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EL CORAZÓN DEL FLAMENCO
SONGS TOLD OF A LAND OF GOLD
Spanish music and dance in its most passionate form with José María Gallardo Del Rey and Arte Kanela.
Multi Golden Guitar and ARIA Award winner Fanny Lumsden sings stories from the road, featuring special guest troubadour Jimmybay.
THE BLACK SORROWS’ SAINT GEORGES ROAD
Joe Camilleri celebrates his milestone 50th studio album plus greatest hits, featuring special guest Lecia Louise.
FOUNDATIONS OF SHRED Journey through the history of Shred with Cam Blokland, before Simon Hosford and Fair Warning channel the spirit of Eddie Van Halen.
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SKETCHES AND ORCHESTRATIONS
THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL
A complete celebration of the classical guitar, from one to a multitude, featuring international sensation Xuefei Yang, Riverside Guitar Ensemble and Adelaide Guitar Festival Orchestra.
Turn it up to 11 as Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls goes head-tohead with You Am I’s Majesty of Tap.
NEW STRINGS An afternoon of recitals from the previous three Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition winners.
23 JULY Andrew Blanch
2019 Pietro Locatto 2020 Pavel Ralev 2021
SPECTRUMS OF SOUND
ORIGINATION An exploration of new classical works with Quin Thomson & David Malone and José María Gallardo Del Rey, accompanied by a string quartet.
Sonic grooves meet boundless imagination with Out of Sinc (Nick Sinclair & James Muller) and Isola (Cam Deyell & Laurence Pike) in a world premiere event.
FILM SCREENING 22 JULY
This is Spinal Tap screening including Q&A with Harry Shearer & Tim Rogers.
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THE IMMERSIVE GUITAR Be inspired and enveloped in the world’s largest playable guitar as you explore this unique blend of design, engineering, acoustics, and sustainability.
15 – 24 JULY FREE
Presented by Fox Creek Wines
ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITION FINAL The most prestigious guitar competition in the Southern Hemisphere, which has provided career-launching opportunities for eight incredible young guitarists.
24 JULY FREE
In this, our tenth edition of Adelaide Guitar Festival, there’s much to be proud of. The festival builds on its success each year, and in 2022 we will welcome music fans and artists of all ages for performances, exhibitions, and Winter School; and On the Road is back again.
I’m incredibly excited to welcome you all to this year’s Adelaide Guitar Festival. After two years of international border closures, we’re thrilled to be welcoming our first artists from overseas since 2019.
We love it live!
They, alongside our superlative local stars, are set to fire up the depths of winter with emotion, spirit, virtuosity, and plenty of inspiration. From concert stages to remote communities, workshops to immersive instruments – the heart of this festival is all about guitar!
Douglas Gautier AM
I thank Slava Grigoryan for his dedication to this festival, and our sponsors, staff, artists, and volunteers for their tremendous work and ongoing support.
CEO & Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre
GUITAR EXPO An eclectic lineup of some of Australia’s finest luthiers and their handmade treasures.
21 – 24 JULY FREE
Artistic Director, Adelaide Guitar Festival
A TRADITION OF INNOVATION
Explore the guitar-making history of Yamaha stretching back to 1966, and try out the latest models.
15 – 24 JULY FREE
Supported by Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation
It is wonderful to see our iconic festivals getting back in full swing, reinvigorating our state and enriching our lives. The Adelaide Guitar Festival not only brings visitors to Adelaide, but also brings music to our regions. I congratulate Slava Grigoryan and the Adelaide Festival Centre team on this exciting program and I look forward to seeing many musiclovers at its events in Adelaide and around South Australia this winter.
The Hon Andrea Michaels MP Minister for Arts, Government of South Australia
A TRIBUTE TO JULIAN BREAM With Paul Nash
The Classical Guitar Society of Victoria presents a reflection on this legendary Grammy award-winning musician.
23 JULY FREE
ON THE ROAD
EYRE Elliston PENINSULA Streaky Bay
8 JULY 8 JULY 9 JULY 10 JULY
Tumby Bay Cleve
Community Hall Concert Community Hall Concert Town-wide Micro Festival Town-wide Micro Festival
Crystal Brook 15 JULY Community Hall Concert Watervale 15 JULY Community Hall Concert
16 JULY Town-wide Micro Festival 17 JULY Town-wide Micro Festival
17 JULY Special One Day Event
24 JULY Town-wide Micro Festival
ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL Two weeklong guitar intensives for people of all ages with some of Australia’s finest guitarists in an intimate and immersive environment. Some subsidies available. See website for details.
BLUES & ROOTS 11 – 15 July
THE BACKSTAGE SESSIONS ONLINE
An exclusive series of online mini-concert recordings brought to you from the Festival Theatre stage.
WINTER SCHOOL ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA 18 – 22 July
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PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
PROGRAM PARTNERS Festivals Australia
Adelaide Festival Centre is on Kaurna land. We respect Kaurna 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 do so in the spirit of reconciliation.
Adelaide Guitar Festival acknowledges and respects the traditional owners of all language groups and Countries visited throughout the On The Road tour. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and celebrate their enduring connection to Country, knowledge, stories and songlines.