Music SA today announced a program of over 300 live music events across more than 100 different venues and locations throughout the Adelaide, for the 2017 Umbrella: Winter City Sounds from Friday, July 14 to Monday, July 30.
Umbrella Winter City Sounds, a two week festival partially curated partially open-access, will transform Adelaide into a winter wonderland of music and discovery as the CBD and outer-city suburbs come alive with the warmth of music echoing throughout bars, trams, car parks, the Mall and abandoned hospital wards.
Set to engulf Adelaide’s renowned live music venues, along with the more unusual live performance spaces; Umbrella today unveiled a diverse program of musical events that ranged from the moving musical masterpiece The Tram Sessions – a collection of joyful musical tram takeovers from some of Adelaide top original musicians, to the exciting family friendly Aqua Beats in Victoria Square, and a Winter Island Festival of world music. South Australia’s own Golden Era Records will team up with The Northern Sound System to deliver an OZ hip-hop party, there will be a late night of Club Rap at the Fat Controller, and a diverse selection of tribute band offerings.
Glenside’s Z-Ward for the criminally insane will again be a focal point of Umbrella, as the audio visual extravaganza Dark Matter turns the abandoned hospital into a deluge of sensory overload, and the acclaimed psychedelic rock event, WINTERSTEADY returns for its second installment as it expands its capacity across the Crown and Anchor Hotel, The Exeter Hotel and The Austral Hotel for a three stage rock bombardment.
Following on from the runaway success of the event’s inaugural hosting in 2016, which saw over 260 live music events held across the Adelaide CBD delivering entertainment for approximately 40,000 seasoned and new music fans, Umbrella has been again made possible with support from the State Government’s Live Music Events Fund for the coming three years.
Tickets for all shows are now on sale here.