The Adelaide Guitar Festival will become an annual event when it returns in July 2021. The previously biennial Festival, led by Artistic Director Slava Grigoryan, began in 2007 and has been growing ever since.

Slava Grigoryan Adelaide Guitar Festival Artistic Director Slava Grigoryan. Photo © Nate Schilling

The Festival is also expanding its regional events, with the On The Road program kicking off in February next year and set to reach audiences in Lobethal, Kangaroo Island, Mount Compass, Goolwa, Yorke Peninsula, Strathalbyn, Auburn, Mintaro, Riverton, Port Augusta and Eyre Peninsula.

“I’m so overjoyed that after years of expanding our programs, including increasing activity in our years between official Adelaide Guitar Festival dates, we have reached the point where we can program this jewel of a festival annually!” said Grigoryan. “With our winter schools, competitions, community events, regional performances and of course our flagship performances back at the Festival Centre, 2021 will mark a new era in our continued celebration of this beloved instrument. We are all absolutely ecstatic that we can build on inspiring and connecting with so many people...