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Adelaide Guitar Festival is proud to celebrate Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Music! Adelaide Guitar Festival has grown tremendously since launching in 2007. The festival is celebrated for the calibre of its artists and performances and its community and engagement programs have become important annual events. This year, the festival is back and located under one roof at South Australia’s cultural and creative hub – Adelaide Festival Centre. We thank all involved in the success of this festival: artists, staff, partners, volunteers, community groups, and audiences. I look forward to seeing you throughout the festival as we showcase outstanding international and Australian talent. DOUGLAS GAUTIER AM CEO & Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre

The Government of South Australia is proud to support Adelaide Festival Centre’s internationally renowned guitar festival. As well as performances from some of the world’s best artists, Adelaide Guitar Festival presents inspiring masterclasses, creative workshops and far-reaching community programs. The festival shines a light on South Australia’s creative culture, Adelaide as a festival city and tourist destination, and our proud status as a UNESCO Creative City of Music. I hope you will join me this winter to celebrate one of the world’s most popular instruments and the music and people it inspires. THE HON. STEVEN MARSHALL Premier of South Australia

With great pride and excitement, I welcome you to the 2018 Adelaide Guitar Festival! I have been overwhelmed with progress made by additional programming in recent years: Guitars in Bars, Resonance and Winter School. How the community has engaged with these events is deeply inspiring and I look forward to seeing these events further ingrained in South Australia’s cultural calendar. All of this activity enriches our curated program and this year the breadth of artists continues to surprise. From legends Albert Lee and Tommy Emmanuel, to ground breaking innovators like Kaki King and Marc Ribot, with local stars of today and the future, there are performances to exhilarate lovers of all styles of music. SLAVA GRIGORYAN Artistic Director Adelaide Guitar Festival

Adelaide Festival Centre’s Adelaide Guitar Festival is produced and held on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. We pay respect to ancestors and Elders past, present, and emerging as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour their cultural and spiritual relationship with their country and we recognise their continuing connection to land, water, and community.

Join us at Adelaide Festival Centre— heart of Adelaide Guitar Festival—for an unparalleled line-up of the world’s most brilliant legends and brightest stars.

"Imagine Chet Atkins with the testosterone of Eddie Van Halen." Steve Vai


World Premiere

Tommy Emmanuel & Friends Australia, England & Spain

Australian legend and global favourite brings rock ‘n’ roll spirit and guitar mastery. Whether he’s blistering through the classics or finger-picking the most delicate of melodies, Tommy Emmanuel’s artistry and precision is obvious and enticing. This year, he brings immaculate guitar skills and virtuosic guest stars Pedro Javier Gonzalez and Richard Smith for this special musical treat. 9 August 7.30pm Festival Theatre Duration 130 mins inc interval Suitability 12+ Premium $89.90 A Res $79.90 A Res Conc $69.90 B Res $65.90 Group 6+ $74.90 GreenRoom price available

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Featuring Benjamin Northey – Conductor Beijing Guitar Duo – Guitar Vladimir Gorbach – Guitar Jessica Aszodi – Soprano 4

World Premiere Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in association with Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Guitar Festival Symphony Gala Australia, China & Russia

Celebrate classical music with this Adelaide exclusive. Conducted by Benjamin Northey, the Symphony Gala features the World Premiere of a newly–commissioned work d’accord by renowned Australian composer Cathy Milliken with guitarist Vladimir Gorbach and soprano Jessica Aszodi. Be transported to Spain as the ASO plays Manuel de Falla’s Three Cornered Hat: Suite No.1 and the Beijing Guitar Duo join the orchestra for Joaquin Rodrigo’s exuberant Concierto Madrigal. One night only. 10 August 7pm Festival Theatre Duration 100 mins inc interval Suitability 12+ Adult Conc Child Groups 10+

$58 – $108 $48 – $98 $35 – $45 $48 – $98

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Adelaide Premiere

Albert Lee and The Turner Brown Band Australia, England & USA

Electric guitar legend of rockabilly, country, and blues. After a lifetime of playing with some of music’s greatest legends, from Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker to The Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris and more, Albert Lee is back in Australia to celebrate his 75th birthday. Lee’s career glitters with stars and is the fruit of decades of dedication to craft and groove. Country to soul, rockabilly to blues, Albert Lee and his band take flight to the far reaches of style and precision. Witness an unparalleled talent at work in a rare Australian performance. 11 August 8pm Festival Theatre Duration 120 mins inc interval Suitability 12+ Warnings Haze effects Premium $69.90 A Res $59.90 A Res Conc $54.90 B Res $49.90 Groups 6+ $54.90 GreenRoom price available

