Winter temperatures and rain have fallen in Adelaide with great consistency in recent weeks and in the days leading up to Music Palooza, a bright beacon on our social calendar. And on this weekend it will be raining records in Flinders Street at the Warehouse. Crate-Diggers R Us!
Music Palooza returns on the weekend of 11/12 August 2018 and doors will open between 10am to 5pm on both days. Adelaide’s premier record fair will feature many of local and interstate sellers with over 100,000 titles to browse. Vinyl records are highlighted, but there will also be a vast array of CDs, DVDs, concert merchandise, music books & magazines, memorabilia, sheet music and much more. New and secondhand merchandise will be on sale with something for every music fan. Pick up a bargain, a long lost gem or replenish your collection with a fabulous re-issue.
There’ll be half a dozen interstate sellers from Byron Bay, Melbourne & Sydney, most of whom only come to Adelaide for this event, particularly Jon from Revolve Records and Matt the Vinyl Junkie. They’ll be joined by 30 local traders and all together there’ll be almost 100 tables of stock for maximum music lover satisfaction.
Music styles on offer include – alternative rock, black metal, blues, country, death metal, disco, drum’n’bass, experimental, folk, funk, grunge, hardcore, hard rock & heavy metal, hip-hop, house, indie pop, jazz, punk, prog and psych rock, rap, reggae and soul, rockabilly, ska, soundtracks, stoner rock, techno, thrash, top 10 pop & rock, world music and lots more.
The new location – the big blue shed – is situated at 230 Flinders Street in the city – home to the Flinders Street Market. With the weather forecast on the wet and gloomy side punters are well advised to rug up. It will probably be as cold inside the shed as outside. The cost of entry on both days is $5.00 (so remember to keep your stamp on arrival), and is free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult.
At White Elephant Records we have been working hard to renew and replenish stock. After all this is the premiere event and we know that all the punters unclutter their calendars to make sure they can get to Music Palooza. Who cares if the Crows might lose a cliff hanger or the Adelaide Thunderbirds win their first game for the season! Reputations are made in the shade at Music Palooza. So we have been hunting in the deep archives and plan to release about 500 vinyl gems from the sixties to the noughties – many in mint and near mint condition. If space permits there may be some music books of interest. For the first time there will also be a special section of very expensive and rare records and, if you are interested, please make inquiries at the Fair.
And to get you ready for the weekend and the Fair, click on the following link to Music Palooza and enter the competition for an Audio Technica Turntable.