GuilFest favourites The Validators (formerly The Infidels), are a unique 10-piece band whose eclectic style transcends Ska, Reggae, Celtic, Punk, 60s Garage and Dub, even venturing into Baltic folk and Bossanova - they don’t like to be pigeonholed!
Since The Validators formed, the group has stacked up a collection of rave reviews and write-ups, and have received the thumbs-up from such diverse entities as the Strummerville Organisation to Bez (Happy Mondays) and Alvin Stardust! This recognition has been replicated on the live scene, with an acclaimed Isle of Wight Festival appearance further enhancing their reputation.
Regulars at GuilFest, their performance in 2010 was deemed “best music of the day” by OMH review. Again in 2011, This Festival Feeling’s review said, “the highlight of the day was definitely The Validators - whose set of reggae/ska-tinged punk was more like a party than a gig.”