Wednesday, 5 May 2010

GuilFest 2010 : The Wonderstuff, Nero, Fucked Up, My Passion, Babylon Circus And More Added To Line Up


Joining the already announced Orbital, The Human League, Status Quo, N – Dubz, Just Jack, Hawkwind, Hadouken!, Chase and Status (DJ set), Sub Focus (DJ set), The Blackout, Tinie Tempah, The King Blues, Level 42, 10cc, The Blockheads, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, The Twang, Seth Lakeman, Dreadzone, Pama International, Draven, Turbowolf and Chickenhawk.

Alternative rockers, The Wonderstuff are confirmed to headline The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 16th July. Originally from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, The Wonderstuff rose to fame in the 1980s after releasing “The Eight Legged Groove Machine”. 4 UK top ten albums and 12 UK top 40 singles later, (including the massive UK number 1 “Dizzy” recorded with Vic Reeves), the band split in 1994, reforming in 2000 and have been touring ever since. Organisers are pleased to welcome The Wonderstuff back to Stoke Park for the first time in four years.

Nero, who will be playing in the Funky End Dance Tent on Saturday 17th July, have become a massive name in both the Drum and Bass and Dubstep scenes, often fusing both styles of music in their DJ sets, and gaining huge support from DJs like Andy C, Grooverider and Friction, as well as radio airplay from Zane Lowe, Jo Whiley, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Steve Lamacq and Fabio & Grooverider, to name just a few. Their remix of the Streets' tune 'Blinded by the Lights' was a huge radio hit as well as a dancefloor smasher played by DJ's from Chase and Status and Skream to Tiesto and Diplo. More recently Nero have remixed La Roux and Deadmau5 to devastating effect, and 2009 saw the duo touring all over the UK, providing support for huge acts such as Deadmau5, Chase and Status and Zane Lowe. GuilFest are delighted to welcome them to the Funky End Dance Tent for the first time this July.

Canadian Hardcore Punks, Fucked Up will be performing in the Rocksound Rock Cave on Friday 16th July. Having released over 30 Singles and 4 Albums since recording their first demo back in 2002, Fucked Up have enjoyed huge critical acclaim and amassed a large group of loyal fans, having toured all over the world, and winning the 2009 Polaris Music Prize for their album, “The Chemistry of Common Life”.

Electro-Punk outfit My Passion will be gracing the Rocksound Rock Cave, supporting The King Blues on Sunday 18th July. Following the success of their 2009 debut album “Corporate Flesh Party”, the band have gone on to be nominated “Best British Newcomer” at the 2009 Kerrang Awards, with a brand new album scheduled for release in 2010.

Ten piece ska and reggae band Babylon Circus are confirmed to perform on The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 16th July. Hailing from Lyon, France, Babylon Circus have released 4 studio albums and performed over 1000 live shows all over the world since forming back in 1995 - in places as diverse as Syria, Abu Dhabi and New Zealand.

Acclaimed instrumental rock band, And So I Watched You From Afar are to perform in the Rocksound Rock Cave on Friday 16th July. Having released their debut EP in 2009 to highly positive reviews from Rocksound, Drowned in Sound, and Metal Hammer amongst others, 2010 sees the band embarking on their biggest headline tour to date, and releasing a brand new EP, “Letters”. Tipped by NME, Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Kerrang!, the band are sure to set the Rocksound Cave alight with energy at GuilFest 2010.

Also confirmed are American singer/songwriter, and classically trained musician Nell Bryden, and rising star of the folk world Ian King - who will both be playing on The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 16th July 2010.

Formed of three British Army servicemen, popular singers The Soldiers will be performing a special one-off show with GuilFest regulars, Rock Choir on the Main Stage at GuilFest on Sunday 18th July. The Soldiers debut album, “Coming Home” hit the top 5 in the UK Album charts and achieved double platinum status, with sales of over 600,000 to date, raising over a quarter of a million pounds for charities including ABF, The Royal British Legion and Help For Heroes. The Soldiers will be sharing the stage with the largest and most popular contemporary choir in the UK, Rock Choir - Once again returning to woo the crowds in Stoke Park. Rock Choir has been described as a national phenomenon, and have recently signed with a 4 album deal to record label giants, Universal. The Soldiers & Rock Choir will be performing numbers from both The Soldiers' album “Coming Home” and the upcoming Rock Choir album “Rock Choir Volume 1”.

Keep your eyes peeled for many more acts to be announced for this year's GuilFest – The line up is set to grow to a total of over 200 acts, performing across the 7 music stages of the festival. Elsewhere on the site you can find brand new attractions such as Hugh Fearnley Whitting Stall's River Cottage Cafe & Workshop, The Carnivalanza Salon and Chillout Zone,and the fantastic Ceroc Dance Tent, as well as GuilFest favourites: The eFestivals Cosmic Comedy Zone, The Man In The Moon Theatre Tent, The 70's Disco, Farmer Giles Barndance, The UnisonZone, The Eden Peoples' GuilFest Gallery, The Plantation Zone (an area specially for young people), and the brilliant GuilFest KidZone. Also as usual you can find a great arts & crafts village, Massive 150ft Beer Tent, Calypso Cocktail Bar, Street Performers, Food from around the world, and much much more – you can even pop right next door to the Guildford Lido and enjoy a swim in the beautiful 50m outdoor pool!

Don't Delay! Tickets are available now! Please call Seetickets on 0871 230 1106 or see the website at or for full details. Follow GuilFest on twitter here