Where we're playing

06/05/2024 Bournemouth Busk
Bournemouth Gardens, 12:00-15:00
18/05/2024 Dorchester Busk
12:00 – 15:00
27/05/2024 The Old Thatch – Bear Island Spring Launch
08/06/2024 Wimborne Folk Festival
Timings available on WMFF website
15/06/2024 Southampton Busk
Above Bar Street, Time TBC
21/06/2024 Private Event
21/07/2024 Wareham Carnival
10/08/2024 Worcester Festival
08/09/2024 Poole Busk
Poole Quay, 13:00 – 16:00
03/10/2024-06/10/2024 ESD 30th Jubilee Celebrations
Engen, Germany
24/11/2024 Poole Father Christmas Parade
07/02/2025-09/02/2025 Blech Beat Gugge
Ulm, Germany


Who we are

Gugge 2000 was formed in November 1998, by Dave Brewer & other former members of bands from the Bournemouth area.

They were keen to create a type of performing band never before seen in the UK. They wanted to make people listen, tap their feet, dance, join in and create an atmosphere of music and fun for all to enjoy.

Inspired by the Guggenmusik bands they had seen on a trip to Fasnacht carnival in Lucerne and the subsequent visit of Swiss band ‘Qua Quager’, from Triengen, to Bournemouth the group decided that it was Guggenmusik that they would unleash on unsuspecting British audiences!

So, in the midst of an English winter (rain & more rain) Gugge 2000 began to meet on Friday nights, about eight to ten of them at first. The group grew bigger as the word spread, and soon they had to move to larger premises to rehearse (and somewhere where there were no neighbours!!).