Adelaide Festival Centre’s Guitar Festival
Update 20 July 2021: The Adelaide Guitar Festival is unable to proceed with the weekend’s performances following the State Government’s order of a state-wide lockdown in South Australia.
The following events have been either postponed or cancelled:
- Carla Lippis and Hugh Stuckey & James Muller (postponed until October 14 at 8pm)
- Guitarchestra (postponed until further notice)
- The Lowdown (cancelled)
- The Bridge of San Luis Rey (cancelled)
- Yamaha Come & Try Sessions (cancelled)
The Adelaide Guitar Festival is bringing together some of Australia’s best guitarists in a thrilling mix of local talent and visiting musicians for its first-ever annual event.
The line-up includes chart-topping blues & roots musician Ash Grunwald with soulful songs from his extensive back catalogue and most recent releases. With five ARIA award nominations across nine studio albums, Grunwald will present an intimate concert experience supported by renowned local musician Nick Kipridis and the debut of his new side project History of Trees.
More highlight artists include:
- Adelaide’s own Carla Lippis and husband Geoff Crowther
- Hugh Stuckey and James Muller
- Melbourne Guitar Quartet and Andrew Blanch
- Hussy Hicks and Lecia Louise
- The Lowdown – Dennis Kipridis, Flik Freeman, Damien Steele Scott, Nick Sinclair, Ross McHenry and Lucinda Peters
- The Andalusian Guitar: Paco Lara and Compañía Alma Flamenca
Previously held every two years, Adelaide Guitar Festival is the most significant festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Festival favourites including the Resonance program will return in 2021, along with a free concert from this year’s Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition finalists and the Guitar Winter School, with students across all ages and skill levels welcome to register.
This year’s Adelaide Guitar Festival will reach more regional towns than ever before with its On the Road program, which has already visited Hindmarsh and Lobethal in February and will bring free live music to Kangaroo Island on May 1, Clare and Gilbert Valleys on May 21-23 and Port Augusta on May 28. Even more town-wide activations will be held in Edithburgh on July 10, Tumby Bay on July 17 and Cleve on July 18.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Guitar Festival website here
What: Adelaide Festival Centre’s Guitar Festival
When: Sunday 4 – Sunday 25 July 2021
Where: Various locations around SA
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: supplied & Adelaide Guitar Festival Facebook
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