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Semaphore Music Festival is held on the October long weekend each year. Purchase your General Public Tickets for the 2019 Semaphore Music Festival. Local South Australian artists line up for Semaphore Songs.
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4 to 7 OCTOBER, 2019



The Semaphore Music Festival has grown since the inaugural event in 2005, to four nights and three days of concerts presenting South Australian home grown, live music to a niche market of music lovers. It is held annually over the Labour Day Long Weekend (Labour Day is the first Monday in October) around the community of Semaphore and Port Adelaide.
The SMF develops artists’ skills giving them performance opportunities and exposure to new audiences, as well as developing community arts and culture in the North Western Suburbs. It is a boutique, family friendly event located 20 minutes from the Adelaide easily accessible via public transport trains or buses departing from Adelaide CBD.
In 2019 the Semaphore Music Festival will be held in pubs and clubs around Semaphore and the historic Hart’s Mill Flour Shed, Mundy Street, Port Adelaide from Friday 4 to Monday 7 October. Live Music concerts will be curated by the programming team who will invite artists to perform at Hart’s Mill and various venues such as the Semaphore Workers Club and other participating pubs and clubs.
United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages will be celebrated at Harts Mill with performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait dancers and songwriters in consultation with representatives of the local community in the inaugural event called ‘Down by the River’.
The SMF is proudly sponsored by the South Australian Government through Renewal SA, Arts South Australia, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, APRA AMCOS, and is auspiced by the Port Community Arts Centre Inc.
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The Semaphore Music Festival team acknowledge and respect that we are living and creating on Aboriginal Lands of the Kaurna people, and we are committed to working together to honour their living cultures.