Music Live Confirms Acoustic Genius Erik Mongrain

The line-up for Music Live 2009 just keeps getting better and better, with Canadian acoustic guitar phenomenon Erik Mongrain now confirmed to perform.

The event, taking place at Birmingham's NEC from 6 to 8 November, features exhibits from many of the world's leading brands including Ibanez, PRS, Aria, Dean, Roland and Rotosound.

Mongrain's unique ‘lap-tapping´ playing approach has brought him international acclaim as one of the most important players of his generation - and garnered his ‘Air Tap´ video more than 4 million views on YouTube.

Also performing on the Live Stage will be hotly-tipped UK rockers Cars On Fire and They Fell From The Sky (featuring Hundred Reasons frontman Colin Doran and Pitchshifter drummer Jason Bowld), legendary axeman Bernie Tormé and Grand Theft Audio, fronted by ex-Three Colours Red man Chris McCormack.

The Live Stage rowdiness culminates in the Titans Of Tribute show on Sunday 8, when Music Live recreates the classic Donington Monsters of Rock line-up from 1988 in tribute band form. Hulloween, UK Guns n´Roses, Megadeth UK, Yankee Rose, Dressed To Kill and Hi-On Maiden are set to raise the roof and show visitors how cover tunes should be done.

Music Live show manager Jason Hunt said, “We´re really pleased to have clinched Erik Mongrain for the show, given that he rarely visits the UK, and the Live Stage will be a blast, with unsigned talent and established British artists providing a typically eclectic Music Live mix of entertainment throughout the weekend.”

Tickets for Music Live are priced at £16 in advance and can be booked at or by calling the Box Office on 0844 581 1109.