(dpa/sa) - Artists on the guitar are coming to a festival in Magdeburg for the fifth time. After the opening on Thursday in the Forum Gestaltung, eight concerts at two venues in the state capital are on the program until Sunday. In addition to the Forum Gestaltung, the strings are also plucked in the Gesellschaftshaus. Four solo programs and four band performances are planned, including a singer-songwriter night and a jazz evening. To open the festival, the Czech Pavel Steidl and the German ensemble Nu:n play the concert "The magic of classical guitar" (The Magic of the Classical Guitar) in the Forum Gestaltung.