Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, Santana, ZZ Top… Crossroads 2023 might offer the greatest lineup of guitar talent ever assembled

John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Joe Bonamassa
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Eric Clapton’s 2023 Crossroads Guitar Festival takes place on 23-24 September 2023 at the Arena in Los Angeles, CA – and it’s no exaggeration to say it could be the guitar event of the decade. 

Among the biggest names scheduled to appear across the two nights are ZZ Top, John Mayer, Santana, Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa, but even that set of heavy-hitters barely scratches the surface…

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.