Guitarra - Paco Peña & the Grigoryan Brothers

with Jim Pennell, Phil Manning & Joe Robinson*

Sat 26 August, The Concourse
Sun 27 August, Enmore Theatre

Led by Paco Peña, Guitarra brings together arguably the world’s finest guitarists over a diverse selection of musical genres.

Richie Kotzen

Fri 25 August, Factory Theatre

with special guest Claude Hay
Guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen burst onto the heavy metal scene as a teenager with a lightning-fast guitar technique.

Sheryl Bailey

Wed 23 August, Venue 505

The incredible Jazz guitar of Sheryl Bailey comes to Sydney joined by heavyweight Tenor Saxophonist Roger Manins (NZ) and Sydney rhythm giants Andrew Dickeson and Ashley Turner.

Crossroads - Our Greatest Pay Homage to Eric Clapton

Friday 25 August, The Concourse

Seven great guitarists step out of the shadows of those pesky lead vocalists to cover tracks from Clapton’s entire career through The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Cream, Derek & the Dominoes and his solo material.

Sarah McLeod

with special guest Matt Boylan-Smith

Thu 24 August, Factory Theatre

Lead singer/guitarist for 3x ARIA Award winning rock band The Superjesus, Sarah McLeod brings an intimate evening to The Factory Floor.

James Norbert Ivanyi

Sat 26 August, Factory Theatre

Sydney’s own instrumental guitar prodigy James Norbert Ivanyi celebrates his eagerly anticipated 4th EP DENALAVIS.

Acoustic Uprising

Sydney film premiere + Q&A + Live perfomance

Saturday 26 August, The Concourse

We will be hosting the Sydney Premiere of the highly anticipated Acoustic Uprising. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director and an exclusive performance by  Van Larkins.

BB King, Chuck Berry & Beyond

Pioneers of Rock n Roll

Saturday 26 August, The Concourse

This concert will take the audience on a musical journey through the Mississippi Delta to the streets of St Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee where the will hear the blues songs that helped shaped rock n roll.


Saturday 26 August, Factory Theatre

These three iconic artists will each present a set of their finest original compositions in a variety of arrangements, followed by a unique and exciting collaboration exploring some of the Slide pioneers from around the globe. 

Joe Robinson

with guests Michael Fix & Adam Miller

Thursday 24 August, Leadbelly

Don't miss Nashville-based guitar virtuoso Joe Robinson! Walking the tightrope between the instrumental music that has put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz and R&B that is entirely his own.

Damian Wright

with special guests

Friday 25 August, Venue 505

Damian Wright will perform a rare solo flamenco recital in which he will present the extraordinary variety of musical styles within the flamenco guitar tradition. With influences from it's most historical origins to the most contemporary and personal interpretations of this incredible art form.

Brian Campeau

Get blind with Brian!

Thursday 24 August, Django Bar

Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is much less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. That’s because some people don’t like his sense of humour, but that’s ok, right?

Sydney Junior Guitar Championships

Saturday 26 August, The Concourse

Sydney Guitar Festival in Association with Big Music are very excited to be hosting the inaugural Sydney Junior Guitar Championships. Do you have what it takes to be crowned Sydney's best young guitarist?