Performer Applications Open

Applications are now open for the 2015 program and we want to hear from you!

 Please note, this year we will run with a tighter program owing to how we will be running at the new site.  We know we cannot take everyone who applies - so get in before the end of April if you want to be considered for a spot on the program!

 We are looking for acts who perform in Bluegrass and related genres. Preference is given to acts who play acoustic music of these or related traditional forms. Eg, Old timey, traditional string band styles.

We are looking for performers who are prepared to be on site for the duration of the festival, mix with people and participate in many aspects of the festival.

 Please note we do not have a big budget.  We will pay a small amount to all performers, and will assist with other costs where possible, for those travelling greater distances. 

We are particularly interested in performers who can contribute to the festival in ways other than performing in the concerts.  We are still a newer festival - let us know if you have ideas for what you and your band can offer to enhance the festival experience and acoustic music atmosphere!

 Email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - we want to hear from you!

Dates for 2015 Festival - and some exciting news!

Now that we are back from our respective festival visits of the summer, we are getting into gear for another excellent Wirrina Bluegrass & Acoustic festival in September.


Remember it's the first full weekend in September - this year, that makes it September 4th-6th. Put it on your calendar!


And ... we are moving!  We are now based totally at the Wirrina Cove Holiday Park - everything including camping and cabins, festival events, spaces for sessions, plus food will be available on site ...  Holly and Ben from the caravan park have been very supportive of our festival, and we look forward to working more closely with them this year.  Stay tuned for more updates on what the festival will look like this year ...


Please contact us with any specific questions about the new site and we'll do our best to answer them ... or let you know what's going on.



There's plenty more happening at the Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival apart from the performances you see on the two main stages.  Learning, sharing, performing and making music is what our community music program is all about. We’ve created the spaces and provided opportunities for people of many different skill levels all to enjoy and expand music making.  We hope to see many of you joining in. .


This is when



Thanks for waiting patiently – we've had lots of emails from you asking who's on when, and we know you are looking forward to it!

With so much going on during the festival, we know some of you are wanting the chance to plan your weekend. We think you are really going to enjoy this one, so have a look, share it with your friends (and tell them to come along!), get on Facebook and spread the word …

We'll have a full colour printed program booklet available free at the festival for ticket holders.  It's packed full of all the details, including the performance schedule, so you don’t need to print off our whole web site.  

Click here to view Festival Timetable

If you've been following our web site, Facebook page or you've received a few of these emails, you will know we have some new things happening this year, just to keep things interesting for everyone … Some of the highlights we've enjoyed getting together for you include visiting instrument makers, more workshops and lots of chances to sing.  

There is no ATM at the resort this year.  You can pay for things with your card but we recommend bringing some cash for buying CDs and drinks..   Across the road from the Yankalilla Bakery are easily accessible ATMs  - a good spot to stop and grab some cash on the way to the festival.

15% off your festival ticket if you book it on line …  It makes things heaps easier for our volunteers at the festival office if you have pre-booked, so if you are able to do that we really encourage it!

Don’t forget camping is free and there's still a few options for accommodation at the resort –  you get a 15% discount on (refurbished) resort accommodation if you have a festival ticket.   Call the resort on (08) 8598 2400 to book your rooms.

If you think you can spare a few hours over the festival weekend to help as a volunteer, we need to hear from you!  Lots of different tasks to choose from. Email or call us!

Look forward to seeing you there!

The 2014 Line Up


What a wonderful array of bands and performers we have this year – international and interstate guests alongside our home grown pickers. 

We're going to be playing 'Spot the award winner' this year, with musicians like

Read more: The 2014 Line Up