The Guitar Show has announced a return for 2020, taking place at Birmingham’s Bingley Hall from Saturday 29 February to Sunday 1 March. The organisers promise “the biggest show yet,” confirming some major names to appear and perform.
Ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler will be showcasing his gear in a live rig rundown, while Skindred’s and Redbeard Effects’ Mikey Demus will join Toska and Dorje’s Rabea Massaad for a performance on the Saturday. Guitarist JJ Rosa will be performing on Sunday 1 March.
The exhibition area will be home to hear from 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. British builders including Rob Williams, Crimson Guitars, Gordon Smith, Patrick James Eggle, Chapman Guitars and AC Guitars will also appear on the show floor, with more to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The show will also see the giveaway of the ‘The Guitar Show Guitar’ – which has been designed in collaboration with the event’s followers on social media. Voting for the guitar’s specs is almost complete, with the one-off custom guitar already set to feature a Crimson Dissident body, a Hayden Williams neck with rosewood fingerboard, two Oil City humbuckers, Grainger Guitar Parts hardware and a finish by Rob Williams. The final voting rounds will take place on The Guitar Show’s Facebook page, with the winner of the giveaway being announced at the event.
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. More information at theguitarshow.co.uk.