Friday, 9 April 2010

GuilFest 2010 - The Blackout, The Blockheads, 10CC and Level 42 Added To Line Up

LEVEL 42, 10cc, THE BLOCKHEADS, THE BLACKOUT have been added to this years GuilFest line up, which now looks like this;

Friday 16th July 2009

Saturday 17th July 2009
The Human League
N Dubz
Just Jack
Kid Creole & The Coconuts
The Blackout

Sunday 21st July 2009
Status Quo
Level 42
10 CC
The Blockheads
Chase and Status (DJ Set)

Award winning family festival GuilFest, now in it's 19th year, features a line up more vibrant and eclectic than ever before! Established legends are joined by rising stars as more names are added to the 3 day festival with camping, set in the idyllic grounds of Stoke Park, Guildford. Organisers are delighted to announce the latest additions to this year's line up are LEVEL 42, 10cc, The BLOCKHEADS and THE BLACKOUT, who join the already announced Orbital, The Human League, Status Quo, N – Dubz, Just Jack, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Hawkwind, Hadouken! and Chase and Status (DJ set).

Pop Rock and Jazz Funksters, Level 42 are confirmed to support Status Quo on the Main Stage at GuilFest 2010. Famed for their incredible musicianship, Level 42 took the 80s by storm with their brand of bass driven jazz funk that came from the underground soul scene of wedge hair cuts, pegged trousers, sharp shoes and soul patrols. They led a band of UK ‘funk and soul acts that for a time changed the face of the street scene in Britain , dovetailing with the start of the commercial New Romantic movement , Two Tone and the dying embers of punk. The bands chart record speaks for itself, with 6 of their 11 studio albums hitting the UK top ten, and a massive twenty UK top 40 singles – including classics such as “Something About You” and “Lessons In Love”. The bands live performances are world renowned, with lead vocalist and bass guitarist Mark King's distinctive audience grabbing vocal style and unique slap bass style. Level 42 will no doubt put on a fantastic show at their first ever performance in Stoke Park.

English Art Rockers, 10cc will be taking to the Main Stage at GuilFest 2010 for the first time on Sunday 18th July. A British Institution, since 1973 10cc have sold a whopping 15 million records in the UK and over 30 million worldwide, releasing 11 studio albums (5 of which hitting the UK top ten). The band are best known for their enormous hits “Things we do for love”, “Rubber Bullets”, “I'm not in love”, and reggae classic “Dreadlock Holiday” - The last three of these all hitting the Number 1 spot in the UK charts! GuilFest organisers are delighted to welcome this fantastic act to Stoke Park for the first time.

Traditional English eccentricity at its very best, punk-pop outfit The Blockheads will be performing on the Main Stage, also on Sunday 18th July. Since releasing their platinum selling album “New Boots and Panties” back in 1977 with the late Ian Drury, The Blockheads have been a regular feature of the UK charts with their own unique brand of satirical ska punk. A legendary live show that's sure not to disappoint, The Blockheads will be performing some of their greatest tunes such as “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick”, “Reasons to be Cheerful pt3” and seminal rock and roll anthem “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”. Having recorded with such legends as Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams and Sinead O'Connor, and cited as a major influence by Jamie T and Lily Allen, the band have a true pedigree as a one of the greatest live bands the UK has ever produced. Don't miss them this year at GuilFest 2010.

The Blackout return to GuilFest to headline the ROCKSOUND Cave on Saturday 17th July 2010. The Post-hardcore rockers have toured the world since their their last appearance at the festival back in 2008, becoming one of only three unsigned bands ever to sell out the London Astoria and winning best Unsigned Band in the Kerrang Readers Polls of the same year. Since then, the band have signed to rock label Epitaph and achieved 2 number 1 singles in the UK rock and UK indie charts, with “Children of the Night” and “Save Our Selves”. This band are guaranteed to have the ROCKSOUND cave going nuts on Saturday night at GuilFest.

The already incredibly eclectic GuilFest line up will continue to grow over the coming months to a massive 200 bands performing across 7 music stages over the 3 days of the festival. As regular visitors will know however, GuilFest is not just about the music and throughout the site there is a plethora of activities and shows to keep you entertained all weekend. Also on the site you will find the eFestivals' Cosmic Comedy Tent, returning with a fantastic line up of side splitting comics, The Man In The Moon Theatre Tent, featuring performances from Burlesque Cabaret to Shakespeare, Brand New Ceroc Dance Tent, The 70s Disco, Farmer Giles Barn Dance, Unison Zone, Massive 150ft Beer Tent, Art & Craft Village, Calypso Cocktail Bar, Street Performers, Food Stalls from Around The World, Our amazing Kidzone and much, much more! Remember that the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre and Lido are right next door – Bring your swimming togs and cool off by the pool between bands, or simply go for a refreshing shower!

GuilFest – the award winning, quintessential English Family Festival. The perfect place to enjoy 3 sunny days of music, fun and laughter.

Tickets are available now! Please call Seetickets on 0871 230 1106 or see the website at for full details.

Follow GuilFest on Twitter here and become a fan on Facebook here