2013 Wirrina Bluegrass Festival Line-up

by | 12 Jul, 2013 | 1 comment

WirrinaLogoThe line up for the 2013 Wirrina Bluegrass Festival has just come to us from festival organisers this week.

Some folks may already have had the ‘pre-release’ information about the Wirrina Bluegrass Festival but if not, please in**@wi**************.com" target="_blank">email them and ask to be put on their mailing list.

The September festival promises to be a great event and is scheduled for 6th to 8th September at Wirrina Resort (on the Fleurieu Peninsula, just south of Adelaide).  This second festival features some of Australian Bluegrass’s favourite bluegrass acts including Old South Bluegrass, The Davidson Brothers, The Cherry Pickers, Astro Cobalt and Cripple Creek.

Their acoustic roots music will cover a lot of ground this year with Andrew Clermont returning to Australia for the occasion, Cal Williams Jr. stirring up some heart-warming blues, and bands as diverse as Shared Affair, The Hushes, Passion Fruit Fools and Saltwater Taffy.  Go to www.wirrinabluegrass.com to get the full picture.

Wirrina Resort offers food for all tastes and budgets as well as special room rates and a great campground on site.  They’re running more stages too, which adds up to a great festival venue with great festival music.

Should you want to participate, send an email to in**@wi**************.com and pre-book a spot in their blackboard tent or put your name up on the open mic board when you arrive. Otherwise just jump in on  a jam session; there will be lots of these happening over the weekend especially when the feature Bluegrass bands fire up in the special session programs. Maybe a fiddle workshop with Andrew Clermont or a Banjo and Mandolin workshop with the Davidson Brothers is what you are looking for. With all this on offer don’t forget to pack your instruments and voices.

Some essentials:

Keep the first full weekend in September free and make your pilgrimage South.

1 Comment

  1. Leonard Cohen

    Bluegrass has long had a following in Adelaide and it is a pleasure to see such a well organised event here on the Fleurieu Peninsula. South Australians have usually had to travel thousands of kilometres to enjoy a festival, so congratulations to Ian Main and his team. Here’s to Wirrina Number 2.