Joining the burgeoning number of live music venues in Adelaide is a warehouse. A dad’s warehouse, aptly named – Dads Warehouse.
Borne of South Australian native, Lachy Riches’ mind, Dads Warehouse aims to bring hip-hop back to the forefront of the Adelaide live music scene.
“I’m trying to get a new culture going around Adelaide where live music, community and atmosphere are the focus,” said Lachy.
And it’s making its debut in Adelaide with a new festival, The Exhibition, showcasing a variety of Adelaide’s best hip-hop artists.
“This event is very necessary for Adelaide’s music scene and it should’ve been done ages ago,” Lachy says.
The Exhibition is said to be the event where people can come and discover new music, support local artists that rarely play live and see local artists on the small stage before seeing them on the big stage.
“It’s only for one night, starting with a hip-hop focus but in the future I plan to open a record store, clothing label and host events every few months,” said Lachy.
Dads Warehouse is located in Holdfast Bay, and like the name alludes, the warehouse was given to Lachy by his dad.
“I wouldn’t be doing this without my dad and his warehouse. He’s a legend for letting me use it and I am super lucky,” Lachy says.
“Everything like security and toilets are all ready to go. We still have to remove dad’s cars and caravans before it’s a complete venue, but it is a very exciting time,” said Lachy.
The Exhibition will feature popular local artists including CLAZ, China Roses and Elk
To get a taste of what you can expect, check out Lachy’s spotify playlists, Adelaide Jukebox, which features the best songs from the lineup.
The Exhibition will take place at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 26. First release tickets for the Exhibition are going for $60, grab yours here.
Dads Warehouse will be found at 13 Byre Ave, Somerton Park, SA.