Leading guitar show organiser, Northern Guitar Shows, beings its 2018 programme on Sunday 18th March with the North East Guitar Show being held at the purpose-built Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Rd, Houghton-le-Spring.
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’.
There will be bands, duos and solo performers all day in the live music pavilion including Aziz Ibrahim (Stone Roses, Simply Red) and The Huers folk duo, with more to be announced.
The event is sponsored by J G Windows, PMT, BluGuitar, Fret-King Guitars, Vintage Guitars, The Guitar Magazine, Reflex Print and the Musicians’ Union. PA is provided by Bose Ltd.
At the same time, NGS has revealed its roll out of shows for the year with dates and venues as follows:
The North West Guitar Show – Haydock Park Racecourse Exhibition Centre on Sunday 20th May 2018 from 10am to 4.30pm.
The Leeds Bradford Guitar Show – Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner, Pudsey on Sunday 2nd September 2018 from 10am to 4.00pm.
The London International Guitar Show – Kempton Park Racecourse on Sunday 28th October 2018 from 10am to 4.30pm.
The Merseyside Guitar Show will take place on Sunday, 25th November 2018 from 10am to 4.00pm at Aintree Racecourse Exhibition Centre, Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool.