Unsound Adelaide Lineup Announcement. Unsound Kraków Starts This Sunday 7th October!

Oct 04

Unsound Krakow starts this Sunday 7th October and will run until 14th October. The latest news on that, as well as a ticket update, will be included in our next announcement. For now, we’re announcing a large chunk of the lineup for Unsound Adelaide.

Unsound Adelaide takes place from 14-16 December, for a weekend of live music at Queen's Theatre - the oldest mainland theatre in Australia - as well as club nights at Sugar in Adelaide. Music events take place in Queen Theatre and Sugar on 14th and 15th December, while the daytime discourse program takes place on 15th and 16th December.

The lineup features key figures in electronic and experimental music, including Australian/Icelander BEN FROST, with the homeland debut of his stunning audiovisual show for The Centre Cannot Hold, created with Berlin-based visual artist MFO. Unsound Adelaide will also present the first Australian show in five year from legendary duo MATMOS, who will present music from their upcoming album Plastic Anniversary - as well as some hits from their back catalogue. Experimental pop musician YVES TUMOR plays his Australian debut - expect the unexpected - as does mesmerising Polish cello player and electronic musician RESINA. New Yorker EARTHEATER also hits the Antipodes for the first time, fearlessly exploring the evolution of sexuality in a digital age with her impressive three-octave voice. Future-thinking Glaswegian LANARK ARTEFAX will bring the Australian exclusive of his jaw-dropping A/V show, while Bristol’s GIANT SWAN will present a blistering clubs set that draws equally from hardcore punk and hardcore techno. Sydney’s one-and-only LUCAS ABELA, latterly a Death Grips collaborator, will perform one of his infamous - and increasingly rare - visceral shows in which the main instrument is a piece of amplified glass.

In terms of club events, the first night at Sugar brings Malaysian-Chinese producer and DJ TZUSING with a blistering DJ set drawing on techno and industrial, Discwoman affiliate CIEL with a set of techno, electro and more, and rising Sydney producer PTWIGGS. The second night includes Australian house music star in the making ROZA TERENZI and Adelaide’s own EMILY GLASS.

There’s still a few key artists to be announced at the end of October, along with the discourse program, so stay tuned.

A full festival pass is $125, which includes access to both nights at the Queen's Theatre and both club nights at Sugar. The Queen’s Theatre is $45 per night, while Sugar events are $30. You can find the festival website here.

The State Government of South Australia through the Music Development Office and the South Australian Tourism Commission is a major partner of Unsound Adelaide.