Music

What is a festival without music? With a grand selection of musicians demonstrating the power of music in many different genres, Vegan Festival Adelaide is certainly a festival. Stretch out on the grass and soak up in the tunes, or take to your feet and dance.

 

 

Minority Tradition

Minority Tradition was formed on the foreshores of Henley Beach in early 2010. The band members comprise of good friends Mason, Caellyen, Matt, and Rachel. They would like to believe that their songs give some hope in a world of chaos and misunderstanding. Optimistic, uplifting and beautiful, they want their lyrics to draw you into experiences of pain and hope. Their songs are based on themes of social justice; their own stories and the experiences of others, as well as the beauty of community. The band strives to better themselves and their world always and love that they can use music to share their passions. They want to continue to live the Minority Tradition way and hope to continue to write songs that inspire and engage. After a few years away from playing, they have new music and new members, but the same passionate energy that brings the unique sound that is Minority Tradition.


Renee Pounsett

Renee Pounsett is an award winning 22 year old Vocalist, Songwriter, Music Producer, & Multi Instrumentalist from Adelaide, South Australia. Known best for her angelic vocals, complex production, and numerous features on popular artists music all around the globe, Renee has successfully grabbed the attention of radio stations, television, news and media outlets around the world, including Australia’s very own Triple J, Fresh 92.7, branching out all the way to major American, and UK radio stations. Renee is also a well known ex reality TV contestant on The Voice Australia, winning over Joel and Benjamin Madden from Good Charlotte back in 2015 and crushing the standards for Recording Artists on mainstream television making the top 30 in Australia, and being one of the first ever, female Music Producers to make it there.


A Party with Kate

A Party With Kate is an energetic cover band in Adelaide that loves to play around Adelaide and any event you need awesome music! They have a wide variety of songs that will please everyone, from Foo Fighters to Cyndi Lauper,  Bruno Mars to Led Zeppelin. Kate Lewis' beautiful, powerful voice takes the lead, ably supported by a multi-talented four piece band. Tim Wedding on guitar brings his own unique style with solid riffs, Phil Portella rocks out on bass, Paul McInerney on hammers the keys on keyboards and backing vocals (and a few lead songs of his own), and lastly Nicole Wedding on drums will always be there to provide a solid back beat with a little bit of flare. A Party With Kate will definitely get you dancing!


Cal Williams Jr.

Multi-award winning Blues singer/songwriter, Cal Williams Jr, combines the gentle fingerpicking of British Folk with the raw intensity of Delta Slide Blues to create a sound that is both intricate and powerful. Blues Blast Magazine, USA, said “Cal Williams Jr’s guitar work is impeccable under his gorgeous voice. A marvellous quilt of tones and textures from this masterful player” and Rhythms magazine said that “Cal’s gentle high tenor voice, delicate fingerpicking and snaky bottleneck fretwork evoke the sound of Mississippi John Hurt in his exceptional guitar playing”. Cal was awarded the 2014 ARBA Best Blues Soloist Award and was voted in the Top 3 Best Blues Guitarists for the Derringers Music Awards. Cal has performed with: Jeff Lang, Ben Kweller, C.W. Stoneking, Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Martin Simpson, Shawn Mullins, Robert Randolph, and The Audreys.


WER1

A yogi and lover of this beautiful blessing that is life. Through my many journeys, experiences and inner realisations, by the will of Divine Grace, I wish to share from my heart to yours in faith that those in resonance may receive reflections that will assist them on their soul’s journey…

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. With his uplifting, vibrant tunes to get and keep the crowd pumping, WER1 is music for heart and soul.


Heartbeats in the Hallway

Heartbeats in the Hallway are an all vegan four piece Adelaide synth and 80's inspired band playing a catchy blend of pop rock.


Samuel James

Samuel James is a singer/songwriter here in Adelaide. Samuel plays a blend of covers and originals. His music lyrically discusses love, peace and happiness with beats and melodies that will make you dance ! Samuel has toured across South Australia, Victoria and has played some of Adelaide's most recognised events; such as the 'Elder Park Christmas Carols' and 'Australia Day in the City'. Samuel is also a Vegan and is excited to play his first ever Vegan Festival ! Samuel James will be singing songs about environmental and humanitarian awareness, as well as throwing some catchy love songs in the mix. A must see show !


Something To Rescue

Something To Rescue are an Australian Pop band creating a unique blend of contemporary soul pop. Having consistently sold out headline shows since their inception in 2013, the band have built a dedicated fan base following a string of single releases and interstate touring. Handpicked to support We The Kings at the start of the year, the band have recently released their third EP 'When I Come Home'. Written by band members James, Julian and Lucas, the songs on 'When I Come Home' are the product of a new musical direction, and they are proof that the band have come a long way from when they began five years ago.


Robert Rowland

Rob Rowland never thought he'd be a musician. Playing guitar for his own pleasure and healing for almost 8 years, he performed rarely and wrote music honestly, not expecting it to be shared. After going on his own life journey, originally beginning a career in the Navy, he redefined his values and choose to pursue a path of awareness and spirituality. He came back to music and took seriously how it could be used not only to express his own experiences but to heal and serve others. With colourful instrumentals and conscious lyrics, he hopes to move, inspire, and help us connect to a greater empathy and understanding of ourselves and others, while highlighting the often invisible challenges we can face exploring the inner landscape of who we are, and our place in the Universe.


W.M.N

Each hailing from different parts of the world, Daye Jung, Lucie Vano, Wallis Prophet and Ella Moeck make up Adelaide-based band W.M.N. Punters can expect harmonies, strings, poignant lyrics and poetry, as well as serious funk. Daye draws on her love of 90’s RnB to float through each song, Lucie pulls at heartstrings through rhythm and melody, Wallis with her poetry and bass lines, and Ella’s harmonies and strings. This collection, despite the multiple differences, comes together with ease. Which, ironically, is what the group is all about. Pronounced woman, the name also stands for ‘we model normality’. With the four members existing proudly within the LGBTQI+ community, they challenge and question sexuality and gender roles, and allow room for others to do the same freely.
 


Junkyard Beats

Junkyard Beats are renowned for their dynamic rhythm shows. They present a series of high-energy routines that include body percussion, junk percussion, pyrotechnics and hilarious skits. Their family friendly show draws on inspiration from everyday life, the streets and the junkyard. It is filled with imagination, humour and a lot of rhythm. In the hands of Junkyard Beats, ordinary household items are transformed into musical instruments that create a booty shaking, toe-tapping , electric atmosphere that makes you want to get up and move.
 


DJ Stixx

DJ Stixx, under the umbrella of Stixx Music, is an artistic musical being (musician and DJ) who brings the joy of music and memories to the people! The name Stevie Stixx was given by various band members he has collaborated with over the years, due to being the drummer. "Sticks" became "Stixx" to add to the classic retro feel of the songs and music he was writing, and to pay homage to the old school music he loved to create, emulate and play for everyone! Stevie is currently the resident DJ at The Mile End Hotel, and DJ Stixx can be found "playing them favourite tunes" from decades gone by. Songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s feature in the mixes from week to week, with hand selected tracks to take you back and shake your groove. A fan of many music genres over the years, DJ Stixx takes pride in finding and playing the songs that you many not have heard for a while, but really get you tapping your feet and feeling good!


Martin Brook - VIP Breakfast

Martin Brook enjoys strumming and plucking away at the guitar. After playing for many years, he has the feel for the best song for any environment.