This festival is one of Australia’s leading bluegrass festivals and the word from festival goers is that it is without doubt Australia’s friendliest festival.
Organisers of this festival have developed the right mix of activities and opportunities for both performers and the all important audience. This year saw a strong focus on beginning musicians through a number of useful workshops, providing opportunities for beginners to jam together and to learn how to jam in a group.
Redland’s typically offers a good blend of activities for the non-performing musician as well as the performers. Workshops are structured with all skill levels in mind to cater from the rank beginner to intermediate player, utilising the skills and abilities of the more experienced musicians in attendance.
The Redland’s Bluegrass Convention is a must see event in any Bluegrasser’s calendar.
Festival Contact Neil Wills – 07 3206 9226
The following images were taken at the 2010 Redland’s Bluegrass Convention.
The following images were taken at the 2009 Redlands Bluegrass Convention.
The following images were taken at the 2008 Redlands Bluegrass Convention.
Redlands Guest Artist Roll:
- 1995 – Gary Vann, Ian Tredennick, Terry Contini, Sunshine Mountain Band
- 1996 – Rod McCormack, Jeff McCormack, Mick Albeck, Amanda Gilmour, Maggie & Geoff Adeney, Graham Hughes
- 1997 – Gerry Hale, Brendan Radford, Ian Tredennick, Chris Ridgeway, Gary Vann
- 1998 – Rod McCormack, Jeff McCormack, Mick Albeck, Andrew Clermont, Elizabeth Lord & James Leigh, Ian Tredennick, Chris Ridgeway, Gary Vann
- 1999 – Trev Warner, Nick, Janet & Lachlan Dear, Geoff LeBlanc, Hugh Curtis, Brendan Radford, Gary Vann, Jane Saunders
- 2000 – Mike Kerin, Mick Moffat, Geoff Mercer, Jenny Shimmon, Michael Vidale, Hillbilly Lovechild
- 2001 – Paul & Marie Duff, Ian Simpson, Mick O’Neill, Donal Baylor as Bluegrass Parkway ( WA), Copper Kettle, Change of Heart, Redland Bluegrass Boys, Chris Cook, Sommers Family
- 2002 – Karen Lynne & Acoustic Shock, Trev Warner, Copper Kettle, Hillbilly Lovechild, Change of Heart, Lachlan Davidson, Dave Hellens, Sommers Family
- 2003 – Rod McCormack, Mick Albeck, Trev Warner, Ian Lees, Gary Brown, Sommers Family, Davidson Brothers, Josh & Laurie Grundy, Dipsey Chips, David Helens, Gary Vann & Rosco, Copper Kettle
- 2004 – Bluegrass Parkway, Jack Hatfield (USA), Davidson Brothers, Hugh Curtis, Brendan Radford, David Helens, Sommers Family, Gary Brown, Redland Bluegrass Boys, Bushfire
- 2005 – Butch Robbins ( USA ), Brendon Radford, Hugh Currtis, Trev Warner, Davidson Brothers, Gary Brown, Cathy Watt, Mark Webber
- 2006 – James andÂ Angela McKinney Band ( USA ), The Davidson Brothers, Andrew Clermont, Wayward Sisters, Bushfire
- 2007 – Bluegrass Parkway, The Davidson Brothers, Coolgrass, Trev Warner and Brendan Radford, Wendy Jackson, Gary Brown, Pirate Brides, Wayward Sisters, Redland Bluegrass Boys
- 2008 – The Davidson Brothers, Trev Warner & Bluegrass Junction, Karen Lynne & Marty Louis, Gary Brown, Gary Vann & Willow, The Wayward Sisters, Bushfire, Mark Webber, Pirate Brides, Tom Cat & the Bluegrass Kittens, The Redland Bluegrass Boys
- 2009 – The Tashians (USA), The Redlands Bluegrass Boys, Bushfire, Big Blue Fish, Gary Brown,The Grassy Knoll,The Nahuysens, Pirate Brides, Davidson Brothers, Coolgrass and The Wayward Sisters
- 2010 – Midnight From Memphis with David Long, Bluegrass Parkway, Kristy Cox, The Davidson Brothers, Karen Lynne & Martin Louis, Innes Campbell and Present Company, Pirate Brides The O’Donnell Family,The Wayward Sisters, George Jackson and Twisted Oak, The Redland Bluegrass Boys, The Glasshouse Mountain Boys
- 2011 – The New Worlds, Hardrive Bluegrass Band, Coolgrass, The 4.33’s, Fat Chance, Groundspeed, Redlands Bluegrass Boys.