Adelaide Guitar Festival, led by Artistic Director Slava Grigoryan, is the most significant festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Running from 4 - 25 July in 2021, festival goers experience world-class guitarists coming together to deliver an exciting program of events.

The festival is made up of regional roadshows, free and low-cost workshops, master classes, artist’s talks, panel discussions and ticketed performances showcasing the world’s finest guitarists at Adelaide Festival Centre.

In 2019 Adelaide Guitar Festival was the most geographically widespread festival in South Australia, increasing regional engagement and bringing music to more people whilst also proudly celebrating Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music!

The 180 cities in 72 Countries currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.

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See how the Adelaide Guitar Festival has changed throughout the years.

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Artistic Director

Artistic Director Slava Grigoryan returns for 2021

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Classical Competition

The most prestigious guitar competition in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Who's Making the Festival

The team behind Adelaide Festival Centre's 2020 Adelaide Guitar Festival.

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Stay In Touch

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Guitar Winter School

A week-long guitar course which provides an opportunity to learn from some of Australia’s finest guitarists

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Classical Tutors

Read about our experienced and friendly tutors for the Classical stream of Adelaide Guitar Festival Winter School

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Blues and Roots Tutors

Read about our experienced and friendly tutors for the Blues and Roots stream of Adelaide Guitar Festival Winter School

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Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Resonance delivers world class guitarists in intimate performances at hospitals, care facilities, community centres and regional areas.

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The Backstage Sessions

Introducing Adelaide Guitar Festival's 'The Backstage Sessions'!

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