Featuring some of the top guitar players around, Guitar Fest is back for 2015. Taking place over the bank holiday weekend (Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 May) there will be performances from many artists including Oye Santana performing a tribute to the legendary Carlos Santana and Small Strings Ukuele Band.
A full list of the weekends schedule below:
Oye Santana + Support – Small Strings Ukulele Band
Saturday 23rd May, Wilde Theatre, Starts 8pm, Tickets £15.00
Oye Santana are the leading Carlos Santana tribute band in the country with support from Berkshire based ukulele band Small strings playing classic hits and more
Clive Carroll + Support: Rory Evans
Sunday 24th May, Wilde Theatre, Starts 8pm, Tickets £15.00
Clive Carroll is one of the leading acoustic guitarists in the UK who has performed worldwide including a recent tour of the USA with Tommy Emmanuel.
Saturday 23rd May, Recital Room, Starts 6pm, Tickets £7.00
Highly rated guitarist Branco Stoysin performs a mixture of jazz, classical and traditional folk songs of former Yugoslavia.
Sunday 24th May, Recital Room, Starts 6pm, Tickets £7.00
Musician composer, teacher Roland Chadwick is a prolific performer who embraces most styles of music from classical – blues and everything in between.
Jazz Guitar Workshop
Saturday 23rd May, Recital Room, 2pm – 4pm, Tickets £20.00
A chance to develop existing skills or embark on a new style, not suitable for absolute beginners but everyone else is welcome, spaces limited.
Clive Carroll Guitar Workshop
Sunday 24th May, Recital Room, 2pm – 4pm, Tickets £20.00
A chance to learn from one of the best guitarists around, not suitable for absolute beginners but everyone else is welcome, spaces limited.
Saturday 23rd / 24th May, Atrium, 12 noon – 6pm, admission free
Performers so far confirmed include :- Oka Vanga, Garry Smith, Steve Gower, Andy White, Paul Wilson, Richard Lee, Michael Tuffery, Morrison, Karmilla, Nick Tann, Emma J Kennedy & Bruce Neil
Upper Wilde Stage
Saturday 23rd / 24th May 2pm -7pm, admission free
New stage just introduced with a wide selection of acts to be announced.
Korg Music Stand
Korg Music will have a stand throughout teh festival demonstrating Takamine guitars and Vox and Korg guitar products.
There are workshops, an all-day acoustic stage profiling some of the best up-and-coming talent and stalls. This is a must for all guitar players and music fans and will cover all styles including jazz, rock, blues, classical and everything in between.