Wirrina Bluegrass & Acoustic Roots festival organisers are getting ready for another fine September weekend in South Australia. There are some changes this year, with a new venue and different stage & program arrangement.
This years overseas guest artists the Pipi Pickers, who are based in Auckland and are making their first visit to South Australia.
The Pipi Pickers are Nat Torkington on banjo, Barry Torkington on guitar, Jenine Abarbanel on bass, Garry Bigwood on mandolin.
- Date: September 4th-6th – first weekend in September.
- Tickets: Available now at www.wirrinabluegrass.com with a discount for booking online.
- Feature band: The Pipi Pickers from New Zealand
- Other Bands: announced soon – watch Facebook and the website
- New Venue: Wirrina Cove Holiday Park
Some other highlights this year:
Andrew Clermont is back to run the main stage sound; he will also be appearing on the program with a mystery trio of something acoustically wonderful…
This year’s festival also features a lineup of local acoustic bands, some new to the festival and some old favourites returning. Bluegrass, Old Timey and all sorts of other traditional acoustic styles.
More guest artists from interstate – watch the website for updates on our other guest bands.
Workshops in the Woolshed. More information coming over the next month or so … we have some great workshops on offer.
Thinking of volunteering? We could really use a few more volunteers this year – there are lots of tasks to keep the festival running. Please email us if you’re willing to help in return for your ticket!
About accommodation this year:
If you’re camping or bringing a caravan/motorhome/trailer, please support the Wirrina Cove Holiday Park and stay on site. They are offering special rates for holders of festival tickets, valid for the festival weekend. If you want to extend your stay, they are open all year round as a great get-away-from-it-all regular caravan park. Contact Ben or Holly at the caravan park on (08) 8598 3125. They also have great cabins on site but these book out early.
If you like something a little more luxurious, and would like to stay off-site and come daily for the festival activities, please contact the Yankalilla Visitor Information Centre on 08 8558 0240 and they will advise you on local accommodation options including motels and B&Bs.