On Saturday 29 September 2018 the global guitar playing community will come together again as World Guitar Day, a special on- and off-line celebration of all things electric and acoustic guitar, returns even BIGGER!
World Guitar Day is an opportunity to salute the players who have shaped guitar music, to acknowledge the unique spirit of the worldwide guitar playing community and inspire future guitar stars.
World Guitar Day 2017 highlights
World Guitar Day 2017 was a huge event with involvement from guitarists and guitar brands from around the world. Amongst a mountain of free guitar lessons, features and an exclusive World Guitar Day interview with Joe Bonamassa, here at MusicRadar we also discussed the physical and mental health benefits of playing guitar and hosted a 70-minute Facebook Live fan Q&A with Joe Satriani. You can expect all this and much more throughout World Guitar Day 2018.
Aspiring players will benefit from free guitar lessons to help them kick-start their own guitar playing journey. More established guitarists will have the opportunity to improve their technique, sound and songwriting through expert tips and tutorials.
Major guitar companies will be sharing offers and bargains across social media and their own sites and stores.
The day itself will also see the climax of Guitarist of the Year 2018, a global contest searching for the best electric, acoustic and young players, with the finalists playing off live at the UK Guitar Show at Olympia, London.
There will be plenty of activity in the lead up to World Guitar Day, too. Once again, the worldwide guitar community will be called upon to vote for the Greatest Guitar Riff Ever, invited to show off their personal guitar rigs and share their own inspiring guitar stories.
World Guitar Day will be hosted by MusicRadar.com and loudermusic.com, in association with leading guitar, rock and heavy metal brands Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar Techniques, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Guitar World.
World Guitar Day is set to be the biggest guitar event of 2018. Get involved now by spreading the word through your websites and social channels, using the official hashtag #worldguitarday.