The 1st European Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival established by Fretmonkey and Candy Rat Records in the USA, is now brought to Europe and the UK in association with Daylight Music Productions (DMP) & Circadian Music Group, both based at Studio 54 Exeter.

Our fingerstyle guitarist competition has some great prizes with Mayson Guitars, an all expenses performance tour of China (subject to covid-19 restrictions and Mayson Guitars promoting the tour), a Candyrat and Fretmonkey 3 x video release deal, Elixir strings and G7th capos. The winner of the Live competition got to perform on an exclusive main stage slot during the Festival and also a recording day at Studio54 Exeter.

There was an ‘open mic’ stage in the cafe bar 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.

Mayson Guitars have provided guitars for our competition prizes and a tour for the performance winners

We have some standard and elite G7TH capo’s to give away as a prize/raffle courtesy of G7TH Capo Company

We are immensely proud to represent diversity in our festival line-up in ensuring female, LGBT non-binary and ethnic world-class guitarists are represented at our festival. Indeed we think such a varied line-up of fingerstyle guitarists has never been seen in the UK before at one festival and we were determined for the our festival to be the best ever and one to remember for many years.