I thought I would give you an update on The Guitar Show, whats new, artists etc. I'm really pleased with how the show has come together this year, if you want to have up-to date info the website is the best place www.theguitarshow.co.uk
Lots of new exhibitors this year, some of the highlights include:
Alex Bishop Guitars
Red Beard Effects
Chowny Bass Guitars
returning after a break
Chicken Bone John
Obviously The Fretboard is there with a stand
The live stage looks pretty strong:
Duel with the Devil
Bernard Butler (Rig Rundown)
Mick & Dan with That Pedal Show live
Plus others TBA
Focusrite are returning with the Masterclass stage, I was talking to them on Friday, looks like they have some great artists lined up, I should get the full details as soon as we get back after Christmas.
Anasounds are considering running a build your own pedal session at the show, subject to getting the insurance sorted, I think that this will be something new and different at a guitar show - I'm not looking forward to the risk assessment
I've a new noise policy that will ensure more quiet times to try and curb the issues from 2019.
Prices are the same again, £12.50 in advance or £15 on the day*
Car parking is free, but limited, all the streets around the venue are free. I've put the buses that stop outside the venue, plus trams and time to walk from the city centre, all on the "about" page on the website.
The amazing curry and the Barista return.
If I've missed anything, or you have any questions, let me know.
Merry Christmas everyone.
*I'll answer the transaction fee thing here, before it gets bought up again, there is a transaction fee, I can't do anything about it, it covers the ticket printing, an envelope, a stamp and someone's time to sort all that, but it is a single fee, so if you are buying 1 ticket it is a pain, if you are buying 2 - 1000 its just the same single fee. Print at home tickets still carry a charge because you then have to hire the machines that read them.