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The Wam Show 2021 confirmed

Discussion in 'audio' started by bencat, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. bencat

    bencat pfm Member

    I know that some on here do not look at other sites but some do so thought I would post this as information and to interest any of those who would like to attend .

    Before Covid the Wam Show was a great yearly event the best part being it was real people setting up their real systems no Trade rooms just some general stalls downstairs for accessories , LP's and other such items .

    This years was supposed to be in September but there have been complications it has now been announced that there will be a show at the Kegworth Hotel over two days weekend 1 - 3 October . Full details are not being given as with the current fluid situation some things are still to be confirmed . More details should be given on 1 st of May .

    A spreadsheet for those wanting to take part with a room will be available probably in the next couple of weeks but there may well be few spaces as most that signed up for the 2019 show have just rolled things over .

    I will be taking a room for my three way active speaker system which will have three NVA power amplifiers used . Will let everyone know my room number when I can and if anyone does decide to visit please call in say hello have a listen and let me know honestly what you think good or bad I will try not to get too upset .

    I have decided that I will add a CD Transport to the boxes which normally I do not use but it will help for those that want to bring their own music to have a listen which I would encourage . The shows in the past have been some of the best times I have spent over the last few years and given the none year we had last year and lack contact with the small number of people who enjoy music the way we do I would encourage anyone to consider this year and make the effort .
  2. Always a great event, thanks for sharing. Hopefully it can go ahead.

    Cheers BB
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  3. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Good news. It'll never be Scalford, but still better than any trade show could ever be. I just hope it can go ahead.
  4. mickyricky

    mickyricky pfm Member

    I wouldn’t class it as a trade show ,It’s largely made up of Hifi enthusiasts showing off their kit FOC but paying for the bedroom hire ..Still a good show
    Cranage is a trade show !
  5. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    I think you need to re-read my post. o_O
  6. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    Good news this. I hope it can go ahead as planned and I hope I can get there myself.
  7. toprepairman

    toprepairman pfm Member

    What with Retrotech on the 26th Sept and The Wam show the following weekend looks like a good time on the horizon. It just takes Tonbridge to be on just after and we'll have the full set.
    Not sure if the ladies will be too happy, "I've made Sunday lunch for you and the dog's had it three weeks running".
  8. I've been to every show bar one, it's a fantastic show for enthusiasts run by enthusiasts and there's usually contributors from across different forums. It's a chance to hear systems you'd never hear at a commercial show. If you don't fancy it then don't go, but don't let a negative comment put you off.

    Cheers BB
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  9. Robert

    Robert Tapehead

    This is great news. I've enjoyed the shows both as exhibitor and visitor so will definitely maker the effort to attend.

    Good luck with getting it all sorted.
  10. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Just a reminder that bringing arguments from other forums here is strictly against the AUP. Thanks chaps.

  11. Ianp

    Ianp pfm Member

    Exhibited once (Scalford), visited thrice. What a thing to look forward to after this last year ! Tremendous.
    narabdela and Fatmarley like this.
  12. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Alas, Scalford was my distance limit and Kegworth is further; my limit has decreased since those three Scalford shows. might join a local Wam taxi though, if offered at the time.
  13. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    wonderful news , i went 2 years ago to kegworth and every year to scalford . one of the best shows of the year
    narabdela likes this.
  14. htm_1968

    htm_1968 pfm Member

    I loved the Scalford shows. I exhibited twice and propped up the bar on several other occasions. Not been to Kegworth though.
  15. Robert M

    Robert M pfm Member

    Make sure someone takes lots of good quality photos.
  16. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    Whats Retrotech never heard of that.
    Love the Wam show, I've been to most of them and exhibited at Scalford and Kegworth. Lets hope it's good weather and we are able to mix freely by then.
  17. andrews

    andrews pfm Member

    Fantastic news.
    My favourite UK show.
    given the nature of the rooms I wonder if there is a strong view re vaccine passports be required (!!??)
  18. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    It’s what was formerly known as the National Vintage Communications Fair. Originally at the NEC but it moved to the Warwickshire Event Centre a few years back.

    imagine the Tonbridge Audiojumble but with more vintage radios, TVs, gramophones collectables, 78s and valves, in a big metal shed in the middle of a field and you’ve pretty much got it. It’s a superb day out!
    paulfromcamden and toprepairman like this.
  19. zekezebra

    zekezebra pfm Member

    Hopefully I will have more luck this year. Flight and hotel booked for last year's Wam. First the airline Flybe ceased trading so started to make alternative travel arrangements and then Covid-19 struck.
    Jeff Anderson likes this.
  20. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    I'm with you, I've been to it under the old name. I agree it's a good day out with lots of vintage HiFI in addition to the mainstream of vintage radio and TVs.

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