ADELAIDE BACKLINE & PRODUCTION HIRE provides discerning international and national touring artists, local musicians, studios and venues with an expertly curated range of professional backline equipment and musical instruments. In conjunction with transport, setup and backline crew services. We have experience in major tour and festival event production services on four continents and have worked with the cream of the world’s musical artists, management and technicians.

Adelaide Town Hall

Adelaide Festival Centre

Ben Sweeney - The Western Schism 
Gaslight Tavern - Nov 2021



Our extensive range of musical equipment includes drum kits, cymbals, percussion and hardware accessories; bass & guitar amplifiers, speaker cabinets and quality stringed instruments; keyboards, MIDI controllers & accessories.

Brands supplied include Aguilar, Akai, AKG, AllyStage, Ampeg, Aphex, Audix Microphones, Beyerdynamic, Boss, C&C Drums, D’Addario, Drawmer, Drum Works (DW), Ernie Ball, Evans Drumheads, Event Electronics, Fender, Gallien-Krueger, Hercules, JBL, Klark Teknik, König & Meyer, Korg, Laney, Laney, Latin Percussion, Ludwig, M-Audio, Markbass, Marshall Amplifiers, Mesa Boogie, Midas Consoles, MOTU, Nashua, Nexus, Nord Clavier, On-Stage, Pearl Drums, Porter & Davies, Quik Lok, Radial Engineering, Rane, Remo, Røde Microphones, Roland, Sabian, Sennheiser, Shure, Shurtape, Ultimate, Vox, Yamaha, Zildjian and more.

Quireboys @ The Gov 2020


Equipment by DAS Audio, dBX, JBL, Klark-Teknik, Midas, QSC, Soundcraft and Yamaha. Curated festival PA solutions for 150 – 2500 pax audiences, ideal for one-off events. Private parties, venues, weddings or multi-day outdoor festivals are all within our scope of experience and expertise. We have battery powered high-quality portable speakers for wedding ceremonies and PR events.

We work in association with associate AV partners on larger scale events.

Fringe Carnivale 2021 @ Salisbury City Council (Covid distancing compliant…of course!)


Brands include Event Lite, Chauvet, American DJ, AVE and ACS. Although we mainly focus on the audio side of production services we have a focused (see what we did there) range of DMX LED lighting fixtures and truss to help spruce up a band type gig.


Theatrical Stage – 10m x 7.5m x 0.9m (1.25m sq decks).

Drum Risers – 2.4m sq (rolling 325mm or 610mm height)

Choir/Instrument/Poser Risers – 2.4m x 1.2m (rolling or static)

Camera Operator Platforms – 1.25m sq @ various heights.

Drum riser decks


Distros include 110v U(S) step-down power transformers and 3-phase RCD distro.

We are test and tag compliant!

“Our aim is to ensure touring musicians, performing artists, management, promoters, crew and associates feel totally confident with their hire gear from sound check through to end of gig. I get a real kick out of touring band members mentioning how great our gear is. It’s one of the important reasons why they keep coming back.”

– Benedict Sweeney

Owner | Production | Operations | Producer

Laneways Festival 2019

Logistics and staging are integral to our services.

Transportation of equipment is an important aspect of our services. You simply advise the time and place and we’ll have your hire &/or fly gear at the stage or venue ready to unpack, or for an additional charge, we’ll have it set up and ready for your crew and artists to tweak at soundcheck – according to your stage plot of course. Your comfort and confidence is our favourite musical key.

Jon Stevens Band

-The Gov 2021