Back in October we heralded the coming of  “Proof of Life”, a Festival designed to innovate, collaborate and of course, celebrate live music!

It’s now launch time, with the opening party tomorrow night (6 November) at the The Exeter, from 54:30pm. All welcome! The event kicks off a week’s worth of live music sessions, competitions, career sessions and more, running 6-14 November.

Here are some highlights – get amongst it!

ProofofLife-LaunchLaunch Party

Join the party at The Exeter, as the festival is officially launched, with a special guest performance from Electric Fields – think “Daft Punk meets Deep Forest with the fearlessness of Nina Simon.” It’s free entry and the perfect way to start your journey for the night.


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This is where YOU share what’s happening in the live music scene – spread the word on social media via #proofoflife and share your best “gig moment, tshirt, extreme fan”, it’s all good! Bands and venues, should let the fest know what’s on, and they’ll give it a push. Explore for yourself with the interactive map.


Loose Change Busking Challenge

Join the age old tradition of playin’ for the people on the streets, with a weekend-long busking challenge. Register officially, and watch for pop up stages across the city: Rundle Mall – Friday 6th, 10am – 3pm; Along North Terrace from the Library to Adelaide Uni – Saturday 7th, 10am – 3pm; Rymill Park – Sunday 8th, 10am – 3pm


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Why does the music industry only have 20% of women involved? Proof of Life poses the question, and you can join the discussion to help figure out why and what to do about it. Register for 9 November at St Paul’s Creative Centre.


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It’s a chat about all things merch! Learn about designing, making and selling – and show off your favourite t-shirt for “Wear Your Favourite Tshirt Day” on Wednesday 11 November.



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This sounds like a spellbinding session – Cory McAbee shares how he transformed from a self taught artist musician to generating global music collaborative projects that combines music, film and visual arts. RSVP for 12 November and get inspired to launch your next musical project.


Details on the official site or Facebook.