Applications for 2019 are now open
Please apply via email—tell us about yourself/your band. Include a photo. A sound-bite and/or link to an online video would be a great addition. Email: [email protected]
Applications close at the end of May, 2019.
The committee will decide on the line-up after May, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t hear back in a hurry.
Wirrina Bluegrass amplification policy
Amplification is used to balance the instruments and make the music accessible to a large group of people to enjoy. All stages use high-quality PA systems.
The Wirrina Bluegrass Festival is about showcasing Bluegrass and its acoustic cousins. It has come about through a partnership between the Yankalilla Acoustic Music group and SA’s Bluegrass musicians.
The SA Bluegrass music community has very high-quality musicians some with over 40 years of experience and a passion that they want to share through our festival. Most of these musicians play acoustic instruments.
Code of practice
- Amplification is used to balance volume levels of instruments playing together.
- Electronic effects are seen as music distortion, not music enhancement.
- If your instrument requires amplification to balance its volume to the acoustic guitar in festival sessions, a small battery powered amp is appropriate.