For lovers of guitars and music masters, there’s an event happening in Melbourne this August you may want to get yourself to. Held at the Caulfield Racecourse, the Melbourne Guitar Show returns again as a celebration of the stringed instrument, with various performances, workshops, lessons and special offers.
Proudly presented by Triple M and Australian Musician, the lineup boasts an impressive haul of both local and international artists, and featuring amongst the bunch is none other than UK guitar legend Albert Lee – whose work with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Crickets is renowned within the music world and cemented his place as one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in history.
Joining Albert Lee is Daniel Champagne, a prolific young guitar virtuoso with the world at his feet, and Jeff Lang, who has been described by Rolling Stone as “Australia’s best roots music artisan.” Melbourne Guitar Show favourites Nick Charles, Bob Spencer and Shannon Bourne will also be returning this year, alongside some seriously talented women Fiona Boyes, Alison Ferrier, Cat Canteri, Nat Allison and upcoming punk rockers Rackett… Not to mention a whole host of additional artists are set to be announced over the coming weeks. This one is looking like a beaut!!
In addition to some killer performances from the artists on this massive lineup, the show will also hold a monster exhibition that will feature a gigantic variety of electric and acoustic guitars, effects pedals, amps and more state-of-the-art guitar technology, both home-grown and from around the world.
A major drawcard for the event will be the seminars, demonstrations and exclusive performances held by some of our most talented guitarists, adding further intrigue to the must-see exhibition.
Don’t miss the Melbourne Guitar Show at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5. Get your tickets here.