Music of Adelaide

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Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia. Its musical heritage includes the well-known Adelaide Festival of Arts, Barossa Music Festival and the world music festival WOMADelaide, which is held annually in Botanic Park. Major music venues include the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and the Thebarton Theatre. The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1937, with William Cade as conductor.[1] Other music institutions in Adelaide include the Elder School of Music at the University of Adelaide.

Adelaide has also produced a number of popular musicians, such as the Testeagles, Sia Furler, Eric Bogle, I Killed the Prom Queen, The Mark of Cain and the Superjesus. American Ben Folds has also lived in the city, inspiring his song titled 'Adelaide' from the album Super D. Adelaide's popular contributions also include the pioneering Australian hip hop crew Hilltop Hoods, classic rock act Cold Chisel and Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian.

Local venues[edit]

In the city of Adelaide there are many live venues for 'up and coming' bands to practice their craft at. These include local pubs and some specific music venues.[2] (Local names in parentheses for reference)

  • Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • Adelaide UniBar
  • The Crown & Anchor (The Cranker)
  • Ed Castle
  • Electric Light Hotel
  • Enigma Bar (Nigs)
  • The Exeter
  • Fowlers Live
  • The Gaslight Tavern - Live music, bands most nights
  • The Governor Hindmarsh (The Gov)
  • The Grace Emily
  • L!ve on Light Square
  • Jade Monkey
  • Jive
  • The Highway
  • Northern Sound System (N.S.S)
  • Producers Bar
  • The Promethean (The Prom)
  • Rhino Room
  • Rocket Bar
  • Thebarton Theatre (Thebby)
  • The Metropolitan Hotel (The Metro) (The Hub)

Whitmore Hotel

Adelaide bands[edit]


  1. ^ History of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
  2. ^ Venues Index