Guitar Summit 2019

Europe’s Biggest Guitar Event Was A Phenomenal Success In The Third Round!

  • With 8600 visitors, it is almost 40% more visitors than in the previous year. And the number of young participants has grown.
  • With top artists and visitors from all over the world, the Guitar Summit is more international than ever.
  • The popular Masterclasses were almost completely sold out weeks before the event.
  • With countless workshops, top-class live concerts, optimum testing conditions and attractive raffles, GUITAR SUMMIT offers an unparalleled supporting programme and the widest range of brands.
  • Advance ticket sales and online registration of exhibitors for GUITAR SUMMIT 2020 are already underway.
  • For next year, more than 25% of the available booth space is already booked.

Guitar Summit 2019

From 27 to 29 September 2019 Europe’s new guitar show went into its third round: The GUITAR SUMMIT is an event dedicated entirely to the theme of the guitar. For a long weekend, Mannheim was once again the centre of the national and international guitar world and was dominated by electric guitars, acoustic guitars, basses, effect pedals, amps, accessories and of course music!

Over 8600 guitar enthusiasts (almost 40% more than last year) came to the largest It was nice to see that the proportion of young visitors had increased noticeably (almost 35% under 35 years).
Over 470 brands showed products on 4 floors, the highly frequented supporting programme presented itself with over 100 workshops on 7 stages. The popular Masterclass concept was extended, in which guitarists and bassists could learn directly from their idols in small groups. This year almost all 16Masterclasses were sold out weeks before the event. The popular do-it-yourself area, where guitar kits, effect pedals and even entire guitar amplifiers could be built under expert guidance, was also very popular again.

At the evening concerts, which took place on Friday and Saturday in the Mozart Hall of the Rosengarten,international guitar greats such as Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Berlin, Stu Hamm, Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth, Alexandr Misko, Petteri Sariola, Janek Pentz or YouTube star Pete Thorn also present as well as German top acts, like Henrik Freischlader with his band as well as “Strat-King” Thomas Blug, who musically directed the great All-Star-Jam.

The attractive program was rewarded early with a strong advance booking. Many visitors already secured a ticket in winter.

Save the date! The next GUITAR SUMMIT 2020 will take place from 04. to 06.09.2020 in the Rosengarten in Mannheim.

The registration for exhibitors is already open due to the great demand. The Early Bird ticket presale is running.

The GUITAR SUMMIT is organised by GITARRE & BASS, the largest music magazine in the German-speaking world, which is also responsible for the comprehensive and finely interlinked advertising and marketing measures in the print, website and social media sectors.