Wirrina Festival Program

by | 22 Jul, 2012

The folks at the Wirrina Bluegrass Festival have announced the line up for this year’s event:

Don’t miss South Australia’s newest live music festival from 7th to 9th September 2012. For more information & tickets www.wirrinabluegrass.com.

While the program below might be full, there are still plenty of chances to play. The festival organisers are encouraging guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo, Dobro & fiddle players and other acoustic musicians and friends to South Australia’s newest live music festival.

Organisers have kept the Heysen’s Restaurant stage available on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of September during the afternoons so that any musician at the festival can have the chance to perform. You will need to register by writing your name on the board at the festival. The board will be available Friday 7 of September after 6pm.

Bluegrass music is also famous for is its jam-sessions and these will be a big part of the Wirrina Bluegrass Festival. There will be sessions that are led by the Festival’s finest Bluegrass musicians. These sessions will be in the program so you don’t miss out on your chance to play along with them.

There are also spaces for those all important impromptu sessions to happen. One venue, the Acoustic Session Lounge, is dedicated solely to this purpose.

So if you play an acoustic instrument bring it along.  Just a little warning though, after you have played in a session or two you will want to play more Bluegrass music because it’s so much fun. It’s a full weekend of Bluegrass, Old Time and other acoustic styles.

Main Concert Program:

Not Strictly Bluegrass Friday Night Concert
  • The Borderers
  • Own Sweet Time
  • Goldstein
  • Robert Bean
  • Margie Russell
  • James Abberley
The Power of BluegrassSaturday Night Concert
  • Old South Bluegrass Band
  • The Cherry Pickers
  • Tombstone String Band
  • Cripple Creek and special guest Taylor Pfeiffer
 Saturday’s Evening Concert 
  •  Adelaide Olde Time String Band
  • Andy & Marta
  •  Tush
  • Margie Russell
 Saturday’s Lunchtime Concert 
  •  AP D’Antonio
  • Marcus Walsh
  • Courtney Robb
  •  Own Sweet Time
  • Borderers
  • Dave Godfrey & Sarah McGuire
  • James Abberley
 Sunday morning Bluegrass Gospel 
  •  Old South Bluegrass Band
 Sunday’s Farwell Concert 
  • Acoustic Highway
  • Andy & Marta
  • The Cherry Pickers
  • AP D’Antonio
  • All Star Bluegrass Finale

Hosted Sessions where all are welcome to join in:

  • Not Strictly Bluegrass with Henk Groot & AP D’Antonio
  • Old Time Country with The Adelaide Olde Time String Band
  • Bluegrass Style with Old South Bluegrass Band
  • Tombstone String Band
  • The Cherry Pickers

This program has been supplied by festival organisers and may be subject to change.