Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival 2016

Back for 2016 with more beer, more BBQ & more fest!! July 8th – 10th 2016

Helping South Australia drink better beer since 2015.

Over three days and four sessions in the historic Brick Cattle Pavilion and lawns at the Adelaide Showground, the Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival is South Australia’s biggest beer, cider & BBQ party. We will be showcasing the best of South Australian, Australian and International Beer & Cider with over 50 exhibitors along with some of South Australia’s best restaurants and chef’s cooking up a BBQ storm in the beer garden plus a couple of very special interstate and international BBQers.

Live music Friday & Saturday nights on the new main stage curated by local tastemakers 5/4 Entertainment and DJs all weekend in the beer hall.

ABBF will again host the presentation of the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards on Friday night.

WHEN IS THE ABBF?

ABBF is split into 4 distinct “sessions”. Depending on what you and your mates are into choose the best fit. Or buy a season pass and come to all four!

Day session tickets passes for $25+BF
night session $30+BF
Weekend tickets for $60+BF

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

WHAT WILL I BE DRINKING?

Over 50 exhibitors will showcase their amber goodness, some with brews that you will only taste at the ABBF. You will have the chance to talk to the brewers and taste beers that have never been shown in SA before.

More to be announced…

BEERS (in alphabetical order)

CIDERS (in alphabetical order)

 
 

Crafty Pint Bar

proudly supported by The Craft Pint

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

Please meet our 2016 ABBF Ambassador …

Duncan-WDuncan Welgemoed

ABBF welcomes Duncan into the festival in 2016 as our BBQ Ambassador; he will be curating the menus of all BBQers as well as presenting his own version of South African BBQ.

He is a man that should need little introduction, at the helm of the Africola juggernaut he is recognised far and wide for cringing the party to cooking. Growing up in South Africa, with a chef father, Portugese and Italian godparents, a music addiction, and the fraught, cultural melting-pot that is the society of South Africa have developed the core of Welgemoed’s cooking ethos; do it with love, take no prisoners, buck trends. Fast-forward through a few stints in prestigious kitchens all over the world, a bucket of awards including the ‘tiser’s Chef of the Year in 2013, a stack of festival feats and he comes on board with the most experience cooking good food for the masses, enjoyed with beer and rock’n’roll than anyone we could think of.

All the way from Hemmingway, South Carolina …

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Rodney Scott (SC, USA)

Venturing to Adelaide for the very first time, mythically legendary pit master Rodney Scott will be recreating his famed whole hog smoke house for ABBF.

His folks, Ella & Roosevelt “Rosie” Scott opened Scott’s Bar-B-Que in 1972 and Rodney has continued the tradition in the same location almost 35 years later. The family secret according to Rodney “we put a whole lot of love in to what we do”. Acclaimed by the New York Times and Anthony Bourdain, among coutless others, as just about the best damn hog in the Carolina’s (check out what Anthony had to say when he tried it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzJnNU-ewIY ). Rodney will be smoking overnight on Friday and Saturday at ABBF to serve you a limited number of one of a kind portions of BBQ on Saturday and Sunday. These will sell out in advance so keep your eye on the Facebook page for details of how to pre-book.

And arguably the finest burgers in the land …

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Mary’s Burgers (NSW)


Original bad ass burger, beer, rock’n’roll and Jack Daniels joint from Newtown will be hitting Adelaide for the very first time.

Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham were both fine dining background before they opened their first post at 6 Mary Street, Newtown. As one confused journo wrote upon their opening “Don’t bother with Mary’s unless you want booze and burgers. And music. And don’t be thinking you’ll have conversations at a normal volume.” Mary’s will be bringing the party to ABBF all weekend.

The local stars;

Africola
Comida
Gilbert Street Hotel
Golden Boy
Gweilo BBQ
Jacky Ruby
Nola
Street ADL
Rosa’s Argentinian Kitchen

What will I be hearing?

 

We are as passionate about what goes in your ears as we are about what goes in your mouth! The new main stage will feature a curated lineup of local and national acts Friday and Saturday night while DJs play the beer hall all weekend.

