Guitarnation 2010 – £10 discount ticket!

Guitarnation 2010 and Surface Festival have teamed up; all Surface Festival e-mail recipients can now receive a Learn & Live Ticket to Guitarnation on 13th and 14th November for only £10 (usual price £20).

Simply visit the Guitarnation website, click on ‘tickets’ and enter the promotional code ‘Surface’.


Big Brands And Artists Confirm
For London’s Guitarnation 2010

Nation Ltd, organiser of Guitarnation 2010 – which takes place at London’s Olympia on 13-14 November – has confirmed that some of the world’s biggest music brands will be in attendance at the inaugural guitar event.

Among the high-profile brands in evidence will be Marshall Amplification, Paul Reed Smith, Musicman, Ashdown, Bose, Collings, Blade, Heritage, Santa Cruz, DiMarzio, Rotosound and Patrick Eggle. In addition, the cream of the UK guitar and amp-building crop will be represented by the likes of Jaden Rose, Case Guitars, Goulding Guitars, JJ Guitars, Rob Williams and Martyn Booth. The organiser expects the show to attract more than 120 manufacturers, distributors and retailers in total.

Big-name artists confirmed for Guitarnation 2010 include guitar god Steve Vai. Steve will be conducting a unique, interactive masterclass session alongside legendary UK producer Youth, deconstructing a re-recording classic Vai tracks with audience members.

Other stars lined-up for the event include Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt, Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain, Dominic Miller, Albert Lee and Hogan’s Heroes, Phil Hilborne and Bernie Marsden, the latter performing his tribute to Rory Gallagher ‘Bernie plays Rory’.

The impressive line-up of guitar artists and exhibitors is complemented by the presence of a ‘guitar antiques roadshow’ valuation feature and a privateer section allowing guitar enthusiasts to show and trade guitar-related parts and instruments from their collection.

Recently agreed for Guitarnation 2010 are sponsorship deals with, among others, Allianz Insurance and radio station XFM.

Creative Director John Hill said, “We’re very pleased with the way that Guitarnation is progressing. Exhibitors have jumped at the chance of an affordable, grassroots guitar event in London that rekindles visitors’ excitement for the instrument and allows opportunities to see some fantastic artists, some top-end equipment and learn how to improve their playing and music production skills. Guitarnation is all about celebrating the guitar and its greatest players and we’re finding sponsors attracted to the level of passion and dedication that the UK’s guitar-playing community continues to display.”


About surfacefestival

The Surface Festival is a European live music event. We are a festival of new music held throughout Europe in aid of discovering and promoting new talent. Surface Festival 11, is working in association with Zimbalam, Marshall,, Last.FM, Ashdown, Planet Waves, D'Addario, PMT, Tama, Zildjian, Shure, Univibe, Dominic Nicholls Photography, Guitar Nation, Ibanez, Band SEO, Quite Great P.R., Ritter, Sziget Fest, Jumbocruiser, Gig the Nation and Oxjam to develop alternative ways for band and artists to gain exposure and develop their fan base. 2011 In 2011 events will be held in cities throughout the U.K. and Europe. For band and artists that reach the final stages of the Festival, both Surface Festival and our sponsors will award with prizes and opportunities in excess of £100,000.
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