Supporting local South Australian live music around the heritage precincts of Semaphore/Port Adelaide, the Labour Day Long Weekend is shaping up to be a fun one between Fri 28 Sep - Mon 1 Oct 2018, thanks to the Semaphore Music Festival. Hart's Mill Flour Shed (Mundy St, Port Adelaide), along with pubs, clubs businesses and more around Semaphore, Glanville and Exeter are participating venues presenting their curated SMF18 programs.
Kicking off with the Official Opening Event at the Semaphore Workers Club, expect double headlining acts Kings & Associates and Gail Page & Friends. Country sweetheart Amber Joy Poulton will return to her hometown on Friday night appearing at Lickerish Kitchen and Bar whilst the Young & the Wrestlers will be at Hades Hula House and RoKoUstika at the Exeter Hotel.
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A boutique, family friendly event at the historic beach suburbs just 20 mins from Adelaide CBD, it's also easy to get to via public transport with trains leaving the city every hour and buses departing from Currie Street. Get your full program, and you won't miss your favourites. It's also a great time to venture out and listen to something new.
With the Americana Music Association of Australia hosting acts appearing at the Semaphore Workers Club on the Saturday; local pub The Exeter Hotel will transform into Honky Tonk for the weekend. Featuring some of Adelaide's best Rockabilly, Blues and Roots acts, you'll be spoilt for choice in entertainment. The Cumberland will feature The Original West Enders amongst other shows over the weekend, including Lily & the Drum and Raging Thirst, while the Semaphore Workers Club will again present a few favourites. The Semaphore/Port Adelaide RSL is also getting in on the act with a very special tribute to Cohen & Waits on the Sunday.
Community groups, an amazing selection of local live music chosen from over 150 applications, local singer-songwriters and acoustic acts will take over this long weekend with favourites The Rustlers and The Satellites appearing at The Palais Hotel on the Monday. The BSide Community Stage will host local singer-songwriters and acoustic acts simultaneously, adding more performers as we speak. The cherry on top has to be the Semaphore Songs composers who'll be performing on Monday at Hart's Mill Flour Shed, winding up with the Emily Davis Band presenting songs from her new album – You, Me and the Velvet Sea. The composers will also participate in a songwriter speaks panel discussion convened by Alana Jagt.
There'll be food vendors and a market for the in-between times to enjoy. The Festival is also looking for legends to volunteer at the Hart's Mill Flour Shed over the event, if you're interested. Easy peasy, setting up, or site runner; they have all kinds of roles for happy helpers.