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Semaphore Music Festival 2014

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The Semaphore Music Festival is celebrating its 10th year, and for four days Semaphore's clubs and pubs will be filled with alternative country, roots and blues, nu-folk, and rockabilly music, while the Sempaphore Foreshore Reserve will form the main hub of the music festival.

The Festival opens on the 3rd of October with the dress up "Blue Ball" at the Palais Ballroom with music from The Dirty Roots Band featuring Snooks La Vie, Nick Kipridis and Billy Bob. Other events around town will be happening at the RSL and the Semaphore Workers Club.

Semaphore music festival
Semaphore Music Festival 2013. Photo I Fisk

Saturday and Sunday sees 30 bands across the weekend taking to the stage at the Foreshore Reserve Concerts. The line-up includes locals Kaurna Cronin and Sam Brittain, who have both returned from tours through Europe. You might recognise Kaurna Cronin from his busking in the Mall or the Adelaide Central Market, but this set shouldn't be missed. Others include Koral, Dexter Jones, Filthy Lucre and the Weeping Willows.

Monday sees rockabilly takeover the Foreshore stage with the Jam Jets, Dead Lucky, the Villenettes, the Saucermen and the Silverados all playing.

As well as music across the long weekend you'll be sorted for other food and entertainment. Boutique beers and wines will be available, and some of Adelaide's food trucks will be making the journey to Semaphore to serve up a feed. Kids can also check out the sideshow area.

Semaphore music festival
Semaphore Music Festival 2013. Photo I Fisk

Even if you're not familiar with much of the local music scene, the Semaphore Music Festival is a fun weekend and the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to some local music and bands.

Tickets are on sale from the 1st of September. $10 will get you a one day pass, $15 a two day pass, and $20 will get you a three day pass. Kids under 16 are free. So bring the whole family along and make the most of the long weekend. Check out the website for more details and see the program for the full list of events and set times.
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Why? Discover some great local music
When: Fri Oct 3 - Mon Oct 6
Where: The Semaphore Foreshore & other venues around Semaphore
Cost: Tickets start at $10, kids under 16 free
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