On Saturday 13 June, The London International Music Show will host the final of the Guitar Idol 2009 contest.
The contest’s website has seen over a thousand undiscovered guitar talents contesting four online heats. The final heat even received national TV coverage in the US, Chile, Romania and Pakistan. And the final 12 have been selected: four by virtue of winning their heats and eight more chosen by a panel of professional judges.
You can watch the top 120 guitarists here, while tickets for the event are available here.
In addition to the winner earning some tasty gear prizes, Steve Vai’s Favored Nations label (home to Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, Tommy Emmanuel and Frank Gambale) will be releasing the Guitar Idol 2009 album in digital format.