NZ Guitar Fest To Be Annual?

New Zealand’s G-TARanaki guitar festival appears on its way to becoming an annual event.

This year’s event (Aug. 11-15) drew record crowds, drawn by a host of multi-genre axe slingers including Slash, Uli Jon Roth, Tony Franklin, Guy Pratt and Vinnie Moore.

The event wound up with an exhilarating jam session led by Slash and Roth of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love” and Hendrix’s “Little Wing.”

U.S. promoter Dan Allen was scheduled to hold talks with the New Plymouth District Council about upscaling the event.