Music's Live 2018


Birmingham's biggest and best annual music trade show is happening at PMT Birmingham on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, and Sunday 18th November.

Music's Live is the UK's biggest and best music show featuring top demonstrators, clinicians, major artists, live performances, hands-on demos, product launches, end of line deals, special offers, competitions, and clearances offers that runs for an entire weekend at our flagship store, PMT Birmingham.

Friday 16th November is an Education Day that has been tailored for local music students. On Education Day, expect in-depth workshops with some of the industry leading brands and special students deals. General members of the public are also invited to Education Day too if they would like to have in-depth tuition with top demonstrators from the world's top music brands.

PMT’s Live Lounge will have a full programme for the weekend and some special meet and greet opportunities with major artists. And of course, special Music's Live deals will be available throughout the event! For special announcements about Music's Live, please join PMT Birmingham's Facebook Group.

Free Tickets For Music's Live 2018

Book your free tickets for Friday 16th, Saturday 17th or Sunday 18th of November (or all three days!) below.

Prizes at Music's Live 2018

There are some amazing prizes to be won at Music's Live! Up for grabs this year is nine Fender FX pedals, two Blackstar ID: Core 40 Heads, an Orange Crush 20RT amp, a pair of Orange O Headphones, goodie bags, merch, and a Marshall Fridge! You'll have to attend the event to be in with a chance to win though.

Artists at Music's Live 2018

This year there will be a whole host of artists and brands at Music's Live! Keep checking this page regularly as we'll be updating it daily with new acts as they're confirmed.

Rick Astley, Ashdown

On the Thursday before Music's Live at 1:30PM, Rick Astley of "Never Gonna Give You Up" fame will be in store hosting a Meet & Greet along with representatives from Ashdown! Don't miss your chance to meet this pop legend at Music's Live.

Bernie Marsden, Marshall Amps

Bernie Marsden of 70's rock band Whitesnake will be in the Live Lounge on Saturday at 1PM! Bernie along with some representatives from Marshall Amps will be doing a Q&A session to answer any of your questions regarding the music biz and guitar gear.

Holger Stonjek, Sandberg Bass Guitars

Holger Stonjek is the founder of Sandberg and one of the biggest names in bass design will be hosting a clinic all about Sandberg basses in the Live Lounge. Holger's appearances are rare in the UK, so if you'd like to meet & greet the charming bass guitar builder behind Sandberg, make sure you come to Music's Live on Saturday.

Billy Watman, Faith Guitars

Billy Watman is an extremely talented young guitar player who reached the final of ‘Guitar Star’ TV show in 2016. Billy will be joining us with Faith Guitars on the Sunday of Music's Live to bring you a live performance with some of the world's best acoustic guitars.

Karl Golden, Shergold

YouTube sensation Karl Golden has amassed an impressive following with his high-quality and fun guitar techniques. Karl will be at Music's Live on Saturday and Sunday with Shergold guitars. If you love riffs with a unique twist and want to check out the Shergold range, make sure you say hi to Karl!

Mary Spender, Shure

YouTuber and Shure ambassador Mary Spender will be in the Live Lounge hosting a clinic on Friday at 1PM. If you'd love expert advice on recording, make sure you don't miss this!

Lee Wrathe, Ibanez

Lee Wrathe is an awesome guitarist and brand ambassador for Laney Amplification and Ibanez Guitars, and he will be on the shop floor Friday-Sunday demoing Ibanez guitars and talking all things guitars and music!

Pete Shaw & Paul Carmen, Korg

Pete Shaw is a British author, broadcaster, programmer and theatrical producer, and he will be in the Live Lounge at Music's Live hosting an evening session at 7PM with Paul Carmen to show you the fantastic Korg PA4X.

Live Lounge

A full programme is available for the PMT Live Lounge on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come and check out product demonstrations from the world's top brands and get your questions answered upstairs in PMT Birmingham during Music's Live.

Please note that the capacity for each Live Lounge event is 100 people maximum, so please make sure you head to the Live Lounge 10 minutes before the demonstration you wish to attend begins to ensure your spot.

What Else Is Happening at Music's Live 2018?

On the main shop floor at PMT Birmingham, there will be tons of reps from some of the biggest brands in the music industry, all awaiting your questions and ready to demo the latest gear. A lot of these reps also bring excellent deals and goodie bags with them too! Check out the timetable below to see who will be in and on what day during Music's Live 2018.

Adam Audio Kevin Bent Yes
Ableton Tobias Miorin Yes
Akai Rob Dean Yes Yes
Arturia Tom Mortimer Yes Yes
Ashdown Chris Bates Yes Yes Yes
Aston Mics Luke Whitmore Yes Yes Yes
Blackstar Steve Marks Yes Yes Yes
Bluguitar John Verity Yes
Boss James Roberts Yes Yes Yes
Boss Mark Harley Yes Yes
Dunlop Erjan Van Derlaan Yes Yes
Elixir - Free Restrings* Steve Preston Yes
Faith Guitars Billy Whatman Yes
Faith Guitars Rob Bennet / Alex Mew / Steve Finlay Yes Yes Yes
Fender Custom Shop Jay Evans Yes
G&L Guitars Stu Ford Yes
Gibson Ben Scarr Yes Yes Yes
Gretsch Mark Sawyer Yes
Headrush Dan Weston Yes Yes Yes
Ibanez Adam Partridge / Lee Wrathe Yes Yes Yes
Line 6 Stuart Sheilds Yes Yes Yes
Lakestone Guitars Sam Wright / Tony Wright Yes Yes Yes
Marshall Steve Smith Yes Yes Yes
Meinl Cymbals Joe Whitmore Yes Yes Yes
Mesa Boogie Greg Dunning Yes Yes
Meters Headphones Chris Bates Yes Yes Yes
Moog Tom Mortimer Yes Yes
MXR Adam Best Yes
MXR Erjan Van Derlaan Yes Yes
Nord Rob Wallace Yes
Orange Zak Ford/ John Dines Yes Yes
Pearl Jason Roper Yes Yes
Presonus Lee Boylan Yes Yes
PRS Jez Ayscough Yes Yes
RODE Michael Clapham Yes Yes
Roland Andy Pimblott Yes Yes
Roland Mike Thomas Yes Yes
Roland Remie Pascua Yes Yes
Roli John Fleetwood Yes
Sabian Jay Lewington Yes Yes
Sandberg Basses Alan Greensall
Shergold Karl Golden Yes Yes
Shure Microphones Graham Louge Yes
Taylor Guitars Simon Blundell Yes
TourTech Drums Josh Honey Yes Yes Yes
Variax Stuart Sheilds Yes Yes Yes
Vater Jay Lewington Yes Yes
VOX Gareth Cirkit Yes Yes Yes
Way Huge Adam Best Yes
Yamaha Keys Steve Beeston Yes
Yamaha Keys Dom Sigalas Yes Yes Yes
Yamaha Genos Ian House Yes Yes Yes
Yamaha Guitars Stuart Sheilds Yes Yes Yes

*Book your free restring with Elixir on Saturday 17th November between 10AM and 4PM by calling PMT Birmingham on 0121 359 5056 or emailing Electric guitars only.

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