Unlike it’s name suggests, Unsound Adelaide is set to bring some big sounds to our city this November. Originally part of Adelaide Festival, the music festival now stands as an event in its own right, and is one of the world’s most progressive music festivals.
Kicking off on the 16th November, the four-day festival is the first major international festival exclusive to Adelaide since WOMADelaide. From places like New York, London and Toronto, the festival is sure to bring some innovative sounds to the city and our ears. Adelaide’s embodiment of the festival will be under the direction of former Adelaide Festival Artistic Director, David Sefton. ‘Unsound is a major new addition to the Australian arts landscape and unlike anything currently on offer,’ says Sefton. ‘It is a major new addition to the Australian arts landscape and unlike anything currently on offer.’ Sefton will be directing the festival alongside Artistic Director and co-founder of Unsound, Mat Schulz.
The underground music festival is a globally recognised event, and will shed international light on venues such as the Thebarton Theatre and Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Apart from the ground-breaking tunes, there will also be a talks programs presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, and a major sound art installation at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
The event is supported by the State Government’s Live Music Events Fund and the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and is sure to have the support of music loving Radeladians everywhere. ‘The line-up is truly amazing,’ says Sefton, ‘I can’t wait to share the full thing very soon! I know the Unsound audience in Australia is going to love it.’
The full Unsound line-up will be announced in the coming weeks, keep an eye on This is Radelaide for the announcement!