The official closing night event for the fifth instalment of the annual Umbrella Festival was initially planned for Sunday 9 August. However, in late July, South Australia’s snap lockdown prompted Music SA to extend the Umbrella Festival until Sunday 17 October to allow breathing room for festival participants to reschedule their events.
Throughout the 7-day lockdown period, over 80 live music performances across 40 venues were postponed, including several events from Umbrella’s curated program. A total of 27 events have been completely cancelled, with approximately 60 events rescheduled to a later date across the extended festival period. The financial impact that this has caused across the state is yet to be determined and is still being worked through between Music SA, venues and event producers.
The official closing night event for the 2021 Umbrella Festival kicks off at 2:00 pm on Sunday 17 October and is proudly supported by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Alpha Box & Dice and is presented by Pirate Life.
Umbrella Festival 2021 runs from Friday 16 July – Sunday 17 October 2021.