Umbrella: Winter City Sounds Presents Rundle Mall Sounds

Adelaide will transform into a winter wonderland of music and discovery for Music SA's Umbrella: Winter City Sounds live music festival.

Join us at Rundle Mall Sounds as it brings music to the heart of the city and provides new, invigorating and imaginative musical experiences in this familiar and beloved public space.

Rundle Mall Sounds will provide Rundle Mall visitors, CBD workers and passers-by with an exciting showcase of local musical talent from Friday 21 to Monday 24 July.

An event dressed with colourful Umbrellas painted by the talented young children at Gilles Street Primary School, full of warmth and vibrancy every umbrella tells a story of what music truly means to each student. This also reflects the nature of SA music and the bands telling their own story through smashing out some good vibes live on stage.

Each day will hold its own theme, from Folk and Story-Telling to Alt-Rock and Indie Pop to Big Band and Barbershop, we’ve got it all.

What you need to know:

When: Friday 21 July from 12 noon to 6 pm

Saturday 22 July from 12 noon to 6 pm

Sunday 23 July from 12 noon to 6 pm

Monday 24 July from 12 noon to 6 pm

Where: Gawler Place Canopy

Genre: Acoustic

Price: FREE showcase of Adelaide talent

The line-up:


Aidan Jazzy Jones – Aidan Jazzy Jones arrives into the corridors of folklores unbroken traditions.

Naomi Keyte – Dark folk that moves between haunting and intimate.

Wanderers – Adelaide’s Soul Roots trio


Attonbitus - Attonbitus is the musical project of multi-instrumentalist Michael Brigante who makes music that fuses elements of Grunge, prog, reggae electronica, and folk

The Aves – "Fun songs showcasing unique vocals and high spirits..." Rave Magazine

The Bitter Darlings - The Bitter Darlings are a six-piece country rock outfit from Adelaide, South Australia.

The City’s Alight – A powerful & dynamic piano rock showcase


Angus Mason Trio – Powerful and Eclectic Jazz Trio

Adelaide Big Band – Specialising in Mainstream Jazz, Swing & Showbiz

Adelaide Vocal Union – Adelaide Vocal Union is one of South Australia’s newest vocal ensembles specializing in Barbershop

Cast of Superstar - A vocal extravaganza of original choral arrangements featuring the tunes you know, love and more, taking you back or bringing you up to speed on the music of The Carpenters


THE SANCTUARY SHOWCASE – Showcasing the closing Umbrella event The Sanctuary, July 30, James Byrne of Cosmic Tone demonstrating the wonders of his handmade instruments

FUTURESOUNDS / ELECTRO LIVE SHOWCASE – Showcasing the new electro-band crossover of Electro Live (July 19) and the best of Futuresounds (July 15)

YEWTH MAG SHOWCASE – Showcasing all the musical talent of the crew from YEWTH Mag

MONKEYHOUSE FESTIVAL SHOWCASE – Showcasing Punk Rock Umbrella Event Monkeyhouse July 29, with rockers Somnium

Bermuda Bay – Indie-Funk band tearing out of Brighton High School. Good music to knit to... and good for dancing too