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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

Hello to the Wirrina Bluegrass Festival community! Here’s a mid-winter update…

We hope you are all well and gradually emerging safely from the COVID-19 lock down. Many of us are wondering what will happen this year with the Festival. The official word is this:

“We will be making a decision about the 2020 Festival at the end of July”

… said Ian Main 10 minutes ago. We will assess the state of social distancing requirements /crowd numbers etc at that time and see if we are able to put on a festival under those conditions. We do have a program line-up brewing away in the background and we are hoping we can go full steam ahead with it after July. Meanwhile, may your banjo’s stay in tune, your mandolins remain merry, and your double basses remain upright.

There will be another sensible update at the end of July.

Wirrina Cove Holiday Park accommodation

Accommodation at the Wirrina Cove Holiday Park — which is the venue for the festival— needs to be booked separately to festival tickets. There are powered and unpowered caravan and tent sites and a limited number of cabins available. Bookings for accommodation must be made via their online booking system. Wirrina Cove Holiday Park.

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

Book your Wirrina Cove Holiday Park accommodation via their online booking system. Festival tickets DO NOT include accommodation.

Reducing waste at Wirrina

In 2017 we asked 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 2019!  Reduce, reuse, recycle. 

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Book tickets

Weekend passes:
Adults:
$85.00 Youth (13–17): $30

Friday:
Adults:
$30.00 Youth: $15

Saturday:
Adults:
$50.00 Youth: $25

Sunday:
Adults:
$30.00 Youth: $15

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