Adelaide Festival unveils huge music line up for 2018

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From Grace Jones to Grizzly Bear, there’s a lot to love about Adelaide Festival 2018

Adelaide Festival has today unveiled the full extent of their music program for 2018, an enviable selection of artists who will make the South Australian capital the place to be for the first couple of weeks in March.

The music line up is headed up by Grace Jones, who was also announced for Sydney City Limits this morning. She plays Adelaide for one night only with a special outdoor spectacular at Adelaide Riverbank and Elder Park on Wednesday 28 February.

Elsewhere on the bill, Kate Miller-Heidke teams up with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for a set full of her finest hits. Felix Riebl and Marliya’s Spinifex Gum project – which features a choir of 18 Indigenous Australia teenage singers – will perform with special guests Ollie McGill, Briggs and Emma Donovan.

 

But most of the good stuff happens at The Palais, down on the spectacular Adelaide Riverbank Precinct.

Indie darlings Grizzly Bear, funk and soul party-starters Lee Fields & the Expressions, UK electro mind-melters Mount Kimbie, the incomparable Perfume Genius, The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus, Australian music royalty Archie Roach, Vikki Thorn of The Waifs and cherished solo artist Lior will all make the festival hub down on the banks of the Torrens River sound so fine.

Of course, among all this you also have the almighty WOMADelaide, which has already dropped one of the most impressive line ups we have seen from that festival in many years. It’s shaping up to be a massive March in Adelaide.

The Adelaide Festival takes place from Friday 2 to Sunday 18 March.

For all the details of when and where each artist is playing, head to the Adelaide Festival website

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