Music SA is in the process of designing this year’s Umbrella program to suit the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic on the live music sector and further information will be provided in due course.

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Umbrella Festival is an open access live music festival presented by not-for-proFit organisation, Music SA.

Established in 2016, Umbrella continues to grow in live music events by 30% each year and sees contemporary performances by local, national and international artists across pop, rock, hip hop, punk, jazz, world music, metal, folk, electronic and everything in between!

Umbrella grew 89% in registered events between 2018 and 2019, with 380 live music events all up across the 17 days. Now, in 2020, Umbrella has expanded to a 23 day festival.

Umbrella Festival is 100% OPEN ACCESS, true to the moto “for the music community; by the music community”. Whether you are a venue, artist, promoter, event manager, small business owner or local government, you can register your live music events with us and be a part of the largest open access live music festival in South Australia. 

Funding assistance is gratefully received from the Live Music Events Fund through the Music Development Office (MDO) and the South Australian Tourism Commission. Other major partners include the City of Adelaide, Adelaide Fringe, Channel 9 Adelaide, Moshtix, and the Australian Hotels Association (SA Branch).

Adelaide is officially recognised as a UNESCO City of Music. For audiences, Umbrella is the perfect incarnation of what it means to be a UNESCO City of Music. Umbrella is a grass roots organic creation that is made up of local venues and mainly local performers. It has a connection with the people and places of Adelaide, so that visitors who attend Umbrella events experience something that is quintessentially Adelaidian and reflective of a live music sector that is envied across the nation.

Umbrella Winter City Sounds acknowledges the traditional custodians, the Kaurna people, whose ancestral lands we gather on. 

Umbrella Festival is proudly supported by