We are excited to announce the first ever

European Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival

9th – 11th September 2022 at The Phoenix in Exeter, Devon, UK sponsored by Elixir Strings

‘Early Bird’ tickets are on sale now with full access passes for the whole weekend to all masterclasses, live performances, on-site competitions, and open-mic for anyone wanting to showcase their talents.

This early bird deal essentially works out at less than £10 for each guitarist performing with all masterclasses over the weekend included! We hope you agree this represents the very best priced weekend of fingerstyle guitar with this calibre of line-up anywhere in the world this year…..so grab your tickets for a great weekend whilst you can here.

Performance Schedule

(please note there will be a 15 minute interval between each performer):

Friday 9th September lunchtime concerts (with local guitarists to launch the festival):

12.45pm Welcome by Fretmonkey & European festival organisers
1.00pm – Kimwei McCarthy (UK)
2.00pm – Kevin Harding (UK)

Friday 9th September evening concerts:

7.30 pm – Rodney Branigan (UK)
8.30pm – Eva Atmatzidou (Greece)
9.30pm – Thomas Leeb (Austria)

Saturday 10th September lunchtime concerts:

1.00pm Blake Goodwin (Fretmonkey USA)
2.00pm Tristan Seume (UK)

Saturday 10th September evening concerts:

18.45pm – 1st competition winner performance (TBC)
7.30pm – Karlijn Langedijk (Netherlands)
8.30pm – Sandro Norton (Portugal)
9.30pm – Antonio Forcione (Italy)

Sunday 11th September lunchtime concerts

12.15pm – 2nd competition winner performance (TBC)
1.00pm – Will McNicol (UK)
2.00pm Chris Woods Groove Orchestra (UK)

We have arranged a great room deal at the University of Exeter for those who do not wish to book local city centre hotels. Please click here or on the picture below for a direct link. Please use the code EFC22 for your festival discounted room rate.

If you are staying in Exeter on Sunday night, then we recommend checking out a flamenco concert at The Corn Exchange – for more information/tickets please click here

Our Fingerstyle Collective Festival takes place in the beautiful, historic county town of Exeter in the heart of the West Country, so If you go to any guitar festival this year, make sure it’s this one as it’s going to be epic!!