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Best In Show: Line-up of London Guitar Show announced

The final line-up for the

London Guitar Show

has been announced - and now features even more top guitarists and bassists to hear and meet.

Guitarist favourites

Steve Vai

,

Black Stone Cherry

, up and coming blues player

Simon McBride

,

Cradle Of Filth

´s Paul Allender and Dave Pybus, virtuoso

Guthrie Govan

and

Doug Wimbish

and amongst some of the top players performing live or signing at the event at London Excel between Thursday June 11 and Sunday June 14.

Steve Vai

is also bringing his Alien Guitar Secrets master class and there´s less than ten tickets left for the special session on the Sunday. Plus on the live stage you´ll be able to see the 12 finalists of

Guitar Idol

play on Saturday - a worldwide competition to find the finest new talent that had 1,300 entrants from 160 countries!

Here´s some of the artist appearances and special seminars you can look forward to over the four days of the LGS:

Thursday June 11

Appearances:

Paul Allender

(Cradle of Filth) 2.00pm Rotosound Stand H12/ Engle Amps Stand G1

Sandi Thom

signing on Farida Guitars stand Stand H30

Saturday June 13

Appearances:

Steve Diggle

signing on Rotosound stand H12 at 3.00pm

Doug Wimbish

, 1pm on the Trace Elliot stand G4.

Black Stone Cherry

- 4pm at the Peavey stand G4 (Chris Robertson, Ben Wells , Jon Lawhon)

Blues guitarist

Oli Brown

will be appearing on the Vanquish stand J22A to give hourly demonstrations

Seminars/ launches / demonstrations:

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

Guthrie Govan

and

John Wheatcroft

on the Guitar Techniques stand H21

John Etheridge

,

Courtney Pine Sextet

,

Darren Taylor

(bass),

Cameron Pierre

(guitar), Sandarac Jazz Café. Stand D12

Live Stage:

10 am

Guitar Idol

final

12.45pm

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 (featuring Iron Maiden drummer

Nicko McBrain

and

Steve Vai

jamming on a couple of tracks )

Sunday June 14

Appearances:

Dave Pybus

- Cradle of Filth signing on Rotosound Stand H12

Seminars / launches / demonstrations:

Careers for the Contemporary Musician

by ICMP, seminar room 12pm

IGF seminar with session guitarist

Hawi Gondwe

(Amy Winehouse) Seminar room, 1pm

Tony McManus

at the Headline Music stand (H18) for PRS Launch of acoustic guitars

Blues guitarist

Oli Brown

will be appearing on the Vanquish stand J22A again to give hourly demonstrations

John Etheridge

,

Courtney Pine Sextet

,

Darren Taylor

(bass),

Cameron Pierre

(guitar), Sandarac Jazz Café. Stand D12

Live stage:

10.15 am

Simon McBride

12.55 pm

Jan Akkerman

2.50 pm

Albert Lee & Hogans Heroes

4.05 pm

Phil Hilborne

& Guests (

Nicko McBrain

,

Steve Vai

jamming on a couple of tracks)

And there´s more…

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 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. Bands need to register in advance by visiting

www.yamahadownload.co.uk

The show also a huge amount of gear to buy and try from the top manufacturers and eighty new products have been confirmed to launch at the show.

For more information about the show and to buy tickets visit

www.londoninternationalmusicshow.com