2020 applications

2019 Applications & policies

Applications for 2020 are now closed

Thank you to everyone who applied to play this year. The COVID situation had necessitated a few changes, the main one being that this years festival will feature many South Australian performers. With State border closures prone to changing with little warning, the committee decided that this was a sensible way to go. We have made the selection based factors such as our budget, the music genre mix and creating opportunities for performers new to Wirrina. Please try again next year if we weren’t able to book you this year. We look forward to times in the future when we can again welcome more interstate performers to our stage.

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.
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