European guitar show The Guitar Summit has announced that its in-person event planned for 2021 will no longer be happening, and instead will be postponed to September 2022. In March, organisers announced their intentions to hold an in-person event, however today explained that coronavirus-related uncertainty had forced them to delay.
Slated to happen from 17-19 September 2021, the event will now take place between 9-11 September 2022. Organisers took to Instagram to write: “When you look at the parks and beer gardens, you get the impression that life, as we have known and missed, is slowly picking up speed again. Unfortunately, this doesn’t hide the fact that it will probably take a while before cultural and musical events can take place again. In the meantime, most of the festivals for 2021 have been cancelled and sadly Corona affects us as well.
“We have invested a lot of time and effort in developing hygiene concepts over the last few months and, together with the crew from the Rosengarten in Mannheim, tried to make a guitar community event possible. The expectation of a significantly more relaxed pandemic situation in the summer also gave us reason to be optimistic.
“However, we were confronted with more and more difficulties in the planning due to constantly changing requirements and regulations, so that it won’t be possible to celebrate a Guitar Summit together with you in the usual wonderful atmosphere – with a variety of exhibitors, international artists and an attractive workshop and concert program!”
Organisers did note that, over the original weekend of 17-19 September 2021, they are planning an “exciting masterclass program,” and asked potential attendees to keep their diaries clear. Details are yet to be revealed, but it’s possible it will bear some similarities to 2020’s edition of the festival, which took place virtually.
Find out more at guitarsummit.de.