GRL PWR is a progressive Adelaide music event taking place at Ancient World on Friday the 20th of October. The event has been organised by Cobra, a local Adelaide band that has collaborated with The Sparkke Change Beverage Company, a progressive alcohol brewery. The event aims to celebrate gender diversity and raise awareness for the cause while showing how easy it is to meet gender inclusive targets within the Adelaide music scene. Cobra has organised an equal number of male and female artists, including a representation of the transgender community.

“This event stands as a commitment from the band to incorporate diversity and visibility into our brand moving forward,” says Jonty Czuchwicki, drummer of Cobra.

Established in 2017 the wave making Sparkke Beverage Co. have raised $10, 000 for their socially progressive causes in their first 90 days of business. With the issues of consent, gender equality, first nation’s rights, marriage equality, refugee policies and global warming on Sparkke’s current agenda, it was the acknowledgment of shared values that led to a very natural partnership with Cobra for the event.

Sparkke Beverage Co. will be proudly presenting the GRL PWR stage in Ancient World’s beer garden which features an all-female identifying lineup of DJs, headlined by underground techno influencer Mel Lake (Velvet), local favourite Madeleine Hunt (aka Hunt) along with the experimental sounds of bedroom producer Callie and an ambient chill set from Wildstyle favourite Bad Babu.

Accompanying this fantastic curated experience on Ancient World’s main stage are the improvisational live electronic duo Mother & Magus, ambitious post-rock outfit Sui Generis, powerhouse progressive rock trio Pollard Row and a massive headline set from the SA Music Award Nominated Cobra. DJ Georg L. Vaughan will be flipping funk and disco vinyls by the bar between each act as patrons receive the impeccable service of local heroes Brad Cameron and David Apps.

Guests attending the event are encouraged to use the hashtag #sparkkechange when sharing images and footage relating to the event.

Tickets are on sale 9.00am 3rd of October through Eventbrite for $10.

Capacity is strictly limited to 100.

RSVP via the official Facebook event page here.

Ancient World
116A Hindley Street
Adelaide SA 5000

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Photo: Nathan Dior