What our guests say:

Fabulous night thank you Wombat Flat! Lina Williams

Absolute awesome night. Loved Kaelin, awesome voice & a big career ahead & the way Shane got her back up. Big big feather in her cap. Shane & Matt…..Awesome. Cookie, what can I say! And of course, Camille. We just love her to bits. Looking forward to our next escape to The Barn.Thanks Mike. Doug Bailey

It was (another!) incredible show! Barn full of magicians! Heidi Hodge

Looks like an awesome night Mike. Congratulations for such a successful show and thank you for persevering through this whole unknown times. Judy Meyers

Thank you Mike for spoiling us with your stunning venue! Mike, every night there is absolutely incredible I can’t wait till the next one. Neil Bradford

Awesome night! We’ll definitely be back! Sharon and Marty Haimes

3rd time to the barn what a great night .just keeps getting better can’t wait for next season. Felicity and Andrew are definitely on our play list. Great show love the whole setup a credit to you all. Neville Colley
Thanks from a first timer. Had a great night & woke up to a beautiful morning. Judy Snyder
This place is one of the best! the atmosphere, character and acoustics are a credit to Mike & Di thankyou for giving us the privelage of sharing this amazing place. Neil Bradford
Great set up and show. First timers and we will return. Thank you!👏 We are now Felicity, Andrew & Cookie fans🥳 Debbie Grace

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

Best night ever guys. Awesome that your shows just keep getting more sublimely fabulous. What you’ve created here is precious gold. This is seriously the best music venue in SA and I suspect amongst the best anywhere in the country. A magic vibe and acoustics backed by the legendary Wombat flat team. Can I suggest you go out and buy tickets to the rest of the shows for the season before they all sell and you miss out?  Next months show already as old out. Yvette Frahn

Everyone needs to get along to this amazing venue. Its off the beaten track but you just need to do it. The venue is 5 star rustic amazingness along with some amazing and talented bands. Thanks for a great night last night. Anna Freibel

I’m privileged to be there. Wonderful. Rox Gallegos

Thanks again for having us Mike , the barn is such a great place to experience fantastic talent.  Jacinta Meyers

What an incredible show! Well done Mike and the team. Great to see the bigger crowd back at The Barn! and like Mike said – just buy a ticket even if you don’t know the band – it will just be ALL GOOD…and they were! Jacqui Possingham

First timers…. Will not be our last…. fabulous night. We camped overnight in the Van. Highly recommend getting out there, really know how to put on a good show! Sonya Russ

Thanks for a great nights entertainment! Lolene Cathro

Loved it, wonderful atmosphere, great friends and music. Well worth going! Loved hearing new people, well done Georgia and Charlotte from Clare and Miss Ohio from Adelaide supporting Matt Ward and the Rising Sons. Kathy Pfeiffer

What a fantastic night. The line up was absolutely amazing. Well done to Mike and Di for preserving to organise such great events that make all of us forget for awhile and remember to enjoy life, music, wine and food. Well done! Maryanne Shaw

What a great night it was at The Barn last night a fabulous line up, great food and wine. The ambience in this beautifully restored barn and roaring log fires is so unique. Lynda Kutek

What our artists/music industry professionals say:

“Last year in 2019 when things were very different, I had the pleasure of playing the most original and inspiring venue in SA -Wombat Flat ‘The Barn’. It’s a big call to make such a claim but I was so struck at many elements about this venue that I’m happy to lend my support for this venue and the great work Mike and Di are doing.

The landscape is wide and brown and once you look inside the Barn you see a venue ready to impress. Beautifully restored with chairs and tables set in anticipation on a dirt floor connecting everything. I felt an energy present and I couldn’t wait to play in this authentic and very Australian place, connecting country and community with song and stories.

Mike and Di have certainly created a unique experience for the audience, artists and musicians as all have made the trek to Wombat Flat with a common love. It draws a particular audience to this magical place. Mike and Di’s vibrant personalities, heartfelt enthusiasm bounces off the walls, you feel very special playing this venue and from the stage the sound and lighting is so impressive it will take your breath away. It may be a barn in the bush but it’s nothing short of world class.

