Speakers. Turntables. Amplifiers. R2R. Vinyl.
The world's biggest collection of hifi enthusiasts and their personal systems all under one roof, simply the most unique event in the hifi calendar.
WAM2020 IS OFFICIALLY POSTPONED
After an emergency meeting held between forum Moderators this morning and due to the severe increase in the scale of the virus we have taken action to postpone the event until later in the year. This is not a decision that has been taken lightly but we believe that it is the responsible thing to do. Apologies to all exhibitors and visitors and we hope to see you after this horrible pandemic is over.
NEW EXTENDED VISITOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR WAM 2020
Friday 13th - EARLY BIRDS Open to either exhibitors or non exhibitors who wish to arrive early, typically attended by long distance exhibitors, organisers and hifi enthusiasts who want to start discussions early.
Dependant on room bookings and occupancy levels it is sometimes possible to access the same exhibiting room to make a head start on set up.
Saturday 14th - SET UP DAY
Naturally exhibitors are keen to get systems tried and tested as quickly as possible and music starts at around 10am. Visitors can now spend the day helping, discussing, and being part of the 'buzz & banter', the only condition is that you pay the entrance fee on Sunday. Fee still applicable if only attending on Saturday.
Sunday 15th - OFFICIAL SHOW DAY. If you just wish to visit and go around all the rooms in one great day out. This is the day.
However, there are now many exhibitors and visitors alike who wish to stay again on Sunday and join us at our annual WAM CURRY NIGHT after the show.
SPECIAL DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR 3 NIGHT BOOKINGS
All Exhibitors and Visitors Wishing To Stay At The Kegworth Show Venue Must Book Through The Forum And Not Directly With The Hotel
Please note that all room prices and payment details will be available Saturday 1st Feb 2020
Information For Visitors
Plan Your Day
DISABLED BADGE HOLDERS
FREE EVENT AND
WHERE TO STAY
Non Paid Up Members (Wammers) £15 payable by cash at the door.
Super Wammers £10 payable by cash only at the door.
(Please 'print page' your forum member profile and show at the entrance, no proof no discount).
Please note: No Credit Card Facilities
The venue has 120 parking spaces directly outside the hotel, in addition street parking is also available plus an overflow car park at the adjacent Best Western Hotel.
There is parking available directly outside the venue, easier entrance and lifts to all floors.
NO TICKET NEEDED – JUST TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR BADGE AND SHOW AT ENTRANCE FOR FREE ENTRY
Each year we produce an event guide and this year is no exception. It is produced to help locate all the rooms and informs you about what systems are on show. The guide will be available at the entrance and is FREE OF CHARGE.
If you are staying over on Saturday then there are rooms available at the Hotel itself but with so many exhibitors this year there is limited availability. Here is a link to the best rated Tripadvisor B&B’s in the area: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g499587-c2-Kegworth_Leicestershire_England-Hotels.html
Tea, coffee and snacks available from the hotel all day and a traditional Sunday Lunch also available.
Information and Regulations
EXHIBITOR LIST AND SYSTEMS LINK
YOUR EXHIBITOR ROOM
The rooms are all similar in size, acoustics and layout which makes it a level playing field when it comes to making your system sound the best.
WAM 2020 couldn’t be easier to find, its two minutes off the M1 Junction 24. (Roadworks now complete).
ARRIVING | UNLOADING AND PARKING
All exhibitors MUST set up on Saturday 14th March 2020 - NO EXCEPTIONS. Please arrive and park in the car park. Before unloading come into the reception area so that the organisers can make sure you get help if needed and that you have ample time to unload without damage to your equipment. Once you have unloaded, you will be shown where to park and leave your vehicle overnight.
SETTING UP ON SATURDAY
Please bring your own trolly or flatbed as the hotel does not provide. The access is pretty flat and smooth with lifts to all floors.
RULES ABOUT TICKET DODGERS | ROOM HELPERS
The rooms will be available from 12 noon on Saturday. If by chance they are not cleaned in time then please place equipment in the corridor outside the rooms. Plenty of help will be available as usual and there are easy access points front and rear of the hotel, fire door access with one level staircase to rear and lift through main doors to first floor.
ALL SYSTEMS SHOULD BE TESTED AND READY FOR VISITORS AT 9.30AM SUNDAY – SHOW OPENS AT 10AM
Each year the excuses and stories get more far fetched with people trying to get in for free so now we have very clear rules.
If you bring a helper to set up your gear and will exhibit with you all weekend and stays in the same room, that's fine. However, people saying at the door on Sunday, 'Room 101 invited me to help with his room today' etc. etc. will need to pay £15.
SUNDAY - SHOW DAY
Breakfast will be served from 7am until 9am. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available all day including a Sunday roast.
All exhibitors must be ready for visitors at 9.45am.
SHOW CLOSING TIME
The show closes at 5pm on Sunday, many exhibitors stay over on Sunday too but for the majority breakdown should usually happen 5pm onwards. Many people are usually available to help move equipment, please just ask. Traditionally the exhibitors stay for the annual 'curry night' so please let us know if you wish to join in the fun via the forum.
Any further questions about the show and popular topics can be found and discussed on the forum via the various threads.