The UK’s biggest guitar event, The Guitar Show, returns for a leap year edition in 2020, taking place at Birmingham’s Bingley Hall from 29 February to 1 March. In keeping with the expansion of the show over the last few years, it promises to be the biggest yet, with some hugely influential players already confirmed for the Live Stage.
Bernard Butler, ex-Suede guitarist and one of the most respected players of his generation, will be visiting The Guitar Show for a live Rig Rundown, while Skindred six-stringer Mikey Demus and Dorje/Toska shredder Rabea Massaad (in conjunction with D’Addario) will be performing live on the Saturday. Fast-rising UK star and recent Yamaha Guitars endorsee JJ Rosa will also take the stage on Sunday 1 March.
In the exhibition area, visitors will find the world’s major guitar brands very much in evidence with Marshall, Orange, Vigier, Roland, Eastman, Ibanez, Laney, Blackstar, Faith, Shergold, Peavey, ESP, Yamaha, Vox and Takamine joining renowned British builders including Rob Williams, Crimson Guitars, Gordon Smith, Patrick James Eggle, Chapman Guitars and AC Guitars on the show floor, with more to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Finally, the show will see the giveaway of the The Guitar Show Guitar – the instrument voted on and created by the event’s social media followers and built by some of the UK’s finest talent. With voting on specs almost complete, the one-off custom guitar sports a Crimson Dissident body, Hayden Williams neck with rosewood fingerboard, dual Oil City humbuckers and will feature Grainger Guitar Parts hardware and a finish by Rob Williams. The final voting rounds will take place on the Guitar Show Facebook page and one lucky winner will walk away with the unique instrument at the show.
Tickets for The Guitar Show are priced at £12.50 in advance (£8 for children between 8-16 years of age) and £15 / £10 respectively on the door. Tickets can be booked via The Ticket Factory from the show website at www.theguitarshow.co.uk