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The UK Guitar Show Main Stage is the place to be to see your idols perform. Some of the world's top guitarists will take to the stage to show off their skills front and centre, like you've never seen them before.

There is limited seating in the auditorium so you will need a ticket. We sell them here for £5 in advance as each artist is announced, and we also keep an allocation to give away for free an hour before each performance – these tickets are first come first served.

Check out the line-up so far below - keep your eyes peeled for announcements and make sure you join our mailing list for the most up-to-date information.


29 Sep 2018
  1. 45 mins
    • Main Stage
    Martin Simpson is a folk legend, having been nominated 23 times in the 11 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including nine times consecutively as Artist of the Year, which he has won twice!  Marti ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Main Stage
    The finals of the prestigious Guitarist of the Year and Young Guitarist of the Year in association with PRS Guitars and Acoustic Guitarist of the Year  in association with Takamine will take place liv ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Main Stage
    Any guitarists of the prog or djent persuasion are likely familiar with the impeccable playing of Misha Mansoor, founder and lead guitarist of Periphery. The band has long been on the forefront of pro ...
  4. 75 mins
    • Main Stage
    After two sell-out gigs at consecutive Bristol Jazz & Blues Festivals, our own Jamie Dickson (Guitarist editor), Neville Marten (ex-Guitarist and now Guitar Techniques editor) and Mick Taylor (ex-Guit ...
30 Sep 2018
  1. 45 mins
    • Main Stage
    After a European tour with Ian Gillan Sings Deep Purple and major credits as guitarist and co-writer on Don Airey’s latest album Simon recently signed to Europe’s leading rock label, Ear Music, home o ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Main Stage
    Los Angeles born guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa, and sharing ...

Please note that performance timings are subject to change.

Opening Times

Saturday 29 September 2018
10:00 - 18:00

Sunday 30 September 2018
10:00 - 18:00
Gear Hall closes at 17:00 on Sunday 


Show Info

This event is produced by Future Plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Find out more

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