2020 Festival (Nov 27 to 29)
We are thrilled to be GOING AHEAD with planning the Wirrina Bluegrass & Acoustic Roots Festival for November 2020. There will be a few changes this year given the COVID situation.
First up, in these uncertain times anything we plan has to be prepared for change. In the unfortunate circumstances that we have to cancel the festival—for example if SA has further restrictions applied due to a local COVID breakout—we guarantee a FULL REFUND of all tickets purchased.
We might need to modify what we plan at short notice. Whatever happens, please be patient with us and each other if changes are needed. We’d like to put on a fine weekend for those who are able to attend, and we will do our best to balance that with our responsibility to each other.
This year your unpowered camping site will be included in the ticket price! All tickets will need to be purchased online. Sales will open shortly—watch out for news about this. Head to the ticket page for more information.
We’ll see some physical changes this year in the venue. We intend to arrange things a bit differently around the caravan park, and make the best possible use of spaces to enable us to play together, and enjoy the performances, while keeping enough distance and ventilation happening. This year the festival will mainly be an outdoors event, with shelter provided under the large awning area next to the kiosk. Seating for the concerts will under the awning and on the lawn. Please BYO camping chairs this year. The Main Stage will be on the oval facing the kiosk building. There will be separate areas provided for jamming and sessions. Workshops will be held during the day on Saturday and Sunday in front of the main stage and in the Woolshed. The Blackboard Stage and tent will still be a much loved feature of the festival. The Festival Concerts will be held on Friday evening, Saturday late afternoon and evening, and Sunday afternoon.
Travel: As we are unable to predict what borders will be open or closed in late November, if you’re from outside SA, please keep an eye on the situation as things unfold closer to festival time, before booking your ticket. As much as we want all of you to be able to travel freely and join us, we do not want anyone to breach quarantine or to travel through or from areas of high risk. We also need to comply with all relevant State and Federal rules that are in place at the time.
Watch this space for more details as they emerge! Let us know anything you need to: [email protected].
Volunteers—the 2020 Festival will need extra helpers
The caravan park has masses of well-ventilated camping space available and we will be encouraging spreading out the campsites. We have plans in place for regular cleaning of facilities. This means we do need a bunch of extra volunteers this year, not only for the usual jobs, but to enable extra cleaning of seating and equipment on a regular basis, and to support Holly and Ben (our hosts) to clean the campground facilities at a rate appropriate for a crowd of people during a pandemic. Please email us if you’re up for cleaning crew duty. The more people, the lighter the workload.