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Live Music Events Fund

Live music is part of South Australia’s identity

A creative, vibrant industry that makes an important contribution to our economy.

The South Australian Government’s Live Music Events Fund was created to support live music events and festivals with the potential to grow into major tourist attractions. The Music Development Office, part of the Creative Industries team within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, is administering the fund.

The Government has committed up to $550,000 per year to support music events and festivals through the Live Music Events Fund

The fund aims to:

  • elevate Adelaide’s recognition as a UNESCO City of Music through activating our live music events calendar
  • mitigate the financial barriers experienced by promoters in the first two years of staging a new live music event
  • attract unique music events to South Australia that generate economic benefit, provide local jobs for musicians and crews, and attract visitors from South Australia’s key domestic tourism markets
  • provide industry development opportunities or pathways that support the growth of the event into a unique offering for the state that is financially sustainable.
Dave Court Thebby

The Live Music Events Fund is accepting expressions of interest from events that fall within the 2025-2026 financial year.

For any enquiries, please contact the MDO on 08 8429 3555, email [email protected] or register your interest below.