Strings Attached: a festival all about guitar music is coming soon

Lovers of guitar music can celebrate, a new festival is all about the art of strumming the strings.

Set in Margaret River, 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.

The first round of artist announcements include blues legend Dave Brewer with his band, Grammy Award winner Lucky Oceans, Kimberley singer-songwriter Stephen Pigram & world fusion phenomenon Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble, 2018 nominees for WAM best bassist & jazz act.

Lineup also includes Alan Banks, The Swamp Stompers (NSW), Ian Porter (NSW) , Michael Dunstan, Sam Lemann (VIC),  Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse, Harry Jakamarra, Mark De Vattimo, Ragdoll, Tracey Barnett and Mitch Ballardin.

The festival is not just about listening to people play the guitar, there will be lots of guitar manufacturers in attendance too.

The Makers line-up includes: Ormsby (largest producer of electric guitars in Australia), Donmo (SA), Australian Tonewoods,  Small Island Amps, Deloraine Lutherie, Guitar Repairs South West, who will also be offering a free instrument inspection to all pass holders at the festival.


First Release Tickets on sale Friday, June 21 through Eventbrite.

OIP Staff