Barossa Contemporary: Festival for the Curious | 8 & 9 Oct 2021

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Barossa Contemporary – Festival for the Curious

Barossa Contemporary is a bold large-scale festival held in one of the world’s most revered wine regions. This ‘Festival for the Curious’ will challenge perceptions of the Barossa and ignite the wildest corners of your imagination.

The Barossa will be in full bloom this spring as new major festival Barossa Contemporary: Festival for the Curious will bring the region to life with exclusive music, art, food, and wine experiences in five spectacular locations. Barossa Contemporary offers live performances, dining experiences and installations with some of South Australia’s most imaginative and celebrated artists, musicians, chefs, and artisans.

Offering both free and ticketed events, this is your chance to experience the renowned Barossa, redefined.

Hidden gems will be transformed into immersive pop-up spaces created specifically for the Barossa Contemporary preview program. They include:

  • Transcendence (Friday and Saturday, 10pm-1am, Beckwith Park, Nuriootpa)
  • Hunter Gather (Saturday, 11.30am & 1.30pm, Seppeltsfield Winery, Seppeltsfield)
  • Iridescence (Saturday, 7pm, Secret Location, Angaston)
  • Awe Hunters (Saturday, sessions from 11am to 2.30pm, Seppeltsfield Winery, Seppeltsfield)
  • Lightwaves (Friday and Saturday, 6pm and 8pm)

Family-friendly installations include:

Fireside Songs (Friday 7.30pm, Whistler Wines, Stone Well):

Families can warm by the fire on Friday night with the free event Fireside Songs where Charmaine Jones and Gospo Collective will lead a sing-along by the festival’s official opening night bonfire.

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Schubert and Sherbet (Saturday, sessions from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Chateau Tanunda, Tanunda)

Classical music lovers will enjoy the sophisticated play of Schubert and Sherbet, a light-hearted classical music recital perfect for kids and adults young at heart. Performed by two of South Australia’s most celebrated classical musicians, Anthony Hunt and Desiree Frahn. They will explore the pages of Schubert’s songbook in an afternoon of piano and voice performance. You decide which is sweeter: a Schubert melody, or the sugary treats at this delicious musical salon.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Barossa Contemporary website.

What:   Barossa Contemporary

When:    Friday 8 – Saturday 9 October 2021 

Where:   Various locations around the Barossa Valley, South Australia

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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