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Rising Adelaide star Aleksiah. Photo-Credit-Lucinda-Corin

MusicSA is proud to announce the first collection of incredible events for Good Music Month, its month-long, open-access, state-wide live music festival designed to amplify and spotlight the thriving live music scene in South Australia that booms every November.

Good Music Month is set to draw audiences to an array of distinctive South Australian settings to experience original live music like never before. Across the 30-day festival South Australians will have the opportunity to see shows in wineries, boats, libraries, breweries, universities, and classic live music venues, each hosting their own diverse musical line-up, offering something for every imaginable music taste and budget.

As part of today’s first line-up release, MusicSA is excited to announce a collection of live music moments from the biggest names in the business, including Short Stack, Jebediah and The Mark of Cain, emerging talent Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers and Great Gable and artists from afar such as the UK’s Bloc Party, Ezra Collective and Frank Turner and US punk rockers Pulley. There’s a brand-new festival by the team at Cry Baby featuring Dune Rats and Jack River and the inaugural Notestock festival, a Northern Sound System x WOMADelaide showcase, a three-day Elvis Festival, plus two unmissable performances from AIRA award-winning rockers Birds Of Tokyo, who will grace the Festival Theatre with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Indie rockers Augie March will return to South Australia for the first time in eight years, where they will be supported by Adelaide’s own three-time ARIA award-winning folk darlings, The Audreys, in a special one night only performance at the Woodville Town Hall.

Inclusivity shines through with the LGBTQIA+ annual mini-festival, Queer Club, showcasing the incredible talent of Queer Musicians in Australia, including rising Adelaide star Aleksiah, the dynamic Sydney siblings Caroline & Claude, and a lineup of more SA locals.

Doubling as the opening event of Good Music Month, SA street press The Note will be hosting its inaugural birthday bash NoteStock, featuring Aussie favourites such as the Beddy Rays, The Beefs, Molly Rocket, Druid Fluids, plus more across 10 hours and 2 stages at the University of Adelaide’s Cloisters and UniBar.

The festival’s reach extends across the greater Adelaide metropolitan area, while also nurturing a network of regional venues, ensuring that live music is accessible to audiences throughout the regions, including a musical Paddle-Steamer journey from Mannum down the Murry River on a Twilight Cruise by Marion Cruises. Steins Taphouse in the Barossa is hosting Rock House : Strike a Chord, featuring Newgate Crowd, Violet Harlot and Rafikee, with part proceeds to Support Act.

MusicSA CEO Christine Schloithe that she was excited to celebrate the inaugural Good Music Month which drives a state-wide spotlight on live original music in extraordinary places. “Good Music Month is South Australia’s newest festival – a month long, open access state-wide festival in November with a spotlight on live music. Any genre and style of music can register in Good Music Month anywhere in South Australia and we want local audiences and visitors to get out and see live music and support incredible artists, venues, and events. Good Music Month features free, low cost and ticketed activity, amazing local talent and interstate and international touring acts – and it’s not too late for artists and venues to register. We are the Festival State and a City of Music, and Good Music Month celebrates and elevates that!”

South Australian Minister for Arts, Andrea Michaels MP said, “The Malinauskas Government is committed to supporting the live music sector. Events like Good Music Month are incredibly valuable to showcase not only our talented local musicians but also our dedicated live music and hospitality venues.”

Good Music Month is more than just a local festival; it’s a vehicle to elevate South Australia’s live music sector. Through collaborating with major festivals, events, and industry initiatives scheduled for November, including the South Australian Music Awards, happening on November 8th at Woodville Town Hall, MusicSA is connecting an unprecedented collective of live music events across South Australia.

Registrations for Good Music Month will remain open throughout October so there’s still time for artists and venues to get involved and be part of this extraordinary celebration of live music.

For more information and to register your event, visit

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