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Byron Bay Guitar Festival | Sunday Workshops & Masterclasses

Image: Jeff Martin, photo supplied by the Byron Bay Guitar Festival.
The Byron Bay Guitar Festival (BBGF) is returning on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018 at the Byron Bay Brewery for its second year.
Amongst the incredible line-up is British India, Ash Grunwald, Jeff Martin (The Tea Party), Lloyd Spiegel, Hussy Hicks, Opal Ocean, The Fumes, Dallas Frasca, Steve Edmonds, Joel McDonald, Nathan Kaye, Tullara, Minnie Marks, Shai Shriki, and many more.
Apart from widespread praise for the quality of line-up, this small local festival that prides itself on being accessible to all, is being touted as the ‘biggest bargain of a festival you could imagine’, when you can see 30+ artists who might cost the price of a one day festival ticket to see alone, and then add on the impressive guitar market, masterclasses and workshops worth their weight in gold, major raffles, brewery atmosphere, an intimate setting in which to rub shoulders with heroes of the guitar, and charity support offered by this event, you have to be asking yourself why this isn’t the one festival you are compelled to be part of.
After rocking out to shredders and getting inspired by British India, The Fumes, Dallas Frasca, Legs Electric and more on Saturday, guitar lovers and aficionados will have the opportunity to really indulge in this ‘guitar lovers heaven’ on Sunday. As well as a guitar market (bring the credit card!), and performances from more legends including Ash Grunwald, Steve Edmonds, The Soul Movers, Nathan Kaye and more, get up close and personal in the guitar masterclasses.


SAE Qantum Byron Bay is presenting a series of intimate theatre-style masterclasses and workshops with some of Australia’s masters of the six-string, and featuring some of the world’s moist celebrated guitar brands. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for beginners and advanced players alike. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect:
Jeff Martin presented by Byron Music
Jeff will be talking through guitar ‘alternate tunings’ that he has created and used throughout The Tea Party and solo works. These alternate tunings have been used to create the multi-faceted soundscapes that have become a renowned signature for Jeff’s music. Jeff will run through some of the Tea Party’s most intricate songs and discuss the method behind the music.
Lloyd Spiegel presented by Wazinator Stompboxes
Join Lloyd Spiegel (AU blues legend) and Warwick Porter (Wazinator Stompbox founder) in this rare discussion and demonstration of acoustic guitar technique. Lloyd will reveal his secrets to playing fast, singing loud and his methods of connecting to the audience. Warwick will introduce the range of Wazinator acoustic stompboxes and their different features. This workshop will be fun and informative and offer an up close and personal experience with one of Australia’s greatest blues players.
Joining these toe legends is flamenco freaks Opal Ocean presented by Yamaha, Angus Marshall presented by Fender, and a special workshop by Pro Music. Stay tuned for more info on these.
The masterclasses are extremely popular and there is limited seating available, so get in quick!
Byron Bay Guitar Festival is an all ages event, and supports the charity Be Happy Music Club.
Tickets are $50 for one day or $90 for two and are ON SALE NOW at