Guitar Camp Jeff Waters
11. – 14. April 2018 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

Musikmesse Guitar Camp

The Musikmesse Guitar Camp is an attractive special area of Hall 9.0, which is sure to set the pulse of every guitarist racing. The Camp is split into four sections: ‘Guitar Camp’, ‘Guitar College’, ‘Guitar Academy’ and ‘Guitar Brand Area’.

Musikmesse Guitar Camp

A guitarist is playing at the "Sweat, Blood and Tears Box" at Musikmesse

Experience guitarists at first-hand.

At the Guitar Camp, you can experience the energy-charged performances of world-famous artists at first hand. The heart of the camp is the ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears Box’: in the intimate atmosphere of the sound-proof cabin, you can get closer to top musicians than at any concert. Stars of the guitar scene are on their original instruments and setups every day of the fair.

After their performance, the guitarists are available to answer questions about their sets and techniques, as well as they were available for photos and autographs.

Wednesday to Saturday in the Sweat, Blood and Tears Box

10.15 Nico Schliemann
11.15 Mattias IA Eklundh
12.15 Tom Longworth
13.15 Jeff Waters
14.15 Jen Majura
15.15 Nick Johnston
16.15 Alen Brentini
17.15 Bruce Gaitsch

Musikmesse Guitar College

two men are playing electric guitars at Guitar Camp (Musikmesse)

Professionals pass on their expert knowledge.

At the Guitar College,  you can join workshops and master classes daily by renowned musicians in separate seminar rooms. There, they demonstrate their polished playing techniques, give practical tips and explain how you can optimize your playing.

Get excited about these artists in the Guitar College

Jeff Waters

The appearances by the mastermind of the Canadian band Annihilator ranked among the highlights of the 2017 Guitar Camp. Now, one of the leading minds of thrash metal, Jeff Waters, returns to Musikmesse. “The Riffer”, as some call him has appeared at the major venues of the world and has sold more records in his career than any other metal musician in his country.

Mattias „IA“ Eklundh

Experimental hard rock with creative lyrics and virtuoso guitar playing: that is Freak Kitchen, the band of Mattias ‘IA’ Eklundh. The Swedes have already recorded eight albums and their single, ‘Freak of The Week’ was a YouTube hit with millions of views. Additionally, ‘IA’ has played guitar on albums by metal icons such as Soilwork and Evergrey.

Alen Brentini

As Andreas Gabalier’s guitarist, he is currently part of one of the most successful music acts on the German-speaking scene. For more than five years, he has participated in one sold-out tour after another with the ‘Folk Rock 'n Roller’. Born in Croatia, Alen Brentini is also active as a solo artist and can look back over successful collaborations with greats from the scene, such as Richie Kotzen, Mike Terrana and Marco Mendoza.

Wednesday to Saturday in the Guitar College (Hall 9.1 Room Logos)

11.00 Jeff Waters
13.00 Mattias IA Eklundh
15.00 Alen Brentini
17.00 Nico Schliemann

Musikmesse Guitar Academy

Musikmesse Guitar Academy

At the Guitar Academy, exhibitors show Musikmesse visitors selected premium instruments in action.

Wednesday to Saturday in the Guitar Academy (Hall 9.1 Room Logos)

12.00 Bruce Gaitsch
14.00 Thomas Blug
16.00 Bruce Gaitsch

Musikmesse Guitar Brand Area

Located in the immediate vicinity of the Guitar Camp, the Guitar Brand Area offers attractive exhibition space for companies from the guitar segments.

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