2021 Festival

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The Wirrina Bluegrass & Acoustic Roots Festival website

The Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival is an annual gathering for people to hear, play and share acoustic music from the Bluegrass, ‘Old Timey’ and other related traditions.

Bluegrass is great music. That’s why it heads up our festival. Our stage attracts world-class musicians; many come back each year to perform, to run workshops, and to join in the fun and inspiration of all that a Wirrina festival is.

Festival News

Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Wirrina Bluegrass & Acoustic Roots Festival

Grab your tickets via our online booking system now! Ticket prices are listed here: Tickets 2021.
Please note that Wirrina Festival tickets do not include camping or other accomodation fees. Book your accommodation separately via the Wirrina Cove Holiday Park website. You will need to use the code: wirrina2021.
If you prefer to stay off -site, enquire at local Real Estate agents for options or check out Fleurieu Peninsular Holiday Rentals.


The Festival committee are working hard to make the 2021 festival everything, and more, that the 2020 festival promised to be. We are highly optimistic that this year, we will be able to enjoy a fabulous time together. We have a wonderful program in the making.

    Applications to play at the 2021 Festival are now closed. Thank you to every one who submitted — if only we could have all of you! We are limiting interstate artists this year as a way to navigate potential COVID issues—with border closures and the like. There are opportunities to play on the black-board stage, so if you weren’t offered a spot on the formal program this year please join us anyway.  We try to program a mix of performers that includes plenty of Bluegrass (of course!) and an eclectic mix of ‘acoustic roots’ genres.

    We are planning a few changes to the set up of the Festival this year. Expect it to look a little different, but there will still be all the features of past festivals that you are accustomed to; excellent performances on the main stage, the black-board tent for all of we ‘walk-ups’ to play, jamming and sessions tent (all day and maybe all night!), workshops led by highly skilled musicians and other performers, great coffee, food, and drinks at the kiosk, led sessions, and performer’s CD sales. This will all happen in a somewhat rearranged set-up at the Wirrina Cove Holiday Park. We are eternally grateful to our hosts, Holly and Ben.

More announcements about the 2021 program coming soon—so please visit this page again in the next few weeks.

Bring to the Festival…

This year we encourage you to bring along your favourite camping/deck chair and/or a picnic rug to sit on. There will be some seating available but BYO to set up your spot in front of the stage. And remember these as well:

  • sun hat
  • sun screen cream
  • warm coats, beanies etc for night time
  • cool and warm clothes (the weather can be changeable)
  • water bottles
  • ‘keep cups’ for coffee/tea
  • and of course your instruments to join in workshops and led sessions,.

2021 Festival line-up

We are very excited to announce that Montz Matsumoto and his banjo will be joining us on the main stage for our 2021 Festival. And we can now announce more of the fabulous performers booked for 2021!

  • Andrew Clermont
  • Mark Curtis and the Flannelettes
  • Apocalyptic Breakdown
  • Bluegrass Junction
  • Nice Verdes
  • The River Pearlers
  • The Scott Creek String Ensemble
  • The Cherry Pickers
  • and more to be revealed soon!

Learn more about the 2021 Festival performers.


We have some exciting workshops planned for the 2021 Festival. These include:

  • The Sea Shanty Group singing session
  • Ukulele with John Mansfield
  • The Scottish Fiddle Club, and
  • Irish music session workshops with Pat Organ and Liam Flynn.

Are you interested in running a workshop at the 2021 Wirrina Festival? Send us an email to let us know: [email protected]

Get involved!

There are a variety of ways to participate in the festival.

  • Apply to play on the program
  • Bring your instrument/s and play at one of the walk-up stages
  • Join in the hosted sessions
  • Attend an instrumental or vocal workshop
  • Run a workshop
  • Jam around the fire-pits
  • Come to watch and listen as part of the audience
  • Volunteer on the festival crew; six hours of service = one free festival ticket!

Book accommodation at Wirrina

Please go to the Wirrina Cove Holiday Park website to book your accommodation for the Festival—camping, caravans, and cabins available.

Reducing waste at Wirrina

We ask patrons to spare a thought for the environment and the volunteers who clean up after the festival. Thank you for helping us to reduce the rubbish. Lets keep up the great effort in 2021!  Reduce, reuse, recycle. 


Festival merchandise

This year we have new Festival merchandise for you to enjoy. And you’ll be helping to support the Festival to keep us running again next year. Please plan to buy a Festival cap, water bottle, or sticker—they’ll be very reasonably priced.  Thanks for your support!

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