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Tommy Emmanuel To Honour Late Brother Phil At Sydney Guitar Festival

18 June 2018 | 1:18 pm | Staff Writer

Following the music legend's passing last month.

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Tommy Emmanuel will honour late brother Phil during his performance at the Sydney Guitar Festival this August. 

The two Australian music legends were set to perform together at the event before Phil passed away in May due to a sudden asthma attack

Emmanuel has confirmed he will incorporate a "very special tribute" to his brother during his headlining set.

It comes after the revered guitarist issued a statement on Phil's passing, writing, "We shared everything, and he taught me about kindness, giving, listening, how to love people as they are". 

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The Sydney Guitar Festival has also confirmed the third and final round of acts for the event, including South Africa's Derek Gripper, 'The New King Of Strings' Carvin Jones, Australia's own Ray Beadle and Brian Campeau.

The new names join a line-up that already boasts the likes of Kaki King, Grigoryan Brother, Albert Lee and The Brewster Brothers. 

The festival goes down at The Concourse in Chatswood on Sunday 12 August; for more details, head over to theGuide.