Packed full of exhibitors, a room full of electrifying guitar performances, and now a star studded line-up of guests headed by none other than Led Zeppelin´s John Paul Jones - Manson´s Guitar Show is sure to be one of the major guitar events of 2008.
Held over two days at Exeter's Riverside Leisure Centre, the guest artist line-up (with more names being confirmed daily) includes world class demonstrators on behalf of major manufacturers such as Marshall, Ampeg, Alvarez, Peerless, Goodfellow, Music Man, Paul Reed Smith and Manson Guitars.
Saturday´s performances will be headlined by Martin Barre, guitarist with Jethro Tull since 1969. Guests appearing during the weekend also include Justin Hawkins, the former flamboyant frontman of The Darkness and now Hot Leg.
Also performing are Aziz Ibrahim, who took over from John Squire as guitar player for The Stone Roses, and Ian Brown.
Sunday will feature none other than Led Zeppelin´s legendary multi-instrumentalist - John Paul Jones - answering questions during a special Q & A session.
For the entire weekend artists will be appearing for signing sessions whilst the clinic room will have performances running throughout the day. Session great Big Jim Sullivan´s workshop will be a major attraction. Big Jim has played on over 1,000 hits and has recorded with Tom Jones, Scott Walker, Marty Wilde, Alvin Stardust, Carly Simon and other legendary 60s and 70s acts.
More names are to be added soon and advance tickets are on sale now at www.mansons.co.uk or by calling 01392 496 379.