match tickets, Match-day programme, from £1,085 2014 Carlton, Mid ODI Series, from £186 - Adelaide on Australia Day, January 26th for the game between England and Australia. Includes one night in Adelaide and match-day ticket Day trips and touring options: Barossa Wine Experience from £94 Kangaroo Island Overnight Explorer from £376 (above) Flinders Ranges accommodation from £54 Adelaide accommodation from £36 Adelaide Dolphin Swim and Cruise from £99.

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Billy the Trumpet