Melbourne Guitar Show returns in 2023 with Northlane’s Josh Smith, Hussy Hicks, a tribute to Yngwie Malmsteen and more

Melbourne Guitar Show
(Image credit: Melbourne Guitar Show)

After three years on the bleachers, the annual Melbourne Guitar Show will finally return next month.

This year’s edition – the first to be held in person since 2019 – will go down at the Caulfield Racecourse over the weekend of Saturday March 4th and Sunday 5th. Returning will be Australia’s largest pop-up guitar shop, an exhibit of 60 gear companies and luthiers from all around the world, and a packed slate of appearances from some of the most revered guitarists of our generation.

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…