TERRIFIC OPENING NIGHT FOR 2017
Well Friday night is done and dusted and we are all raring to go for the rest of the weekend. The camping areas are filling fast, the Chalkboard concert was delightful, the pub is jumping, as are the session tents on the oval! A little bit of the wet stuff fell, but not enough to dampen spirits. The rest of the weekend is looking good! See below and on the Performers and the Programme pages.
If you haven’t attended before, Guildford is a small settlement in Central Victoria, Australia, around 12km south of Castlemaine, and 25km north of Daylesford. The Banjo Jamboree was set up in 2004 to celebrate and highlight the banjo, its forms and its music. It is held on the weekend which corresponds to the third Friday in September each year. To find out more about the Jamboree, please click here (the About link on the menu bar). Other links will give you further information about the Jamboree and its program and facilities..
updates september 15th 2017
1 If you are coming up, please don’t forget to bring cash and warm clothes, as mentioned already!
2. The morning workshops, the Family session (10.15am), the Parade and Banjo Photo under the Big Tree (Noon), the afternoon and evening concerts, and the Saturdee Night Dance are all great Saturday events. Come and enjoy. Day and session tickets available.
updates september 13th 2017
1 The full program is now online – view by clicking on the “Performers” or the “Programme” link
2. The ticket pricing schedule is also online – click on the “tickets” link.
updates september 6th 2017
Please bring cash with you. Our ticket sales are “cash only” and there are limited Eftpos facilities in Guildford. Otherwise it will mean a trip for you into Castlemaine.
Bring warm clothes! It can get rather chilly, particularly at night.
Yummy food will be available from the Guildford Hotel, the General Store, the CFA and the pizza van, but food sometimes runs out after lunch on Sunday – so it’s a good idea to bring some supplies of your own if you are staying on Sunday night.
updates september 3rd 2017
Performance program full – no more applications please.
No camping Wednesday night 13th.
No vehicles on Big Tree Park – camping only
Smoking laws changed.
- PERFORMANCE PROGRAM FULL
All concert and workshop artists/presenters have been booked, so no further applications will be accepted for this year.
- ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS
*** CONCERT PERFORMERS:
Friday 15th: Slim Dime
Saturday 16th: Banjo Bear and friends Family Show, Simon Carroll, Mysterious Mose, Rex and the Hapless Brakemen, Dancing with the Angels, Moonlighting Jug Band, Ballarat Grammar Bluegrass Band, Ironbark String Band, Moosejaw Rifle Club.
Sunday 17th: Gospel Singalong with Dancing with the Angels, Spaghetti Western, By Invitation Only, Scary Family Band, Tequila Mockingbird, The Burning Bridges, Cat and Clint, The Southern Bluegrass Band, Goose’s Bridle.
Saturday Morning: Neil Barr, Chris Ryan, Peter Somerville, Simon Carroll, Stan Gottschalk
Sunday Morning: Jim Golding, Fred Pribac, Richard MacEwan, Brent Davey, Gus MacMillan
- NO CAMPING IN ANY AREA ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 13TH.
Previously we have allowed folks who wished to register as a volunteer for the Thursday to camp on the Wednesday night. Due to our decreased worker base we are not allowing camping on the Wednesday night in any of our event areas (all of which require permits and payments to various bodies). If you wish to come in on the Wednesday night, contact us and we will find a spot for you on private property, then you can move to the designated area of your choice from 8am on the Thursday.
- NO VEHICLES AT ALL ON BIG TREE PARK.
This direction has come from the Mount Alexander Shire Council, but we have been able to negotiate with the council officers to allow tents/gazebos in the park. If you have previously parked here and drawn power from a nearby residence for medical reasons, we may be able to assist with driveway parking at nearby properties.
- NO SMOKING IN OUTDOOR EATING AREAS.
The changes to smoking laws in this state now prohibit smoking in outdoor eating areas. We ask Jamboree patrons to please observe all “No Smoking” signage at the hotel, the General Store and the Stables Wine Bar during the Jamboree.
*** FURTHER NEWS REGARDING THE 2017 JAMBOREE TO FOLLOW. KEEP A WATCH ON THE WEBSITE.
Jeanette Gillespie (Acting Committee Chairperson and Programmer).
Phone: 03 5473 4201 / 0414 732 667
Mail: PO Box 917 Guildford Vic 3451