Fuse Festival 2012

Dear Radelaide,

Remember last year when the Fringe Festival opened and there was that music festival also going on at Rymill Park? Well, it’s happening again starting Friday February 24, and the opening event is only $5 for five hours of live music. That’s a dollar an hour, it’s cheaper than renting a dvd.


Fuse... it's going to go off!


Fuse is basically a three-day music industry conference and showcase, a weekend that all local bands should have written in their diaries. The opening festival, though, is what us regular people have to be excited about. It’s going to be a massive one this year (thanks, APRA) and it starts with five hours of merrymaking that everyone is invited to. Vulture advises heading down before sunset on the Friday to get a glimpse of the alternative King and Queen of the Fringe as they lead the parade through the east end and all the way into the park.

The lineup has come from all over Australia, apparently handpicked for export. Earn some popularity points with your teenage sibling when you see the cool new emo band Missionin Motion, and stay for an avant-garde African jazz danceathon with The Shaolin Afronauts. See the folky, grungy Gold Bloom in their natural festival habitat and then wander over and have heart palpitations from listening to Marcus Corowa’s incredible singing voice.


The opening event is only $5 for five hours of live music. That’s a dollar an hour, it’s cheaper than renting a dvd.


Esist Super will be providing the indie jams while Sincerely, Grizzly plans to pep things up with some of their trademark literary rock. Glass Towers is a band that has a reputation for fresh-sounding, breezy tunes so that might well be one to enjoy a beer with.


Glass Towers, just one of the bands taking Adelaide by storm


Right now as votes are being taken for Tripe J Unearthed, one lucky band is unwittingly already on the bill. Whoever wins the competition will also be performing alongside these stellar arrangements.

Fuse @ Fringe runs from 8pm ‘til 1am and the festival itself runs over three days from the 22nd until the 24th of Feb. Bands or super keen punters who are interested in learning about things like management and music business can join in classes and events during those three days.

For more information visit  http://www.fusefestival.com.

Love from Vulture.

Claire G


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