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Milton Court to crank up the volume in Sky Arts’ Guitar Star

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Milton Court Concert Hall was the venue of choice for Sky Arts and its brand new competition ‘Guitar Star’ – to be broadcast on Tuesday 7th July (8pm).

Hosted by Edith Bowman, Guitar Star is a nationwide search to find extraordinary guitar talent of all ages and styles. Competitors taking part have the chance to perform on the main stage at Latitude festival in front of 30,000 people, and be crowned the UK and Ireland’s Guitar Star.

“Showcasing Milton Court in front a wide TV audience on Guitar Star was a fantastic opportunity for what is a very new venue,” comments Glenn Mainwaring, Sales and Business Development at the Barbican. “Sky Arts is looking for the next world class guitarist and so the Milton Court Concert Hall’s first rate acoustics were perfect for this. We are very excited to be involved in the competition and thrilled we can show the world what an excellent venue Milton Court is for a diverse range of events.”

Part of a £90million development for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court’s Concert Hall boasts a maximum seat capacity of 608, world-class acoustic design and state-of-the-art technical capability, supported by a knowledgeable technical and events team.

“Working with Milton Court on Guitar Star was a joy,” said Anna Burrows, Producer on Guitar Star. “The venue is stunning and the acoustics are some of the greatest our Guitarists have ever played in. The technical engineering team was of the highest quality and the front of house team managed the audience perfectly. It was a great day and one that ran completely smoothly thanks to the professional team on site.”

As well as an excellent venue for concerts and large events, Milton Court is also available for meetings, AGMs, conferences and product launches. The hall is complimented by bright, open foyers that are highly visible from street level – the ideal space to host catering and drinks receptions.

Further information on Milton Court, its facilities and events at the Barbican can be acquired by contacting the Business Events Team: +44 (0)20 7382 7043 |


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