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“One of the finest guitar players who ever walked this earth.” Vince Gill


Festival Finale


World Premiere




Australia, Brazil, China & South Africa

From South Africa’s extraordinary Derek Gripper in his only festival appearance, to the life affirming groove of Chrystian Dozza from Brazil and the remarkable collaborative quartet between Australia’s Grigoryan Brothers and China’s Beijing Guitar Duo our festival finale is an epic gathering of strummers and pluckers from four continents. Bookended by ensembles made of tomorrow’s stars, the Elder Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble (mentored by Martha Masters with the support of the Helpmann Academy), Aurora Guitar Ensemble and the Adelaide Guitar Festival Orchestra under the direction of the mercurial Dr Paul Svoboda. This is a finale unparalleled in its variety of style and calibre of artists. 12 August 5pm Festival Theatre Duration 140 mins inc interval Suitability 12+ Premium $59.90 A Res $49.90 A Res Conc $39.90 B Res $39.90 GreenRoom price available

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From top—clockwise: Grigoryan brothers Chrystian Dozza Adelaide Guitar Festival Orchestra, Derek Gripper


Australian Premiere

Tony McManus & Richard Smith England & Scotland

A Celtic and Americana master share a stage in an Australian exclusive. Described by John Renbourn as the “best Celtic guitarist in the world�, Tony McManus has redefined a new role for the guitar in this tradition. In his hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional impact of the music. Bringing influences from Eastern Europe, jazz and beyond, McManus has pioneered a unique and exciting style.

Tony McManus

Joined by Richard Smith, a universally celebrated master and American National Fingerstyle Champion whose prodigious career began at the age of eleven in a performance with the legendary Chet Atkins. This promises to be a must see evening for all lovers of acoustic music. 10 August 6.30pm Dunstan Playhouse Duration 90 mins Suitability 12+ Adult $49 Conc $45 Groups 6+ $45 GreenRoom price available

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Richard Smith


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Adelaide Premiere

Kaki King The Neck is a Bridge to the Body USA

An intrepid visionary guitarist at her dynamic best. Kaleidoscopic, delicate, and provocative: The Neck is a Bridge to the Body is a sonic trip of melody and colour. Using projection mapping, textures, skins, and luminous visions of genesis and death are cast onto an acoustic guitar. King deconstructs and redefines the role of solo instrumentalist and artist through virtuosic technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. 11 August 6.30pm Dunstan Playhouse Duration 70 mins Suitability 12+ Warnings Strobe lighting Adult $49 Conc $45 Group $45 GreenRoom price available

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“I’ve never seen anything like it... a sumptuous feast for the senses, a dizzying display of sound and vision by a guitarist already renowned for her innovation... I repeat: Do not miss this.” Boston Globe


Adelaide Premiere

Marc Ribot USA

Innovator, composer and collaborator. Marc Ribot is known for his work with underground idols such as Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson and John Zorn, rock legends Robert Plant and Elvis Costello and he’s considered one of the most pioneering and distinctive guitarists in the world. A hero of the avant garde, his playing is as agile as his career has been, spanning jazz to rock, experimental to Cuban son and punk. An artist of singular talent and expansive influence, Marc Ribot is a living legend. 12 August 7.30pm Dunstan Playhouse Duration 75 mins Suitability 12+ Adult $49 Conc $45 Groups 6+ $45 GreenRoom price available

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“One of our most prolific musical pioneers.” Music Radar

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Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition The Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition is the most prestigious guitar competition in the Southern Hemisphere. After two rigorous rounds up to eight finalists under 32 will perform in the culminating, career-defining round. This free event is an unmissable opportunity to witness the best emerging guitarists conquer some of the world’s most challenging repertoire. Previous winners 2010 – Jin-Hee Kim (South Korea) 2012 – Andrey Lebedev (Australia) 2014 – Bogdan Mihailescu (Romainia) 2016 – Marko Topchii (Ukraine) 1st Prize – $10,000 AUD + A guitar made by South Australian Luthier, Jim Redgate (Valued at $16,000 USD) 2nd prize – $4,000 AUD 3rd prize – $2,000 AUD Proudly supported by


12 August 10am Dunstan Playhouse Duration 180 mins FREE EVENT

World Premiere

Beijing Guitar Duo & Marko Topchii China & Ukraine

Awarded and internationally admired virtuosi in a festival exclusive. Meng Su and Yamen Wang represent the pinnacle of ensemble performance on classical guitar with breathtaking virtuosity and elegance. Acknowledged as exceptional artists and chamber musicians they share the program with 2016 Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition winner Marko Topchii, for an Australian premiere performance.

