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The spectacular London Guitar show is back at the world class ExCeL Exhibition Centre, London Docklands June 11th to 14th 2009 and the UK's biggest guitar show is better than ever. With only 10 days to go we can now announce a truly world class line-up of acts to entertain, inspire and wow the crowds, plus the best display of gear under one roof and an action packed schedule of signings and seminars. Saturday 13th June
10 am Guitar Idol final
12.45 Jan Akkerman
2.40 pm Swans in Flight ( Featuring TM Stevens and Marco Mendoza )
4.25 pm Guitar Idol Winner
5.05 pm Phil Hilborne & Guests ( Nicko McBrain, Steve Vai jamming on a couple of tracks )
Saturday 00:15:00 00:45:00 18:45:00 19:30:00 Sunday 14th June0
10.15 am Simon McBride
12.55 Jan Akkerman
2.50 pm Albert Lee & Hogans Heroes
4.05 pm Phil & Guests ( Nicko McBrain, Steve Vai jamming on a couple of tracks )
Steve Vai, is running his Alien Guitar Secrets master class at the show, and there are now less than 10 tickets left. Steve will also be awarding a prize for his favourite finalist in the Guitar Idol competition (http://www.guitaridol.tv/). The competition is the biggest international competition for guitarists worldwide and seen over half million visitors on the website, with more than 1300 guitarist enter from more than 160 countries! The twelve finalists will battle it out on Saturday 13th June to become Guitar Idol 2009. Live judges including Phil Hilborne, Jamie Humphries and Jamiroquai's Rob Harris, and the public will vote for the best player on the day. Guitar Idol 2009 features a live webcast which will be sent out all over the world, and a unique online voting system whereby the public can vote for their favourite and have a say in the final outcome. The Live webcast will be broadcast here (http://www.licklibrary.com/Channels/Guitar-Idol/) and you can register to vote NOW at http://www.licklibrary.com/webcast/voters Confirmed signings/ Seminars:
Thursday 11th June
Paul Allender (Cradle of Filth) 2.00pm Rotosound Stand H12/ Engle Amps Stand G1
Sandi Thom Signing on Farida Guitars stand Stand H30
Saturday 13th June
Steve Diggle signing on Rotosound stand H12 on at 3.00pm
Doug Wimbish , 1pm on the Trace Elliot stand G4.
Black Stone Cherry — 4pm Peavey stand G4 (Chris Robertson ,Ben Wells , Jon Lawhon )
Careers for the Contemporary Musician By ICMP, seminar room 12pm
IGF present 10 greatest Riffs Seminar with John Wheatcroft, Seminar room 1pm
Tony McManus Headline Music stand (H18) for PRS Launch of acoustic guitars
Blues guitarist Oli Brown will be appearing on the Vanquish stand J22A to give hourly demo's
Guthrie Govan and John Wheatcroft on the Guitar Techniques stand H21
Guitar legend John Etheridge, Courtney Pine Sextet, Darren Taylor (bass), Cameron Pierre (guitar), Sandarac Jazz Cafè. Stand D12
Sunday 2.00pm
Dave Pybus — Cradle of Filth - Signing on Rotosound Stand H12
Careers for the Contemporary Musician By ICMP, seminar room 12pm
IGF seminar with Session Guitarist Hawi Gondwe (Amy Winehouse) Seminar room, 1pm
Tony McManus Headline Music stand (H18) for PRS Launch of acoustic guitars
Blues guitarist Oli Brown will be appearing on the Vanquish stand J22A to give hourly demo's
Guitar legend John Etheridge, Courtney Pine Sextet, Darren Taylor (bass), Cameron Pierre (guitar), Sandarac Jazz Caf??. Stand D12
New to this years show, will be a chance to have a free music lesson with Tech Music Schools and the Sound on Sound magazine will be hosting a series of seminars with a stella line-up of top name producers as well as running a prize draw to win a dream studio worth over £22,000! You can have a free professional recording session on the Yamaha classic sixties US Airstream trailer converted into a professional state-of-the-art recording facility, as part of their Band for a Grand scheme. Note bands need to register in advance by logging onto: http://yamahapodcasts.yamaha-europe.com/ The exhibition features over 200 of the most famous instrument manufacturers displaying the coolest new innovations and the most exciting gear the music world has to offer. The show brings together the world's top manufacturers who together have already confirmed more than eighty new products will be launched at the show, with some of the products highlights being displayed on the Stuff magazine's Innovation Stand, plus there's a new retail section offering the chance to buy the very latest gear. For more information about the show and to buy tickets see: http://www.londoninternationalmusicshow.com/
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