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Welcome to the West Sussex Guitar Festival page. 

Every year, our Club stages its own “West Sussex Guitar Festival" in November, and has a similar event in February - the Guitar Section of the Chichester Festival for Music Dance and Speech. Both festivals include separate sections for Junior and Senior entrants and are open to all players from beginners to the most advanced. The adjudicators are usually world-renowned professional guitarists.   This is a fantastic opportunity to perform and have first class feedback from one of the leading guitarists of our time.

The West Sussex Guitar Festival

In 2023 the junior section will be performing on 4th November, and the senior section will be performing on the 5th November.

We are delighted to welcome back Gary Ryan, one of our club patrons, as adjudicator.

Please download syllabus:

West Sussex Guitar Club Festival Syllabus 2023

Entries before Saturday 28th October please.

Please download a PDF entry form:

Festival 2023 Student Entry Form or Festival 2023 Teachers' Entry Form

The Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech

In 2024 the junior section will be performing on Saturday 3rd February, and the senior section will be performing on the 4th February

We are delighted to welcome Paul Gregory as adjudicator.

For full details, including the syllabus and online entry please see the Chichester Festival website.  Closing date is 30th November 2023.

For further information please contact the Festival Committee on 01243 866462 or email [email protected]


Information from previous festivals is here:

During lockdown we did a recorded festival dedicated to the composers Gary Ryan and Vincent Lindsey-Clark, which was adjudicated by the composers themselves.

To see the videos please click here


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