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9 August 6pm Space Theatre Duration 90 mins Suitability 12+ Adult $45 Conc $40 Groups 6+ $40 GreenRoom price available

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“González plays every palo with his hallmark transparent sound and fast and accurate finger-work.” Guitar Fair Magazine

World Premiere

Pedro Javier González & Chrystian Dozza Brazil & Spain

A night of latin guitar landscapes. A recital by one of the world’s finest guitarists paying tribute to heavyweights of the flamenco compositional tradition. Pedro Javier González’s synesthetic touch embodies the dynamics and passion of flamenco with unparalleled precision. Featuring an opening program by rising star of Brazilian guitar Chrystian Dozza, and special guest performances from Flamenco Areti.

10 August 8.30pm Space Theatre Duration 90 mins Suitability 12+ Adult $45 Conc $40 Group 6+ $40 GreenRoom price available

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Australian Premiere

Martha Masters & Vladimir Gorbach Russia & USA

A celebration of classical guitar from two exquisite artists. In a dynamic double bill, these extraordinary guitarists deliver a performance that embodies the universality of music as a Russian and an American take to an Australian stage. Both past winners of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America competition, the subtle and delicate virtuosity of Vladimir Gorbach plays off against the seductively natural elegance of Martha Masters as the two friends come together for this charming Australian premiere event.

11 August 3pm Space Theatre Duration 90 mins Suitability 12+ Adult $45 Conc $40 Group 6+ $40 GreenRoom price available

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“Dynamically supple...vivid and assured...graceful performance.� The New York Times







“A breezy blues-rock number that steadily builds into a raunchy, soulful jam.” Tonedeaf

A wild ride into the wayward funk of Wanderers. SA Music’s Blues and Roots award winning artists of 2017, Wanderers play smooth soulful rock and give an electric performance everywhere they go. Their latest release ‘Off My Back’ has garnered critical acclaim across the country and cemented their position as a live wire in the Australian music scene. Their sound is a nostalgia trip for the hipster generation of old-school aficionados and a deep dive into the workings of great contemporary Australian song writing.


9 August Twelve Bar From 5pm FREE EVENT

The Family Bushdance Australia

Story tellers of country, soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Consider yourself part of the family with some of the best country, soul, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll in South Australia. The Family Bushdance live music podcast, recorded monthly in front of a raucous audience and lead by local favourite Max Savage, plays host to singers, storytellers, balladeers and many of Adelaide’s brightest guitar stars.

9 August Doors at 9.30pm Twelve Bar Suitability 18+ Door $35 Adult $30 Conc $25 GreenRoom price available

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The Family Bushdance Band Max Savage, Kyrie Anderson Kiah Gossner, Tom Kneebone Django Rowe




Kelly Menhennett




New voice, old soul, with a splash of Riverland charm. Kelly Menhennett’s distinctive voice quiets the most crowded of bars, honky tonks and street corners in music-loving destinations all around the world. Armed with a shy charm and wry wit, Kelly Menhennett is a consummate storyteller. Kelly and her band’s combined magnetism and spellbinding mix of alt-country, blues, and ballads will leave every audience craving more. 10 August Twelve Bar From 5pm FREE EVENT “Kelly Menhennett has a voice that is equal parts force, fury and vibrato. Menhennett’s music had an exceptional blend of soul and blues, which conjured up thoughts of Sharon Jones and Ella Fitzgerald.” Bridget Fahey –


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“Authentic... engaging... heartfelt... seductive... Cullen mines a well where names such as Cohen and Waits float to the surface.” Weekend Australian

Heath Cullen and The Yearlings Australia

Australian rock ‘n’ roll balladeer, up close and personal. Heath Cullen is no imposter when it comes to true grit, rock ‘n’ roll, and fine song writing. Hailing from a tiny rural village in South Eastern New South Wales, Cullen sings of the secret silent life of his home in Candelo and the ragged landscapes of the weary heart and mind. Cullen’s raw vocal quality, rambunctious arrangements, and exquisite guitar work are delivered with an intimate and deft touch. He will be accompanied by Matt Nightingale on upright bass and vocals.

