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List of Bluegrass Music Festivals

Huck Finn Festival, 2007

This is a list of bluegrass music festivals that have resource articles or are otherwise verified by an independent, reliable, published source. This list may have some overlap with the umbrella topic list of folk festivals, and more complete overlap with list of country music festivals.

Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and a subgenre of country music. Bluegrass was inspired by the music of Appalachia.[1] It has mixed roots in Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and English[2] traditional music, and also later influenced by the music of African-Americans[3] through incorporation of jazz elements.


North America



Festival name City/Venue Country Remarks
Didmarton Bluegrass Festival United Kingdom
Güglinger Bluegrass Festival Germany
European World of Bluegrass Lichtenvoorde Netherlands
Bluegrass Beeg Netherlands
Lonesome Pine Indoor Country Festival Sunne Värmland Sweden[4] Usually held in January.
Bluegrass Outlaw Party Club Heidegger, grote Kerkplein 70, Rotterdam Netherlands[5] Usually held in February.
Gainsborough Old Time Festival Gainsborough United Kingdom[6] Usually held in February.
International Workshop of Acoustic Music Virton Belgium[7] Usually held in April.
Sore Fingers Week Kingham United Kingdom[8] One week festival usually held in April
Stage Bluegrass en Gascogne 32330 Gondrin France[9] Usually held in April.
Kilkenny Rhythm 'n' Roots Festival Kilkenny Ireland[10] Roots music with an Irish and oldtime flavour
Bordergrass Hopelands in Weobley Herefordshire United Kingdom[11]
Alie Rohling Festival "Pickers against Cancer"[12] zaal de Loo - Looweg 38 Coevorden Netherlands Beneficial concert, all funds raised go to the Dutch Cancer Foundation.
SC 40 jaar Farewell Reunion Festival De Muzeval, Emmen Netherlands[13] Bluegrass & acoustic country a one-time only event to celebrate the completion of 40 years of Strictly Country magazine - European & US groups[]
Venner Folk Frühling Venne Germany[14] accent on folk
13th Oldtime Music Meeting Wippenhausen Kirchdorf Germany[15] Musicians only registration mandatory
Orwell Bluegrass Festival Orwell Crossing United Kingdom[16] -
Banjoree European 5-String Banjo Meeting Hagen Germany[17] Gathering of banjopickers, also with guitar and mandolin workshops. Held every second year
International Bühl Bluegrass Festival Bühl Germany[18] established 2002, city sponsorship
Bath Americana Festival Bath United Kingdom[19] -
Red Wine Bluegrass Party Genova Italy[20] two nights show featuring Red Wine with guest artists from the US
Boe't n Deure Odoorn Netherlands[21] Bluegrass concerts held in a small cafe
Spring Bluegrass Festival Alberswil/Willisau Switzerland[22] Last event 2019, now discontinued .
Jamboree Strakonice Czech Republic[23] -
Sacrewell Spring Camp (Friends of American Oldtime Music and Dance) Gainsborough United Kingdom[6] -
EWOB Convention & Tradeshow Voorthuizen Netherlands[24] about 50 bands, on 3 days, international lineup
Coastline Bluegrass Music Event Bryn Ffanigl Ganol Farm, Dolwen, Llanddulas, Wales United Kingdom[25] -
Karl May Festival Radebeul Radebeul Germany[26] celebrating bluegrass while celebrating Germany´s wild west author
Hamawé Roots Festival Ethe/Virton Belgium[27][28] on the Farm Roiseux
GrevenGrass Bluegrassfestival Greven Germany[29] -
FBMA Spring Bluegrass Weekend (Pentecôte) près de Rennes, à la Maison Familiale Rurale Horticole "Les Rabinardières" France
Ruotsinpyhtää Bluegrass Rendezvous Helsinki Finland[30] Finland´s oldest bluegrass festival, first held in 1988
Annual La Grange Rouge Bluegrass and French Folk TRAD EN FETE La Grange Rouge France[31] Usually held in June
Big Bear Festival De Kimme, Zuidlaren Netherlands[32] bluegrass & acoustic country music - European & US bands
Banjo Jamboree Caslav Czech Republic


