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5x Must-sees at BRIDGE Festival

Never miss a beat with our must-sees. We have listed five legendary events of the BRIDGE guitar festival for you! For example, learn all about playing techniques during one of the workshops, buy a brand new guitar, or return to the rocking seventies at a free concert. Let's rock 'n roll!

BRIDGE Guitar Convention

At Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, the BRIDGE Guitar Convention will take place on Saturday, June 1st: an immense guitar fair with dozens of workshops and masterclasses by world-class guitarists. Here you will find the world's biggest guitar brands with their state-of-the-art guitars and accessories. From flashy electric guitars from brands like Ibanez and Hagstrom to unique vintage guitars, try them out! Do you like what you see? Take one home!

When: Saturday, June 1st
Where: Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Tickets: €12,50, free if you have tickets for paid concerts

Workshops and masterclasses

As mentioned before, the educational workshops and masterclasses of the Guitar Convention are taking place at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. In the Kleine Zaal, the workshops focus on using cutting-edge techniques and jamming your heart out. In the other rooms, you can attend masterclasses by the masters themselves: Jon Gomm, Matteo Mancuso, and Peter Peskens. For the workshops, you need to register in advance.

When: Saturday, June 1st
Where: Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

BRIDGE guitar festival

Opening Concerts: Robert Cray Band + Sona Jobarteh

Some guitarists live and breathe rock 'n roll. When you talk about guitarists, you're talking about Robert Cray. With five Grammys under his belt and collaborations with Eric Clapton, you can bet this rock legend will bring the Effenaar down. And he's not doing it solo! At Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, West African afropop artist Sona Jobarteh, is giving a second legendary opening concert! Just imagine what the rest of the festival has in store for you after this ... But first things first: get your hands on a ticket!

When: Wednesday, May 29th
Where: Effenaar and Muziekgebouw
Tickets: Robert Cray Band (€42,50), Sona Jobarteh (€35,00)

Floor Jansen + Anneke van Giersbergen

A match made in rock heaven: the velvety voices of Floor Jansen and Anneke van Giersbergen combined with driving guitars. This musical masterpiece floats between symphonic rock, pop, and metal. Together, they'll set the Klokgebouw ablaze. Maybe literally, maybe not. One thing's for sure: this show will be pure magic! 

When: Saturday, June 1st
Where: Klokgebouw
Tickets: €45,00

Everything you need to know

The spectacular guitar festival BRIDGE is around the corner. We'll explain everything you need to know in the practical information, from the full line-up to all the ticket information. Looking for a bite to eat while visiting the festival? We got you!

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Free festival: BRIDGE Around Town

This one is a no brainer: BRIDGE Around Town. Discover renowned artists and rising stars with a lot of awesome, free(!) performances. Starting with a rare opportunity: Matteo Mancuso. This young Italian rock god breaks all the guitar rules. From jazz to shred rock, he combines it all. After that, dive into a Zwarte Cross mosh pit with Black Bottle Riot's blues rock or go wild with the Leif de Leeuw Band. Fun fact: the friendly guitarist Leif de Leeuw was voted the best (blues) rock guitarist in the Netherlands six times in a row. In short: you don't want to miss this! Check the website for the full program.

When: May 31st to June 2nd
Where: 18 Septemberplein, Wilhelminaplein, LAB-1, Stroomhuis, and so much more