What our guests say:

Thanks so much Mike and Di for hosting such a fabulous event! The Maes were breathtakingly wonderful! Completely magical! And between the sound engineer and the barn walls, floor and roof, the acoustics were sublime. Add a dose of country air, wood fires, warming street food and delicious wine….a perfect night. Just loved it all! Melanie Gwenyth Keynes

Just loved last night – cannot wait til the next time and will be spreading the word for another sell out 😊just amazing!!! Tanya-Greg Doecke

Brilliant night in this most magical of locations – The Maes and Alana Jagt we’re simply brilliant – 1st time for us but we’ll be back again. Lesley Colley

 

Thank You to The Maes and The Barn for an awesome night! 10/7! How spoilt is SA to have this venue ❤️ Susan Lawton


Second time to the barn what a great night awesome entertainment Alana jagt and the maes do yourself a favour and get to the barn thanks mike and Di keep it coming. Neville Colley

 

Hi Mike and Di,
Firstly…WOW! What an incredible event on Saturday night! That would have to be one of my favourite music gigs of all time, anywhere! The acoustics were beyond incredible! Heidi Hodge

 

Amazing show and great venue, will definitely be back! Amy Widener Heinicke

 

We just experienced an exceptional performance at the incredible “Barn at Wombat Flat” in S.A. The feature performance was by “The Maes Band”. Three hugely talented girls entertained us for hours at the amazing venue. Their harmony was unbelievable and their talent extraordinary with guitar, mandolin, violin, cello and banjo. Chatting around the bonfire before, after and at intermission brought a wonderful ambience to the whole evening. I suggest anyone who likes live music takes the opportunity  to experience a performance at The Barn. Kim Alvarez, Sydney

 

Hi Mike and Di
We were just having a glass of wine and reflecting on a wonderful evening last Saturday at the Barn. So pleased we got off our bums and came along. You are doing a wonderful job and it is truly a musical experience to savour. Have been to many great gigs over the years (1st concert Bob Marley and the Wailers at Crystal Palace,  LiveAid in 1985, really enjoyed Bryan Ferry at Day on the Green and Florence and the Machine both in Victoria this year, etc, etc) but what you have come up with is very unique and we will certainly be back as regulars in the future.  Have booked for November and our buddies from Victoria are coming along as well.  Joanne Thomas, Director Corporate and Community Services for Barossa Council

Was a brilliant night at Wombat Flat to kick off the 500 Miles of Music tour. The venue was amazing, excellent for me as a double amputee, staff could not do enough to make my night enjoyable. Great artist preformed. Will be back. Mary Child

 

Do yourselves a favour – get to a show at the Barn at Wombat Flat! Awesome sound and atmosphere, not to mention some of the countries best artists in an intimate setting. Love it more every time we go. Sign up for their newsletter and keep in the loop – you won’t be sorry. Robyn Bradbrook

We attended the first night of the tour at the Barn at Wombat Flat – an awesome experience. Fabulous venue and well organised evening with outstanding entertainment. Hopefully this was just the first year – can’t wait to see the lineup for next year!! Robyn Bradbrook

Great shows – great vibe !! Wayne Hocking

Great venue, Great atmosphere, Great sound, Great hosts. Chris Howitt

Unique venue, amazing acoustics and wonderful hosts. Everything here is done really well. Debbie Hibbert

A unique venue to experience some of the best music the country has to offer. Excellent food and wine available and the chance to camp over, should that be something that appeals to you. This is a historical barn that has come to life with Art to purchase and music to hear. It’s the best in SA regional – or just SA really. Rachel Black

What a beautiful setting in which to soak up fabulous live music. All in our SA backyard! Well done Mike Roberts & Dianne Bills. Sue Baker

Great little venue, a real hidden gem! Paul Thomas

One of the best Local venues for great Music, Great Food and everything that goes with that! The Venue is to die for! Sound and Acoustics is up there with the best…Bob Dabrowski

Gorgeous Venue! Amazing sound and such a soulful, welcoming ambience. Jacqui Possingham 

Wow what a top night listening to Mike then John Schumann in the barn! We will definitely be back! Great venue, thank you for sharing this amazing place! Erica Neumann

I was at the barn for the 500 Miles of Music Tour show. It was a great show, great artists and great venue hope you do it again soon. Jenny Ramsbottom

Went to the Barn Wombat Flat, fantastic venue, fantastic artists, fantastic show. Will go again. Barry Kenneth Lewis

 

What our artists say:

“It wasn’t hard to sense that the barn feels a connection to the land, has loved and lost, and now spins a live musical experience into gold. When performing there’s an undeniable warmth; it’s a sensory experience you can simply feel, hear and taste and I remember looking out to en extremely connected audience who looked as cosy and content as a hermit crab settling into their shell on a still, starry night.” Laura Hill

 “As a songwriter I have been made acutely aware that in order for a song to cut through to a listener’s ear you must first create a moment that is equally as absorbing as it is memorable. The lyric, melody and music are, of course, pivotal but the magic really happens when the perfect setting is created to deliver them to the audience. I can almost count on one hand the number of venues in Australia that work tirelessly toward this creation but none more so than the beauty and imagination that have been soaked into The Barn by Mike Roberts & Di Bills, with its unique history and warmth laid out for all who grace the stage, the audience, and the music therein. It truly is a space I wish for any music lover to experience and enjoy” – Brad Butcher 

 

The Barn at Wombat Flat is a venue like no other, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, the space is magic – you can feel the history within the walls and just soak up the stunning landscape outside the walls. Mike and Di have worked incredibly hard to fill the venue with a solid audience of music lovers and we absolutely loved playing in The Barn, it was definitely one of those special musical experiences that won’t be forgotten any time soon. Julz Parker – The Hussy Hicks

 

The Cherry Pickers played at the Barn in July 2018 and it was one of our most pleasurable and memorable of any gigs we’ve ever played. Even though the Barn is only about 90 minutes from the centre of Adelaide, it feels like you’re in another time and very distant place. The Barn itself is such a wonderful venue that has been lovingly restored by Mike and Di, and looks absolutely amazing.  The Barn is one of the most unique and interesting venues for any musician to play. We have played gigs throughout many parts of Australia and there is nothing quite like the Barn. It has real atmosphere and is very a special place.

Mike and Di are such amazing hosts and make sure the musicians are well looked after. They are so passionate about the Barn, its history and restoration and so passionate about the music and making sure the sound is right. Mike and Di are music lovers and performers themselves, so they understand what it takes to present music and make a venue work. Playing music at the Barn is a special event and not just another gig. We would come back and play the Barn again anytime. We couldn’t recommend the Barn more highly to other musicians and to music fans alike. We just wish there were more places like the Barn and people like Mike and Di who support live music. Mark Bandick – The Cherry Pickers