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March 18th 2009:
Brian Wilson! Legendary co-writer and singer from The Beach Boys will headline GuilFest 2009, along with seminal rock and roll outfit Motorhead!!!!!!


Brian Wilson, songwriter and original member of The Beach Boys, is quite simply one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.  Brian can be credited as having written or co-written some of the best known anthems in the history of pop including “Surfin USA,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls,” “I get around,” and “Good Vibrations” to name but a few!  As if that wasn’t enough, the Beach Boys album “Pet Sounds” is widely credited as one of the most influential records ever released in western pop music, ranked number #1 in many critics’ lists of greatest albums of all time. 

Having been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000 by Paul McCartney, the UK music hall of fame in 2006 by David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd) and the Rock Hall of Fame in 1988 with his band, The Beach Boys, Brian is known as one of the great geniuses of songwriting by his peers and leagues of adoring fans all over the planet.  A Grammy award winner in 2005, his career has spanned almost half a century - with 11 of The Beach Boys albums achieving gold status, 4 achieving Platinum and 6 achieving the rare Multi-Platinum status! 

Very few artists have ever achieved global success on this level.  Do not miss this rare occasion to see a true musical legend in all senses of the words headline the main stage at GuilFest on Saturday night.

Motörhead - the name alone stands on it's own, a band that lives according to their own rules. A band that has never sacrificed anything and has always remained true to what they are. Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee - what you see is what you get! Lemmy's enthronement as an Icon of Rock happened a while ago and proves that Rock and Roll is alive and exhilarating. (On June 16th Lemmy received the Mojo Icon Award). Most famous for enormously successful albums “No Sleep ‘til Hammersmith” and “Ace of Spades” - the latter containing the album title track “Ace of Spades” (probably one of the best known heavy metal tracks in the world today). 'Motörizer', Motörhead’s latest album is a meaty, dangerous rock record, described as an excellent return to form and has been achieving great success the world over, hitting the UK top 40 this year and taking positions as high as 5th in European charts such as Germany. 

Motörhead have even managed to pick up a much-coveted Grammy Award during their extensive career – back in 2005 for the best metal performance. (strangely enough the same year Brian Wilson picked up his!)

Lemmy and co will headline the GuilFest Main Stage on Friday Night – this is guaranteed to be a properly rocking experience – expect to hear a mix of new and old - classics combined with amazing material from the new album.

GuilFest has been consistently voted as one of the UK’s best family festivals over the past 5 years - Held in the idyllic location of Stoke Park, Guildford, visitors can expect a great weekend featuring 7 stages of live music, comedy, theatre, children’s entertainment, Farmer Giles’ barn dance, street theatre, art and crafts, delicious food and drink from around the world and a truly festive atmosphere.  There will also be a late licensed 150 foot beer tent and cocktail bar, an extensive children’s area, The KidZone.  More than 200 great acts will be announced for the festival over the coming months, so stay tuned to for lineup information.

GuilFest is the perfect festival to relax and enjoy three sun drenched days of music and laughter. Remember your swimming costume and visit the Guildford Lido, which is right next to the festival and is the perfect place to cool off and relax by the pool.

Tickets are on sale now! But be sure to get them quick because this year is very likely to sell out!  Day tickets and weekend tickets are available but to get the best experience, why not come and camp for the weekend with the family.

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