Wednesday, 19 May 2010

GuilFest Line Up News! Ali Campbell's UB40, Alvin Stardust, Young Knives, Friction, 65DaysOfStatic, The Dirty Disco & More!

Ali Campbell's UB40, Alvin Stardust, Young Knives, 65DaysofStatic, South Central, Friction(DJ set), Futures, Brainstorm, Simon Friend (Levellers), Atomic Drop, The Dirty Disco, Ben Montague, plus Macavity's Cat, Wonderyears, Elmor, Goldrush, Saint Jude, Infidels, Wobbly Squadron, Two Fingers of Firewater, The Stanley Blacks, Avondale45, Goldrush, Goliath, Infidels, Velvet Razor, The Rhizomes, and District 6 all confirmed for GuilFest 2010!

They join a fantastic and eclectic already announced lineup of Orbital, The Human League, Status Quo, 10cc, N – Dubz, Just Jack, The Wonderstuff, Hawkwind, Hadouken!, Chase and Status (DJ set), The Blackout, Tinie Tempah, Sub Focus (DJ set), The King Blues, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Level 42, The Blockheads, The Twang, Seth Lakeman, Dreadzone, Pama International, Draven, Turbowolf, Chickenhawk, and many, many more!

Ali Campbell's UB40 have been confirmed to appear on the Main Stage at GuilFest on Saturday 17th July 2010. As lead singer with the world-renowned group UB40, Ali Campbell has sold over 60 million records worldwide, toured across the globe, notched up four number No. 1 world-wide singles, over 40 Top 40 UK singles, released 24 studio albums and received an Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement. A whole generation has grown up listening to Ali’s infectious vocals on classics like ‘One in Ten’ ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ and ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ - massive hits that have made his one of the UK’s most distinctive and recognisable voices.

Alvin Stardust, confirmed to perform on The Good Time Guide Stage at GuilFest also on Saturday 17th July, is without a doubt one of the UK's most well known singer songwriters. Alvin shot to stardom in the 70's - he had already had four hit singles under the name of Shane Fenton, but 'My Coo Ca Choo', his début single as Alvin Stardust, was massive. It became a huge international No.1 hit and spent over six months in the charts. Numerous hits followed throughout the world, including 'Jealous Mind', 'You, You, You', 'Red Dress', and 'Good Love'. Music Week even awarded Alvin "Best Male Recording Artist" and at the British Pop Awards Alvin won "Best Live Performance". Alvin's success continued into the 80s, where he scored more even more hits and continued touring round the world, and since then he has appeared in numerous TV shows, including Hollyoaks, Harry Hill's TV Burp and Doctors. Organisers are delighted to welcome this legend to Stoke Park for the first time this July.

Indie post-punk rockers, The Young Knives, will be performing on Sunday 18th July on the Main Stage at GuilFest 2010. Known for their energetic live performances and their taste in tweed outfits, The Young Knives hit the big time with the critical success of the début album “...Are Dead” in 2002. Further national recognition was achieved 3 years later with the release of their hit single “The Decision” in 2005. Their next two albums achieved top 40 status, and the band was nominated for a Mercury Music prize in 2007. Since then, The Young Knives have toured the globe, supporting huge acts such as The Kaiser Chiefs – Catch 'em for the first time at GuilFest this year in Stoke Park.

Experimental instrumental rockers 65daysofStatic will be back at GuilFest this year, performing on the Main Stage at Stoke Park on Friday 16th July. Fresh from the release of their brand new album, “We Were Exploding Anyway”, the critically acclaimed quartet will be making a welcome return to Guildford since their last appearance at GuilFest in 2008.

Dance duo of the moment, South Central are confirmed to support Sub Focus (dj set) in The Funky End Dance Tent, also on Friday 16th July. Formed late 2006, and known for a series of 12" bootlegs and a rapid succession of remixes for the likes of Metronomy, Klaxons, The Prodigy and The Whip, South Central have toured with Pendulum and gained regular airplay from the likes of Eddie Temple Morris, John Kennedy, Annie Mac and Pete Tong to name but a few so far in their relatively short, but hugely successful career.

Brighton raised, multi award winning DJ Friction will be supporting Chase and Status (dj set) in The Funky End Dance Tent on Sunday 18th July. Friction is one of a handful of DJ's to have smashed through the ranks and become a superstar in his genre simply through an unbelievable talent behind the decks. Regarded by many as not only the most skilled but the most diverse DJ in drum & bass, he is sure to have The Funky End Dance Tent rocking!

Also confirmed for this year are:

• Futures, acclaimed four piece rock band playing The Rock Sound Cave on Saturday 17th July.
• Simon Friend, GuilFest regular and renowned singer songwriter of Levellers fame who will be playing on Sunday afternoon on The Good Time Guide Stage.
• Atomic Drop, electro/breaks aficionados who will be performing in The Funky End Dance tent, also on Sunday 18th July.
• Latvian rockers and MTV best Baltic Act winners Brainstorm, confirmed for The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 16th July.
• "Emerging British Electro-pop Sensation" The Dirty Disco – on Sunday 18th July, also on The Good Time Guide Stage.
• Ben Montague, singer songwriter and rising star performing on The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 16th July.

• Wonderyears – Sunday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Wobbly Squadron – Sunday, Main Stage
• Saint Jude – Sunday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Infidels – Saturday, Good Time Guide Stage
• The Stanley Blacks – Saturday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Velvet Razor – Saturday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Avondale45 – Saturday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Two Fingers of Firewater – Saturday, Main Stage
• Macavitys Cat – Friday, Main Stage
• Elmor – Friday, Main Stage
• The Rhizomes – Friday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Goldrush – Saturday, Good Time Guide Stage
• District 6 – Sunday, Good Time Guide Stage

Phew!!! - but that is not all! The line up is still not complete, and there are loads more acts still to be announced on all the stages. Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements over the coming weeks. Remember though, GuilFest is not just about the music and throughout the site there are many activities and shows to keep you entertained all weekend. You will find the eFestivals' Cosmic Comedy Tent, returning with a brilliant line up of side splitting comics, The Man In The Moon Theatre Tent, featuring performances from Burlesque Cabaret to Shakespeare, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls River Cottage Cafe, The brand new Ceroc Dance Tent, The Eden Peoples's GuilFest Gallery, The Carnivalanza Salon, 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 Remember to bring your swimming togs and cool off by the pool between bands, or simply go for a refreshing shower!

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