I believe The Barn at Wombat Flat deserves to become a destination everyone hears about. We need these wonderful venues to continue to bring joy and people together.” Felicity Urquhart (Singer/Songwriter, Host of ABC Saturday Night Country, Channel 7 Sydney Weekender TV presenter)


“Mike and Di run a professional, warm live music space that there is always a waiting list to perform at. I have had the pleasure of working with them on a couple of performances and they look after the artists and their crew incredibly well.

They know how to run a show that is an incredible experience for the audience along with making the artists feel right at home. They deliver premium production with world class operators.”  Roxanne Browne (Troy Cassar-Daley Management, Felicity Urquhart Management)


“To say this venue is special is a huge understatement. From the moment we walked in the door for sound check we were treated like family by everyone who works at The Barn. The professionalism of the sound and lighting team and the actual production, as well as the general venue setup for the audience is world class. Laura and I can honestly say that it is a completely unique venue, a pleasure to play, a true ‘listening room’ and certainly one we always want to continually come back to. If only there were more venues in Australia and in the world like The Barn, the music industry would be in a better place. “Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates (The Weeping Willows) 


“I have watched Mike Roberts and his family build and develop this unique South Australian music venue and tourist location for some years. The venue offers a great opportunity for local and national artists and songwriters to perform and share their stories. The opportunity extends beyond the artist and provides flow-on opportunities for managers, promoters, publicists, sound guys and also local catering and wineries to sell and showcase their food and wine. As a music fan, publicist and artist manager it’s hard to find a music venue nurturing emerging artists and celebrating career singer songwriters north of the Adelaide CBD and regional SA. The Barn stands up and delivers.” Tom Inglis (HSF Artist Management)


“For a venue of its size, ‘ The Barn at Wombat Flat’ provides an intimate setting that always showcases quality artists and songwriters, giving artists the opportunity to perform to an audience whose priority is the music. There’s a welcoming atmosphere and character that emanates the minute you walk through the door. This family owned venue brings both tourists and artists to regional South Australia and is fast becoming ‘The Venue’ to play.” Kristy Cox (Nashville based recording artist)


“Mike and Di (the owners) have done an incredible job with the mammoth task of turning a 150 year old horse barn into what has been described as ‘the best little music venue in SA’. Every artist that has performed there has had a smile on their face as soon as they walk into the room, the old world charm and history associated with it, just puts the artist in a great place and they are immediately comfortable with their surroundings. Enhanced by the room acoustics and the sound system they are always very pleased and this produces extraordinary performances for the audience to enjoy.” John Simpson (Outback PA Hire)


“The Barn at Wombat Flat is a beacon for national touring artists. lt is expertly and passionately managed, curated, and promoted by a music lover for music lovers – in particular those who like to sit in a comfortable environment and listen to good music. It provides a highly enjoyable experience for artists and audiences. Like the string of intimate listening rooms in the eastern states, The Barn at Wombat

Flat bridges the gap for artists who are neither suited to playing in rowdy pubs nor at a level at which they can fill a theatre. For many such artists it makes touring South Australia viable.” Graham Thompson (Compass Bros Records and Graham Thompson Management – Shane Nicholson, Michael Waugh) 


“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

“I had the enormous pleasure of being the first performer to play at The Barn @ Wombat Flat in 2018. When owners Mike & Di first approached me about playing at their venue, I was absolutely delighted to. But it wasn’t until I actually stood in that venue and played on that stage that I thought, WOW! The Australian music scene, in fact the world music scene is in dire need of a venue like this. How lucky we are in regional South Australia to have such an extraordinary music venue. Mike & Di have seen that every aspect of an intimate concert experience is met, and met like no other. Both performers and audience members will appreciate and remember The Barn @ Wombat Flat for years to come. Immerse yourself in an experience at The Barn @ Wombat Flat ASAP!”  Michaela Jenke