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Late Nite Tuff Guy to headline Transcendence in the Barossa Valley

Reserved only for the adventurous, transcend into a weekend like no other at Barossa Contemporary’s abandoned warehouse party, Transcendence.

Image credit: Claudio Raschella

Part Berlin warehouse club, part art installation and part David Lynch-inspired cocktail lounge, get ready to cross the threshold into Transcendence, Barossa Contemporary’s spectacular underground club experience.

On 8 October and 9 October, Transcendence will be where revellers can expect the unpredictable as part of new destination festival, Barossa Contemporary, from former Barossa locals and Artistic Directors, Zac Tyler and Ruth Blythman.

It’ll be your playground of joyful abandon.

Enter the abandoned warehouse to witness global disco edit king Late Nite Tuff Guy (LNTG) and Temple Magic Orchestra headline the underground parties while Carla Lippis and The Bait Fridge take you for a ride into the crevices of their wild imaginations.

“We can’t wait for people to experience the world premiere of Transcendence,” says Artistic Director Zac Tyler.

“We are working with some of the best DJs and artists in Australia to create a multi-level, adventurous wonderland of music, light, live performance and immersive art.”

Reserved only for the adventurous, transcend into a night like no other with one of the most in-demand and best-loved producers on the planet, Adelaide’s own Late Nite Tuff Guy, whom Greg Wilson rightly referred to as a “leading light of the global re-edits movement” when he performs on October 8.

“Previously at this time of year I might have been touring on the other side of the world – to be available to play at Transcendence in the beautiful Barossa and so close to home is very exciting,” says Late Nite Tuff Guy.

“Expect some musical surprises and I really hope you can join me.”

A highly sought-after producer for some of the world’s biggest artists and most iconic record labels, Late Nite Tuff Guy has completed official remixes for the likes of Flight Facilities, Pnau and others – with the edits and remixes receiving some serious acclaim.

The Saturday night headliner is Temple Magic Orchestra (Ben Smith) who will be performing live and DJing with a horn section. Joining him for the night are the Three by Three DJs.

“I’m bloody excited to DJ at this festival,” says Smith. “They’re really pushing the boundaries of the consumer’s experience, never leaning on the expected and always looking for intrigue and surprise. And their attention to detail makes me very happy. This is going to be something else.”

Performing on both nights are alternative cabaret star Carla Lippis and the no-rules multi-disciplinary artist collective The Bait Fridge.

Lippis recently returned to South Australia after four years in London’s West End, where she worked as the principal singer at the historic Cafe de Paris, and as the host of notorious nightclub The Box.

“Expect a burst of dystopian rock n roll wrapped in velvet and sequins,” Lippis says of her Transcendence performances.

Barossa Contemporary is a curated arts and culture festival where the Barossa comes out to play with some of the state’s most celebrated musicians, artists, chefs, and artisans in five spectacular locations on October 8 and 9.

Reserved only for the adventurous, transcend into a weekend like no other.

Friday 8 October (10pm-1am)

Late Nite Tuff Guy
Carla Lippis
The Bait Fridge

Saturday 9 October (10pm-1am)

Temple Magic Orchestra and Friends
Three for Three DJs (Billie Justice Thomson, Danvers, and Alix Gannon)
Carla Lippis
The Bait Fridge

To find out more about Barossa Contemporary, head to their website or Facebook

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