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Frankston International Guitar Festival

Guitar Festival comes to Victoria, Australia

Fri, 4 Aug 2000 is now gearing up for the 5th spectacular year. Once again the finest players from around the world will be heading to town to strut their stuff and showcase their skills. The 2000 event saw 60 programmed acts, over 150 musicians at 7 programmed venues play to an audience exceeding 12000*. Manufacturers and retailers enjoyed huge crowds at the Guitar Expo with 6400 through the turnstiles and traders still enjoying follow up sales months after the event. New products and instruments from around the globe were on display with sales topping everyone's expectations. We'll soon we'll be announcing the line-up of Guitar Masters from every genre, including the Special Guest Artists coming to the only festival celebrating every aspect of the guitar from manufacture to performance in the Southern Hemisphere. The Council and residents of the City of Frankston are right behind this major event. FGF is now a highlight on the list of Australian Festivals.

Featured guitar gurus from past years include Tommy Emmanuel(Aust), David Lindley(USA), Mike Cooper(UK), Anatholi Bulkin(Sweden), George Golla(Aust), Kevin Borich(Aust), Geoff Achison(Aust), Michael Fix(Aust), James Keelaghan(Canada), Ian Date(Aust), Bo Jenkins(US/Aust) Slava Grigoryan(Aust) Rosario De Marco(Italy)+++ dozens more. Featured events include The 'Young Guitarist of the Year' Award, this year awarded to Brett Wood. 'The Guitar Makers Breakfast'. 'Girls And Guitars Workshop'. The 'FIGJAM' .... plus Workshops and Master Classes from the best guitarist in the universe.

Get involved now. Be part of this event. Submit the application form if you wish to take part as a performer. Become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Sponsor and get your business/product/banner in front of the ever increasing festival going crowd.

For information contact
Artistic Director - Bill Dettmer
Ph. 61-3-97899642 Fax 61-3-97899652 Mobile 0412 524 375 dettmerw@ocean.com.au

Frankston City Council Events Co-ordinator - Maxine Sando
Ph. 61-3-97841988 Fax 61-3-97813117
maxine.sando@frankston.vic.gov.au

*actual combined total of expo, workshops, concert tickets and events not including the free outside events which attracted even more to the city....

8/7/00


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