Come fly with me to the Semaphore Record Fair

It’s that time of the year again.  The football finals will be done and dusted and it’s time to enjoy a good day out at our favourite springtime Record Fair.  Yes the Semaphore Record Fair will be held on Monday, October 2nd, the last day of the Labour Day Long Weekend of the 13th Semaphore Music Festival.

The fair will be held at St Bede’s Hall, 200 Military Road, Semaphore between 9:00 am and 4.00 pm, although early buyers and fossickers are normally thumbing enthusiastically through record stacks at 8 O’clock.  Entry is FREE.  There will be about 30 traders with 50 tables of stock for sale, including heaps of vinyl records, CDs, music books & magazines, comics, posters, DVDs and memorabilia.

Mr Vic Flierl of Mr V Music hosts the Fair and the St Bede’s parishioners provide snacks and drinks at very reasonable prices just inside the hall entrance.  Roll up be there.  Buy a thrill, a pie and vanilla slice from Louise and the Parish gang, and find that long lost vinyl gem.

White Elephant Records will be there with a good collection of rock, pop, disco, soul and blues from many well known and popular artists and some from artists unknown.  Dawn of the ReplicantsWrong Town, Wrong Planet, Three Hours Late (1999)- springs immediately to mind along with some other long forgotten tremors from the vaults – Cha Cha Cohen (Self Titled, 1998), Black Fox – debut album – Line of Sight (2012).

And there’s much more going on at Semaphore.  The Fair is just a small part of the annual Semaphore Music Festival, which is a four day live music event held over the October long weekend in the beachside suburb.  80+ bands will be performing in local venues over four nights and three days.  There is plenty to see and hear on the foreshore, and in the venues and pubs along lively Semaphore Road.  Check out the band line-up at the Semaphore Music Festival Site

Also attached below is a flyer for the Semaphore Music Festival advising the band schedule for the four days.


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