TOMMY EMMANUEL c.g.p

Sat 11th August, The Enmore Theatre
Sun 12th August, The Concourse

with special guests

Nathan Cavaleri & Daniel Champagne (Enmore) 

Richard Smith (Concourse)

Australia’s world acclaimed acoustic guitar icon returns home this August.

KAKI KING

with special guest Daniel Champagne & Derek Gripper

The Neck Is a Bridge To The Body

Fri 10th August, Factory Theatre

Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, this is Kaki King at her visionary best.

BEIJING GUITAR DUO & GRIGORYAN BROTHERS

Fri 17th August, The Concourse

The world renowned duo debut in what promises to be an astounding evening of guitar virtuosity.

 

SYDNEY GUITAR FESTIVAL GALA

Thursday 9th August, The Concourse

From classical to blues, jazz to rock, the gala is the perfect chance to see some of Australia and the World's best guitarists doing what they do best.

PURPLE HAZE

The Jimi Hendrix Tribute

Saturday 11th August, The Concourse

Foxy Lady, Hey Joe, Watchtower, Purple Haze, Voodoo Chile. Culminating in a massive psychedelic fueled jam that you will never forget.

ALBERT LEE

with special guests The Spin Drifters & Lucky Oceans

Fri 17th August, The Brass Monkey
Sun 19th August, Factory Theatre

After decades playing with Eric Clapton to the Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris and Joe Cocker, Lee brings his rock and country roots to Sydney.

 

MARC RIBOT (US)

with Benjamin Hauptmann and Jess Green performing new material with their groups Danaïdes and Bright Sparks

Due to a family emergency, this performance will no longer be going ahead.

PEDRO JAVIER GONZÁLEZ (ESP)

with Paco Lara (ESP), Bandaluzia & Matt Withers

Sat 11th Aug, Concourse Concert Hall

Authentic Flamenco returns to the Sydney Guitar Festival with two of Spain’s most prominent flamenco guitarists performing with Australia’s premier Flamenco group Bandaluzia.

Z-STAR TRINITY (UK)

with Karen Lee Andrews

Fri 10 August, Factory Theatre

Shaking up the Australian blues scene, award-winning international artist Zee Gachette will be setting the stage alight with her high octane energy modern blues, psyche rock, folk n’ funk. 

 

The TURNER BROWN BAND (US/AUS)

with Shelley's Murder Boys

Fri 10 August, Leadbelly

A joint Australia/USA musical collaboration between Australian slide guitarist and music producer Dom Turner (of awarded blues act ‘Backsliders’ fame) and Ohio based ‘Sacred Steel’ vocalist and lap-slide guitar sensation Nikki D Brown, return to Australia following the success of the 2017 festival tours.

PIONEERS OF ROCK N ROLL

Dr Zane Banks & Drey Rollan

Sat 18th Aug

Awarded Live Performance of the Year at the 2017 Sydney Guitar Festival, this brilliant concept show comes to The Factory, featuring a 10 piece band of Sydney's finest musicians and a few very special guests.

LARGEST ELECTRIC GUITAR ENSEMBLE
WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

Featuring The Choirboys and James Morley (The Angels)

Sunday 12th Aug, The Concourse

A unique fundraising event for the Australian Children's Music Foundation giving you the chance to perform with The Choirboys and break a World Record!

 

SYDNEY JUNIOR GUITAR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Presented by Big Music

Sun 12th Aug, The Concourse

Big Music in association with Australis and Sydney Guitar Festival are thrilled to once again host the Sydney Junior Guitar Championships!

A fun and inclusive challenge for young guitarists to develop their skills; under pressure and in front of an audience!

MAKE A CIGAR BOX GUITAR

with Geoff Tonkin

Sat 18th Aug & Sun 19th Aug

Nothing beats the thrill of making and playing a musical instrument you have made yourself and this course offers you just that.

 

DEREK GRIPPER (RSA)

Thur 9th August, The Concourse

SGF Gala

Fri 10th August, The Factory

With Kaki King and Daniel Champagne

The remarkable South African guitarist Derek Gripper transcribes more music from West Africa’s kora masters for guitar to stunning effect.

RAY BEADLE BAND

With Special Guests!

Sat 11th Aug, The Brass Monkey

Sydney Guitar Festival 2018 Presents: An Evening with Ray Beadle & Friends

CARVIN JONES BAND

With Simon Kinny-Lewis

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this performance will no longer be going ahead.

 

 

BRIAN CAMPEAU

Get Blind with Brian! The Sequel.

Sun 12th Aug, Camelot

For the Sydney Guitar Festival, Brian will be arranging music for a unique performance where the audience is to be blindfolded.

TESSE

With Sorcha and Lisathe

Thu 16th Aug, The Golden Age

Sydney Guitar Festival and The Golden Age present Tesse - the collaborative project of Sydney based singer-songwriter Tom Stephens.

RICHARD SMITH (US)

Sun 12th Aug, The Concourse

 

SYDNEY GUITAR FESTIVAL & THE BRASS MONKEY PRESENT

DAMIAN WRIGHT, PACO LARA (ESP)

with The Dancing Fingers

Thu 16th Aug, The Brass Monkey

LUCKY OCEANS

Performing with The Spin Drifters and Albert Lee

Sun 19th Aug, Factory Theatre

HOLY GRAIL GUITAR EXHIBITION 

At Select Shows