‘Strings Attached’ Guitar Festival

Friday -
Settlers Tavern
Margaret River (WA)

Set in Margaret River – well known for its wine and fine arts – Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival is launching 11-13 October 2019.

This one-of-a-kind event will attract guitar makers, distributors, players and enthusiasts from around the country to Margaret River to celebrate and learn about guitars, bass guitars, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins and other stringed instruments.

Lovers of live music can expect everything from Blues to Roots, World to Jazz, Metal & Rock, Country, Classical and more, featuring players from around the country showcasing the magic of strings, be it electric or acoustic, bass or mandolin, banjo or ukulele and beyond.

Big names include Larry Mitchell (USA), George Bechlivanoglou (Greece), Ash Grunwald, Abbe May, Lucky Oceans, Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble, Ben Catley and many more to come!

See full lineup of performers here:

But what sets this state-first event apart is the opportunity it will provide to immerse visitors in the world of strings via workshops, keynote presentations, masterclasses, panel discussions, listening sessions, demos and Q&A’s with artists & luthiers.

The Main Exhibition, set at the Festival Hub - the appropriately named new culture & entertainment venue Margaret River HEART (Hub of Entertainment, Arts & Regional Touring) – will host guitar makers from around the country (including Australia’s largest producer of electric guitars, Ormsby Guitars), plus retailers, gear manufacturers & distributors. Additional exhibitions exploring the many faces and impacts of guitars will be on show at other venues throughout the town and wider region for festival-goers to enjoy.

All exhibitors here:


PLAYERS ~ Ash Grunwald | Stephen Pigram | Lucky Oceans | Dave Brewer Band | Alan Banks | Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble | The Swamp Stompers (NSW) | Ian Porter (NSW) | Michael Dunstan | Sam Lemann (VIC) | Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse | Harry Jakamarra | Mark De Vattimo - Guitar Operator | Ragdoll | Tracey Barnett Music | Mitch Ballardin

MAKERS ~ Ormsby | Donmo (SA) | Australian Tonewoods | Small Island Amps | Deloraine Lutherie | Guitar Repairs South West (will be offering a free instrument inspection to all pass holders at the festival)

More to come! Stay tuned via our mailing list at www.stringsattachedfestival.com.au (subscribers get first access to ticket releases!)

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