Kapunda Music and Arts Festival
23 August 2013
Kapunda Music & Arts Festival
The three day Kapunda Music & Arts Festival (KMAF) program of events for October will be released this week. The event includes music, singing, performances, various artists, authors, art and crafts workshops, as well as our Show ‘n’ Shine car event, stalls, Kids’ Zone, food, refreshments and more.
Ken Thomas, chairperson of the 2013 committee said, “Our festival program will be a busy three days for Kapunda and Hill Street will be closed from Friday evening, October 18 until Sunday, October 20 until 6pm for the festivities. “We are overwhelmed with the positive response from the business and community about our re-vamped festival and we are preparing for a large influx of people that weekend,” Ken said.
The festival starts on Friday, October 18 with an event coordinated by Light Regional Council at Map the Miner Precinct called Largest Loudest Shirt Day. The official opening will be held Friday evening at the Soldiers Hall in conjunction with the opening of Kapunda Rotary Club’s biennial Sir Sidney Kidman Art Exhibition and various bands will be playing on main stage after the opening.
Saturday, October 19 starts at 10am and main stage will be occupied throughout the day and night with plenty of action. Jennette Mickan, KMAF musical director said, “We have a big line-up of talent on main stage that will showcase various genres of music and other performances – there is something for everyone really.” Various workshops and demonstrations are planned including book writing, sculpture, poetry reading, craft-making, scrapbooking, auto art, weaving, spinning and more.
Saturday night sees the Scase Automotive Kapunda Show ‘n’ Shine car event where Main Street will be closed off and judges and the public will be scrutinising the vehicles on show, while a rockabilly band will be on stage with a rock ‘n’ roll demonstration by the Valley Rockers.
Sunday, October 20 will start with a free Poet’s Breakfast, while main stage will gear up for another day of music, the historic Riot Act will be read before the popular Grand Parade makes its way down Main Street and afterwards there’s an Australiana themed performance by ‘Me & Me Mates’ at the Chapel Theatre. For the complete program of events, go to