Umbrella: Winter City Sounds | Adelaide | 12-28 Jul 2019

Umbrella: Winter City Sounds

Umbrella Winter City Sounds is an open access live music festival presented by not-for-profit organisation, Music SA.

The 17 day festival will heat up the city and suburbs during winter with an exciting smorgasbord of over 350 live music events from 12 to 28 July.  Established in 2016, Umbrella continues to grow in live music events by 30% each year and sees contemporary performances by local, national and international artists across pop, rock, hip hop, punk, jazz, world music, metal, folk and everything in between.

Umbrella Winter City Sounds is YOUR festival. Whether you are a venue, artist, promoter, event manager or council, they want you to register your live music event with them and be a part of the largest open access live music festival in South Australia.

Funding assistance is gratefully received from the Live Music Events Fund through the Music Development Office (MDO) and the South Australian Tourism Commission. Other partners include the City of Adelaide, Adelaide Fringe, Channel 9 Adelaide, and the Australian Hotels Association (SA Branch).

Family Friendly Highlights:

Click here to see the 2019 program

Opening Night Street Party:

On Friday, July 12, they are bringing the celebration to the streets with one HUGE opening night party. This year hitting Topham Mall, they will be showcasing a fine collection of local bands and DJs on their very own Umbrella stage. Join in for some delightful hearty food and wine, Young Henrys beer, warming fires and street performers.

In shared celebration with NAIDOC week, Jack Buckskin will perform a Kaurna Ceremony to open the night. Along with roving performers and activities for the whole family, they have the pleasure of hosting these amazing artists:

  • with very special guest: Archie Roach
  • Ollie English
  • Corey Theatre
  • Alana Jagt
  • Nathan May
  • & DJ Jessi Jacoby

This event will be FREE entry, for all ages and held on Friday 12 July 2019 from 5pm in Topham Mall, Adelaide.

Find out more info about opening night here.

Photo by Helen Page

Umbrella Winter City Sounds acknowledges the traditional custodians, the Kaurna people, whose ancestral lands we gather on.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Umbrella Adelaide website.

What:  Umbrella: Winter City Sounds 

When: Friday 12 – Sunday 28 July 2019 

Where Adelaide Metropolitan areas & CBD

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.

Image Source: Umbrella Adelaide website

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