Here are 7 reasons why you can’t miss the UK Guitar Show

The UK Guitar Show will take place this coming weekend at at London’s Olympia.

The two-day event will be packed with things to see and do in what promises to be the ultimate celebration of the guitar.

Here, we’ve listed seven reasons why you can’t miss this amazing weekend. So grab your tickets, and get ready for an unforgettable experience. 

1. Inspiring Artists
The weekend will see a range of live performances from guitarists from across musical genres, including Alice Cooper’s guitarist Nita Strauss, Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, folk legend Martin Simpson and blues-rock sensation Simon McBride. Two more yet-to-be-announced artists will also take to the Main Stage over the two days.

2. Gear Galore
Get ready to drool over equipment from the biggest names in the business, including Faith, Peavey, Shergold, Auden, Blackstar, Fender, Ovation, Gretsch, Takamine, Jackson, Vox, Marshall, PRS, Ernie Ball, Music Man, Yamaha, Line 6 and much more.

3. Learn Something New
You’ll be able to attend workshops, clinics and sessions on a huge range of topics – from rock’n’roll for beginners, to using harmony, scales and chords to create more interesting melodies. All the sessions will be run by experts including YouTube sensation Justin Sandercoe.

4. Vintage & Rare
Get up close and personal with 21 of Rory Gallagher's iconic guitars, including his legendary '61 Strat. Marshall, Vox and Orange will also exhibit landmark amps from the last 60 years, plus expect gear and performances from Seven Decades.

5. Guitarist of the Year
The Guitarist Of The Year competitions with PRS and Takamine will shine a light on the world’s greatest amateur guitarists. Watch the finalists show off their skills to a panel of star judges live on stage at the UK Guitar Show.

6. Special performances
Don't miss a never-to-be-repeated set of Cream and Jimi Hendrix classics from The Cream Experience on Saturday evening, or the Telecaster, Les Paul and Strat focused sessions played on some of the world’s rarest guitars by the Seven Decades band.

7. An Unforgettable Weekend
What could be better than hanging around with other guitarists and being surrounded by nothing but guitars all weekend? The gear hall and performance and workshop schedules are jam packed, offering a whole lot of fun for guitarists young and old and of all ages and abilities.

Don’t miss out on this celebration of all things guitar – get your tickets now.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.