Melbourne Guitar Show returns with massive 2019 program

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Melbourne Guitar Show returns with massive 2019 program

The annual Melbourne Guitar Show is returning to Caulfield Racecourse this August, and this year’s show is set to be colossal featuring a huge lineup of local and international acts.

Heading to this year’s show are homegrown Aussie icons Ash Grunwald, Sarah McLeod, Dave Leslie, Lloyd Spiegel, Phil Manning, Anna Scionti, Chris Finnen, James Norbert Ivanyi, Cartridge Family feat Sarah Carroll and Suzanna Espie, Jeremy Barnes, Simon Hosford’s Fair Warning (who will be playing the entire Van Halen debut album), Michael Dolce, James Ryan, Charlie Bedford, Shannon Bourne and heaps more. US guitarists Keith Merrow and Dennis Jones are also slated to make an appearance. Event organisers have said this is just one part of the full lineup, with extra acts to be announced soon.

“I’m so stoked to be a part of the Melbourne Guitar Show this year!” enthuses Ash Grunwald. “I’m incredibly excited to be unveiling something I’ve been collaborating on which has been a lifelong dream of mine.”

At last year’s show, punters not only enjoyed scheduled performances and demos from the awesome artists on the lineup, but also witnessed surprise on-stand appearances from some of Australia’s finest artists, including Harts, Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Bec Sandridge, Dan Sultan and many more. Both the organisers and the exhibitors are constantly wrangling acts right up until the very last minute – and who will be joining the all-star jam this year? Come on down and find out!

In addition to the world-class performances from the artists on the massive lineup, #MGS2019 will also hold a huge gear expo 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. See, try and buy! It will continue to be Australia’s biggest guitar pop-up shop, as well as hosting information seminars, demonstrations, and live performances from Australia’s most talented guitarists.

The show is organised by the Australian Music Association, who will use proceeds from the event to provide services to the Aussie music products industry.

The Melbourne Guitar Show is coming to Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4. Tickets available from Friday June 7 via TryBooking.