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Back for its highly anticipated second year, Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival will bring together players, makers and enthusiasts of the stringed-persuasion for a weekend of guitar-fuelled entertainment in Margaret River from Friday, October 8 until Sunday, October 10.

Featuring many of Australia’s most prominent guitarists and luthiers, the 2021 Festival will celebrate the incredible artists and artisans we have in our own backyard, with live performances, exhibitions and demonstrations from guitar makers, retailers, gear manufacturers, distributors and more.

There will also be workshops, masterclasses and panel Q&As with artists and luthiers, while lovers of live music can expect everything from blues to roots, world to jazz, metal, rock, country, classical and more. The program will showcase the magic of strings in different forms, be it electric or acoustic, bass or mandolin, banjo or ukulele and beyond.

First announcements include Jeff Lang (pictured above), described as “Australia’s best roots music artisan” by Rolling Stone. Aussie music royalty Josh Cunningham (The Waifs) & Felicity Urquhart are set to be another highlight of the program, with 4 ARIA wins, 12 ARIA nominations and 13 Golden Guitars between them. They will be joined by WA Music’s reigning Best Bass Player Grace Barbe and 12-string fingerstyle shredder Jordan Mac, with more acts to be announced.

Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival hits Margaret River from Friday, October 8 until Sunday, October 10. For more info and to buy tickets head to humanitix.com.