The 2013 festival aims to continue the tradition of the past 24 years of bluegrass and old-time music hosted in the small mountain community of Harrietville in northern Victoria. The festival is being coordinated by the recently formed Australasian Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association Incorporated which is currently accepting memberships in preparation for the 213 festival.
The broad mission of ABOTMA is to support the teaching, performance, and promotion of bluegrass & old-time music. This includes:
- sponsoring and coordinating workshops, masterclasses, and music seminars
- organising performances by bands and solo artists in urban and rural concerts and festivals
- awarding scholarships and prizes for achievements in bluegrass & old-time music
- cooperating and collaborating with affiliated music organisations
The artist list for the 2013 festival is as follows: