Glenelg’s Summer Beach Series kicks off with festivals, food and more

Bayside retreat – Glenelg is set to be a scorcher this summer, with a killer lineup of events planned to keep South Aussies entertained. 

Calling all summer lovers to Glenelgs Summer Beach Concert Series. 

The bayside retreat is set to be a scorcher this summer, with a killer lineup of events planned to keep South Aussies entertained. 

With a jam-packed calendar of events, festivals and concerts on offer to suit all ages and styles, we’ve put together a full guide on where to stay and play this summer.

Get amongst the hustle and bustle and enjoy The City of Holdfast Bay at its very best.


Moseley Beach Club on now until Sunday 27 March

The Moseley Beach Club is a relaxed, yet fun coastal venue for the whole family, with free entry, fresh food, delicious cocktails, casual dining, a kid’s zone, booths, day beds and luxe loungers. This season will see the venue take inspiration from the Amalfi coast, with an Italian flare adopted across its food and drinks menu offering, as well as styling and design. Join us on the sand for a fun summer season calendar packed with premium events and live music daily.

Book here.

Carl Cox & Eric Powell’s Mobile Disco Sunday 23 January

Join us as we make our hugely anticipated return to a full festival format where we can dance, eat, drink & celebrate DISCO with Carl Cox and Eric Powell. All happening outdoors on an open-air dance floor at the iconic Glenelg foreshore featuring world-class sound, lighting & production. Both Carl Cox & Eric Powell will be entertaining the crowd with a HUGE 8 HOUR SET from day to night. So get your moves ready, this is one Mobile Disco you won’t want to miss.

Tickets will be available soon via OzTiks.

Castaway Beach Concert Friday 18 March

Featuring: PNAU, What So Not, Riton, Confidence Man, Wafia and others

Castaway brings the best new and emerging live music acts, DJs and electronic musicians to iconic locations around the country. We top it all off with food trucks and pop-up bars with a refreshing selection of your favourite beverages perfect for a day in the sunshine. Castaway is a party. Drinks, laughs, mates. The beach, the water, the sun, the atmosphere. A place where memories are made.

Book your tickets today

By The C Beach Concert Saturday 19 March

Featuring: Jimmy Barnes with Jon Stevens, Mondo Rock, Vanessa Amorosi, Deisel, 1927 

By The C beach festival event is set to be a great day out with live music and a vibrant setting. It’s the perfect place to bask in the sun and ocean breeze while kicking back or dancing the day & night away to some of Australia’s best live music. Home-grown Australian talent will be performing live music with food trucks, pop-up bars and a selection of refreshing beverages perfect for a day in the sunshine against a beautiful backdrop that makes you glad and proud to be an Aussie.

Book your By the C tickets here

SummerSalt Beach Concert Sunday 20 March

Featuring: The Tesky Brothers, Xavier Rudd, Kasey Chambers, LAB, The Dreggs and Tulliah

SummerSalt beachside festival event is set to be a great day out with live music and a vibrant setting.  It’s the perfect place to bask in the sun and ocean breeze while kicking back or dancing the day & night away. Home-grown Australian talent will be performing live music in this beachside location with family-friendly activities and Little Nippers Kids Zone, local market stalls, lush lawns, food trucks, and a selection of refreshing beverages perfect for a day in the sunshine.

You can purchase tickets here.

State Opera La Boheme Saturday 26 March 

Set on iconic Glenelg beach, this is an evening you will never forget. State Opera presents Puccini’s epic love story on stage under the stars with a cast of Australia’s best voices and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

It’s Paris, the 1930s – the city of love. Young dreamers Mimi and Rudolfo meet – their chemistry is electric.

Their highs, lows, loves and losses become the setting for one of opera’s most lush, romantic scores. You’ll fall in love with la vie bohème. Their love story is timeless, your memories will last forever.

Secure tickets to this memorable evening here

VANCE JOY with special guests Saturday 5 November              

The Long Way Home Tour will give Vance Joy the opportunity to perform for his fans across Australia, in a tour that celebrates the magic of live music, gathering together and sharing the spirit of community; all the things that we’ve been reminded of the importance of in the past 18 months. Joining the hitmaker on stages are some very special guests – The Rubens, Middle Kids, Budjerah and Mia Wray. 

With tickets almost gone, secure your spot here

Plan your beach concert getaway with all the trimmings … from fabulous food and wine, shopping and family fun.

With dozens of food vendors to choose from along Jetty road, all you’ll need to plan for is where to stay. 

For those looking for Beachfront Views, we recommend Oaks or the Stamford. 

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites

Thoroughly relax in absolute beach frontage location, at Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites. Unwind in a luxurious one or two-bedroom apartment featuring wide balconies overlooking the beach or park, full kitchen and laundry facilities. Take a dip in the pool or a trip to the spa, all within the comfort of the property. 

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites is located at 16 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg SA 5045

Stay up-to-date on their website 

Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel 

Located right on Glenelg Beach, Stamford Grand has a fully equipped fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and a gaming room. The hotel is the largest of the precinct and the ultimate answer to beachside living. 

If like us you have champagne taste on a beer budget, we have rounded up three of the best affordable accommodation options that are within walking distance of the beach. 

Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel is located at 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045

Book your stay here


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION,  The Ensenada Motor Inn & Suites – Glenelg is your answer to central holidaying. Overlooking the picturesque Colley reserve, the deluxe motel offers free wifi and secure parking onsite. 

Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites is located at 13 Colley Terrace, Glenelg SA 5045

Check out their website for more. 


Nightcap at Watermark Glenelg promises great motel facilities. Only minutes away from the Jetty Road shopping precinct and Glenelg Beach, and is adjacent to Holdfast Shores Marina. Whether it’s for the week or just a weekend, the Watermark will make your next stay one to remember. 

Watermark Glenelg is located at 631 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg North SA 5045

Visit their website for more. 

Atlantic Tower 

Spectacular 360-degree panoramic views are unsurpassed, and the emphasis on personalised customer service will ensure your stay at ‘The Bay’ is all that you expected and more.

Situated within a five minutes walk of the beach, Jetty Road and Marina shopping precincts, the high-rise Atlantic tower is the heart of beachside Glenelg. 

Atlantic Tower Motor Inn  is located at  760 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg SA 5045

Visit their website to book your stay

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