7 Adelaide festivals and events to check out this Spring!

Spring events in Adelaide

7 Adelaide events to check out this Spring

Whether you're visiting from out of town or a proud local, there's plenty to get excited about happening in SA this Spring. From the finest theatre, dance and music that Asia has to offer, to a new-tech digital playground, to a celebration of Australia's oldest living culture, check out our selection of some of the upcoming events and festivals that should more than satisfy your artistic cravings over the coming months!


OzAsia 2017

OzAsia // 21 September - 8 October

The 2017 OzAsia program once again features the finest theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual arts that Asia has to offer. Alongside some groundbreaking theatre and dance performances you'll notice a bunch of previous WOMADelaide performers, including a double bill with The Bombay Royale & The Shaolin Afronauts, a free concert from 2017 standouts Electric Fields, and an Australian debut collaboration between GayBird + Zephyr Quartet.  >READ MORE


Semaphore Music Festival

Semaphore Music Festival // 29 September - 2 October

Held annually over the October Labour Day long weekend, the Semaphore Music Festival presents a music program with a focus on alt. country, folk, roots, blues and original contemporary music in a historic seaside village setting. If you fell in love with the likes of William Crighton (pictured), Kelly Menhennett, or Aaron Thomas at this year's WOMADelaide, here's your chance to catch them all again!  >READ MORE


Hybrid World

Hybrid World Adelaide // 4 - 8 October

A brand new and exciting South Australian event, Hybrid World Adelaide explores the many ways our real and digital worlds are intertwined. Encompassing a conference, a development LAB, technological play spaces and an extensive public event program, Hybrid World gives both industry and the public alike the chance to try, discuss, create, network and enjoy a showcase of local innovation and international talent. Centered around the new Tonsley Innovation District, check out their website to keep up to date with more public events and free activities still to be announced.  >READ MORE


Adelaide Film Festival

Adelaide Film Festival // 5 - 15 October

Adelaide Film Festival has unveiled the first batch of highlights from their upcoming October program, bringing us a carnival of creative freedom that celebrates the mavericks, the auteurs, the screen visionaries, and all that embodies the spirit of the 2017 festival: Vive Le Punk!  >READ MORE



TARNANTHI // 13 - 22 October

Building on the popular and critical success of the 2015 Festival TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art returns in 2017 to present the art of Australia’s oldest living culture on an unprecedented scale. A platform for artists from across the country to share important stories, TARNANTHI sheds new light on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and includes a series of exhibitions, an art fair, artist talks, performances and events, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with key cultural institutions across South Australia.  >READ MORE


SAM Awards

SAM Awards // 9 November

The SAM Awards exist to recognize, promote and celebrate excellence in the South Australian contemporary music industry and the 2017 event will be held at the newly developed Thebby Lane, hosted by musician, personality and Double J radio host, Henry Wagons. Yours truly is presenting the award for the inaugural "Most Popular World Artist" release this year, so we encourage you to vote ASAP, and consider coming along on the night to celebrate the local industry with us!  >READ MORE



Unsound Adelaide // 16 - 19 November

The experimental electronic music festival, Unsound Adelaide, that was a mainstay of the Adelaide Festival of Arts from 2013 - 2016 looks set to return as a standalone event this November. Organisers are keeping mum on the lineup so far, but for fans of the weird, eclectic and experimental you can subscribe for updates as they happen via their website HERE