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.
2017 Festival News
We are delighted to announce that the featured act for Wirrina 2017 is Nine Mile Creek, coming to us from Melbourne and the Dandenong Ranges.
Their fresh and exciting brand of traditional and original Bluegrass promises to provide a ‘high octane’, toe-tapping musical experience. Add to this two, three and four part vocal harmonies, a touch of Americana and Swing, and we’ll be dancing on our chairs and in the aisles!
The 2017 festival program is now online!
There will be a few additions to be made in the next few weeks but for the most part it’s ready to go. A printable version will go online as soon as ‘Yours Truly’ (!) finds time to do it. Meanwhile check out the program pages—click here.
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
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!
Applications to play at Wirrina 2017 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. Three to four songs per time slot are generally allowed. 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.