Sunday 15th March 2020

There have been several developments today, Friday 13th March, which have caused us to reconsider the North East Guitar Show this Sunday. In the light of these developments, the event on Sunday is cancelled and will be re-scheduled to Sunday 14th June.

The factors which have led to this decision are:

1. We have had several cancellations today, including our main sponsor, JHS and other industry stalwarts who have had staff travel bans or taken the decision not to put their staff at risk. Other reasons have been underlying health issues for some of our exhibitors which should not be compromised.

2. We have also heard that the football season has been suspended until April which is a major decision they have made even though government advice was that such a move should not be necessary yet.

3. We do not want to put people at risk of illness as a result of attending one of our events.

4. We always want to run great events and with the cancellations by exhibitors and the likely reduction in the numbers of visitors attending we feel this would not be a successful event for exhibitors or attendees.

We are sorry for any disappointment. We are absolutely dismayed that our three months work will count for nothing but the health and safety of our clients and visitors is more important.

We hope you will support us in this and agree we are doing the right thing. We hope to see you in June.

Thank you.

Best wishes

Peter and Gail





For 2020, THE NORTH EAST GUITAR SHOW returns to the superb, purpose-built event complex at Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Rd, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5PH, and will be on Sunday 14 June from 10am to 4.00pm.

This prestige and spacious location is close to all the North East major routes, provides superb facilities and has the advantage of easy load-in for exhibitors, excellent catering, licensed bar and free parking.

With space for more than 100 dealers the show is a wonderful opportunity to buy, sell and trade new, vintage and second hand guitars, amps, effects and accessories.

There will be bargains and special show deals. Free appraisals of instruments and amps will be available.

Plus bands, duos and solo performers all day in the live music pavilion - details to be confirmed.

The event is sponsored by J G Windows, BluGuitar, Fret-King Guitars, Vintage Guitars,, Reflex Print, L R Baggs, Mooer, Hercules Stands, Ernie Ball and the Musicians' Union. PA is provided by Bose Ltd.

Many major retailers and distributors will be attending together with a host of second-hand and vintage dealers, parts suppliers and luthiers.

Registration is open to any business with guitar-related products including retailers, distributors, manufacturers, luthiers, boutique makers and private collectors and dealers.

To book a stand email 
or phone 01925 813185 or 07403 346409
The Show promises to be a treat for any guitar enthusiast. Café and licensed bar.
Free parking.
Public admission £6 at the door.



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