Umbrella Festival is back for 2022 – and it’s already time to kick off, with all registrations now open!

This year there are a few changes, with Umbrella running for the whole month of July state-wide, and Moshtix joining us as our official ticketing partner.

Our aim is to get as many local artists, venues and professionals involved, and to support them as best as possible given how rough COVID has been for our industry. With this in mind, registrations have been lowered to $25 per event, and free for venues.

Umbrella’s 2022 curated series will see Adelaide embrace its loud, playful and colourful side this winter. With support from the City of Adelaide, Umbrella will present a curated program supporting local venues that have struggled over the lengthy pandemic. Venues are encouraged to register now to take part in this celebration of our local talent and hospitality!

As always, some of our key goals include providing tangible opportunities for South Australian live music professionals, and helping the recovery of the South Australian live music industry after COVID-19 restrictions caused many live music event cancellations.

The whole Music SA team is exceptionally excited about what Umbrella Festival has to offer this year. Chair of Music SA, John Glenn says:

“Music SA is very excited to be delivering another Umbrella Festival at a time when the live music industry in South Australia is recovering from a period of great trauma and uncertainty. We are delighted to be welcoming Moshtix onboard the Umbrella journey and we are grateful to the SA Government through the Music Development Office, as well as our many corporate, Council and venue partners for keeping the faith in our Festival and our vibrant live music industry.”

Owner of live music venue Jive, Tam Boakes states:

“As our industry continues to be devastated by the effects of COVID and restrictions, Umbrella is an important festival to encourage crowds to get out and support artists and venues through the cooler winter months to assist our industry to recover and rediscover the importance of live music.”

Gareth Lewis, booker of live music venue UniBar is relieved that Umbrella’s focus in 2022 is getting audiences back into Adelaide’s live music venues, stating:

“UniBar, like all other live music venues, has been running on fumes for the past 2 years with less than half capacity in a seated format most of that time – not ideal conditions for rock and roll gigs! We’re excited to see Umbrella focus on getting punters back into those venues which are the lifeblood of the live music ecosystem and will be producing some great live shows with the expectation that restrictions on public activity will be a thing of the past. We can’t wait to burn those ‘no dancing’ signs!” Gareth Lewis, Booker, UniBar ADL.”

We can’t wait to see you all in local SA venues, listening to local SA artists this winter!

Registration Details:
Venue registration – FREE
Event registration – $25

Key Dates:
Registrations open now
19 June 2022 – Registrations close
1 July 2022 – Umbrella Festival opens
31 July 2022 – Umbrella Festival closes

For more information head to Umbrella’s FAQs here.

Our 2022 artwork was designed by local Illustrator and Graphic Designer, Emily Savage.