Adelaide has always seemed to play some mysterious role in the music scene of Australia. Perhaps it is because of the way the city is designed. Or something to do with the old song lines of native lore. It’s probably due to an honest instinctual filling in of the gaps that a busier life lived in other cities would fill but Adelaide has always supplied a vital pumping of wholesome talent into the heart that’s coursing lifeblood through the music of Australia. Past talents that have either come from or formed in South Australia include the Masters Apprentices, AC/DC, Cold Chisel, more recently the likes of Dialect & Despair and God God Dammit Dammit stand out amongst a plethora of other highly talented acts.
This is a fair in honour and celebration of those recordings lost and new, forgotten and exalted, lived and dreamed. Perhaps we live in a dream. But raw talents equal to those produced from the heart of this state exist not in equal abundance nor conspicuousness in many other places. Fewer places still display such a lack of united support behind those that are busting it out & making the scene on a grass roots scale, in many instances on a world-class level.
Adelaide deserves this fair, and it has been a long time coming. Our fair is out to recognise the masters of old & support the talent of the new breed still resounding from our quiet city.
Our fairs will attempt to band together the recording artists of Adelaide and give them a chance for exposure within the music circle & to exhibit to the public and have a chance to disseminate music throughout the community.
There will be more than 100,000 Vinyl records on the floor from interstate including private collections from Sydney, Perth & Melbourne encompassing fine selections of, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Old School R&B, Funk, Soul, Country & Pop, Blues, Punk, Metal, Heavy Metal, DJ tracks & Samples and Rock. Sell or trade your old vinyl..,
Part of Adelaide’s contribution will come from Nickoff Records, and independent Adelaide label dedicated to hunting down & remastering lost and hidden recordings from Adelaide, many of which were pressed at one of Australia’s premier vinyl plants in a now demolished building on Hindley street, next to the Worldsend hotel. Needless to say they are extremely rare… Nick has already released Big Beat Cellar Scene, a collection of lost recordings from Adelaide throughout the 60s and 70s and promises a follow up very soon… These pressings will be available at the fair.
We are endeavouring to cater to djs in the vinyl department and hope to become a go to place for samples & tracks to mix with along with rare records & latest releases from Australia & Overseas.
food & beverage will be provided on the day.
Stall holder placements are still available.
We will also be organising an online catalogue capable of processing transactions which we will sign members up to at the fair and promote through the Adelaide Arts Cult (www.adelaideartscult.weebly.com).
We are very proud to present this fair to the people of South Australia.
We are also hosting 2 more fairs before the end of the year, the dates are set at August 4 & 5th & November 17 & 18th If you produce music or run a record label or happen to own a collection get in touch and we’ll help you get some exposure & provide some great opportunities to network with all kinds of people from all across Australia.