10 August Doors at 9.30pm Twelve Bar Suitability 18+ Door $35 Adult $30 Conc $25 GreenRoom prices available

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Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits




Irresistibly habit-forming alt-country rock and soul. Hana and Jessie-Lee have torn through Adelaide’s music scene with their whiskey-drenched wall of sound. Their band of Bad Habits are expertly lead by Hana and Jessie-Lee. Hana is one of the finest voices in the country with a sharp tongue and unique charisma. Jessie-Lee brings hillbilly twang, buckets of Bigsby charm and blistering top notes to this incredible local ensemble.


11 August Twelve Bar From 5pm FREE EVENT “The pair and their songs are a huge asset to the Americana/alt-country community in Australia.” Henry Wagons, Double J

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Adelaide Premiere

Abbe May + Clam Jam

”Boasts the kind of songwriting an artist like Prince might once have been responsible for.” The Music 4/5


Rock out to celebrate women in music. Abbe May is a formidable frontwoman, potent guitarist, insightful lyricist, and dedicated activist. May’s music is packed with soul and grit, ranging from indie-rock to gospel and electronica, a testament to her ongoing revelation as an artist. Joined by local supergroup The Limpettes, May will host an all-star line-up celebrating Adelaide’s women of guitar to make a pearl of the festival’s first ever clam jam. The Limpettes Annie Siegmann, Holly Thomas, Jess Zubkevych 11 August Doors at 9.30pm Twelve Bar Suitability 18+ Door $35 Adult $30 Conc $25 GreenRoom price available

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Duesenberg Guitar Exhibition A UNESCO Creative City of Music collaboration with Adelaide Guitar Festival Germany

See the guitars of legends. The Duesenberg Guitar is famous for its Art Deco aesthetic and its unbeatable rock ‘n’ roll sound and has been played by icons such as Joe Walsh, Mike Campbell, Bob Dylan, John Mayer, The Rolling Stones, and Soundgarden. See the incredible collection on display in a unique collaboration between two UNESCO Creative Cities of Music, Hannover and Adelaide, exclusively for Adelaide Guitar Festival. SA Dealer: Derringers


Thurs–Sun 9am–5pm and during performance times Festival Theatre Foyer FREE EVENT

The Turner Brown Band and Stefan Hauk

“Turner is a phenomenal guitarist and brilliant songwriter with trademark vocals” Rhythms Magazine

“Nikki Brown is the Jimi Hendrix of Sacred Steel” Guitar World Magazine

Australia & USA

Testify to Sacred Steel with rhythm and blues. The Turner Brown Band is an international collaboration between US Gospel singer and Sacred Steel guitar sensation Nikki D Brown and Australian slide guitarist Dom Turner (of The Backsliders). With duelling slide guitars and southern gospel grooves, The Turner Brown Band is set to lift you up with their joyful rhythms and blow your mind with their incredible skill.

12 August Doors at 8pm Twelve Bar Suitability 18+ Door $35 Adult $30 Conc $25 GreenRoom price available

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Resonance 28 July – 10 August

Taking world class music to places of healing. Resonance recognises the inherent human need for music and its healing capacity for the mind and body. Resonance takes the festival to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access the benefits of live music’s communal and internal magic and enjoy the vibrancy of festival life. Visiting care facilities across South Australia, Resonance brings the stars of our program to the community.



Adelaide Premiere

Winter School

Oliver Up A Tree Australia

Adelaide Guitar Festival Winter School registrations open now! Adelaide Guitar Festival Winter School is a week long guitar school, held during the July school holidays, that provides an opportunity for students to learn from some of Australia’s finest guitarists in a small, immersive, guitar playing and skills development intensive. Adelaide Guitar Festival Winter School is held in two main streams: – Guitar Festival Orchestra – based on classical guitar playing and ensemble techniques. – Blues and Roots – traversing a range blues and roots techniques on the acoustic guitar. The culmination of the work created during the Winter School will be performed during the 2018 Adelaide Guitar Festival. Registrations are open now and close 29 June 2018

