Musikmesse Guitar Camp
Experience guitarists at first-hand.
At the Guitar Camp, you can experience the energy-charged performances of world-famous artists at first hand. 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.
Guitar Camp Artists 2018
Musikmesse Guitar College
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.
Guitar College 2018
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.
The guitarist, composer and songwriter from Chicago can look back on a career stretching over 40 years. He was not only involved with hits such as Madonna’s ‘La Isla Bonita’ and Richard Marx’s ‘Don’t Mean Nothing’, but also enhanced songs by Joe Cocker, Céline Dion, Roger Waters and many other greats with his outstanding playing technique.
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.
Her 12-month world tour with Evanescence ends on the day before Musikmesse opens its doors, which means Jen Majura will come straight from the airport onto the Guitar Camp stage. Last year, her performances ranked among the highlights of the Musikmesse programme. This year, the Stuttgart-born guitarist (and band colleague of Drum Camp participant Will Hunt) is back again!
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.
Over recent years, hardly anyone has been able to gain such a big and loyal fan base with instrumental music. Nick Johnston plays music for musicians. He is an inspiration for thousands of guitarists. And someone who delights in passing on his knowledge at workshops and clinics throughout the world. Now, he will also offer Guitar Camp visitors insights into his sophisticated playing techniques.
Stuttgart-born Nico Schliemann has not only appeared with the electro-pop band Glasperlenspiel at the leading venues in the German-speaking region but also collaborated with well-known acts such as the Weather Girls, Gregor Meyle and Stefan Stoppok. Schliemann also enjoys an outstanding reputation as a guitar coach.
Tom Longworth has been a member of Robbie Williams’ band since 2012 and the megastar relied on the services of the Birmingham-born guitarist on the ‘Let Me Entertain You Tour’ and the most recent ‘Heavy Entertainment Show Tour’. Just back from the gig in Australia, Longworth is making his debut at the Musikmesse Guitar Camp.
Musikmesse Guitar Academy
At the Guitar Academy, exhibitors show Musikmesse visitors selected premium instruments in action.
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.