Main Stage Lineup

Koral & The Goodbye Horses, Oisima Live, Panama (NSW), Shaoilin Afronauts, The Gentleman’s Record Club DJs, The John Steel Singers (QLD), The Montreals, The New Yorks, Wasted Wanderers, Cosmo Thundercat + many more to be announced

Crafty Container DJs

Young Muscle DJs feat. Oli Kirk, Ash Wilson, Adam Cope and Adam Frawley, icon Troy J Bean, funk and soul purveyors Todd C & Mark MacKay, the incomparable Mr Paul Gurry, Zen Panda DJs, local noise maestro Luke Penman, Delta, Aaronak, Matt Oakley and Jason Dunn

FRIDAY

MAIN STAGE


THE SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS

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From deep within the sonic landscape of the cosmos, come the Shaolin Afronauts with their unique brand of interstellar futurist afro-soul. Drawing on a diverse array of musical and other worldly influences the Shaolin Afronauts began their quest in late 2008. From humble beginnings the group has garnered a cult following in Australia and earned them praise from around world with performances across Europe and Japan including the iconic Glastonbury festival in 2014.

Signed to UK label Freestyle records in 2010 their debut release Flight of the Ancients, released in 2011 saw the group nominated for an ARIA and Limelight award as well as critically acclaimed performances at WOMADelaide and the Adelaide festival of the Arts. In 2012 the Shaolin Afronauts released their second album Quest under Capricorn. Their sophomore release saw the group expanded from an band of 10 to an ensemble of 18 musicians. Interpreting new works covering the emotional and spiritual territory of West African, Ethiopian and avante-garde jazz. The result was a deeper spiritual and musical journey across mystical intergalactic landscapes fuelled by the fire and spirit of legendary musical creatives including free jazz pioneers Sun Ra and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

 

In late 2013 the band recorded their third album Follow the path. The new double album showcases both sides of the groups unique personality with two records packaged as one album. The first album sees the band return to their roots with a heavy dose of West African Afro-Funk. The second album is more introspective and draws and can be viewed as an evolution on the concept from their 2013 release Quest Under Capricorn.

SATURDAY

MAIN STAGE

THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS

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The John Steel Singers are back with a new single called ‘Weekend Lover‘, spun last night by Dom Alessio on triple j‘s Home & Hosed. It’s a new direction in sound for the beloved Brisbane band who for the past 2 years have been exploring more 70’s funk & soul inspired records, melding them with their signature sonic personality to form a new post yacht hybrid.

The triple j Unearthed J Award winners are no strangers to developing their sound. 2010 saw the release of Tangalooma which was produced by Robert Forster, and in 2013 they released a more psychedelic self­produced record called Everything’s A Thread. The latter was produced in a make­shift studio in guitarist Luke McDonald’s parents’ house on the Sunshine Coast. This is where they cut their teeth on building a studio and eventually built a real one in Kelvin Grove, Brisbane called The Plutonium. Many acts have come through its doors so far, including Cloud Control and Blank Realm, but the album that quite literally has made the studio it’s home is Midnight At The Plutonium, the John Steel Singers

forthcoming 3rd record.

If a studio and an album announce wasn’t enough, the band are excited to also announce the launch of Plutonium Records which will be releasing their new album in conjunction with Create Control. Their

own label is yet another exciting new venture for the band which could see the release of other new talented acts as time goes on.

It’s been a big few years for the group who had toured the UK and Europe twice last year after signing to Full Time Hobby Records and Coda Agency for the UK and EU. Everything’s A Thread was critically praised everywhere and garnered them a whole new international fan­base.

But it’s in their studio, The Plutonium, where for the past 8 months the band has been preparing something new and different. ‘Weekend Lover’ is the first taste and with its classy sax solo, whirly synths, off­beat guitar clicks and catchy as hell falsetto chorus, it’s something that will stick in your head for days.

SUNDAY

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KORAL & THE
GOODBYE HORSES

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After releasing their debut EP Nocturnes, Koral & The Goodbye Horses are already attracting critical acclaim and national airplay.

Koral’s live performance is one to be witnessed. She delivers a raw and honest take on heartbreak through haunting vocals, heartbreaking songs and her surprising combination of fragility and power: the perfect focal point for the brooding Goodbye Horses – Sam Knight (drums), Aaron Nash (keys), Emily Retsas (bass) and now Django Rowe (guitar).

After a youth spent listening to the crackling fuzz of Australian AM radio, her mother’s car was Koral’s first musical education: Gershwin, Elvis, The Beatles, Mama Cass and The Shirelles rang out on the long drives across the country.

From a young age, music lessons were a disaster. Piano, recorder, flute and violin all falling away when her teachers caught on that she was cheating at her theory practice and only playing by ear. At 11, she discovered an old record player at a garage sale and spent her only dollar on the vinyl that caught her eye: the cartoon cover of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. A chance gift of Jeff Buckley’s Grace in her teen years, the music store clerk’s suggestion of Uh Huh Her, her father’s favourite Zeppelin’s IV and big brother’s stolen copy of Vulgar Display of Power all have something to answer for in her sound.

