Music connects everyone. It knows no bounds. It is man’s greatest invention and it truly is. And because of its greatness, it is only right to dedicate a festival which solely celebrates music especially the music produced by guitars. Such is the reason why G-TARanaki came to life. Being the first guitar festival ever made in the world, the festival attracts musicians or guitarists from various parts of the world just to share their art. Just imagine hundreds or even thousands of guitarists playing their instruments, it is surely a sight to behold. For anyone who loves to play the instrument, you must definitely come to this celebration. And for those who are just starting to play the guitar, all the more reason to come. It’s never too late to start learning how to play it. Some guitars are not expensive especially if you make use of coupons.

Famous bands or musicians travel in different countries to promote their album and to give back to their fans. Concert is the way for the musicians to connect with their fans and interact with them. In return, fans are able to see or meet their favorite musicians and be able to listen to live music. For diehard fans, attending concerts is a must because they are able to show support and love. However, it can be expensive especially if the musician is extremely popular. I can say that India is a very lucky country and I envy them because there are several online shopping sites India that offers discounted prices for concert tickets. Indians can watch concerts whenever they like it without spending too much money.

We hope you enjoyed the week!  We had an absolute blast and want to thank all the fans that helped make this event a success.


We'd like to congratulate Oli Brown on his recent awards at the British Blues Awards 2010 - well done on winning Young Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year Oli!


Check-out our facebook page - G-TARanaki 2010 to view photos from the event.

If you want to listen to live band performance and at the same time learn playing guitar, then you should attend G-TARanaki Festival. This is an international guitar festival held in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, which started back in July 2008. G-TARanaki is a very exciting event consisting of a weeklong festival, where some of the world’s best guitarist perform, educate, and encourage aspiring musician and music fans located in New Zealand. It features a celebration of all things related to guitar with guitarists and bands from a range of genres including Rock, Funk, Classical, Jazz, Blues, and Metal. The ticket price can be quite expensive. However, there are sponsors and companies who participate in giving free tickets or a discount using the discount code, if you purchase your tickets online. You can check out the announcements here on our website to know more about it.


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Tony Levin
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Vinnie Moore
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