A small town, a big problem, and a curious boy who brings everyone together. Oliver Up A Tree is a hilarious new show for kids about finding your place right where you are in unexpected ways. Starring award winning comedian Josh Earl, meet a Dad obsessed with toilets, a Mum too lazy to walk up the stairs to her treadmill and a librarian more interested in laminating signs than reading books. And then there is Oliver. 11 August 10am,12pm Space Theatre Duration 55 mins All Tickets $15 Subscribe & Save $12

16—20 July Adelaide Festival Centre

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uitars in ars

13–29 JULY 2O18


Guitars in Bars Australia

Taking Adelaide Guitar Festival to usual and unexpected spaces and places across South Australia. Guitars in Bars shines a light on South Australia’s vibrant live music scene and is the ultimate precursor to Adelaide Guitar Festival. Across three weeks over 500 artists will take part in Guitars in Bars and with expansion into regional areas this year’s program is bigger than ever. Celebrate live music across the state for the third year in a row! 13—29 July Adelaide and Regional South Australia

“There is absolutely no substitute for playing to a live audience whether you are just starting out or an established performer, and Guitars in Bars taps into this excitement.” Slava Grigoryan Adelaide Guitar Festival Artistic Director

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Workshops All Tickets $20 (limited numbers)

An Intro To Celtic Guitar

Presented by Tony McManus Tony McManus opens the door on the role of guitar in this intricate and ancient form. Learn from a true artist and devoted master of Celtic guitar in this unmissable workshop in which Tony McManus shares his exploration of alerted tunings and re-imagining of classic Celtic instrumentation for guitar. Adelaide Festival Centre 11 August 3pm Duration 90 mins

Exploring Brazilian Rhythms

Presented by Chrystian Dozza Chrystian will give participants an overview of the most popular rhythms of Brazil, including choro, samba and baião. With excerpts of music by Villa Lobos, Garoto, Dilermando Reis, Paulo Bellinati and Marco Pereira, Dozza will also explore traditional rhythms from his home country such as Pagode Caipira, Frevo and Maracatu. Adelaide Festival Centre 11 August 5pm Duration 90 mins See for venue details. 32

Masterclasses FREE for observers

Participants will be selected by the festival.

Martha Masters

Martha Masters first achieved international recognition in 2000 when she won first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. She has since been an active solo recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist across the United States, Germany, Poland, Russia and China. Adelaide Festival Centre 10 August 4.30pm Duration 90 mins

Beijing Guitar Duo Meng Su and Yameng Wang share a string of awards. Meng Su’s honors include victories at the Vienna Youth Guitar Competition and the Christopher Parkening Young Guitarist Competition. At age 12, Yameng Wang was the youngest guitarist to win the Tokyo International Guitar Competition. The duo share a love of teaching which has taken them to many of the world’s major conservatories and a recent artists-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory Adelaide Festival Centre 11 August 10.30am Duration 90 mins

See for venue details.


Guitar Expo

Aliro Diaz On Toast

Discover handmade treasures from Australia’s finest luthiers in this eclectic lineup of makers and their instruments. The second instalment of the Guitar Expo sees it brim with tradition and cut a contemporary edge along the way. Paired with Yamaha’s Come and Try sessions and the Duesenberg Guitars Exhibition, this is a perfect opportunity to sample a wide variety of instruments from makers across the country at the forefront of their craft.


Alirio Diaz (1923-2016) was a Venezuelan classical guitarist, a prolific composer of the music of his country. In a festival exclusive, Dr Paul Nash of the Classical Guitar Society of Victoria has commissioned a new work ‘Homage to Alirio Diaz’, from Hermelindo Ruiz, celebrated Puerto Rican guitarist and composer to premiere at the festival. Facilitated by Dr Paul Nash and featuring Susan Ellis, a previous student of Alirio Diaz the panel will explore and honor the life of one of the world’s most remarkable classical guitarists. Twelve Bar 11 August 12–3pm

Meet The Maker The fine art of the guitar meets its maker. Materials, techniques, tools and time all play a part in the sonic characteristics of the final product. Meet some of Australia’s finest exponents of guitar, instrument and equipment making.


