Northern Guitar Shows Ltd will be hosting this new guitar show in the London area. The South of England Guitar Show will be held at Kempton Park Racecourse on 23rd October 2016 from 10am to 4.30pm. The event will follow the extremely successful model that NGS Ltd have been promoting in the North where they have had more than 60 events in the last 20 years including the annual North West Guitar Show and Merseyside Guitar Show.
The organiser, Peter Hoarty, said, “We have been asked many times to bring our style of affordable, grass roots guitar shows to the South and we have now located a venue which ticks all the boxes. Our shows have always been based on the principle of value for money for exhibitors and the public. That includes an affordable entrance fee for visitors, moderate exhibitor prices with no added extras, free parking for all and good transport links.”
There is space in the main exhibition hall at Kempton Park for more than 140 exhibitors and there will be live music included in a separate hall with bands, workshops and demos. The show is based on the American style of table-top exhibition and is very much a retail event with buying, selling and trading of new, vintage and used guitars, amps, pedals and accessories encouraged.
Registration is open to any business with guitar-related products including retailers, distributors, manufacturers, luthiers, boutique makers and even private collectors and dealers.
Public admission will be £10 (no advance tickets – pay on the door). Accompanied under-12’s free.
Trade and private exhibitor spaces are available now starting at £75. Space is limited and more than 110 exhibitors are already confirmed including dealers from France, Netherlands and Belgium.
The live music stage will feature legendary blues rocker and former Argent frontman, John Verity with his band presented by Fret-King Guitars. John has performed alongside Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Ringo Starr, The Who and countless others.
Cole Clark will feature JON HART, a virtuoso percussive acoustic stylist and singer songwriterwhile Lazy J Custom Amps present a vintage guitar workshop with renowned guitarist, historian, collector and expert, Phil Harris.
Working with Bose Professional systems superb folk duo, The Huers will showcase their great playing, superb songs and amazing harmonies and GAK presents ace session guitarist James Roberts with the latest Roland/Boss products.
NGS Ltd sponsors are Vintage Guitars and Fret-King Guitars with John Hornby Skewes Ltd, the Musicians’Union and Guitar & Bass Magazine.
PA is provided by Bose Ltd.
Live music schedule
10.45am James Roberts
11.30am The Huers
12.15pm Jon Hart
1.15pm The John Verity Band
2.30pm Phil Harris