July 2021

Epic block party taking over laneways & venues with Illuminate Adelaide

Illuminate Adelaide has announced the next instalment of their inaugural celebration of light, MAAD, a multi-venue block party that will take over the CBD’s laneways.

Illuminate Adelaide today unveiled a huge array of new music and arts programming for its inaugural event in July, including the full Music & Art After Dark (MAAD) program – adding to the already announced closing DJ set from The Avalanches.

MAAD, a multi-venue block party celebrating music, art and ideas, will take over laneways, public spaces and galleries in the northwest corner of the CBD on Saturday 31 July, the closing weekend of Illuminate.

On the MAAD Outdoor Stage in George Street, Soju Gang and DyspOra will perform ahead of an electrifying DJ Set from The Avalanches. The duo will also kick off the event earlier in the afternoon at the Hawke Centre, in conversation with Zan Rowe and Jonathan Zawada.

MAAD joins forces with international electronic and experimental music and sound producers, Unsound for two ticketed events at Jive (HTRK, MY DISCO and Del Lumanta) and Lion Arts Factory (DJ Plead, Air Max ’97, Slikback x Weirdcore, Corin and CAPITAL WASTE).

Nexus Arts’ line up includes Primordial by Gabriella Smart, along with Matthias Schack-Arnott and Aviva Endean; andLion Arts Courtyard will host a free performance from Iwiri Choir, an Adelaide based choral group who sing in Pitjantjatjara language in the Ernabella Choir tradition.

West end galleries and organisations including ACE Open, Mercury CX, SASA Gallery, Samstag, JamFactory and APY Gallery will be throwing open their doors for MAAD, inviting audiences to explore existing exhibitions at night, as well as specially programmed events; and music venues Peter Rabbit and West Oak Hotel adding to the line up.

Encompassing live music, exhibitions, cinema and light installations from cutting-edge creators, MAAD brings out the best in the west with a party to remember.

Illuminate Adelaide co-Creative Directors Lee Cumberlidge and Rachael Azzopardi said, “We are super excited to bring this eclectic program of music and art to the West End to celebrate the final weekend of Illuminate Adelaide.

“We’ve teamed up with our favourite art spaces and music venues as well as Unsound, one of the world’s great festivals, to bring to Adelaide some of the most exciting new music, and contemporary art on offer and transform the laneways, streets, and spaces of this incredible precinct.”

Location: Adelaide’s West End, various locations
Date: Saturday 31 July
Time: 4.00pm until late
Tickets: Free and ticketed, with tickets on sale Tuesday 8 June

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