Adelaide Festival

Your first look at Adelaide Festival’s finished music venue, SummerHouse

The Adelaide Festival’s new live music venue SummerHouse is open, and it’s gorgeous!

Photo credit: Chris Oaten.

As the 2021 Adelaide Festival kicks off, so does its brand new music venue, The SummerHouse.

This new venue offers 17 days of upbeat club action and intimate musical affairs in what the Festival is promising to be “Adelaide’s most exciting late night pop-up.”

Located on the fall of land between the Festival Theatre and the Dunstan Playhouse, The SummerHouse will be the Festival’s home and hub for the next three years.

The design consists of a distinctive tessellated facade, which at night evolves into a graphically illuminated beacon. Structurally, the pavilion adopts construction methods involving a kit-of-parts that consist of scaffolding and a modular fabric facade. This allows the building elements to be reassembled annually for the 17 day festival.

Come and explore the new venue, while you play, talk and listen to the Adelaide Festival’s contemporary music program under the stars and trees on this precious corner of Elder Park.

With booze partners like d’Arenberg, Coopers & Archie Rose Distilling, we know the drinks will be good, and the entertainment looks to be just as fantastic.

Unsurprisingly, the lineup is absolutely stacked with Australian talent, and that means that much of the opening weekend has already sold out.

Opening weekend will feature San Cisco (SOLD OUT) on Friday night, Prince: A Tribute by Late Night Tuff Guy (SOLD OUT) on Saturday night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Big Screen (SOLD OUT) on Sunday night. Breakfast with Papers kicks off on Saturday 27 February with Tom Wright and a panel of informed guests at 8am daily.

Other artists playing Summerhouse this year include DZ Deathrays, Donny Benet and Ben Lee.

The Summerhouse will run from 26 Feb – 14 Mar 2021, with entry from Elder Park.

Find out more about The Summerhouse, and this year’s Adelaide Festival here.

Enter The SummerHouse from Elder Park on King William Road.

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