Caltowie Chilled Out ‘n’ Fired Up is a one-of-a-kind music gathering in rural South Australia. The inaugural festival in 2019 was a total sell out, and highly praised by all event goers. The 2021 festival is scheduled for Saturday 27th March with headliner Adelaide’s own 5-piece rock band, Venice Queens supported by Gold Coast-based party starters Bootleg Rascal, and Victoria’s indi-rockers Loose Bricks plus another nine independent SA artists.
This year feels even more special than previous as we proudly boast 10 South Australian independent artists on the line-up. “We all know 2020 was a devastating year for the music industry. From our original inception we have always wanted to showcase local talent, even though we have introduced two interstate acts, we feel blessed to be able to offer a platform for all Australian music” – Ben VanBoekel, Event Organiser
Caltowie Chilled Out ‘n’ Fired Up Music Festival is also a mental health awareness event aimed at removing the stigma towards mental health and encouraging men and women to reach out when they are not ok. This local region has experienced numerous suicides in recent years motivating community members to become advocates for mental health awareness who are working towards lifting the stigma associated with it.
“Back in 2019, our local region lost three people to suicide in a matter of weeks. Two of them sadly were close friends. It is heartbreaking to think they thought suicide was their only option. That they thought they were so alone. If they could only see how many people came to say goodbye at their funeral, how many people truly loved them, and the hole they left in everyone’s hearts and lives… It might have made a difference” – Ben VanBoekel, Event Organiser
This year, special guests, survivalist and stunt woman, Ky Furneaux and mindset coach from the Empowered Men Movement, Toni Versic will also front the live stage to open up the conversation around anxiety by confronting fears and challenges we all face in everyday life.
The event not only supports rural families through tough times on the land but supports local towns, businesses and local artists. “We aim to bring quality music to rural regions that don’t always have the opportunity to experience live entertainment. Free camping is offered to attendees to ensure they can enjoy the whole event from start to finish” – Ben VanBoekel, Event Organiser.
This highly anticipated Music Festival is one of a kind north of Adelaide with the official announcement reaching over 25,000 people on Facebook. The event will also cater with a variety of SA craft beer, wine and cider, BBQ Smoked Meats and Pizza + more.
Tickets on sale now via Moshtix
Saturday 27th March 2021
Noon to Midnight
Memorial Oval, Caltowie, South Australia