The Scouted mini-fest returns for 2018 ready to showcase Adelaide's unsigned and emerging musical talent, ready for the enthusiastic and rowdy local crowds. Their partnership with Umbrella: Winter City Sounds and Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), is bringing significant industry representatives to watch our local talent take over Adelaide's west-end on the 27th of July, in some of our most iconic music venues. The 16 artists will be performing over four stages such as Jive, Rocket Bar, West Oak Hotel and Nexus Arts.
Due to Adelaide playing host to the second annual AIR Awards this year, Scouted will coincide with the event which will bring music industry leaders and independent artists from across Australia, who will get the amazing opportunity to witness all the fantastic and exciting live music we have here in South Australia. Since 2017, there have been uplifting success stories from several local artists being sought-after and plucked out of the lineup to be signed and getting national media coverage after performing Scouted.
“After the success of last year’s event, we are looking forward to impressing key identities from the Australian music industry in town for the AIR awards again. South Australia has an incredibly rich and vibrant music scene and we always welcome the opportunity to turn a national spotlight on it.” - Lisa Bishop, Music SA General Manager on Scouted.
This year's lineup is filled with wonderful artists who range from soulful art-country, indie rock, electro-dance, shoegaze and many more. Argus & The Liar, Blush Response, Bree Tranter, Dhungala Baarka, Donnarumma, Fair Maiden Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits, Hartway, Naomi Keyte, Neon Tetra, Ollie English, Runaway Weekend, Siamese, Strict Face, Wing Defence and The Winter Gypsy, will be joining Scouted in 2018.
To grab yourself a ticket head to moshtix, festival wristbands are $20 and will allow you access to all venues for the festival. Adelaide Fringe Members will be provided with a special Promo Code that can be used to buy two-for-one tickets to Scouted.
All images via Scouted and Music Glue