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May 21, 2020
Culture

Space Jams is the free online music festival coming to your living room

Normally getting into an all-day music festival for free requires jumping a fence, but Space Jams is bringing the best South Australian bands and musicians direct to your phone or laptop free of charge.

  • Words: Angela Skujins
  • Main image: Band Ethanol Blend looking staunch in their living room

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Space Jams was originally established as a one-time virtual music concert livestreamed from Instagram, but with funding from the State Government under the Music Development’s Office’s Project Support Grants banner, it has now become an ongoing endeavour.

The festival’s second iteration, happening this Saturday, has a solely South Australian-grown talent lineup, including indie-pop troublemakers TOWNS, hip-hop mouthpiece DyspOra, folk rock three-piece Cosmo Thundercat, and shoegaze outfit colourblind.

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TOWNS will play alongside almost 30 other bands for the virtual live-streamed Space Jams Vol. 2.

The event is happening Saturday, 23 May from 12:55pm–11:30pm. You only need an smartphone or a computer to get into the mosh pit.

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Space Jams wants to fill that all-day concert void in  your life since local festivals like A Day of Clarity and Spin Off were put on ice due to COVID-19. And this volume, being 11 hours long, with bands performing 20 minutes each, will be a jam-packed showcase of the city’s sounds.

“The aim is for Space Jams to remain a free monthly music ‘festival’ that showcases the best of SA music, but with addition of some big headliners from interstate,” Space Jams founder Josh Morphett says.

“I want punters to feel like they can roam between ‘venues’ and [watch] their new favourite artists that they’ll continue to support.”

The festival works by audience members shifting between each musician’s Instagram profile. Once a musician or band’s set is over, they’ll play tag and kick the crowd over to the next muso. You can either only tune into the sets you’re most interested in, or go ride-or-die and follow diligently from artist to artist. Find more information at the website.


See the full Space Jams line-up below.

Annie Isaksson
Bromham
Choosing Sides
colourblind
Cosmo Thundercat
Destrends
Divebar Youth
DyspOra
effie
Eliza Dickson
Ethanol Blend
George Glass
Ghost Thief
Glowing
Hartway
Kaurna Cronin
Kuji Koo
Larsen
Laura Hill
Lil HT
Lucas Day
Nancy Bates
Thom Lion
TOWNS
uomo
Vann Rango
Venice Queens
Yomaez
Zac Eichner

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