Adelaide’s Summer Sounds to kick off later this week with Allday, Towns on line-up

With the green light from state government authorities

Adelaide concert series Summer Sounds has confirmed it will be proceeding later this week with its first shows for the season.

Even though it has been given the green light from state government authorities, a number of lineup changes have been announced. Rapper Allday and pop-punk duo Towns will replace Jack River and Mercy, Merci for the January 8 show, while Tilly Tjala Thomas has been added to the January 9 session with Bernard Fanning and Something for Kate.

Other artists performing through the series include Mallrat, Ruel, Cub Sport, Lime Cordiale, Baker Boy, The Chats, Spacey Jane and Ball Park Music.


South Australia imposed a hard border to New South Wales arrivals from January 1 due to the multiple COVID-19 clusters throughout Sydney.

“Summer Sounds Festival’s organisers have worked closely with SA Health to ensure a safe series of events and most recently to work through issues created by the current border restrictions. This dialogue with SA Health will continue throughout the series,” a festival spokesperson said.

“While there will be a few changes to the lineup, the organisers are relieved to have received the green light to proceed with the series.”

Tickets are currently available for most Summer Sounds shows. The January 23 show with Hayden James, Cosmo’s Midnight and Running Touch has sold out, as has the January 29 gig with Ball Park Music and Spacey Jane.

The updated Summer Sounds lineup is:

Friday 8 – The Jungle Giants + Allday + Towns
Saturday 9 – Bernard Fanning + Something For Kate + Tilly Tjala Thomas
Sunday 10 – Do You Remember House Ft. Groove Terminator
Friday 15 – Mallrat + Cub Sport + Sycco + Stellie
Saturday 16 – Hans: Disco Resurrection
Sunday 17 – Bump & Grind Block Party
Thursday 21 – Ruel + Special Guests (all ages)
Friday 22 – Spiderbait + Jebediah + Bodyjar + End Of Fashion
Saturday 23 – Hayden James + Cosmo’s Midnight + Running Touch (SOLD OUt)
Sunday 24 – Lime Cordiale + Baker Boy
Monday 25 – Will Sparks
Tuesday 26 – Björn Again – The World’s No. 1 Abba Show + Queen Forever
Tuesday 26 – Timmy Trumpet
Wednesday 27 – Ocean Alley + Ruby Fields
Friday 29 – Ball Park Music + Spacey Jane (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 30 – Dune Rats + The Chats + Dear Seattle + Teenage Joans
Sunday 31 – Hot Dub Time Machine And Friends