Featured makers Ali Kat Guitars Andrew Doriean Bull Guitars David Aumann Domenic Roscioli Guitars Eureka Management Pty Ltd Lauda Guitars Melville Guitars Radiant Instruments Rick Falkiner’s Guitar Centre The Sound Garage Festival Theatre Foyer 9–10 August 4–9pm 11 August 12–9pm 12 August 12–8pm

Twelve Bar 12 August 1–2pm (Acoustic) 3.30–4.30pm (Electric)


In conversation with Julia FREE ENTRY Rockwiz host extraordinaire, Julia Zemiro talks with Adelaide Guitar Festival artists in a special series of conversations about music, artistry and everything in between. Albert Lee Albert Lee’s career spans 50 years of star-studded collaborations and individual mastery of guitar. Hear the stories from the world of music that was and what the future has in store for this eclectic giant of rock ‘n’ roll and country music. 11 August 2pm Star Kitchen and Bar Kaki King A celebrated composer and admired pioneer of solo performance, Kaki King is a powerful musician and leading artist of our time. She has collaborated with visual artists and rock stars, written scores for cinema, and played across genres with passion and political commitment to artistry and audience. 11 August 8pm Dunstan Playhouse


Marc Ribot A genre-bending composer, stalwart of New York avant garde music, and sound-defining collaborator, Marc Ribot has spent his career challenging the status-quo and making it work. From soloist to band leader to one of the most prolific collaborators on the planet, don’t miss Marc Ribot in conversation. 12 August 2.30pm Star Kitchen and Bar

Adelaide’s new Walk of Fame celebrates Adelaide Festival Centre’s 45 year history and features more than 130 artists who have graced Festival Centre stages. The star-studded walkway runs between King William Road and the Riverbank Footbridge, connecting all venues.

Previous Adelaide Guitar Festival Walk of Fame star recipients:

Slava Grigoryan Adelaide Guitar Festival Artistic Director 1995 Walk of Fame star recipient

Pepe Romero

Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup (The Angels) Troy Cassar-Daley Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool) Jimmy Little Niki Vasilakis 35

Eats and Drinks

The Star Kitchen and Bar Festival Theatre Foyer

Neon Bar + Kitchen Under the footbridge [formerly The Bistro]

The Star Kitchen and Bar is located along Adelaide Festival Centre’s new Walk of Fame and takes full advantage of the beautiful views of Elder Park and the River Torrens.

Looking for a quick casual meal before a show or to relax with a cocktail late into the evening? Neon Bar + Kitchen has you covered. Open Tuesday to Thursday 3pm till late and Friday to Sunday 12noon till late.

Open 8.30 – 5pm daily and till late for all Adelaide Guitar Festival evening shows. Platters Theatre Foyer Bars Prefer to share? Cheese platters and Little Acre’s pâté platters will be available at Space Theatre, Dunstan Playhouse and Festival Theatre bars. Pre-book your platter online when you purchase tickets. KOFFEE INK Elder Park Enjoy a hearty meal, a light snack or a refreshing drink at Koffee Ink in Elder Park. Set on the banks of the picturesque River Torrens, choose to dine in between shows or grab a coffee on the go, the option is yours. Open 7 days a week. 36

Sean’s Kitchen Adelaide Casino, Station Lane Celebrity Chef Sean Connolly brings international flavour to Adelaide with Sean’s Kitchen, a unique and exciting New York style brasserie showcasing the best South Australian produce. Reservations (08) 8218 4244.

Adelaide Festival Centre staff working on Adelaide Guitar Festival


Andrew Dundon Dearna Newchurch Monica Bachmayer Renee Fort

Producer Assistant Producer Programming Coordinator Education Coordinator

Marketing & Communications Jessica Coppe Ella Chronowski Krystle Aunger Simeon Nikolaidis Genevieve Meegan Heather Poole Adrian Cowell Joshua Osis Julie Jensen

Marketing Executive Marketing Coordinator Marketing Coordinator Marketing Assistant Publicity Executive Communications Executive Senior Graphic Designer Graphic Designer Graphic Designer


Ralph Varricchio Bass Client Services Executive Dale Menz Digital & Database Projects Executive Dace Howard Digital Content Officer Matt Redmond Senior Web Developer Linda Mundy Ticketing Infrastructure Executive Development

Teresa Whitehorn Priscilla Barletta Clare Mansfield Production

Jane Rosetto Nathan Luscombe Phil Haddy Martin Olesk Briony Hunt Merchandise

Cathy Barrett Patron Services Kate Hagan

Food & Beverage Mary Coventry Rachel Marcus

Development Executive Development Executive Development Coordinator

Head of Sound Head of Lighting Head of Lighting Head of Staging Production Coordinator

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Adelaide Festival Centre Senior Management

