unearth festival program

Check out who, what, where and when it is all happening at the 2018 whyalla unearth festival!

It’s all on Friday, March 30 and Saturday March 31 in the Ada Ryan Gardens and it’s FREE to see all the entertainment. That’s no charge to get in, nada, nothing … just turn up and enjoy the fastest growing event in South Australia – here in Whyalla!

Adam Page

Experimental
Saturday, March 31
6.15pm - 7:00pm
uneARTh main stage

Saturday, March 31
2.00pm - 2:45pm
Workshop space

Over a decade ago, multi-instrumentalist Adam Page held a weekly residency to explore and hone his skills in improvising using a looping pedal. Over 1,500 shows later at home and abroad with numerous awards atop his piano, Page returns to this no holds barred approach where no musical rock will be left unturned.


Alterdrive

Grunge/Alternative Rock
Saturday, March 31
8.15pm - 8:45pm
uneARTh main stage

Alterdrive is a 3 piece alternative rock band that has been playing around Whyalla for only 6 months but during this time have created a huge following! Playing a range of covers from Blink 182, Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters and so much more. If looking for a good live band that will get your head banging, come and check them out!


ARTIST AT WORK

Art
Saturday, March 31
All day
Roving

Local natural & digital media artist Leith O’Malley will be painting and drawing all day on Saturday. Leith’s work has been showcased at the Wacom ‘Next Level Exhibition’ which has world artists working in the digital platform and exhibited in Auckland (NZ), Sydney and Melbourne galleries. He was also included in the 2016 European book publication “Looking Down Under – Contemporary Artists of Australia”. Additionally, the 2018 music release this month from Australian songstress Christine Anu features his portrait work on the cover. 


BLONDE BOMBSHELLS OF JAZZ

Cabaret
Saturday, March 31
5:15pm - 6:00pm
uneARTh main stage

Be entertained by these two versatile vocalists Bonnie Lee Galea and Kerry Reid claiming to be Blondes for a Night! Singing a collection of Blonde Bombshell hits! Together Bonnie and Kerry join forces to present a tribute show featuring fabulous songs of Marilyn Monroe, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Marlene Dietrich,    Jane Mansfield, Mae West & more.  They are accompanied by the incredible JAZZ in CHEEK quartet adding trumpet, keys, drums, double bass and a few back up vocals and lines of their own.


BRIE RYAN

Folk Music
Saturday, March 31
12.15pm - 12:55pm
uneARTh main stage

Brie Ryan is a Whyalla folk, singer/songwriter, playing ukulele and guitar. Brie is self-taught in both vocal and instrument, and more recently has been writing and singing her own music with stories of life experiences, struggles and her love of the ocean. She is now working towards recording her first album. Her main influences are Elvis Presley, Tracey Chapman, Bob Dylan and she loves to give modern music her own style.


Chunky Custard

Musical Extravaganza
Friday, March 30
8.45pm - 10:00pm
uneARTh main stage

Chunky Custard is a star studded musical extravaganza complete with spectacular stage sets and dazzling costumes, performing all the classic hits from your favorite bands and movie sound tracks. This is an outfit famous for its stage antics, crowd participation and great music! They will perform your favorite hits from the world’s most popular musical like Grease Lighting and Summer Loving. The 70’s Disco Diva Show, ABBA, Rocky Horror Show, The 80’s Glam Rock Show, The Village People, Suzie Q, Bee Gees, Spice Girls, Wham and much, much more.


DAVIDE MARINO

Button Accordian
Friday, March 30
1:00pm
3:30pm
Roving

Saturday, March 31
12:30pm
6:00pm
Roving

Davide Marino is a teacher by day, but over the Easter long weekend, he will once again transform into an accordion playing superstar. Davide will bring a unique flare to uneARTh Festival, roving around the gardens performing a medley of songs on his antique button accordion.


D'FACES

Club Clown - Circus Skills
Friday, March 30
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Workshop space

Saturday, March 31
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Workshop space

Come and meet our D’faces team for an hour of physical fun while learning some new skills. Our Acro-mats will provide a safe space to explore tumbles and stands and we will have our regular supplies of hula-hoops, devil sticks, poi, juggling balls, diablo’s, stilts plus more, to keep the young and young at heart, active and having fun.


EMILY RAWLINGS

Solo Acoustic
Friday, March 30
2:15pm - 3:00pm
uneARTh main stage

Percussion instrument workshop
Friday, March 30
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Workshop space


Emily is a young Whyalla musician, singer, guitarist who performs cover music from the 60s to present. As her vibrant personality reflects through her music you won’t be able to stop yourself from singing along. Emily also invites you to join her later on with her creative musical instrument workshop for kids, where you’ll have the opportunity to create percussion instruments using recycled materials.


