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Festival de la Guitarra
(Cordoba Guitar Festival)

38th edition: 4 - 14 July 2018

The annual International Guitar Festival is an internationally renowned event and is among the most remarkable festivals of its kind. Each year in July, people from around the world celebrate the guitar music in its various forms. The festival includes a number of spectacular concerts.

An unparalleled event in Spain, the guitar festival attracts top artists from the nation and other countries. Therefore, the festival is a must for everyone who takes a certain interest in guitars and music, including Flamenco, Jazz and modern guitar music.

On the occasion of this great event, guitar sounds are heard throughout the city. As one core of the festival, a number of remarkable concerts are held at emblematic sites, including the Royal Fortress’ Gardens, Corredera Square and Gran Teatro Theater.

Fabulous personalities contributed to the successful development of the festival and made it receive its excellent reputation. Among them are Paco de Lucía, Paco Serrano (Flamenco), Carlos Santana, B.B. King, Sting, The Pretenders, Alejandro Sanz, Michael Schenker, Fito and Fitipaldis, Joan Manuel Serrat, The Scorpions or Chuck Berry. This year, famous guitar scene celebrities join the festival, as well.

Another core of the festival is to introduce people to the art of guitar playing and the pleasure this famous instrument comes with. So everyone can join guitar courses. Also, there are workshops dedicated to the construction of guitars and much more. All these courses are led by internationally renowned professionals and interpreters. So everybody may, and obviously will, learn a lot about the world of guitars.

Exhibitions and related theater shows complete the festival program.

In 2018 the U.S. band Kiss will give a concert in Cordoba. The concert is scheduled for July 12 and will take place at Plaza de Toros de Los Califas.

Festival de la Guitarra Córdoba
I.M.A.E. Gran Teatro de Córdoba
Avda. de Gran Capitán 3
14008 Cordoba
Tel: 957 – 48 06 44 and 957 – 48 02 37
Fax: 957 – 48 74 94 and 957 – 49 07 29
Email : granteatro.festival@ayuncordoba.es

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