Opening night & Live Stream.

February 28, 2010

Dear Adelaide,

Thanks for being so awesome last night and sharing the amazing fun of the Format opening with us. Hope you enjoyed all the visual art upstairs, and the incredible performances in the basement.

We think Batrider, Kitchen’s Floor, Almost Numan, Terrible Truths & DJ Thunderbolt Melvin did an amazing job of christening the place. Who was your highlight?

Thanks to our lovely friends at Internode and NodeCity, we have FREE wifi at the venue for everyone to use.

That also means that we have nice juicy big internet pipes to live stream the festival events, just incase you’re not in Adelaide and want to keep up with what’s going down.

Click that mouse of yours over to: and if you sign up, I even think you can leave us a comment and tell us what you’d like to see us stream.

Well, that’s it from me for now.. better head to Format in time for the 2% & NEO_LIFE exhibition, plus the lovely young adelaide pop bands tonight from 9pm.

Seeya there.



Painting Format!

February 24, 2010

We’ve been getting messy this week covering the bright blue, pink and yellow walls of the Format venue. Its not that we didn’t like those blinding colours, but all the artwork we’re going to hang on them might have been swallowed.

So, here’s a sneak peek at 3.5 hours of painting in 14 seconds.
(sorry we couldn’t embed it here, the free wordpress blog setup years ago doesn’t let us! boo hiss)

Video provided by the awesome Joel ( shot one frame every 30 seconds on his dev version of the One Laptop Per Child ( that he helped develop.

Music by Wisp.


February 18, 2010

Latest news on our venue: It’s at 15 Peel Street, sort of opposite the McDonald’s on Hindley Street and behind Fletcher Jones. We’ll be bumping in all weekend and next week. We need more couches, lamps, paint, projectors! Anything you want to give us, especially your time and help with painting etc. Get in touch if you’re keen to be involved.

We’ll be updating here daily from now on with updates on the 2010 Format Festival. Come along to our launch at 15 Peel Street on Feb 27th. We officially open at 6 PM, and there’s a mass of bands at 9 PM.

And if you’re keen to volunteer on the bar or helping us with bump in, please get in touch.