Stringmania acknowledges the traditional custodianship of Country across Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. We acknowledge in particular the Wurundjeri people as traditional custodians of the land upon which Stringmania Camp takes place. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connection to Country. We pay our respects to the Elders both past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australians.

Stringmania thanks  Bill and Dianne Sides

Finale Concert

We are pleased to announce that this year’s finale concert will be held at the Healesville Memo Hall in  the evening of Saturday October 5. Show starts at 7.30pm. Bookings are recommended and can be made through the Yarra Ranges Council. Go to our press page to download posters and fliers to share with friends and family.

Everyone is encouraged to participate but it is not compulsory. We will make use of the Warburton Bendigo Bank community bus and car-pooling is encouraged. Allow 50 minutes for travel from Arrabri Lodge. An all-camp rehearsal will be held on the day. Campers do not need tickets. The concert is open to the public and we encourage you to invite your friends, relatives and neighbours!

© Yarra Ranges Film Society 

We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the Warburton Fire Brigade (WFB), our community partners since 2016 and local legends Thomas Wilson, Hazel Clothier and Chris Nicholson. Hazel and Chris were our contacts for all things concert related in 2016 and Thomas, in addition to being a valued camp participant last year, went all out in his efforts as our liaison in 2018 to coordinate members to promote our concert at Yarra Valley Ecoss ('The Coop’ at this converted poultry farm scrubbed up quite nicely!) and to run a sausage sizzle, thoughtfully providing vegetarian sausages which went down a treat! We were happy to be able to share concert proceeds with them for the third year running and also appreciated support from the local SES with the logistical challenges of parking.

© Luke Chapman 

Stringmania is privileged to have enjoyed the support and partnership of the WFB as an organisation and of Thomas, Hazel and Chris personally as strong, active members of the Warburton community, both in terms of fire brigade responsibilities and active encouragement of and enthusiasm for bringing music to the local community. The work put in by the team at Yarra Valley Ecoss was also very much appreciated and went a long way to ensuring a sell-out, successful event. We look forward to seeing what future collaborations might bring!