Koral & The Goodbye Horses debut EP Nocturnes has earned the five piece a solid reputation as the new band to watch from Adelaide.

Fusing some sexy, hazed out rock tones with a lick of country here and there throughout, the debut single from the Adelaide group is brooding, gorgeously layered and offers a great look into what’s still to come. –The AU Review


PANAMA

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Marrying the timeless power of a good song with an eye to the future, Panama are winning hearts with their trademark “electronic power ballads”. Signing to Future Classic, the release of the Always EP saw Panama top the Hype Machine charts with the title track with more than 3 million Soundcloud plays.

Panama’s live show debuted at Field Day festival in Sydney in 2014, followed by a sold out a string of shows around Australia and showcases at SXSW 2014 Austin and then a tour of the USA and Europe including festival performances at Redding and Leeds festivals in the UK, Sonarama in Spain, Lowlands in The Netherlands and Paredes De Coura Festival in Portugal.

To support their debut Northern Hemisphere tour, the band released ‘Stay Forever’ – a powerfully emotive summer pop release which evokes feelings of balmy, care-free night drives, flanked by an emotional piano-heavy intro and trademark Panama crescendos. The beautifully crafted song cuts right through the melancholy to deliver a warm transition into summer. The song was released accompanied by a music video collaboration between Seafolly and Grammy nominated director Daniel Askill.

In 2015, Panama kicked off the year with performances at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, Berlin Festival and headline shows in London and Paris, ahead of an Australian run supporting BBC Sound Of 2015’s #1 band, Years & Years.

 

WASTED WANDERERS

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Emerging from one of Adelaide’s most charming venues, Wasted Wanderers have already achieved a huge amount in a very short time. Formed on the stage of The Grace Emily early 2014 and fronted by one of South Australia’s most talented musicians and songwriters, Dusty Lee Stephensen, the trio have released their debut EP ‘God Damn Anything’, played several headline shows around SA and the East Coast, packed out a month long residency at The Grace Emily, sold out their EP launch at Jive and been a major support for Mia Dyson, Donavon Frankenreiter, Russell Morris and many others. In 2014 they won ‘best roots’ at the ARBA awards (Australian Roots and Blues Association).

“The band has been forming a strong reputation on the live scene and this show is going to be the culmination of so much hard work.” – the AU Review

They launched their debut EP ‘Goddamn Anything’ at a highly anticipated sold out show at Jive in Adelaide on June 19th 2015. Recorded between Steve Salvi’s studio in Crafers and Vale Studios in Wynnvale, the band self engineered and produced the record with drummer Matt Birkin at the helm.  The 6 track EP captures the live energetic electric vibe of the trio layered beautifully with harmonies and acoustic instruments. It is incredibly diverse and showcases the bands ability to write unique yet relatable music that is uplifting in parts, dark and mysterious in others but always full of soul. It makes for an eclectic listen. The single ‘Goddamn Anything’ was debuted by Sarah Howells on Triple J in July and has been on regular rotation on her show since.

“It makes for an immersive, accomplished listen that feels like a much larger work than a simple EP.” – RIPITUP

“The record is a versatile introduction to the trio and has a good amount of musical texture and depth for a six track EP – the listener is taken through mellow, melancholy, uplifting blues rock and some rollicking soul-infused pop. It’s a fun time.” – The Au Review

As if the smooth harmonies of rhythm section Benny Morris and Matt Birkin weren’t enough, the band has followed influences such as The Black Crowe’s and enlisted the vocals of Adelaide gorgeous sister duo Nikai. Supplying soulful backups, choreography and killer get up. The sound of all 5 voices working together in harmony add’s a beautiful nostalgia that reverts back to the early 70s yet is also a fresh take on modern blues and roots.

In a short amount of time the band has built an incredible following and secured their place in the vibrant Adelaide music scene. With an East Coast tour on the horizon it’s only a matter of time before this South Australian secret is out of the bag.

OISIMA (LIVE)

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Capturing emotionally connective electronica with a delicate precision, Adelaide artist Oisima – Anth Wendt – samples and reworks everyone from Adele to DOOM alongside his own hypnotic originals.

Since his first live appearance at Adelaide’s Lost City Festival in February last year, the solo beatmaker has released 2 EPs, signed to Berlin-based Herbede Records and shared the stage with the likes of electronic heavyweights xxyyxx, Ras G, Knwledge & Mux Mool. He has gained international attention and a fierce local following for his delicate synthesis of jazz-infused melodies and ambient laced, hip- hop beats.

