2021 applications

2019 Applications & policies

Applications for 2021 are still open until the end of June

If you were listed to play in 2020, you are already on our short list for 2021. So there’s no need to reapply. The committee are in the process of organising the program—it’s always a hard job to decide who will be booked. The decisions are not far off and you will be notified soon.

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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