So, GuilFest is almost here! The line up is complete and everything is in place for GuilFest 2010 to be the best ever! Featuring a hugely eclectic mix of live acts, DJs, comedians, actors and actresses and much more besides, this year's festival is bursting at the seams with the sheer quality of entertainment that is on offer.
This year you can catch possibly the most eclectic line up ever at GuilFest, with a fine mix of some of the best live music, comedy and theatre you could possibly hope to see at a festival! All around the site this year you will find pockets of brilliance, with new and exciting areas such as The Ceroc Dance Tent, and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Cafe & workshops, combined with GuilFest favourites such as the 70s Disco, Farmer Giles Barndance, The Backline Live Acoustic Lounge and much more!
The Main Stage features headline performances from dance music pioneers Orbital on Friday, synth-pop legends The Human League on Saturday, and one of Britain's best loved rock bands, Status Quo on Sunday, with the main support acts on each day being Hadouken!, N Dubz, and Level 42. The Main Stage also plays host to a huge variety of other top acts across the weekend, including The South (Formerly The Beautiful South), Just Jack, Ali Campbell's UB40, 10cc, Kid Creole and The Coconuts, The Blockheads, 65daysofstatic, Pama International, as well as a last minute confirmation for Saturday 17th July from Thomas White of Electric Soft Parade fame!
The Good Time Guide Stage features a truly fantastic mix of acts, and top of the bill here this year are English institution The Wonder Stuff on Friday, psychedelic rock legends Hawkwind on Saturday, and Brummie Indie rockers, The Twang on Sunday. Also appearing on this stage over the weekend are Mungo Jerry – performing with 3 of the original members for the first time in 33 years! Crowd pleasers Dreadzone, Delays, The Young Knives, Alvin Stardust, Seth Lakeman, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Babylon Circus, Nell Bryden, Ian King, The Dirty Disco and lots more fantastic acts!
GuilFest's home for all things Rock and Metal, the incredibly popular Rock Sound Cave, returns this year with an awesome line up, topped each day by American hardcore punks F***ed Up, Welsh post-hardcore outfit The Blackout and, returning by popular demand to close the stage on Sunday for the second year in a row, everyone's favourite political punk poets, The King Blues. Some of the other highlights on this stage over the weekend include We Are The Ocean, Sorry & The Sinatras, And So I Watch You From Afar, Stars of The Search Party, Pint Shot Riot, Young Guns, Futures, The Xcerts, GU Medicine, La Faro, FranKo, My Passion, Cars On Fire, Lower Than Atlantis, Subsource and loads more besides.
For all you lovers of electronic blips and beats, The Funky End Dance Tent features a brilliant line up this year, headed up by a DJ set from critically acclaimed Drum n Bass producer Sub Focus on Friday, UK grime chart topper Tinie Tempah on Saturday, and British electronic production duo of the moment Chase & Status on Sunday. Also appearing there this year are remix kings South Central, house legend Tall Paul, dubstep aficionado Nero, technical drum and bass mixing wizard DJ Friction, rising dubstep star FuntCase, electro/breaks crowd pleasers Atomic Drop, ex Far Too Loud artist Neurodriver, psytrance master Scorb, 22 year old production god Beatnik, as well as lots more exciting artists
The amazing GuilFest Kidzone returns this year, bigger and better than ever with regular special VIP appearances from Peppa Pig on Saturday and Barney on Sunday. On top of this you can expect more shows, fun and games than ever before with performances from the Booster Seat Theatre Company of Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Ickle Pigs, as well as great acts involving dare devil stunts and fire-shows.
Elsewhere on the site is the return of the eFestivals Cosmic Comedy Tent, featuring Milton Jones, Ivan Brackenbury's Hospital Roadshow, John Moloney, and various other great comedians from the UK circuit. The Man in the Moon Theatre Tent also returns this year with everything from Burlesque Cabaret to Shakespeare, and more!. The Acoustic lounge is also back with an amazing line up of performers, and this year will again feature Open Mic sessions – so come along and bring your instruments – anyone can play!
Later on, when the main stages begin to close, there is plenty more entertainment planned for all the night-owls out there! Head to Chaos, The Rock Sound Afterparty for the brand new Indie/Alternative nights on Friday and Saturday; grab your partner and come on down for a bit of “YeeHaa” and “Dosey-Do” at Farmer Giles Barn Dance – returning due to popular demand for the third year in a row and featuring once again, the fantastic live ceilidh band, MoonDance! go to the Funky End for some late night blips and beeps; boogie on down at the 70s Disco, or just wander in to the Acoustic lounge for late night singalongs!
All this, combined with the UNISONzone, The GuilFest Gallery, Carnivanza Salon, impromptu street performances, magicians, food and drink from around the world, great stalls, cocktail bars, The Pimm’s Bus, and our MASSIVE 150’ bar creates an amazing mix of fun and entertainment to last the weekend. There is even Guildford Lido for outdoor swimming and showers, and Guildford Spectrum leisure centre for indoor swimming and various other activities including bowling and ice skating right next door!
Remember! Campsite opens at 10am Thursday morning, main site opens 10am Friday Morning. Make sure you’re in the campsite on Thursday night for our special pre-festival bar and disco!
Tickets still available but selling fast! – Buy now to avoid disappointment at:
http://www.guilfest.co.uk or call 0871 230 1106
Click here to see the full line up!!