2016 is the 12th year that the Semaphore Music Festival proudly presents three days and four nights of SA original live music.  Over 60 local acts will appear in various clubs, pubs and venues around Semaphore and the Foreshore Reserve Main Stage on Saturday, Sunday and Monday over the Labour Day Long Weekend 30 Sept to 3 October, 2016.

The Semaphore Songs Project composer/singer/songwriter applications are open! Are you a singer/songwriter who would like to be mentored by one of Australia’s best composers?  Apply NOW.  If you are selected you and your band will perform on the Main Stage at the Semaphore Music Festival over the Long Weekend to be a part of this APRA/AMCOS supported project.

The Foreshore Reserve will have boutique beers and wines alongside a delicious selection of gourmet food trucks and a new artist’s market. There will be sideshows for kids near the famous carousel and waterslide and of course Mr V Music Stage and Record Fair.

Local venues, wine bars, pubs, clubs and cafes can also register by emailing

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Apply to play here: Artist Application Form. Applications close 30th April 2016.

Proudly supported by Arts South Australia, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, and APRA/AMCOS