The iconic Port Adelaide Pirate Life Brewery is preparing to host the official closing party of the Umbrella Festival 2021 This weekend. The event for all ages on Sunday 17th October will feature free performances from some of Adelaide’s top local talent throughout the afternoon and evening to celebrate the fifth installment of the open access live music initiative.
Headlining the Pirate Life scene, an indie-pop outfit Bermuda Bay who are known in the Adelaide music community for combining elements of 80s funk, dance and urban pop. They will be joined by an electronic soul musician Zac Eichner, hip-hop / groove collective Collective Tervete, soul / pop singer RAM, blues and roots group Stormhorse, and soul / R & B group Meristems. DJ Endless Grooves will be spinning vinyl throughout the event which is hosted by Kaurna and Narrunga man, Deerskin jack by Kuma Kaaru.
Official wine partner of the Umbrella Festival, Alpha Box and Dice is generously offering a prize to a lucky Umbrella Festival artist in a flash contest that takes place during the last week of the festival. Judged by the AB&D team, an Umbrella performer or group will be rewarded Best Umbrella Artist and gave a $ 500 cash prize at the official closing night event this Sunday.
Kim Roberts, Managing Director of Music SA is delighted that this year’s Umbrella Festival can extend into October to compensate for an instant 7-day lockdown in July.
âThe entire Music SA team has worked so hard to bring you this year’s Umbrella Festival in a COVID-safe format. We would love to have you come and celebrate with us this Sunday at Pirate Life! “, she declares.
The official closing night of the fifth edition of Umbrella Festival was originally planned for Sunday August 9. However, in late July, South Australia’s instant lockdown prompted Music SA to extend the Umbrella Festival until Sunday 17th October to leave leeway for festival participants to reschedule their events.
During the entire 7-day confinement period, more than 80 live musical performances in 40 venues have been postponed, including several events from Umbrella’s organized program. A total of 27 events were completely canceled, with about 60 postponed events at a later date during the extended festival period. The financial impact this has caused across the state has yet to be determined and is still being worked out between Music SA, venues and event producers.
The official closing night of the 2021 Umbrella Festival begins at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday October 17 and is proudly supported by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Alpha Box & Dice and is brought to you by Pirate Life.
The 2021 Umbrella Festival runs from Friday July 16 to Sunday October 17, 2021.