Can't keep the Wirrina Bluegrass Festival Down

IN FULL FLIGHT: Contemporary bluegrass band the Cherry Pickers will perform at Wirrina in November.
IN FULL FLIGHT: Contemporary bluegrass band the Cherry Pickers will perform at Wirrina in November.

COVID can't stop the music!

After last November's last minute COVID cancellation, the eighth Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival is back.

Hungry for some real live music in a relaxed and welcoming open-air festival? The weekend of November 26-28 will see a rousing revival of excellent bluegrass, old timey, blues and roots music.

There will be a new COVID-safe set up on the oval of the Wirrina Cove Holiday Park.

Confirmed headline acts include Japanese Australian banjo maestro Montz Matsumoto from Tasmania, old times duo Newberry Fog from Victoria and the Scott Creek String Ensemble, a group of under-12 primary school students who have performed at several festivals and community events.

Returning Wirrina Bluegrass headliners include the ever-eclectic Andrew Clermont's Supper Club, contemporary bluegrass band the Cherry Pickers, true traditionalists Bluegrass Junction and the veteran troupers of the River Pearlers.

The Spokesperson for the event said the performers would run vocal and instrumental workshops and leading jam sessions all weekend in and around the campground kiosk.

"The open mic tent is quickly booked out every year. Bring your instruments and do not miss out," the spokesperson said.

"This is a community-run festival. We welcome volunteers to help set up and run the show. Six hours of service equals a free weekend ticket."

Email - wirrinabluegrass@gmail.com or text the festival team on 0428 263 795.

For tickets and festival program details, visit https://wirrinabluegrass.com/ and follow on Facebook. www.facebook.com/WirrinaBluegrassl/

To book a camping site or a cabin contact Ben and Holly at info@wirrinacoveholidaypark.com or phone them on 08 8598 3125. Quote special promotional code bluegrass2021.

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