With an exciting summer of activity lined up and a debut long player on the way, Oisima is definitely one of Australia’s most promising electronic producers to keep an eye on.

“One of the hottest producers around at the moment” – crackintheroad.com

“Absolutely beautiful chilled vibes” – Onion Magazine

“Oisima will melt your insides” – Vice

 

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Emerging from one of Adelaide’s most charming venues, Wasted Wanderers have already achieved a huge amount in a very short time. Formed on the stage of The Grace Emily early 2014 and fronted by one of South Australia’s most talented musicians and songwriters, Dusty Lee Stephensen, the trio have released their debut EP ‘God Damn Anything’, played several headline shows around SA and the East Coast, packed out a month long residency at The Grace Emily, sold out their EP launch at Jive and been a major support for Mia Dyson, Donavon Frankenreiter, Russell Morris and many others. In 2014 they won ‘best roots’ at the ARBA awards (Australian Roots and Blues Association).

“The band has been forming a strong reputation on the live scene and this show is going to be the culmination of so much hard work.” – the AU Review

They launched their debut EP ‘Goddamn Anything’ at a highly anticipated sold out show at Jive in Adelaide on June 19th 2015. Recorded between Steve Salvi’s studio in Crafers and Vale Studios in Wynnvale, the band self engineered and produced the record with drummer Matt Birkin at the helm.  The 6 track EP captures the live energetic electric vibe of the trio layered beautifully with harmonies and acoustic instruments. It is incredibly diverse and showcases the bands ability to write unique yet relatable music that is uplifting in parts, dark and mysterious in others but always full of soul. It makes for an eclectic listen. The single ‘Goddamn Anything’ was debuted by Sarah Howells on Triple J in July and has been on regular rotation on her show since.

“It makes for an immersive, accomplished listen that feels like a much larger work than a simple EP.” – RIPITUP

“The record is a versatile introduction to the trio and has a good amount of musical texture and depth for a six track EP – the listener is taken through mellow, melancholy, uplifting blues rock and some rollicking soul-infused pop. It’s a fun time.” – The Au Review

As if the smooth harmonies of rhythm section Benny Morris and Matt Birkin weren’t enough, the band has followed influences such as The Black Crowe’s and enlisted the vocals of Adelaide gorgeous sister duo Nikai. Supplying soulful backups, choreography and killer get up. The sound of all 5 voices working together in harmony add’s a beautiful nostalgia that reverts back to the early 70s yet is also a fresh take on modern blues and roots.

In a short amount of time the band has built an incredible following and secured their place in the vibrant Adelaide music scene. With an East Coast tour on the horizon it’s only a matter of time before this South Australian secret is out of the bag.

THE NEW YORKS

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“The New Yorks are a four-piece indie/alternative rock band. The New Yorks have supported a range of successful Australian Artists including Chet Faker, San Cisco, Nina Las Vegas, Husky, Timberwolf, Oscar Key Sung, Magic Bones, Bloods and Nicole Millar. They released their single NEW AGE in March with their HEADS OF TALES EP scheduled for release in June of 2016.”

 
 

THE MONTREALS

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The Montreals – a four piece Indie rock outfit from Adelaide, South Australia; characterized by subtle jazz and Brit-rock influences over catchy guitar work and melodic vocals.

Founded in late 2015, their debut single, “Becoming Strangers” was well received. “This one is hitting the sweet spots of energy and hooks.” – Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J Unearthed Music Director).

They have since supported the likes of Andy Bull, as well as performed on the April YEWTH line-up alongside acts such as Montaigne and Tigertown

 

PLUS MANY, MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED…

EVENT INFO

ABBF is split into 4 distinct “sessions”. Depending on what you and your mates are into choose the best fit. Or buy a season pass and come to all four!

Friday 8/7 – “KNOCKOFF SESSION” – 5pm ‘til midnite (18+ only)

Includes the presentation of the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards, main stage bands and DJs ‘til close. Bring a crew after work for a group discount.

Saturday 9/7 – “BEER GEEK SESSION” – 11am ‘til 5pm (Family friendly)

Featuring a program of information sessions, Q&A with brewers, BBQ cooking demos and more on the main stage. This session is family friendly with minors permitted under the supervision of a parent or guardian.

