Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Guilfest 2011 Announce N-Dubz & Ziggy Marley
Award winning family festival GuilFest, now in its 20th 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 N-Dubz and Ziggy Marley, joining already announced legends Razorlight, James Blunt, Erasure, Peter Andre and Public Image Limited.
Returning by popular demand, after providing what without a doubt was one of the highlights of last year’s festival are N-Dubz. Scheduled to play on the main stage on Saturday evening, the trio are sure to provide visitors to this year’s GuilFest with a fantastic show. With over 1.2 milllion albums sold, 100 million views on YouTube, 3 MOBO Awards, two sold out tours, 9 hit singles and even their own major TV series, N – Dubz can quite rightly lay claim to being one of the most successful urban acts ever to emerge from the UK - and collaborations with the likes of Tynchy Stryder, Mr Hudson, Chipmunk, Wiley and Gary Barlow have only helped N-Dubz with their prolific rise to superstardom. GuilFest organisers are delighted to welcome the band back to the Main Stage at GuilFest this July.
Ziggy Marley is confirmed for the Main Stage at GuilFest on Sunday 17th July. The eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Ziggy began his musical career in 1979 as the frontman of Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, releasing eleven incredibly popular albums and earning three Grammy awards. Beginning his solo career in 2003 with ‘Dragonfly’, Ziggy continued his fantastic success and in 2006 won his fourth Grammy for Best Reggae Album, after releasing the critically acclaimed ‘Love is My Religion’. His 2009 album ‘Family Time’ saw Ziggy notch up his fifth Grammy for Best Musical Album for Children and featured collaborative work with Rita Marley, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson and Jack Johnson amongst many others. It’s great to have this true reggae icon at GuilFest for the first time this summer, for what is sure to be an amazing show!
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 of everything from Burlesque Cabaret to Shakespeare, Ceroc Dance Tent, The 70s Disco, Farmer Giles Barn Dance, Massive 150ft Beer Tent, Art & Craft Village, The Eden People’s GuilFest Gallery, Calypso Cocktail Bar, Street Performers, Food Stalls from around the world, Our amazing Kidzone and brand new for this year, The Vintage Experience!! – All will be revealed very soon!
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.