Festival Alert: Summer Sounds

A HUGE new summer festival series is launching in South Australia this month, headlined by the likes of Ruel, Lime Cordiale, The Veronicas, Human Nature and Spiderbait.

The Covid-safe Summer Sounds events will run from December 30 until January 30 at Adelaide’s Bonython Park and will feature 20 incredible live music events from dance, rock, pop and Motown over the month.

Each event will have ‘party pods’ for friends and families to enjoy the music together. Each pod will include an esky of pre-ordered drinks and snacks for four to six people, but more will be available for purchase via the Summer Sounds app.

This ground-breaking festival may be the way of the future as promoters look at ways of reducing the spread of viruses like Covid-19. There’s no limitations within the pod on sitting, standing, dancing, planking – whatever you want to do!

Some pods will be roped-off areas on grass and others will be on raised platforms. The entire series will be open-air outdoor events that organisers say will go ahead rain, hail or shine, so be prepared for any weather.

Tickets for the Summer Sounds Festival series go on sale Friday 4th December 10am ACDT from the website. Check below for the full list of dates and artists.

To get you in the mood, watch headliners and recent ARIA-winners Lime Cordiale perform ‘Robbery‘ live at the ARIAs last week:

Feature pic: Ruel by Brittany Long

Summer Sounds Festival Full Lineup

Wednesday 30th: Bump & Grind Block Party (early show)
Wednesday 30th: Do You Remember House ft. Groove Terminator (late show)
Thursday 31st: Massaoke Oz (early show)
Thursday 31st: Timmy Trumpet (late show)


Friday 1st: Lime Cordiale + Special Guests
Saturday 2nd: Hot Dub Time Machine and Friends
Sunday 3rd: The Jungle Giants + Jack River + merci, mercy
Wednesday 6th: The Veronicas + Eves Karydas
Thursday 7th: Ocean Alley + Ruby Fields
Friday 8th: Human Nature Sings Motown and more
Saturday 9th: Bernard Fanning + Something For Kate
Friday 15th: Mallrat + Cub Sport + Sycco + Stellie
Saturday 16th: Hans: Disco Resurrection
Thursday 21st: Ruel + Special Guests (all ages)
Friday 22nd: Spiderbait + Jebediah + Bodyjar + End of Fashion
Saturday 23rd: Hayden James + Cosmo’s Midnight + Running Touch
Monday 25th: Will Sparks
Tuesday 26th: BJÖRN AGAIN (The World’s No. 1 ABBA Show)
Friday 29th: Ball Park Music + Spacey Jane
Saturday 30th: Dune Rats + The Chats + Dear Seattle + Teenage Joans

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