What is stringfest?
StringFest is a celebration of stringed instruments, especially, but not only, those made in Tasmania and/or from Tasmanian fine timbers, the luthiers who build them and the musicians who play them.
The Aims of Deloraine StringFest Tasmania are:
To present a festival of stringed instruments, showcasing Tasmanian luthiers, Tasmanian tone-woods and instruments;
To recognise Tasmanian instrumentalists and provide a social gathering for musicians, both professional and amateur;
To highlight the craft of luthiers and the pre-eminence of Tasmanian timbers used world-wide to create quality crafted stringed instruments; and
To provide ongoing recognition of Deloraine as a centre for craft and arts excellence.
Deloraine StringFest runs over the whole town of Deloraine and there are over 30 performers at several venues. There are also buskers, exhibitions and Free entertainment all weekend. There is no weekend ticket and all ticket sales will be at the door of each venue on a first come basis. The exception will be the Heartstrings Quartet. Only 300 tickets are available, and bookings and payments can be made at the StringFest Central HQ, 22 Emu Bay Road, or by phone 0437 195 026.