In 2020, we embarked on a fresh initiative, bringing live music directly to your home and we are thrilled to announced that The Backstage Sessions will be returning in 2022! 

In the wings of the Festival Theatre, Adelaide Guitar Festival favourites, along with some of Adelaide’s most talented emerging musicians, recently came together to collaborate on a series of exclusive mini-concert recordings. Intimate, candid, and shot in high definition with a backdrop of memorabilia from past Adelaide Festival Centre productions, see these musicians in a vibrant new light.  

The Backstage Sessions 2022 will feature sets from Jimmybay + Aimee Volkofsky, Out of Sinc, Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers, George & Noriko, Duo Antipodes and Stefan Hauk & Band. Sessions will be released for viewing on Sundays, starting 15 May 2022 on the Adelaide Festival Centre WATCH platform.

Get warmed up and watch the 2020 sessions now on our WATCH platform, with sets from Chris Finnen, Cal Williams Jr & Kory HorwoodKelly Menhennett & BandThe Tom Kneebone TrioMike Bevan & Alain ValodzeThe Django Rowe Quintet and The Yearlings featuring Adelaide Guitar Festival Artistic Director Slava Grigoryan.


2022 Release Schedule
15 May  | Jimmybay + Aimee Volkofsky
22 May  | George and Noriko
29 May  | Duo Antipodes
5 June   | Out of Sinc
12 June | Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyres
19 June | Stefan Hauk & Band


Slava Grigoryan

 Image credit: Slava Grigoryan by Nate Shilling. 


TEASER VIDEO - Jimmybay + Aimee Volkofsky 
Blues, folk, and alt country vagabond Jimmybay draws from his own experiences as he warmly joins his long-told campfire stories and bushy poetry into toe-tapping tunes. Aimee Volkovsky weaves folk, country, and blues into a tapestry of dust, ghost stories, and the ancient beauty of the Australian landscape.