MusicSA has announced the six artists chosen for this year’s Bands On Track line-up at the 2022 VALO Adelaide 500. The program will provide a platform for local emerging artists MARLON X RULLA, Madura Green, The Empty Threats, Workhorse, Oscar the Wild and Bermuda Bay to perform at the VALO Adelaide 500, which will be held in Adelaide between 1-4 December 2022.
2022 ADELAIDE 500 LINEUP:
Lime Cordiale / The Presets / Baker Boy / MARLON X RULLA / Madura Green
Jimmy Barnes / ICEHOUSE / Noiseworks / The Empty Threats / Workhorse
The Killers / Amy Shark / Something For Kate / Oscar the Wild / Bermuda Bay
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Dynamic First Nations duo, MARLON X RULLA burst onto the scene in late 2020 bringing to life the on-stage bond that Marlon Motlop and Rulla Kelly-Mansell have. They’ve been performing all over the country ever since, at the NIMAs, WOMADelaide, Party in the Apocalypse and more. The duo also played a special part in the NAIDOC week Like A Version with Uncle Archie Roach earlier this year.
Alt-emo pop outfit Madura Green was born through a communal love of live music, beers and emo riffs. With two EPs and a string of singles under their belt, the four-piece have spent the past four years sharing the stage with the international alternative acts Tiny Moving Parts (US), Mom Jeans (US), Basement (UK), The Story So Far (US) and more.
The Empty Threats are an energetic five-piece post-punk/noise-rock band. With a perfect blend of influences from across many genres and a captivating and unique live performance, the band are a cornerstone live act amongst the Adelaide music community. The Empties began 2022 with a captivating performance at WOMADelaide and have been touring nationally since.
Workhorse is the western-tinged, dream-pop project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harriet Fraser-Barbour. They recently released their debut album ‘No Photographs’ which has garnered national acclaim, taking out feature album on community radio stations around the country. Workhorse continues to tour the country extensively with their new live band consisting of some of Adelaide’s finest talent.
Five-piece indie pop outfit Bermuda Bay, have been playing together since they were 14. Coming from a diverse set of backgrounds, the band has experienced and played a wide range of musical styles which is reflected in their unique sound and dynamic. In 2021 the band were nominated for Best Group at the South Australian Music Awards and performed at Music SA’s Scouted.
Oscar the Wild are colloquial yet poetic, or simply put, full of contradictions. The four-piece pair an eclectic bubble grunge sound with influences of jazz, rock and punk with thoughtful lyricism to create their personal and unique sound. With high energy performances, delivered in a soft and inclusive approach, their diversity and strong character does not disrupt their relatability.