The Big River Hotel hasn’t failed to deliver after debuting at this year’s Royal Croquet Club on Pinky Flat. With international French electro giants Justice and Hermitude amongst the killer acts in its first two weeks, the hits keep coming!
This weekend is another slice of quality with the experimental genius of singer guitarist, D.D Dumbo starting tonight, Adelaide’s biggest contribution to dance music in recent years, the doyen of the decks himself, Motez on Saturday night and killer producer Paces bringing a glorious end to the weekend.
on Friday has carved out his own niche in the Australian music for his layered textures, great guitar licks and smooth vocals. Motez
have been setting dancefloors alight for the last few years and whilst it’s always great to see them pack out a club, there’s nothing like a great outdoor dance party while the weather allows it. Stuart Duckworth who originally founded the Royal Croquet Club calls it “three nights of open air concerts all for the price of a family meal pack from McDonalds, ridiculousness!”
We can’t wait for the return of the garden in a garden, this time, inside another garden, Neon Forest one of the best hubs for partying after a show this festive season, located within the Big River Motel. Duckworth points out the venue “kicks on every night till 3am for those who want to get weird.” This year Neon Forest features immersive participatory performance within Neon and Big River Motel from some of the best artists on the Fringe, Gravity & Other Myths; the team behind Barbu – Cirque Alfonse; and Artistic Director of Briefs Factory, Fez Fa’anana.
The lush surrounds of the venue have temporarily created one of the best spaces for music the city has seen in recent years, with a fantastic stage, long bar for minimal drink line ups and soft grass perfect for either dancing, or just chilling along the sides and taking in the sounds.
Shows have been selling out, so if you still can, make sure you grab your tickets from Fringetix
, beforehand and make sure you check out some of the other treats the RCC has to offer. Our tip for dinner beforehand is the Pizzateca stall, particularly if you’ve never been the main location down south.
D.Dumbo plays tonight, Motez tomorrow night and Paces rounds off the weekend on Sunday night. Doors for all shows open at 9pm.
Check out last year’s cruisey collaboration between Motez and Anthony & Cleopatra below to get you pumped for the weekend.