SALT Festival 2021 – So many highlights!

As SALT Festival 2021 fades into the memory we take a look back at some of the highlights.

If you haven’t yet caught the highlight reel put together by Missing Link Media be sure to check it out above. As always it captures the energy that is embodied when Anything becomes Possible.

Over 10 days, 14,000 people converged on the Southern Eyre Peninsula of South Australia to celebrate all things Art, Creativity, Culture and Innovation. For the fourth year running, SALT Festival featured a program of epic and varied proportions. You can check it out here if you don’t believe us (Although don’t blame us if it gives you major FOMO).

With 159 events it is hard to pick just a few highlights!


Symphony By the Sea

A program highlight for a lot of people and with good reason. Preforming in full on the Port Lincoln stage for the first time in 67 years, Symphony by the Sea saw conductor Guy Nobel and The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, supported by Soprano Desiree Frahn, take the audience on a sea faring journey. With multiple standing ovations and roaring applause, the symphony very nearly bought the house down.


SALT Stage on the Beach

A mainstay of the SALT program and an annual event highlight. This years SALT Stage event was transported to the Beach Garden and The Hotel Boston. As the sun set on the cool Thursday evening over 350 live music lovers took their place on the lawns for what promised to be a magical night. Headlined by Timberwolf and his full band and supported by local legends Joshy Willo and The Kingfishers and Young Sawyer the atmosphere was electric.


SALT Talks: Bruce Pascoe & Scott Cain

Award winning Authors – Bruce Pascoe of Dark Emu and Scott Cane of First Footprints shared the stage in what promised to be a pivotal events in the SALT Festival program. Together they explored the hidden history of Aboriginal Australia, the combined learnings of their extensive research. Over two quickly passing hours the pair told stories, raised questions and captured the attention of each of the 200+ people, young and old, that filled the auditorium. Audiences left shifted, deep in thought and raving about the magic they had just witnessed.


What were your SALT Festival 2021 highlights? Let us know in the comments below. 


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