After a brief period of hibernation over the Christmas/New Year period, Northern Guitar Shows begins its round of annual events on Sunday 10th of March when it stages the North East Guitar Show at the purpose-built event complex at Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Rd, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5PH from 10am to 4.00pm.
NGS says: ‘This prestige and spacious location is close to all the North East major routes, provides superb facilities and has the advantage of easy load-in for exhibitors, excellent catering, licensed bar and free parking.
‘With space for more than 100 dealers the show is a wonderful opportunity to buy, sell and trade new, vintage and second-hand guitars, amps, effects and accessories. There will be bargains and special show deals. Free appraisals of instruments and amps will be available’.
Returning from last year’s show to perform again with his ‘Digital; Asian Blues’ will be Aziz Ibrahim (Stone Roses, Simply Red, Asia, Paul Weller). while the North East’s own award-winning outfit, The Mitch Laddie Band, will present their unique brand of blues/rock. There will also be a live duo performance demo of the new Bose S1 Pro multi-position PA system along with the all new T4S and T8S mixers..
The event is sponsored by J G Windows, PMT, BluGuitar, JHS, Fret-King Guitars, Supro, Vintage Guitars, Guitar.com, Reflex Print, Acoustic Review and the Musicians’ Union. PA is provided by Bose Ltd.
Registration is open to any business with guitar-related products including retailers, distributors, manufacturers, luthiers, boutique makers and private collectors and dealers.
Public admission will be £6 at the door.