Where we're playing

21/07/2024 Wareham Carnival
03/08/2024 Salisbury Busk
12:00 – 16:00
10/08/2024 Worcester Festival
24/08/2024 Bournemouth Busk
12:00 – 15:00
31/08/2024 Winchester Busk
12:00 – 16:00
07/09/2024 Seaton Carnival
21/09/2024 Ringwood Carnival
15:30 – 19:30
03/10/2024-06/10/2024 ESD 30th Jubilee Celebrations
Engen, Germany
02/11/2024 Christchurch Rotary, Fireworks at The Grange School
19:00 – 22:00
16/11/2024 Bournemouth Christmas Market
Bournemouth Square, 18:00 – 20:00
24/11/2024 Poole Father Christmas Parade
01/12/2024 Bournemouth Christmas Market Busk
12:00 – 15:00
08/12/2024 Bournemouth Christmas Market Busk
12:00 – 15:00
15/12/2024 Bournemouth Christmas Market Busk
12:00 – 15:00
22/12/2024 Southampton Christmas Busk
12:00 – 16:00
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!!).