oldest running European bluegrass festival. Camping and included and international lineup
Festival sur la Route de Tullins Isere France[34] -
Internationales Kötzer Country Music Festival Günzhalle, 89359 Koetz Germany[35] -
Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival Westport, Co. Mayo Ireland[36] Established in 2007; international lineup
Choteborský d?em Letna 255, 583 01 Chotebor +420776311290 Czech Republic[37]
East Anglian Bluegrass Festival Steeple Morden United Kingdom[38] Youth performances
Haapavesi Folk Festival Haapavesi Finland[39] -
TFF Rudolstadt (roots folk world music) Rudolstadt Germany[40] City organized
Lida Country Festival Lida Sweden[41] -
Åmåls Blues Fest Åmål Sweden[42] Usually held in July.
Torsåker Bluegrass Festival Torsaker Sweden[43] / -
North Wales Bluegrass Festival Conwy, Wales United Kingdom[44] established 1989
Munich BlueGrass Festival Munich Germany[45] Music at the farm
Bluegrass Festival Gunderinseli Thun Switzerland[46] -
Athy Bluegrass Festival Athy Ireland[47] Ireland's oldest annual Bluegrass event, established 1991
Americana Festival Newark United Kingdom[48]
UTV Country Fest Aura Complex Letterkenny, Donegal Ireland[49] -
Nääsville Bluegrass Festival Frölunda Sweden[50]
Risor Bluegrass Festival Risor Norway[51] music on stage and workshops - with workshops the week preceding the festival
Cerexhe Festival Cerexhe Belgium[52] Country, Established 1985
Totaalfestival Bladel Netherlands[53]
Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge United Kingdom[54] -
Country Rendez-Vous Craponne sur Arzon France[55] It's more a country than a bluegrass festival and should be removed ;-)
Guildtown Bluegrass Festival Guildtown United Kingdom[56] -
Lonesome Pine Festival Canis-Lysvik Sweden[4] -
La Roche International Bluegrass Festival La Roche-sur-Foron France[57] -
International Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival Abaliget Hungary Three days of bluegrass and acoustic music on a lakeside in the Hungarian countryside.
Surrey Mini Bluegrass Festival Mickleham Village Hall United Kingdom[58] -
Sacrewell Summer Camp (Friends Of American Oldtime Music And Dance) Gainsborough United Kingdom[59] -
Bluegrass Family Festival Stetten Switzerland[60] family operated gathering place for the Swiss bluegrass community.

Discontinued since 2016

Gränna Bluegrass Festival Gränna Sweden[61] 30th anniversary in 2007
Floralia Country Festival Oosterhout Netherlands[62] -
Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival Dunmore East Ireland[63] established 1995
Tønder Folk Festival Tønder Denmark[64] international folk and bluegrass acts
Didmarton Bluegrass Festival Kemble Airfield Didmarton United Kingdom[65] international lineup
Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival Omagh, Northern Ireland United Kingdom[66] held in a historic folk park[clarification needed] established 1992 international lineup
Bluegrass Marathon Borovany u Tachova Czech Republic[67] established 1979
Picnic Festival Namur Belgium[68] Bluegrass & Celtic Festival
Int. Bluegrass Meeting Kulturgewächshaus Birkenried Gundelfingen Germany[35] Music in the Greenhouse
Sunny Mountain Bluegrass Festival Stettfurt Switzerland[69]
The Open House Festival Bangor, Northern Ireland United Kingdom[70] Six days of roots music in the centre of Belfast
Gower Bluegrass Festival Parkmill, Gower, Wales United Kingdom[71] -
Sweet Sunny South Festival Hastings United Kingdom[72] -
Cornish Bluegrass Festival Newquay United Kingdom[73] since 2004
Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival Longford Ireland[74] Irish Traditional, American Bluegrass, and Folk Music
Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival Moniaive, Dumfries, Scotland United Kingdom[75] -
Bruff Bluegrass Festival Main St, Bruff, Co. Limerick Ireland[76] This event takes place in three venues over three evenings with late night mike sessions. Banjo and guitar workshops and picking gatherings in afternoon on Sunday.
Pick Your Passion Camp Munich Aschau/Chiemgau, n/Munich Germany[77] -
Sore Fingers Weekend Kingham United Kingdom[8] learning music and jamming
Bluegrass Beeg Grevenbicht Sittard-Geleen Netherlands[78] Bluegrass music festival. Autism friendly .
Old Time Country Festival Breitisaal 8185 Winkel Switzerland[79] organized by American folk club Rocking Chair


