Last hurrah for Wignalls concert

By Ian Beeck | posted on January 9, 2020

IN A sad moment for the Albany music scene, the final Wignalls Vintage Music Festival will be held tomorrow after 24 years of memorable events.

Hosting large events over such a period of time is an exhausting process, and 2020 sees the retirement of organisers Rob and Claire Wignall with the last vintage music festival.

Rob said this makes the festival very special for anybody that has been here before.

“With more than 62,000 people attending over the years creating many memories, relationships, marriages and fun, come along for the last hoorah,” he said.

“Those people that met their girlfriend at the show who is now their wife and mother of their children, re-visit the event.

“After 24 years of events, we have selected these special memorable acts by popular demand, with sell-out shows in 2011 and 2015.

“The prestige of this famous festival continues to be far-reaching with 2020 bringing to Albany a rare performance of headline acts back by popular demand – The Blues Brothers Revue, Ash Grunwald and the Vibrolators – who will create music and history for the 19th Wignalls Vintage Music Festival in the grounds of Wignalls Winery at Albany.”

The Blues Brothers are here to celebrate 40 years since the release of the famous Blues Brothers film.

Grunwald is playing in Albany to release his much-anticipated international tour, yet another coup for the event and possibly the last time the Great Southern will see him with his booming popularity.

Ticket holders are welcomed onsite from 4.30pm to kick back and relax with a picnic basket and blanket in the gardens while listening to great musical talent.

Although car parking is available on-site, free public transport will be available to return to Albany’s CBD from 10.30pm.

Full bar and food facilities will be available for all patrons. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.

Tickets are $75.00 +bf via or if available at the gate on the day.

Photo ID is essential for entry into licensed areas.

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