To cap off a perfect weekend of World music and craft, participants in Womadelaide were treated to acts such as Sinead O'Connor, Neneh Cherry and Rocketnumbernine as well as Korean punk/pop act Jambinai. The Colour of Time parade bought people together in mutual dust and the Spanish hairdressers, Osadia were creating magnificent hairpieces. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you these photos.
Having never witnessed Beyoncé live in concert, Baby Beyoncé – A Tribute to Beyoncé was definitely the next best thing. Jaylena Paige may only be 14 years young (I couldn’t believe my eyes) but this was no kiddy show. BEY-dazzled with glitz and glamour, identical hair and makeup, and even mimicked her mannerisms on stage to perfection, Baby Beyoncé delivered a very high-energy show with a range of vocal techniques and slick dance moves – (I don’t know how keen I was on the replication of Bey’s sexual dance moves from a 14 year young girl, though).
You'll believe that gravity is a myth when you see these performers in action. A Simple Space is exactly that - a rectangle and some spotlights but what happens inside this space is truly amazing. A girl casually walking on the heads of guys who are standing on the shoulders of other guys. A game of toss, where the ball is a girl. A game of strip skipping .... there is entertainment for the whole family!
Kate Ceberano is one of Australia's most famous talents. Having recently become the first woman to go into ASA Hall of Fame for her song writing, she brings some of her best songs plus a few from her favourite artists to the stage at this year's Adelaide Fringe. Chad Lofts brings you these photos..
Future Music came through Adelaide on a weekend in March where, let's be honest, people have been getting on it for some time. By Monday, WOMAD's been kicking for three days already, the Adelaide Fringe has entered its third week and the Adelaide Festival its second. Future Music making its final stop of the national tour at the Adelaide Showgrounds marks the beginning of the official wind-down of our festival season and by the looks of punters streaming through the gates in the early afternoon, any signs of weariness were non-existent.
The maddest weekend of March wrapped up yesterday, with Future Music Festival making its very last stop in Adelaide. Check out the photos including Drake, Die Antwoord, and Hilltop Hoods by Lauren Connelly!
DZ Deathrays arrived in Adelaide on Thursday night as part of their “Get Rich or Drunk Tryin” tour in support of their second full-length album Black Rat. In support were Illawarra surf rock duo Hockey Dad - I’d first seen these guys live in support of Bad//Dreems late last year and they blew my mind. They’ve taken things up another notch since then and it was clear a large section of the audience had come early to see them before DZ’s – if not just to see them.
The Sunnyboys showed why they have been a loved Australian rock band for so many years when they played at The Gov in Adelaide. Pure jangly guitar rock that had people singing along to every song. Adelaide band Bad//Dreems (not pictured) were support act. Our photographer John Goodridge took some photos.
Who doesn’t enjoy dancing and singing along to the greatest act of the rock era? John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were the four most influential musicians and still are until this day. So when I was waiting for Beatlemania to commence at The Joiners Arms on Friday night, lets just say I was jumping in my seat like a little schoolgirl – literally how every girl would have been jumping at a live Beatles concert in the 60’s.
Womadelaide is a showcase of world music held over four days in the leafy Adelaide Botanic Gardens. It promotes music, arts and a grass roots lifestyle in a family friendly environment. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you some photos from the first three days of the festival.
Womadelaide is back! Check out the day 1 & 2 highlights featuring Rufus Wainwright, CW Stoneking and Willow Beats, snapped by Lauren Connelly.
WOMADelaide Day Two starts off with some coconut juice and some time out in the sun soaking up the wonderful sounds of Emma Swift and Robyn Hitchcock. I know, I know, it's a hard way to spend a weekend - someone's got to do it though, right?
Thom Lion and his rebellious cohorts The Tamers have announced the release of their debut E.P. Recorded in Melbourne with producer Steven Schram (Paul Kelly, San Cisco). The tracks are punctuated by pounding pianos, stories of heartbreak and flying beagles - with Thom's masterful song-writing on full display. The EP was launched at Pirie and Co with the support of Ivanhoe and The Timbers. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture these photos.
When Afrika Bambaataa donated his collection of 42,000 vinyl records to the Hip Hop Collection at Cornell University, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist were invited to pick through the collection. It is these very records that are played in a vinyl only set on six turntables as part of the "Renegades of Rhythm" tour currently in Australia. As part of the Adelaide Fringe, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist played a free set in the Royal Croquet Club, the transformed Victoria Square. Our photographer John Goodridge was there.
Late nights at the Garden just got a little bit sexier, with Little Egypt's Speakeasy! Lauren Connelly went to check out opening night and caught these snaps.