See also


  1. ^ Cantwell, Robert (2003). Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-07117-1.
  2. ^ Olive Dame Campbell & Cecil J. Sharp, English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, Comprising 122 Songs and Ballads, and 323 Tunes, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1917, pg xviii.
  3. ^ Olson, Ted; Cavender, Anthony P. (2009). A Tennessee Folklore Sampler: Selections from the Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin, 1935-2009. Univ. of Tennessee Press. pp. 323-324. ISBN 978-1-57233-668-1.
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  11. ^ "Bordergrass 2010". Archived from the original on 2012-01-14. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "6th Alie Rohling Festival "Pickers Against Cancer" (Netherlands)". Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Welkom op de website van het SC40 Farewell Reunion Festival". Archived from the original on 2011-12-01. Retrieved .
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  30. ^ "Rootsinpyhtää Bluegrass & Rendezvous 2015". Archived from the original on 2018-08-08. Retrieved .
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  34. ^ Artigue Thomas. "Sur la route de Tullins - 15 Edition - Nina Attal - June et Luna - Julian Perretta - Richard Galliano-Tangaria Quartet". Retrieved .
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  40. ^ "TFF Rudolstadt - das größte Folk-Roots-Weltmusik-Festival Deutschlands - TFF Rudolstadt 2. - 5. Juli 2015". Retrieved .
  41. ^ "Vilda västern - Festivaler". Archived from the original on December 17, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  42. ^ "Åmål´s Blues Fest". Retrieved .
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  44. ^ "The 27th International Bluegrass Music and Dance". Retrieved .
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  46. ^ "Willkommen auf der Homepage des AVCC | The Aare Valley Country Club". 2013-03-25. Retrieved .
  47. ^ "Athy Bluegrass Festival". Archived from the original on 2018-11-13. Retrieved .
  48. ^ "Americana International Show". Archived from the original on 2017-09-25. Retrieved .
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  54. ^ "Cambridge Live". Retrieved .
  55. ^ "Orange". Retrieved .
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  61. ^ "Gränna Musikfrämjande - Välkomstsida". 2003-09-01. Retrieved .
  62. ^ "Welkom bij Floralia Country Music & Dance". Retrieved .
  63. ^ "Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival". Retrieved .
  64. ^ "Tønder Festival". Archived from the original on 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2015.
  65. ^ "Didmarton Bluegrass Festival". Archived from the original on 2015-05-19. Retrieved 2015.
  66. ^ "Bluegrass Omagh". Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2015.
  67. ^ "Bluegrass marathon - Borovany". 2015-02-21. Retrieved .
  68. ^ "Document sans titre". Retrieved .
  69. ^ "Sunny Mountain Grass Homepage". Retrieved .
  70. ^ "Open House - Festival Line-Up All Year Round". 2015-03-19. Retrieved .
  71. ^ "Gower Bluegrass". Archived from the original on May 20, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  72. ^ "Sweet Sunny South Home Page". Archived from the original on 2003-08-08. Retrieved .
  73. ^ "Home - Cornish Bluegrass Association". Archived from the original on 2019-08-24. Retrieved .
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  75. ^ "Welcome to". Retrieved .
  76. ^ "BRUFF BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014". 2013-10-06. Retrieved .
  77. ^ "Bluegrass Camp". Retrieved .
  78. ^ "Bluegrass Beeg". Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved .
  79. ^ "Big STONE Old Time Country Band - Home". Retrieved .

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