GEORGE AND THE CHAIRMAN

Musical
Saturday, March 31
4.00pm - 4:30pm
uneARTh main stage

Stewart Payne and Chris Scanlon formed a two-piece band back in late 2016, chiefly playing monthly gigs locally.  Since then they have collected a vast catalogue of songs from the sixties, seventies and eighties eras, putting on their own spin of theatrics and light entertainment for your enjoyment.  Both Stewart and Chris have also been stalwarts of The Whyalla Players and bring to the stage a polished presence of experience.  


HANS

Cabaret
*some adult material may apply
Friday, March 30
7:45pm - 8:30pm
uneARTh main stage

An International Superstar, Sex Symbol and accordionist, Hans has been enthralling (and terrorising) audiences around the globe for over a decade.  Already a star in his native Berlin, Hans made the heartbreaking (and tax-dodging decision) to leave Germany and set up home in what is often described as the cultural and entertainment capital of the western world ... Adelaide, South Australia.  Famed for his fabulous performances Hans’ unique brand of cabaret has won high profile fans including Princess Mary, Naomi Campbell, Miranda Kerr, P!nk and political heavyweights from all sides of the spectrum. It seems everyone is dying to be on his good side.


JACKSON VS JACKSON

Music
Saturday, March 31
9:15pm - 10:00pm
uneARTh main stage

Michael and Janet are together again in a must-see musical tribute presented by highly acclaimed vocal powerhouse, The Gospo Collective (Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Music).  Best known for their unforgettable mashups of reputable hits and unique vocalisation, The Collective under the direction of renowned choral Queen, Charmaine Jones-Devasagayam, take on the geniuses that are the Jackson siblings. With tunes like ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ and ‘Miss You Much’ it certainly won’t matter if you’re ‘Black or White.’ This is a show - ‘All For You.’


Jaime and Catherine

Musical Duo
Friday, March 30
6.40pm -7:15pm
uneARTh main stage

Jaime and Catherine, self-confessed soul sisters! Their sound can be upbeat and jaunty one minute, to mellowed and relaxed the next! In an effort to ditch the labels and expectations, the result is an eclectic mix of music that they both simply love to play. Revolving mostly around an acoustic guitar and soaring harmonies, Jaime and Catherine will take familiar songs you know to a new place, and introduce you to a new soul that will have you wondering why it took so long.


KARMA AND THE JESTER

Folk/Rock
Friday, March 30
1:40pm - 2:10pm
uneARTh main stage

Karma and the Jester are a local easy-listening band that have been playing together for just over a year. The band formed at the local Whyalla COMET music festival, where local musicians play their original song compositions. The band consists of Jeanneke Karma Morrison Aardenburg (Karma), Vocals and percussion, Paul Handley (Jester), Guitar and vocals, Robert Ziggler (Ziggy), bass guitar and Mick Frost (Frosty), guest drummer. The band has spent a lot of time writing songs and has done a couple of local gigs that were well received. All the members of the band have had many years of experience in the music industry and played in many local bands in Whyalla and surrounding areas.


KINARA MOON

Rock/Country folk
Saturday, March 31
1:00pm - 1:45pm
uneARTh main stage

Saturday, March 31
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Roving

Moon Band (or in Yankuntjatjara “Kinara Band”) is the culmination of Desmond Woodforde’s 30 years of experience working with the best musicians from across the APY Lands.  As one of the founding members of Iwantja Band, Desmond was inspired to create Moon Band after a Battle of the Bands, at Uluru. Working with Michael Baker, the duo created a new sound for the performance – a retro-inspired blend of rock and country-folk that everyone instantly recognised as something special and different. 


MEL N ME

Children’s Entertainment
Saturday, March 31
3.15pm - 3:45pm
uneARTh main stage

Mel n Me will be playing all your children’s favourites at this year’s uneARTh Festival. The duo are well known to the City as Melissa Schenck on vocals, accompanied by guitarist Graeme Stephenson. They will be bringing a mix of current and older style music for everyone to be bopping along to during the festival.


MR SPIN

Circus
Saturday, March 31
1:45pm - 2:30pm
uneARTh main stage

International street theatre sensation Mr. Spin brings his jaw dropping circus skills, mad capped antics and kooky comedy to the stage. ‘The Mr. Spin Show’ is a high octane, comic circus show that will make the whole family laugh out loud. No festival in complete without the great Mr Spin.


