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03 Jun 2010

Mungo Jerry, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, & more added to this years line up!

MUNGO JERRY (together for the first time since 1973!!!),

THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN,

FRANKO, LOWER THAN ATLANTIS, FUNTCASE...

 

...confirmed for GuilFest 2010.

 

Classic English folk/rock group Mungo Jerry will be appearing on The Good Time Guide Stage on Saturday 17th July at GuilFest 2010. This will be the first time that three of the original members of the band have performed together since 1973!! Mungo Jerry are most famous for their huge, instantly recognisable 1970 hit “In The Summertime”- a song that stayed at number 1 in the UK charts for 7 weeks and has sold 30 million copies to date, as well as hit the number 1 spot in Canada, and the number 3 spot in the billboard top100 charts in the US. It has since been officially declared the biggest summertime hit of all time! Following the success of this song, the band have gone on to have numerous hits all over the world, with 9 top 40 UK hits (including another number 1, 1971's Baby Jump) as well as two UK top 20 Albums, and number 1 hits in territories as far and wide as South Africa and Japan. Led by Ray Dorset, the lead singer and one of the founding members, the band has toured the globe – The so called “Mungomania” craze being one of the most unexpected pop phenomenons since The Beatles!

 

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown are confirmed to appear on The Good Time Guide Stage, also on Saturday 17th July. With 25 studio albums under his belt since 1968, Arthur Brown is a well known figure of the English Rock and Roll scene. His band, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, scored a UK number 1 hit with “Fire” in 1968 and to to this day it still receives airplay around the world. It has also been covered by some of the most famous acts on the planet, including Ozzy Osbourne, The Prodigy and The Who. Infamous for setting himself on fire in legendary stage shows, Arthur has been cited as a major influence by artists such as Peter Gabriel, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson and Alice Cooper. GuilFest are delighted to welcome Arthur back to GuilFest for 2010.

 

New confirmations for The Rock Sound Cave are grunge punks Lower than Atlantis, playing Sunday 18th July and indie rockers FranKo, performing on Saturday 17th July. New for 2010, GuilFest welcome the south-coasts top alternative party promoters CHAOS to carry on the proceedings after the bands have finished on Friday and Saturday in the Rock Sound cave. Chaos are the longest running indie/alternative night on the South Coast and have been putting on highly successful parties for the last 18 years – organisers welcome them to GuilFest for the first time. Multi award winning DJ Will ChuMp will be running the party, selecting the best of new and old to carry on the night into the early hours.

 

FuntCase (aka James Hazell) is confirmed to perform in The Funky End dance tent on Sunday 18th July. FuntCase has been in the dubstep scene for a hot minute but is already making a very solid impact,, with a medlee of ranged beats capable to kick the wig off of any head!

 

The Funky End Bar in Aldershot is currently taking submissions for a DJ competition taking place on Friday 25th June. The winner wins a set on Saturday 17th July in The Funky End Dance Tent at GuilFest 2010. Any budding DJ wanting to enter should contact guilfest@funkyend.com.

 

GuilFest has been consistently voted as one of the UK's best family festivals. Held in the idyllic location of Stoke Park, Guildford, visitors can expect a truly fantastic weekend, featuring 7 stages of live music hosting a mind blowing 200 great acts but It's not just about the music at GuilFest; around the site you can find Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Cafe, the hilarious eFestivals Cosmic Comedy Zone, the Man In The Moon Theatre tent, the incredibly popular Farmer Giles Barn Dance, the brand new Ceroc Dance Tent, street theatre, arts and crafts, delicious food and drink from all over the globe, massive 150ft bar and cocktail bars, one of the best festival children's areas on the circuit, The KidZone, and much more besides. Also - back by popular demand for 2010 will be last year's unlikely sensation, the 70's disco.

 

Tickets are on sale now. Avoid disappointment and get yours quick from GuilFest.co.uk or by calling 0871 230 1106.

 



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