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January 18, 2024

Lion Arts takes a bite out of Vintage Vibes lineup

After Vintage Vibes was postponed just two weeks out from the event, new Adelaide event company Movement has snapped up one of the festival's international headliners to play at Lion Arts Factory instead.

  • Words: Helen Karakulak
  • Graphic: Jayde Vandborg

UK electronic band Rudimental will play at Lion Arts Factory on Friday, January 26 after the Vintage Vibes festival they were headlining was postponed.


Lion Arts Factory, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000

9pm, Friday January 26


Vintage Vibes was postponed due to “economic pressures” including the cost of moving infrastructure, economic challenges facing venues outside of the CBD and average ticket sales creating “a perfect storm of events”.

Rudimental set the radio tone in the 2010s, infiltrating pop with global hits featuring artists like Ed Sheeran and Macklemore. The band’s new material has the drum ‘n’ bass feel the band became known for when they broke out in 2012.

The band is playing at the heritage-listed venue thanks to Adelaide’s newest event company, Movement, which worked with Untitled Group (known for Wildlands) who are touring Rudimental around Australia.

Movement is an events, promotions and operations company with a team that’s been working in the event space for the best part of the decade.  The new company started the year by putting on the Sound Archive stage at Heaps Good.

Jared Armour, managing director of Movement says that while it was a shame Vintage Vibes couldn’t go ahead, it was important Adelaide crowds didn’t miss out.

“I thought this is a great show and such a big international artist to bring to Adelaide as well, I feel like we don’t get enough of them and that’s something that we’re going to strive to do with Movement,” he says.

For Jared, Lion Arts was one of the first venues he worked at in Adelaide, so it’s a nice full-circle moment for him to have it be his first venue Movement are putting on a gig in.

“Being such a large artist group, oftentimes when you see them it’s such a bigger location, you lose that sense of intimacy in the show and I think that’s something that we really want to capture.”

“There’ll be lots of local support on the roster as well, giving up-and-coming DJs and producers time to showcase what they can do.

“It’d be great if everybody could get down at the doors and really support the locals before such a big international act steps on the stage.”

Rudimental will play at Lion Arts Factory from 9pm, Friday January 26. Tickets are on sale now, with first and second-release tickets already exhausted.

A new date has not yet been announced for Vintage Vibes, although CityMag was told last week it will be held at Tomich Wines this year as a summer festival.


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