Hosted by Edith Bowman, Guitar Star is a nationwide search to find extraordinary guitar talent of all ages and styles. They’ll jam, strum and pluck their way to victory for the chance to perform on the main stage at Latitude festival, and be crowned the UK and Ireland’s Guitar Star.
Guitar experts Nitin Sawhney, Helen Sanderson and Huey Morgan head up the audition rounds, where competing guitarists are tested on their ability to play in a style of their choice and demonstrate outstanding skill and ability, whether their jam is rock, classical, jazz or acoustic.
Throughout the process, players will be mentored by some of the biggest guitar stars in the world – Tony Iommi, Lee Ritenour, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Miloš Karadaglić. They’ll then perform at music’s most iconic venues, with the lucky semi-finalists perfecting their sound in a studio session with a legendary producer and a global guitar legend.
After nine weeks of competition, the winner will be perform in front of 30,000 people on the main stage at the Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Suffolk.