NAMASTE

Bollywood workshop
Saturday, March 31
1.00pm - 1:45pm
Workshop space

Namaste Whyalla will bring an ethnic flare to uneARTh Festival, showcasing their Bollywood and Fusion dances. If you’ve ever wanted to give Bollywood dancing a go, this is your chance. Namaste Whyalla will hold a workshop on the second day of the festival, it’s a workshop not to be missed.


colour run

Rainbow Run
Saturday, March 31
4.00pm - 5:30pm
Whyalla Foreshore

You don’t need to be an olympic athlete to participate in the Colour Run. The Colour Run is all about a colour crazy day with friends and family. You can run, walk, crawl or cartwheel it if you wish! The Colour Run is not a timed event. Runners tend to take their sweet time out on the course and we realise noone really cared about their speed; we’re all here to have a good time!


rusty bonnet

Blues
Friday, March 30
3.45pm - 4:15pm
uneARTh main stage

Rusty Bonnet is a one-man band playing a plethora of instruments which includes slide guitars, a banjo with a harmonica and a stomp box to put it all together. If blues gets your feet stomping Rusty is the sound you have been waiting for! Performing at many major blues festivals throughout the country including The Australian Blues Festival in NSW and most recently the Deep South Blues Festival held right here in South Australia, Adelaide “boutique style” festival showcasing the very best of local and national artists in Blues.


sam mcmahon

Emcee & Comedy Entertainment
Friday, March 30
Various

Saturday, March 31
Various

Back by popular demand, Sam McMahon will once again be returning to Whyalla to be your official MC for the uneARTh Festival. He will keep you up to speed on what’s happening throughout the day, as well as providing some comical entertainment. With various costume changes, and plenty of surprises, Sam will keep the fun coming on Friday and Saturday for uneARTh Festival.


SCOTT DARLOW

Solo Acoustic
Friday, March 30
5.15pm - 6:15pm
uneARTh main stage

Didgeridoo Perf.
Friday, March 30
7:30pm - 7:40pm
uneARTh main stage

Didgeridoo w/shop
Friday, March 30
6.30pm - 7:00pm
Workshop space

For more than ten years, Scott has been one of the countries hardest working and most successful independent artists. The versatile singer/guitarist/didgeridoo player from Yorta Yorta country has released five albums, both with his band The Darlow show and more recently as a solo artist. He has toured Australia more times than he can remember, and last year released his first solo album, Sorry. This year the song Sorry has been played on main stream radio stations like Triple M and you may have heard Scott been interviewed on ABC or Triple M.


stuart high symphonies

Choir & Dance Performance
Saturday, March 31
2:30pm - 3:00pm
uneARTh main stage

The newly formed symphonies choir from Whyalla Stuart High school will present you with their spectacular voices from the moment they begin. Not only have these students and teachers put together a mix of contemporary music they are mixing it up with modern dance moves for all to enjoy. 


TAHLI

Singing Performance
Friday, March 30
3:05pm - 3:35pm
uneARTh main stage

Playing a mixture of pop music Tahli Hoban is a solo acoustic musician singing the songs you love. With a love of bringing people together through the magical medium that is music, you’re sure to have a toe tapping afternoon.


THE GERMEIN SISTERS

Folk Indie Rock
Saturday, March 31
7:15pm - 8:00pm
uneARTh main stage

Adelaide sisters Germein have the kind of close musical partnership that can only be shared by siblings and are kicking off 2018 with a brand-new sound and confidence with the single ‘Talking’. Whether jamming together at their home in the Adelaide Hills, playing alongside Arcade Fire and Catfish & the Bottlemen at the Isle of Wight festival or opening UK stadium shows for Little Mix, it’s their mutual connection to music that has seen sisters Georgia, Ella and Clara make their mark in music while staying under the radar .... until now. 


TICKLISH ALLSORTS

Children’s Entertainment
Friday, March 30
12:30 - 1:00pm
4:20pm - 5:10pm
uneARTh main stage

Ticklish Allsorts is an award winning musical performance - a lively combination of song, dance and interactive fun which encourages children to have fun through singing and dancing. With a cheeky, cheerful appeal and colourful characters, plus songs in a variety of musical styles Ticklish Allsorts have lots of musical fun with their young audiences.


