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 Music SA are excited to announce that Scouted will return in 2021 as part of Umbrella FESTIVAL.

Music SA’s Scouted returns in 2021 after a COVID-fuelled hiatus – showcasing the wonderful unsigned and emerging musical talent we have here in South Australia to significant music industry representatives and enthusiastic music lovers on Friday 8 October at Lion Arts Factory.

As part of the 2021 Umbrella Festival curated program (now extended to October 17 2021 in response to the most recent South Australian lockdown), the Scouted mini-festival includes performances from five-piece indie-pop outfit Bermuda Bay, happy/sad surf-pop trio Don’t Bring Stacey, Adelaide’s electrifying neo-psych outfit The Empty Threats, First Nations hip hop duo LBG, indie-pop sweethearts Mum Friends, and femme indie-rock group Oscar The Wild.

Throughout the evening, these six emerging artists will perform live sets in front of a ticketed live audience of both live music fans and representatives from the South Australian music industry. In lieu of music industry delegates are normally in Adelaide for the AIR (Australian Independent Record label association) Awards and Indie-Con Conference, a live song from each set will be filmed and edited by a team of videographers for distribution to national industry, to ultimately open up exciting possibilities for the Scouted participants.

Additionally, the Scouted artists will be provided with intimate one-on-one mentoring sessions with industry professionals that include Adam Montgomery (Fourtone), Rhiannon Cook (Positive Feedback), Rachel Jones-Williams (Dirty Hit) and Claire Mooney (triple j Unearthed).

MAJOR SPONSORS: SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE MUSIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AND THE LIVE MUSIC EVENTS FUND