Tommy Emmanuel


Adelaide Guitar Festival
5 Oct 2017


Very much looking forward to the joining the wonderful line up at Adelaide Guitar Festival 2018. The four day festival takes place 9th-12th August 2018 at the Festival Theatre – Adelaide, Australia. For more info head to

The Adelaide Guitar Festival (AGF) (formerly the Adelaide International Guitar Festival) is a four-day biennial festival, curated by internationally renowned Australian guitarist, Slava Grigoryan. Unbound by genre and acclaimed for its outstanding quality, its concerts span rock, jazz, folk, classical, experimental, blues and roots music.

The inaugural festival in 2007 was modelled on the New York Guitar Festival and saw 100 musicians from around the world perform across 40 events, and attracted an audience of over 30,000 people.

In 2009, Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier, together with AGF Artistic Director, Slava Grigoryan, announced the festival would become a biennial event.

The Festival is the most significant of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2014 it announced a new partnership with Spain’s Córdoba Guitar Festival. This exciting development has seen ongoing exchange of guitarists between the festivals, and in 2016 has extended to include the Seville Guitar Festival.

Building on the success of the Adelaide Guitar Festival Orchestra in 2014, AGF presented the inaugural Adelaide Guitar Festival Summer School in January 2016, inviting budding classical guitarists to participate in a week of intensive, immersive classical guitar playing and skills development with highly respected national and international guitar teachers.

The 6th Adelaide Guitar Festival builds on previous programs and extends into new territory, with Guitars in Bars and other places, a broad-ranging open access program of guitar music across Adelaide and regional South Australia, and Resonance, which takes the festival to hospitals and aged care facilities for those who cannot otherwise attend.

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