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.

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The 2021 Wirrina Bluegrass & Acoustic Roots Festival is on the way!

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.
    If you were listed to play in 2020, you are now on the applications short list for 2021; no need to reapply as we have your details. Decisions are being made and all applicants will be notified soon. For others, if you want to play this year, applications close at the end of JUNE. That’s pretty close now. Please send us an email including a little about who you are, your music, and ideally a sound-grab or link to somewhere online where we can hear your music.
    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.
    Tickets are not yet on sale but watch this space for an announcement soon. Please note that Wirrina Festival tickets do not include camping or other accomodation fees.
    Book your accomodation separately via the Wirrina Cove Holiday Park website. If you prefer to stay off -site, enquire at local Real Estate agents for options or check out Fleurieu Peninsular Holiday Rentals.

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

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.


Thank you to all who had put their hands up to run workshops in 2020.
Are you still interested? 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 accomodation 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. 


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