Fresh on the back of their Grammy nominated latest record, Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart.
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
A one-of-a-kind pairing, with one-of-a-kind possibilities. Washburn has the earthy sophistication of a postmodern singer-songwriter; Fleck has the virtuosic ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist.
The Panics return to Adelaide to play highlights from their back catalogue, launch songs from their forthcoming album, and perform their own enigmatic soundtrack live to film.
Paco de Lucía: The Journey
The Australian premiere of the award-winning documentary about guitar legend Paco De Lucía. This event will include a Q&A with filmmaker Curro Sánchez, plus live flamenco performances.
Guitar Festival Symphony Gala
Stellar soloists and the stunning Adelaide Symphony Orchestra unveil a collection of world premiere compositions in an extraordinary concert event.
Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio
The unparalleled masters of improvisation drop a fresh dose of jazz cool.
Genevieve Chadwick & Daniel Champagne
Raw and intimate: stunning songs and jaw-dropping guitar talent.
Matt Walker & Shane Reilly with Velvet Moth
Psychedelic grooves and swooning slide guitar jams
The sounds of Texas, Memphis and Nashville in a hootenanny you'll never forget.
Grigoryan, Muthspiel, Schaupp
The Australian String Quartet joins Adelaide Guitar Festival Artistic Director Slava Grigoryan, Austrian composer Wolfgang Muthspiel and Australia's Karin Schaupp in an exquisite performance.
Masters of the guitar give it their all in the nation's most prestigious guitar competition.
Memories of Spain
An especially Spanish-flavoured concert, filled with evocative, Latin-infused guitar landscapes. Plus, join the artists for tastings of Spanish cuisine following the performance.
Lord Byron’s Don Juan
A fiery romance mixing poetry, music and performance – fall under the seductive spell of Don Juan.
My Family is Weirder Than Your Family
Join the mayhem and fun of Josh Earl's hilarious show for kids.
Guitars in Bars: Week One
The first week of Guitars in Bars – click to discover the full week's program.
Guitars in Bars: Week Two
The second week of Guitars in Bars – click to discover the full week's program.
Guitars in Bars: Week Three
The third week of Guitars in Bars – click to discover the full week's program.
Guitars in Bars: Week Four
The final week of Guitars in Bars – click to discover the full week's program.
Resonance Panel Discussion
Explore the links between music and health & wellbeing with a panel of experts.
15 Minutes of Fame
Are you a talented and passionate guitarist and want to perform at the Festival?
Yamaha Come & Try
Come and try guitars from one of the world’s leading guitar companies.
Flamenco Form & Technique
Workshop attendees will gain an understanding of the rhythms and techniques of flamenco music.
Workshop attendees will cover rhythmic approaches to improvisation and the fretboard.
A Songwriter’s guide to slide guitar
Workshop attendees will cover various styles of slide guitar, across a range of genres.
Masterclass: Francisco Bernier
Artistic Director of the Seville Guitar Festival, Francisco Bernier is an exquisite player/teacher.
Masterclass: Ricardo Gallén
Ricardo Gallén is a highly revered international performer, teacher and master of classical guitar.
Julian Bream On Toast
An in-depth exploration of the work of classical guitar icon Julian Bream.
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn discuss musical diversity, influences and evolution of the banjo.
Slava Grigoryan and writer/pianist Anna Goldsworthy in conversation with director Chris Drummond.
Jim Redgate Guitars
Amongst many other claims to fame, Jim Redgate designs and builds exquisite classical guitars.
Simon Rovis-Hermann Luthier
Simon Rovis-Hermann will present two guitars, showing the developments in design over 200 years.
Andrew Doriean will present his latest works and discuss the journey of their creation.
Join Mackenzie Guitars in a discussion about our beloved guitars with other makers and players.
Tony Morison Guitars
Tony thought it would be wonderful to make a guitar to play his own music – he's never looked back.
Gianluca Pezzoli presents a variety of handcrafted guitars – not just made, but born.
Shane Briggs Guitars
Shane designs and crafts steel string and harp guitars that are highly responsive and refined.