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November 27, 2019

Adelaide UniBar announces U’Ball 2020

UniBar Adelaide's new era is upon us, and to celebrate its first O-week the revived bar has announced U'Ball: a musical extravaganza featuring the likes of Montaigne, The Vanns, Cry Club and Elsy Wameyo.

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  • Words: Angela Skujins
  • Main image by Giulia McGauran, all others supplied
  • Image 1: Cry Club
  • Image 2: Elsy Wameyo
  • Image 3: Hey Harriet
  • Image 4: The Vanns

“We are so proud to present a line-up that is exactly 2020; diverse and fearless,” says co-owner of UniBar Adelaide, Gareth Lewis, of the venue’s first festival, U’Ball 2020.

“It has simmering pop, rock and roll grunt and some of the best talent in the country that Adelaide punters haven’t even seen yet”.


U’Ball 2020
Cloisters Lawns, UniBar Adelaide, University of Adelaide

Saturday, March 21, 2020

4pm ‘till midnight

$25 Uni of Adelaide students, $35 other students, $50 general public

All ages 16+

Snag tix via Facebook

In April, CityMag spoke to Gareth and his crew of co-owners about their plans to breathe new life into UniBar – a venue now lodged in the University of Adelaide Union House, designed to be an oasis among a swirl of due dates and coursework.

The Unibar will dish out its first official festival offering, U’Ball 2020, next March, in a move to build on tradition and nod to similarly sweaty orientation celebrations, such as O-Ball and Indyfest.

The event will happen across two stages and features a bill of national heavyweights, like ARIA-award winning Montaigne, surf-rock outfit The Vanns, self-described “queer bubble gum punk” Cry Club, and 19-year-old wunderkind Stevan, as well as local standouts indie-rock ensemble Hey Harriet, fire starters Oscar the Wild and RnB soloist Elsy Wameyo.

There are more acts to be announced, including the winner of the UniBar ADL Battle of the bands, and more information on participating deejays and food trucks is yet to come.

Follow the U’Ball 2020 Facebook page for updates.

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