After a 2-year hiatus, City of Charles Sturt today announced the return of Coastal Sounds – a much-loved free event featuring live music along a 10km of Adelaide’s coastline – to be held on the public holiday Monday 12 June.
Arguably Adelaide’s longest music event (for distance), Coastal Sounds features 17 live performances in 8 beautiful beachside locations in West Beach, Henley Beach, Grange, Semaphore Park’s Point Malcolm including a closing sunset session on the Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club deck overlooking the coast.
The unique music event supported by the City of Charles Sturt’s Live and Local grants program invites people to enjoy the beach in winter with an afternoon of intimate performances from new, emerging, and established artists. With no stages or speakers, each act will share their music with the coast as their backdrop in 8 selected walkways, reserves, shelters, and amphitheatres stretching along Adelaide’s shoreline.
City of Charles Sturt Place Leader and Coastal Sounds curator, Vic Pisani says the familyfriendly winter music event is as eclectic as it is long with a diverse program of music styles with artist ages represented ranging from 16 to 80+.
“We’re thrilled to have so many established and award-winning South Australian songwriters and musicians involved from multi-instrumental loop master- Adam Page, soul alt-country singer songwriter Kelly Menhennett, blues legend Jimmybay and respected folk pop songwriter Naomi Keyte to Gypsy Swing favourites Les Gitans Blanc, Zooma Zooma’s Julian Ferraretto and Anthony Leppa and RnB singer Angela Tripodi all in the line-up alongside some of Adelaide’s most exciting young singer songwriters including country folk duo Ella and Sienna and captivating new songwriters Nat Luna and Elizabeth Riyu and many more.
“And for people keen to participate in a more active way to keep warm, there’s Guru Dudu Silent Disco Tours to get you grooving on an esplanade dancing tour plus opportunities to singalong with groups like the wonderful nonnas and nonnos of Molfettese Singing Group, acapella pop choir and Fringe faves InU, and the Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society.
“I won’t pick favourites but I must admit I’m super excited about the inclusion of the world first Park Choir event in our program at the Point Malcolm Reserve amphitheatre.
“Everyone with a voice and sense of fun should join in this fantastic and joyous community singalong experience where ‘the audience is the show’ as Park Choir leader, Deborah Brennan, teaches them all to sing a classic song in multi part harmony.”, Mr Pisani said.