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News June 1, 2018

Umbrella Adelaide program announced: beats, foot-stomping and afternoon scones

Umbrella Adelaide program announced: beats, foot-stomping and afternoon scones

This year’s Umbrella: Winter City Sounds festival will see 300 live music events staged in 100 venues across Adelaide.

Coordinated by Music SA, it runs from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 29, allowing local and visiting musicians to take Adelaide by storm.

Music SA stated: “Thanks to the support of the City of Adelaide, Umbrella’s diverse curated program of events features a sonic soundscape in the park, beats and a day club, scones with a jam at the Country Women’s Association, foot-stomping Americana with warm open fires, [and] a celebration of South Australia’s finest Aboriginal songwomen during NAIDOC week.”

Returning for its second year is Music SA’s signature event Scouted.

“Staged across four venues in the West End, Scouted will again showcase the best of Adelaide’s unsigned contemporary bands that will have an opportunity to perform to music industry guests in town for the national AIR Awards.”

The opening party will bring live music, art, food and dance to newly developed Bank Street.

Partners for this street party include the Adelaide Fringe, the West End Association and Renewal SA, as well as local businesses that will be trading for the event.

Last year, the second instalment of Umbrella: Winter City Sounds saw over 1,300 performers playing to approximately 50,000 people.

The festival is again made possible with support from the state government’s Live Music Events Fund managed by the South Australian Tourism Commission.

Premier Steven Marshall commented, “The winter music festival is a fantastic platform for local artists to showcase their talent, and moreover, it continues to add carriage to Adelaide’s reputation as a leading UNESCO City of Music.”

Lisa Bishop, general manager of Music SA, is looking forward to seeing the same success of the city’s music festival spread to the suburbs for the first time in 2018.

Full program can be found here

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