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Strings Attached Festival
11 October 2019 @ 9:00 am - 13 October 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Staged over 3 days in Margaret River, Strings Attached is a celebration of Players, Makers & Collectors; lovers of guitars, basses, ukuleles, mandolins, banjos and more. Showcasing Exhibitions, Performances, Masterclasses & Workshops, this will be a festival with much to offer both the local community from which it has sprung, and enthusiasts from abroad.
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.
Artist announcements include Australian icon John Butler, Larry Mitchell (USA), Grammy award-winning producer, engineer & performer who has toured the world playing guitar, George Bechlivanoglou (Greece), world-class classical guitarist and founder of MOOV Guitars, Kav Temperley, songwriter and frontman of four times platinum, multi ARIA Award band Eskimo Joe, blues & roots stalwart Ash Grunwald with his new album, powerhouse rocker Abbe May, Grammy Award winner Lucky Oceans, Kimberley singer-songwriter Stephen Pigram, ARIA award winner Glenn Sarangapany (Birds Of Tokyo), world fusion phenomenon Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble, and many more.
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 adequately named new culture & entertainment venue Margaret River HEART (Hub of Entertainment, Arts & Regional Touring) – will host guitar makers from around the country, plus retailers, gear manufacturers & distributors.
The Exhibitors line-up includes: Ormsby (largest producer of electric guitars in Australia) | Donmo (SA) | Australian Tonewoods | Francis Jerome (VIC) | Peterman (NSW) | Simon Rovis-Hermann | Small Island Amps | Deloraine Lutherie | Dog Box Guitars | Ric’s Vintage Guitars | Flux Electrick | The Rock Inn | Guitar Repairs South West, who will also be offering a free instrument inspection to all pass holders at the festival, PLUS many more!
First and Second Release Festival Passes have SOLD OUT. Final Release Passes are ON SALE NOW through Eventbrite
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