Rip It Up (Adelaide)
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Rip It Up Adelaide

Rip It Up Magazine
Rip It Up logo
Digital ManagerJess Bayly
Former editorsScott McLennan, Walter Marsh, Robert Dunstan
PhotographerAndre Castelluci, Andreas Heuer, Kristy DeLaine
CategoriesMusic magazine
PublisherRip It Up Publishing
Year founded1989
Final issue17 April 2014 (print)
Based inAdelaide

Rip It Up was an Adelaide-based online music, entertainment, and culture website. The site focused on the local entertainment scene of Adelaide with gigs and tour guides, local arts, album reviews, interviews, food reviews and news including bars and restaurants, food trucks, openings and more.


Rip It Up magazine was first published in 1989 and released over 1000 issues. It was a weekly street press magazine, in Adelaide, Australia, focusing on the local entertainment scene. The magazine provided a comprehensive gig and events guide, strong local arts focus, live gigs and album reviews, interviews with local and international artists, regular columns, food news and reviews including bars and restaurants, food trucks, openings and more. Issues were released each Thursday. The publication moved to a digital-only platform on 17 April 2014.

The magazine ceased operations altogether on 30 June 2016.[1][2]


Fowler's Live Music Awards

The Fowler's Live Music Awards took place from 2012 to 2014 to "recognise success and achievement over the past 12 months [and] celebrate the great diversity of original live music" in South Australia. Since 2015 they're known as the South Australian Music Awards.[3]

Year Nominee / work Award Result (wins only)
2013 Rip It Up Favourite SA Music Media Source Won
2014 Rip It Up Favourite SA Music Media Source Won


  1. ^ "Rip It Up entertainment website to shut down at end of June". Adelaide Now.
  2. ^ "Adelaide street mag Rip It Up to close after 27 years". ABC. 8 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Past Winners". South Australian Music Awards. Retrieved 2021.

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