The 2018 Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Festival was a great success!
We applaud all the musicians who provided us with the opportunity to immerse ourselves in their wonderful creations. The music was—once again—exciting, skilful, inspiring, beautiful, at times sublime, and of a world-class calibre. We are very lucky to attract such fine musicians to our great little festival!
A huge thank you to all who ventured down the coast to join in the music, the workshops, the connections with other music lovers, the revelry, and the joy that is a Wirrina festival.
Thank you to the organising committee, who volunteer throughout the year to do what needs to happen to get the festival up and running. And thank you to the wonderful volunteers who set up the stages, put out the chairs, collect the rubbish, staff the festival ticket box, check arm bands, and do a myriad of other necessary tasks. The festival wouldn’t happen without you.
A very big thanks to our hosts, Ben and Holly of the Wirrina Cove Holiday Park, for once again providing the site for the festival. And for cooking breakfasts, lunch and dinner, making coffee, serving beverages, tending to a million requests, and for being such friendly and generous supporters of the festival.
The later festival date was successful in that we avoided a spring deluge that has featured at some previous festivals. As such the committee has voted that we keep the festival in November for 2019.
The next Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Festival will be on the weekend of November 22 to 23, 2019.
Applications are now open for the 2019 festival and will close at the end of May.
We are very keen to organise the program well in advance in order to effectively promote the festival. Visit the Apply to Play page for information.