Adelaide Guitar Festival

Concerts since 2007

An immersive winter festival celebrating the world’s most popular instrument.

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.

  • 2016

    • Abigail Washburn
    • Adelaide Guitar Festival Orchestra
    • Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
    • Aleksandr Tsiboulski
    • Andrew Ford
    • Australian String Quartet
    • Bandaluzia
    • Bela Fleck
    • Ben Hauptmann
    • Benjamin Northey
    • Bogdan Mihailescu
    • Brian Blade
    • Cruisin' Deuces
    • Damian Wright
    • Daniel Champagne
    • Flamenco Areti
    • Francisco Bernier
    • Genevieve Chadwick
    • Guitarissimo
    • Josh Earl
    • Karin Schaupp
    • Ken Murray
    • Larry Grenadier
    • Leonard Grigoryan
    • Maria Bermudez
    • Massimo Scattolin
    • Matt Walker
    • Paul Svoboda
    • Punch Brothers
    • Ricardo Gallén
    • Richard Charlton
    • Sergio Ercole
    • Shane Reilly
    • Slava Grigoryan
    • Tama Matheson
    • The Panics
    • Velvet Moth
    • Wolfgang Muthspiel
    • Zane Banks
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