Semaphore Music Festival | Team
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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Creative Producer
Debra Thorsen

Debra Thorsen is the Creative Producer behind the Semaphore Music Festival now in its 12th year. She has a background in the arts, event management, filmmaking, social justice, Art Therapy and was a barmaid at the Hopetoun & Harold Park Hotels, Sydney. She worked in NYC in the ’80’s at NOVO Arts and the Singerman Agency whilst moonlighting as a PA, videotaping live bands for ‘Nightclubbing’ cable TV show.

Digital Manager
Julia Smithson

Julia is a local digital marketing specialist at Semaphore Marketing. She has worked with local, national and international brands. With experience across a variety of industries including tourism, accommodation, recreation, agriculture, festivals, education, travel and hospitality.

Artist Liaison & Accreditation
Alana Jagt

With a powerfully captivating and distinctive voice, Alana Jagt is able to engage her audience with haunting vocal melody lines and heartfelt performance. She is a singer/songwriter who writes and performs pop-infused folk songs or, if you prefer; folk infused pop songs, with a generous pinch of alt-country twang thrown in for taste.

Site Manager
Steve Pitkin

A creatively motivated Event Designer, Producer and Manager, with a huge passion for the performing arts, live production, promotions & event management. Just finishing up the Robert Stigwood Fellowship and with 12+ years experience as a promoter in the music industry and many recent industry successes Steve Pitkin is passionately driven to executing successful organisation of bands, tours, music events, festival management and live production.