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The Wirrina Bluegrass & Acoustic Roots Festival website

TODAY IS THE BIG DAY! THE MARQUEES ARE UP, THE SUN IS SHINING, THE PERFORMERS ARE ARRIVING SO COME ON DOWN!

Delicious wood-fired pizza is available Friday night for dinner and Ben and Holly are ready for the crowds with more food, wine and coffee. Purchase your festival branded mugs and wine glasses and receive a discount at the bar and coffee machine.


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.

It’s on again—for the sixth year!  Our fabulous festival will again be hosted at the Wirrina Cove Holiday Park, just 80 minutes South of Adelaide, South Australia, on the first weekend of September. So mark the date in your calendar: 1–3 September, 2017. 

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

Workshops

Check out the wonderful range of workshops available at this year’s Festival! There are Ukulele workshops in the new Ukulele Zone Marquee, and the Woolshed and main marquee will be the place to find workshops for Banko, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and Percussion.

Workshops at Wirrina

The Program is ready!

Go to the festival program pages online: Program
Download a printable version of the program timetable: Wirrina Program
For descriptions of this year’s bands and artists, head on over to the Performers pages.

Tickets are now available

Go to our Try Booking page to view prices and to book. Please note that you will need to book accomodation— including camping sites— separately. Contact Wirrina Cove Holiday Park for camping, caravan and cabin bookings. Email: [email protected]  Or call: (08) 8598 3125

Blackboard stages

Applications to play on the Festival program are now closed. However, there are plenty of opportunities to perform on the walk-up stages. Put your name on the blackboard list when you arrive. Two to three songs are generally allowed although the MC of each session will use their discretion. There will be jamming around the fire pits, in the dining room, and in the session tent throughout the festival. Come along!

Reducing waste at Wirrina in 2017

This year we are asking patrons to please spare a thought for the environment and the volunteers who clean up after the festival. Read about ways you can reduce your waste at the festival. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

There will be Festival mugs and wine glasses available for purchase at a very reasonable price. Please consider buying these instead of using disposable coffee cups or plastic wine cups this year.

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!

2017 Festival program

Wirrina Workshops

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