Birmingham’s Guitar Show on course to set records

Birmingham’s Guitar Show on course to set records

The UK’s hugely popular Guitar Show returns to Birmingham’s Bingley Hall on 23-24 February 2019, having already booked almost 90% of its exhibition space to some of the world’s favourite guitar, amplification and effects brands, the organiser reports.

Among the manufacturers confirmed to be showcasing new gear in 2019 are Marshall, Orange, Bareknuckle, Roland, Diezel, Eastman, Laney, Ibanez, Peavey, Faith, Blackstar and Ernie Ball/Musicman. Focusrite, Shure and Source Distribution.

Organiser, Jason Hunt, says: ‘I’ve been overwhelmed by the response of the industry to The Guitar Show since its inception in 2015, and really proud that it’s now the biggest guitar event in the UK.

‘This is the second year that we’ve sold nearly 90% of the available exhibition space so far in advance of next year’s event – and that’s very gratifying. It’s a real vote of confidence in our track record of delivering a great audience of guitar enthusiasts over the weekend, attracted by the biggest brands in the industry and some incredible talent

‘I’ve always been driven to work collaboratively with the industry to deliver a show that really works for manufacturers, independent makers, distributors and visitors alike. I think that’s why the response has been so positive. And I look to continuing to developing the event in the same fashion over the coming years.’

Alongside the established electric and acoustic exhibitions, The Guitar Show live stage will again host an array of British talent. Among the highlights, Status Quo’s John “Rhino” Edwards will be taking to the stage with side project Rhino’s Revenge. Featuring FM guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and drummer Richard Newman (Paul Rodgers, Rory Gallagher, Steve Marriott, Glenn Hughes), the band will be playing songs from their second album, released a mere 17 years after their debut.

‘We’ve seen Dan Hawkins from The Darkness, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and Chris Buck wow the crowds in the last few years and that adds real depth to the event,’ says Hunt. ‘The fact that manufacturers like Marshall, Vigier and Blackstar have worked with us to bring these players to the show is always really well-received by visitors, and we’re looking forward to a really exciting live stage line-up in 2019’.

Tickets for The Guitar Show 2019 are priced at £12.50 (£8 for under-16s) in advance and available from


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