Douglas Gautier AM CEO & Artistic Director Carlo D’Ortenzio Chief Operating Officer Liz Hawkins Director of Programming, Development & Venue Sales Greg Adams Director of Ticketing & Digital Projects Danielle Watts Director of Marketing Rebecca Pearce Associate Director Programming Ruth Sibley Head of Public Affairs Ebony Bott Executive Producer Cabaret & Commercial Ventures Chris Searle Technical Manager Robyn Brown Manager Philanthropy Ashlesha Chandran Manager Food & Beverage Christine Dunthorne Manager Finance & Business Support Claire George Manager Human Resources Carolyn Laffin Manager WHS & Risk Yolanda Sulser Manager Marketing & Customer Experience Adelaide Festival Centre Trustees Michael Abbott AO QC (Chair) Jim Hazel (Deputy Chair) Mary Hamilton Phil Hoffmann AM Carolyn Mitchell Kate Thiele Sandy Verschoor

Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Legh Davis (Chair) Angela Condous AM Nimfa Farrell Helen Fidock Louisa McClurg Sue Pearce Tony Smith John Sulan QC John Taplin Marion Tropeano Joe Verco AM Francis Wong OAM Lauren Zwaans Lady Hardy OAM (Patron) Robyn Brown (Ex Officio)


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Adelaide Festival Centre access and entrances have changed. For new routes and a map, road closures, drop off zones, and parking advice, please visit the website. The Walk of Fame stretches between King William Road and Elder Park, providing access to all venues and bars. The Festival Theatre’s new entrance is on Elder Park. Register your details online or with your ticket purchase to receive an important SMS and email with up to date access details before your show. Visit the website to plan your visit carefully:


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Battle of the Bands GUITARS IN BARS

over $10k worth of cash and prizes to be won Heat 1 - July 20 Heat 2 - July 27 Grand Final - August 3 Adelaide Casino is hosting the inaugural Guitars In Bars Battle of the Bands where artists can share in over $10k worth of cash and prizes. Applications are open for any artists hosting Guitars in Bars events. REGISTER HERE: ADELAIDEGUITARFESTIVAL.COM.AU/ PROGRAM/GUITARS-IN-BARS

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4.30pm Masterclass: Martha Masters Adelaide Festival Centre 5pm Kelly Menhennett Twelve Bar

Thursday 5pm Wanderers Twelve Bar


6pm Beijing Guitar Duo & Marko Topchii Space Theatre Duration 90 mins 7.30pm Tommy Emmanuel & Friends Festival Theatre Duration 130 mins 9.30pm The Family Bushdance Twelve Bar

6.30pm Tony McManus & Richard Smith Dunstan Playhouse Duration 90 mins 7pm Guitar Festival Symphony Gala Festival Theatre Duration 100 mins 8.30pm Pedro Javier Gonzรกlez & Chrystian Dozza Space Theatre Duration 90 mins 9.30 Heath Cullen & The Yearlings Twelve Bar

Saturday 10am & 12pm Oliver Up a Tree Space Theatre Duration 55 mins


10.30am Masterclass: Beijing Guitar Duo Adelaide Festival Centre Duration 90mins


Saturday cont.


12pm Panel: Aliro Diaz On Toast Twelve Bar

10am Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition Final Dunstan Playhouse Duration 180 mins

2pm In conversation with Julia: Albert Lee Star Kitchen and Bar Duration 60 mins 3pm Workshop: Tony McManus An Intro To Celtic Guitar Adelaide Festival Centre Duration 90 mins 5pm Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits Twelve Bar 5pm Workshop: Chrystian Dozza Exploring Brazilian Rhythms Adelaide Festival Centre Duration 90 mins 6.30pm Kaki King Dunstan Playhouse Duration 70 mins 8pm In conversation with Julia: Kaki King Dunstan Playhouse Duration 45 mins 8pm Albert Lee & The Turner Brown Band Festival Theatre Duration 120 mins 9.30pm Abbe May + Clam Jam Twelve Bar

1pm Panel: Meet the Maker (Acoustic) Twelve Bar Duration 60 mins 2.30pm In conversation with Julia: Marc Ribot Star Kitchen and Bar Duration 45 mins 3.30pm Panel: Meet the Maker (Electric) Twelve Bar Duration 60 mins 5pm Festival Finale Festival Theatre Duration 140 mins 7.30pm Marc Ribot Dunstan Playhouse Duration 75 mins 7.30pm The Turner Brown Band & Stefan Hauk Twelve Bar


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