Adelaide’s music scene ignores winter hibernation with the return of Umbrella: Winter City Sounds

It’s all gonna be happening in Adelaide in July, with a focus on live music becoming more concentrated than ever thanks to the return of Umbrella: Winter City Sounds. The announcement of the 2017 AIR Awards have also highlighted a national spotlight to be thrown on the city with the ceremony’s relocation to Adelaide this year, but as we’ve seen with this reveal by MusicSA, this program of over 300 live music events across 100 different locations is going to be huge in itself.

The two week festival will see CBD and outer-city Adelaide suburbs transformed into musical playgrounds. The Melbourne-created Tram Sessions return to Adelaide as part of the program, while SA’s Golden Era Records will be curating a Aussie hip hop event out at Northern Sound System – just two highlights.

Also returning for Umbrella this year will be Dark Matter, coming to Glenside Hospital’s abandoned ‘Z Ward’, while WINTERSTEADY will spread throughout the Crown & Anchor Hotel, The Exeter and The Austral for three venues of rock goodness.

Says Lisa Bishop of MusicSA, “Umbrella: Winter City Sounds is truly an exciting range of musical offerings, with something for everyone from jazz and hip hop, to psychedelic-rock and family friendly entertainment. Coupled with the major addition of being able to showcase Adelaide’s talents to key national industry identities through the inclusion of the AIR Awards and conference, it’s going to be a truly exciting winter for Music in South Australia.”

Tickets for all Umbrella branded shows are on sale now – for more information, visit

Photo by Daniel Marks.


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