Adelaide Festival // 2 - 18 March 2012

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Contemporary Music Concert Series

Innovators, icons and iconoclasts gather for Dreamers. One of the most spectacular gatherings of musicians in Adelaide Festival’s history, this program staged over three weekends hosts artists whose creative legacy elevates them to legendary status.

Spanning generations and genres across jazz, industrial, French chanson, psychedelia, soft rock, Latin and everything in between, Dreamers is not to be missed.


Fri 2 Mar 10pm - late

Eddie Palmieri's Latin Jazz Sextet: 75th Birthday World Tour (US)

Sat 3 Mar 7pm

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Psychic TV (UK/US) supported by Philip Brophy's Stadium (AUS)

Thu 8 Mar 7pm

Chiri Featuring Bae Il Dong & Senyawa (AUS/KOR)

Fri 9 Mar 7pm

Charles Bradley (US) supported by Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes (AUS)

Sat 10 Mar 7pm

Roky Erickson (US) supported by Black Lips (US)

Sun 11 Mar 7pm

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (US) supported by Geneva Jacuzzi (US)

Thu 15 Mar 7pm

Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo (BRA) supported by Doug de Vries (AUS)

Fri 16 Mar 7pm

Michael Rother presents music of Neu!, Harmonia and selected solo works with special guests Dieter Moebius (Cluster) and Hans Lampe (La Düsseldorf)

Sat 17 Mar 7pm

Jane Birkin sings Serge Gainsbourg

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Barrio - Hajek Plaza (behind Parliament House)


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Three Show Pass $75 - Choose three $29 Dreamers events.
Excludes Jane Birkin Sings Serge Gainsbourg.
To book a Dreamers three show pass, please call BASS on 131 246. Passes are not available online.

General admission outdoor events, limited seating may be available. Ticket holders get preferential entry to the festival club Barrio. Doors open 6.30pm.

Wheelchair Access

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Barrio - Hajek Plaza (behind Parliament House)

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Curated by Sophia Brous

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