TIME AND SPACE

Circus
Friday, March 30
1:15pm - 1:35pm
6:15pm - 6:40pm
uneARTh main stage

Friday, March 30
1.40pm - 2:10pm
Workshop space

Time in Space Circus is a cutting edge contemporary circus company from South Australia. Together they have travelled nationally to Perth, Melbourne and last year’s unearth Festival here in Whyalla and toured internationally to China. Time in Space Circus have been awarded the ‘Best Emerging Artist Award’ in 2016, a ‘Weekly commendation Award’ in 2017 and the weekly ‘Pick of the Fringe Award’ at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe. After successfully debuting their latest work, The Displaced in 2018 Adelaide Fringe they are performing an adapted version of the show for us. The Displaced is “a gut swooping delight” (Tulpa Magazine, 2018) and it was “the highlight of Adelaide Fringe” (Richard Watts, Arts Hub)




whyalla ballet school

Ballet
Friday, March 30
12:05pm - 12:30pm
7:15pm - 7:30pm
uneARTh main stage

2.30pm - 3:00pm
Roving

Saturday, March 30
12:30pm - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Roving

Whyalla Ballet School will showcase many of it’s talented students in various performances, from roaming acts, to dance pieces presented on the main stage. You’ll be treated to an animal parade featuring the school’s youngest students, a piece presented by more experienced dancers on the main stage, roaming tap dancers, and special interractive workshops with the students themselves.


whyalla players

Characterisation Workshop
Friday, March 30
1:15am - 1:45pm
Workshop space

Local theatre group the Whyalla Players, will be running a workshop for school aged children about charitorisation and also assist them to create costumes and props. The group will then interact with the public in character. Come in and join the fun.


yoga

Yoga
Saturday, March 31
11:30am - 12:00pm
uneARTh main stage

Almost 30 years ago the physical poses and discipline of Iyengar yoga gave Mandy a “healthy” addiction. An addiction which has taken her from long term student to teacher of this ancient science. For the past 8 years Mandy has taught her style of Hatha yoga in the Whyalla community as well as local retreats. Yoga has become more than the funky pretzel moves and is now a lifestyle of mindfulness, movement, compassion and health. It’s also much cheaper than health insurance. Come down to the festival and give it a go!


eyes

Wednesday, March 28
6:30pm - 7:30pm
(preview event only)

Thursday, March 29

12:30pm - 1:30pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Friday, March 30

12:30pm - 1:30pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, March 31

12:30pm - 1:30pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm
6:30pm - 7:30pm

As one of the ‘remaining few’ people on earth and equipped with your own ‘survival kit’, come and witness the end of the world! Eyes is an interactive audio tour of a simulated post-apocalyptic scene in your local community. Keep your eyes peeled as you’re guided through a newly emerging world by an actor and an audio device. Eyes was commissioned by Country Arts SA. Location: Ada Ryan Gardens. Participation is FREE however you must book your ticket at the Middleback Arts Centre box office in person or phone 86447300 prior to the event. Limited tickets available on the day at Ada Ryan Gardens.

 

area 53

Friday, March 30

3:00pm - 3:30pm
3:45pm - 4:15pm
4:30pm - 5:00pm

Saturday, March 31

11:30pm - 12:00pm
12:45pm - 1:15pm
1:30pm - 2:00pm
2:15pm - 2:45pm
3:00pm - 3:30pm

On October 2017, Whyalla resident Eric Parsons, Founder of the Association for the Response to and Science of Extraterrestrials (ARSE) uncovered the Government’s biggest secret:  the presence of Alien life in South Australia. Through his contacts on the inside, Eric and his fellow ARSE members were able to access the Government’s Alien Research Centre, Area 53. While inside, Eric found evidence of Extraterrestrial life that the Government has been hiding for decades. Now, with the help of unARThed Whyalla, Eric has, once again, found away to get inside Area 53.  Do you want to know what’s inside?  Join us on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 March to find out. Bookings ericparsonsbelieves@gmail.com or at the festival on the day.


rumplestilkskin

Tuesday, March 27

6:30pm Middleback Arts Centre

Book (08) 8644 7300 or online www.countryarts.org.au

A Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company South Australia production captured live by Australian National Theatre Live. A new Australian family musical for the young and the young at heart don’t miss this production from Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company SA. Spinning straw into gold is a party trick that will take you far. It can buy you a big house full of beautiful things, a wardrobe of designer clothes and a life of total luxury, but money, as they say, can’t buy you... Two people, once best friends, torn apart by desire for the things they cannot have – this is the story of the ultimate price of greed. 


Monday Raceday

Monday, April 2

Anderson Raceway Whyalla

Corner Lincoln Highway and Heurich Terrace

Wine tasting, performance by Just Me, face painting and jumping castle, fashions in the field. Contact Kara 0467 670 776

 

 

Search & Book Accommodation

Loading...

talk to us about your next Holiday

Whyalla Visitor Centre, Lincoln Highway
Open: 7 days Mon–Fri 9am–4pm. 
Weekends and public holidays 10am–4pm. 
Closed: Good Friday and Christmas Day 
Phone: (08) 8645 7900 Email: visitor.centre@whyalla.sa.gov.au

TOLL FREE: 1800 088 589


Contact us by filling out the form below and pressing "submit".