The Backline Live Acoustic Stage is an ideal place to come and chill out, and has rapidly gathered a loyal following of GuilFest guests. If you're lucky, you may catch an impromptu acoustic set from one of our high profile acts, or maybe a stunning musical journey from the best the local area has to offer. Featuring many talented performers and surprise special guests - a highlight here last year being a special set from the one and only Newton Faulkner!
The Acoustic stage runs from Midday to 1am on Friday and Saturday and 12am on Sunday, and includes special open mic slots throughout the weekend - Please feel free to bring your instruments, book yourself a slot on the day and become part of the festival entertainment yourself - you never know who may be watching!
Check out the line up page for full details of this years artists.
Established over 15 years ago, Backline has long been a leading figure in live music throughout Surrey and the south east. Starting life as a rehearsal studio, and created by Bad Manners drummer Brian Tuit, there was always a vision of fulfilling the potential Backline possessed.
The vision is now a reality. Dubbed by local radio stations as â€œthe most technologically advanced venue in Guildford, with the most forward thinking policy towards musicâ€ Backline Live has its sights firmly set on the future. Backline consists of a 300 capacity venue, bars on two separate floors, a state of the art sound and lighting system, a diverse range of cocktails with an equally diverse policy towards live music. With all of this is in place, Backline Live sets its sights not only on raising the standard of live music in the south east, but creating the next level in atmosphere and service. After a very successful opening week, boasting acts that range from metal to dubstep, blues to acoustic, Backline is here to stay.
Backline's forward thinking mentality plays a big part of the venues ethos, giving local acts the opportunity to support big name artists and hosting industry show cases are just a few things they offer. With strong links to ACM to help support student development, by providing a state of the art Venue for the students to use and hosting the prestigious acoustic tent at this years GuilFest, 2010 is set to be a great year for Backline. Check out: www.backlinelive.com
Here are just some of the images from last year, pop along to our gallery to see more