Sensational singer/songwriter James Blunt is confirmed for a headline performance at GuilFest 2011 on Sunday July 17th. James last entertained Guildford crowds as a little known artist back in 2004, and now three huge albums, two world tours and a string of prestigious awards later, organisers are delighted to welcome him back to GuilFest, this time taking his rightful place as headliner and closing the festival on the Main Stage.
James was catapulted to international superstardom with his incredibly popular 2005 album 'Back to Bedlam'. The biggest selling album of the noughties, the record was bursting with massive anthems such as "You're Beautiful", "High" and "Goodbye My Lover". This early success was replicated with his follow up album, 2007's 'All the lost souls'; which sold nearly 5 million copies globally, and featured such seminal hits as "1973", "Same Mistake" and "Carry You Home". 2010's 'Some Kind of Trouble' debuted at number 4 in the UK, selling over 100,000 copies in its first week and its first two singles "Stay The Night" and "So Far Gone" have both been featured on BBC Radio 2's A list.
With a catalogue of awards under his belt, including two BRIT awards for best pop act and best male vocalist, a Q award for best new act, 3 MTV awards, 5 Grammy nomination and many, many others, Blunt looks set to continue his amazing success well into 2011 and beyond and his appearance at GuilFest 2011 will most definitely be a show to remember.
Taking place over three days on the weekend of July 15th, 16th and 17th, GuilFest 2011 will feature 7 stages of live music, hosting an incredible 200 acts. Consistently voted as one of the UKs top family festivals, GuilFest is known for its fantastically eclectic line ups and wonderfully laid back atmosphere. Famous stages such as the Rock Cave, the Dance tent and the acoustic lounge will all be returning for the 2011 festival, cementing the fact that at GuilFest , there really is something for everyone.
And it's not just about the music; all around the site you can find great attractions such as the hilarious Cosmic Comedy Zone, Man in the Moon Theatre tent, Farmer Giles Barndance, street theatre, delicious food and drink from around the world, enormous 150ft bar, cocktail bars and much more besides. For the younger guests there is the Kidzone, which last year featured performances from the one and only Peppa Pig! If you fancy a dip or a shower, right next door is Guildford Lido – a 50m outdoor swimming pool set in beautiful park lands, and Guildford Spectrum, a fully featured leisure centre with indoor swimming pools, ice rink, bowling alleys and lots more.
GuilFest – the perfect way to enjoy 3 days of great entertainment, sunshine and laughter this July.