Mill Square Music + Flocking Together launch night

6pm – 9:30pmm
Sat 11 Dec 2021

Free event – bookings essential as capacity is capped per COVID directives.
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Join us on Fabrik’s Mill Square for a summer’s evening of live music followed by the launch of illuminart’s Flocking Together projection.

This year’s Mill Square Music + launch of illuminart’s Flocking Together projection presents a perfect blend of positive energy, creative expression and community connection.

Bring the family, a blanket to settle in on the lawns and a picnic to share or purchase food from our local food vendors.

Our event will commence with a Welcome to Country from Senior Kaurna man – Uncle Michael Kumatpi O’Brien.

Followed by our carefully curated line up of epic musical talent, specially selected to feed the soul and raise the spirits. Anya Anastasia + band bring us dark and global orchestration, followed by Barkindji Song Woman Nancy Bates soulful talent, then with frenetic high energy and mind-blowing talent of the Ukulele Death Squad will wrap up our live music trifecta during twilight!

As night settles, the finale of the evening will call for us all to shift our energy from mind-blowing music to mesmerizing animation as illuminart’s Flocking Together, large scale projection featuring the works of 400 local children, is shown for the very first time.

Read on for more information about our musicians…

Anya Anastasia + band.

Image shows a woman standing holding a guitar.

Anya’s new music is a powerful blend of dark folk and global orchestration, with influences and instruments from around the world.

Anya’s soft rich low vocals which flick up to butterfly-like high-notes, paint stark vivid imagery with stirring melodies, somewhere between Cat Power and Sigur Rós. The vocals are welded to a base of hypnotically droning synths, driving basslines and West-African inspired guitar licks. Anastasia sings and plays electric & acoustic guitar and banjo, accompanied by Gareth Chin on keys/synths and Satomi Ohnishi on percussion/drums.

Image and words courtesy Anya Anastasia

Nancy Bates

Nancy Bates is a Song Woman originating from Far Western NSW. Her Barkindji roots, the transformative power of love over pain, and what it means to be a woman in the 21st century drive her soulful, moving song writing.

Whether on a global stage with Archie Roach, or writing songs with incarcerated women, Nancy uses her music to share her country, her culture, and her personal experience with the world in the hopes of making it better.

Image and words courtesy Nancy Bates and Deadly Management

Ukulele Death Squad

The Ukulele Death Squad strives to entertain and wow their audiences by pushing the boundaries of the small four-stringed instrument– the Ukulele.

Exploding onto the scene in February 2017 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, they blend their own ukulele style with Flamenco, Mexican, rap and Folk, with an energetic performance that goes beyond anything audiences have ever seen. The Death Squad have already managed to achieve sold-out Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe Festival Seasons in 2017/2018/2019.

The UDS will warp your perceptions of ukuleles one nylon string at a time With stage-craft, mad thumping rhythms and outrageous solos, they will quite literally blow your minds. Enter at your own risk.

Words courtesy Ukulele Death Squad – Image credit: Simon Kither

More information about food and drinks on the night

The Lobethal Community Association will be cooking up a glorious BBQ and local food van Zooom Juice will have hot donuts, coffee, smoothies and ice-creams available too.

The event is family friendly and alcohol is not permitted.

COVID Safe considerations

Providing a COVID safe event is our priority, we will be following all SA Health Guidelines.

Attendees are asked to check-in, use hand-sanitiser on arrival and only attend if they are feeling well.

Please note that the maximum capacity limits expressed in the venue’s COVID-Safe Plan will be maintained, attendees must register to gain admission to the event.

We thank you in advance for social distancing and complying with COVID requirements.