Thebarton Theatre welcomes Adelaide’s newest music festival, One12

A brand-new music festival is on the horizon for Adelaide with Thebarton Theatre to host One12 Festival annually.

Photo credit: Thebarton Theatre.

Thebarton Theatre and Origin Live have just announced the launch of a new annual all-ages music festival supporting local SA artists – One12 Festival.

The festival is supported by the South Australian Government’s Music Development Office and will see 22 bands across 5 nights in June this year, showcasing the incredible local talent in SA hosted at the iconic Thebarton Theatre.

Now more than ever, festival-lovers are excited to get back to live entertainment and support local bands who are eager to get back on stage after the gig scene hit pause in 2020. Without international artists touring Australia, local emerging artists have the opportunity to showcase their talent and grow a following.

Each band will be filmed, recorded and streamed, providing content for the artists to grow their social media presence while demonstrating Thebby’s world-class streaming technology. The way we experience music is changing, so the ability to be professionally recorded with a live crowd is a major opportunity for the emerging artists.

Thebarton Theatre is usually on the gig bucket list for all Australian artists, and especially for locals with the One12 Festival supporting Thebby in what is usually a quiet season, made even quieter as international and national tours continue to postpone.

With over 80 shows postponing or cancelling in 2020, the ability to reopen the Thebby doors and welcome festival-goers back to live entertainment is crucial for the venue to remain viable. Thebby has a great passion for supporting local talent and is excited to welcome emerging artists in various stages of their music careers onto her stage this June. 

In a world-first on Friday 18 June, 4 indie-rock bands will compete in a game of ‘rock, paper, scissors’ to determine the playing order live on the night. Not only does this keep the crew on their toes, but it encourages patrons to experience the entire line-up and discover new bands, rather than just seeing their local favourites.

Thanks to the support of the Music Development Office, the One12 Festival allows local artists to get back on stage and grow their following, provides a great night out for guests who have been missing the thriving live-music scene in Adelaide and helps Thebby get back on her feet in an uncertain time of live entertainment.


Date: Friday 4 – Saturday 26 June 2021
Where: Thebarton Theatre, 112 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville, 5031, SA
Price: $30 +BF
Tickets on sale from 10am Friday 21 May 2021

For more information, tickets and to see the full lineup click here.

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