The European Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival established by Fretmonkey and Candy Rat Records in the USA, is now brought to the UK and organised by Kevin Harding (UK) & Alicia Cotabish (USA). The inaugral festival in Exeter (Devon) was a huge success and now back by popular demand in Kevin’s home seaside resort of Torquay in Devon. It’s one of the UK’s top seaside resorts so any attendees in 2024 can combine sun (hopefully but one can never predict the British weather), sea and amazing guitar performances!

Our fingerstyle guitar competition 2024 has some great prizes including a Candyrat and Fretmonkey video release deal for the winner, Elixir strings, G7th capos and a main stage performance during the festival. We’re also liaising with guitar manufacturers to secure some great guitar prizes to add to the prize pot

There will be an ‘open mic’ stage in the Atrium cafe bar at the TLH Leisure Resort (the venue for the 2024 festival) for anyone wanting to perform and showcase their talent as a fingerstyle guitarist.

A massive thank you to our sponsors:

We have been given a quantity of Elixir Strings for our competition and Elixir has sponsored many of our guitarists.

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