Saturday 9/7 – “ROCK’N’ROLL SESSION” – 6pm ‘til midnite (18+ only)

The best of live bands on the main stage along with party DJs in the main beer hall, this is the session to get involved if you really want to see ABBF flex its muscles.

Sunday 10/7 – “SNEAN SUNDAY” 11am ‘til 6pm (Family friendly)

By limiting capacity for the fourth and final session this is the best day to get in the beer hall and talk to the brewers. Party bands and jams all day long on both stages and if you arrive in sneans then the first beer is on us. Don’t know what sneans are? Bad luck! This session is family friendly with minors permitted under the supervision of a parent or guardian.

Day session tickets passes for $25+BF
night session $30+BF
Weekend tickets for $60+BF

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

 

The Historic Brick Dairy Pavilion at the Adelaide Showground and adjacent lawns will again host ABBF in 2016.

Entry to the event off Leader Street.

 

ABBF will take place at the Adelaide Showground in Wayville on the Leader Street side. We recommend the tram to the Goodwood Station, only a short walk from the entrance to the festival.

There are numerous bus services, ample taxi and UBER space.

Please be responsible, we recommend not driving, but if you do then there is some limited paid parking off of Leader Street.

 

All sales at ABBF will be made by way of tokens, no cash will be accepted at any bar or food outlet.

Each token carries a value of $2.50.

Tokens can be purchased before the event with your festival ticket in packs of $20, $50 and $100 to be collected when you enter the venue or at the festival at one of the numerous token booths.

We accept cash and EFTPOS at the token booths.

Each brewery and cidery will be running their own bar at ABBF where you will exchange your tokens for their delicious product.

Prices on each product will vary depending on the cost and alcohol content but a tasting size of approx. 120ml will be available of all brews for one token (ie. $2.50).

Any unused tokens can be refunded on exit of the session of attendance only.

If you are attending multiple sessions you will need to purchase fresh tokens for each.

 

ABBF is in winter. Winter in Adelaide gets cold and likely wet too! Whilst most of ABBF is contained in historic buildings and temporary shelters with open fires throughout the outdoor areas it is still likely you will be cold (and maybe even get a bit wet). Dress warm and bring your party boots. The show will go on rain, hail, snow, blizzard or shine.

 

While the showgrounds are very big, the area we take up is limited in size, hence this is a limited capacity event. To ensure you don’t miss out you will need to pre-purchase tickets for each session. When the session is sold out it is sold out! If there are tickets left for any given session they will be available on the door, but this is not guaranteed.

Note we do have group buying discounts so get your friends together and buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

 

Children under the age of 10 accompanied by a parent or guardian are permitted in free. Minors aged 10-18 years of age will be required to pay half of the session admission fee at the point of entry to be admitted. Stricltly 1 (one) minor  per parent or guardian permitted. This applies only to the day sessions, night sessions are strictly 18+

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Up In Smoke’ is Adelaide’s very first Australasian BBQ Alliance sanctioned BBQ Competition! It is a low and slow BBQ competition held in conjunction with the Adelaide Beer Festival at the Adelaide Showgrounds, proudly sponsored by Yoder Smokers, My Butcher, Heat Beads and Hammer Stahl Knives.

From July 9th to 10th BBQ teams are invited to test their sauces, rubs, marinades and smokers against each other to win cash, prizes, trophies and acclaim.

Registration is $250 per team. All terms and conditions and competition information will be supplied to your preferred email address shortly after your registration is received. Follow this link to register http://goo.gl/forms/vVYfw0Zb2U or email uisbbqcomp@gmail.com for more info.

This event will consist of up to 30 teams competing in 4 categories; Beef, Pork Ribs, Lamb and Pork, with a Reserve Grand Champion and Grand Champion for the overall points leaders. Teams will be competing for a total prize pool of $3,000 plus trophies and prizes.

Registrations will close on June 21st 2016. A full event pack will be sent by email to all competitors upon Up In Smoke receiving their registration.

Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards

The Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards will be presented live at the ABBF on Friday night around 6pm. The medal winners (where possible) will be exhibiting their award winning beers and ciders at the festival, meaning you will be able to sample them before anyone else can get their lips around them!

Brewers and producers across Australia are being encouraged to enter this year’s Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards.

Reintroduced as part of the Royal Adelaide Show in 2011 after a 80-year hiatus, the Beer Awards aim to recognise the importance of Australia’s $7 billion beer industry and to provide an opportunity for small breweries to test their wares against larger brewers.

Follow the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards on Twitter – www.twitter.com/ADLBeerCider and by using #RABCA in your tweets.

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