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Petition to help facilitate the reinstatement of GuilFest

This Thursday October 10th will see Guildford Borough Council’s Full Council Meeting discuss the petition put before them to help facilitate the reinstatement of Guilfest.  The meeting will commence at 7pm prompt within the Council Chambers at the Council’s offices located at Millmead House, Millead, Guildford , GU2 4BB with discussion on the petition to bring back Guilfest itemised on the agenda as being early into proceedings.

07 October 2013 | Read the Full Article >

Help bring GuilFest back for 2014

Since the unfortunate and sad end of GuilFest last year, organisers have been inundated with requests and offers of support in helping to reinstate the festival.

Organisers have been busy and in continuing discussions with each other throughout this year looking at as to how and whether the festival could reinstate itself again next year (2014) .

24 July 2013 | Read the Full Article >

We are surprised and saddened to hear that Guildford Borough Council has agreed to let Live Nation host a music event on Stoke Park this summer.


We’d hoped after discussions at the end of last year between Guildford Borough Council and ourselves, there may have been the possibility for us to put on another “GuilFest mark 2” in the summer but with this news it seems this will no longer be possible.

After 21 fantastic years of putting on GuilFest, we’d like to say a huge thank you to the many thousands who’ve been either involved or attended making GuilFest one of the best festivals of its kind in the UK culminating in winning the UK’s Best Family Festival Award in 2006.

We really hope that this wont be the end and that in the near future we will be back with another festival.

All the best,

Tony Scott & the GuilFest Team

Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr will perform on stage with Bryan Ferry at Ferry's headline show at GuilFest this coming weekend.

Marr will play the entire show with Ferry on Sunday 15th July, adding his unique musicianship to a set that will include material from both Ferry's solo and Roxy Music catalogue.

 

11 July 2012 | Read the Full Article >


Countdown to GuilFest’s 21st Birthday, 13th - 15th July in Stoke Park, Guildford! Under a week to go!!

GuilFest’s 21st anniversary is coming round fast – there is now under a week to go until the UK’s premier family festival and the line up is now complete!  A truly eclectic mix of the crème de la crème of live music, DJs, theatre and comedy, set across 12 stages in the idyllic surroundings of  Stoke Park, Guildford.

10 July 2012 | Read the Full Article >

Win VIP tickets and meet Cher Lloyd at GuilFest 2012!

We have 2 pairs of VIP tickets to give away for you come to GuilFest as a VIP and meet Cher Lloyd!

 

 

02 July 2012 | Read the Full Competition Details >


GuilFest 2012 are proud to announce BEZ's SIGNING DEN!!

GuilFest can today confirm that everyone's favourite Indie National Treasure, the one and only Happy Mondays legend BEZ, will once again entertain and delight the crowds at GuilFest 2012.

 

02 July 2012 | Read the Full Article >


Win VIP tickets and meet Olly Murs at GuilFest 2012!

We have 5 pairs of VIP tickets to give away for you come to GuilFest as a VIP and meet Olly Murs!

To be in with a chance to win this incredible prize by answering a question...

27 June 2012 | Read the Full Competition Details >

 


Win a Set in The Kane FM Presents Funky End Dance Tent!

On Friday 6th July, The Funky End Bar in Aldershot will be hosting a massive DJ competition – the winner will get a DJ set on Saturday 14th July at GuilFest 2012!

26 June 2012 | Read the Full Article >

 

 


Postman Pat® and Jess the Cat, plus Zak & Panzee from the ZingZillas confirmed for the KidZone at GuilFest 2012, as well as new acts: The Wonderstuff (acoustic), Levi Roots, “Elvis & Friends” and ahab.

The ultimate family event, GuilFest 2012 is now only just a few weeks away. Heralded as one of the top UKs top festivals not only for providing non-stop fun and entertainment to all ages, but also for its great music, this year's amazing headlining acts are Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Olly Murs and Bryan Ferry!

08 June 2012 | Read the Full Article >

Björn Again, Dodgy, Alvin Stardust, Bastille, Rolo Tomassi, Glitterband, Feed The Rhino,
LostAlone, TRC, Dismantle, Millions Like Us, The Priscillas, Chords, Take Fat

The wonderful Björn Again are confirmed to perform on The Main Stage on Saturday 14th July.  Created and founded by director and musician Rod Stephen, Bjorn Again was designed as a rocked-up light-hearted satirical ABBA spoof – which has achieved world-wide cult status since its inception in 1988...

30 May 2012 | Read the Full Article >

The Skints, TV Smith, Dragster, The Ramonas, Polar, New Town Kings, Crowns, The Sex Pistols Experience, Tyrannosaurus Alan, Stone Foundation, Rubber Bandits, Yashin, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, John Spillane, Friction, Brookes Brothers, Subscape, Sigma, Pyramid

Organisers are delighted to announce that a further 19 new acts have now been confirmed for the GuilFest 2012 line up.

23 May 2012 | Read the Full Article >

Confirmed for GuilFest 2012 and joining an already announced lineup of Olly Murs, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra feat. Roland Gift, Tulisa, Jimmy Cliff, Gary Numan, Candi Staton, Cher Lloyd, Tim Minchin, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, The Straits, Buzzcocks, The Undertones, Nouvelle Vague, Skindred, Beth Hart, Young Guns and The Wurzels.

16 May 2012 | Read the Full Article >

All confirmed for GuilFest 2012 and joining an already announced lineup of Olly Murs, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra feat. Roland Gift, Tulisa, Jimmy Cliff, Gary Numan, Cher Lloyd, Tim Minchin, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, The Straits, Nouvelle Vague and Skindred.

02 May 2012 | Read the Full Article >

We have very exciting news! Here are the next round of confirmations for this year's festival!!

Ex N-Dubz superstar, TULISA is confirmed to perform on the Main Stage on Saturday 14th July.

Formed by original members of Dire Straits, Alan Clark and Chris White, THE STRAITS will support Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra on the Main Stage on Friday 13th July. X Factor sensation CHER LLOYD will appear on the Main Stage and Electronic music pioneer GARY NUMAN is confirmed to headline The Second Stage on Saturday 14th July.

Ground breaking French project NOUVELLE VAGUE will be supporting Gary Numan on The Second Stage on Saturday 14th July.

18 April 2012 | Read the Full Article >

GuilFest organisers are delighted to announce their partnership with Big Cheese Magazine for the second year in a row, with Big Cheese Magazine once again hosting The Rock Cave at GuilFest in July.

The festival's 21st anniversary will see an amazing rock line up, beginning with the first headliner confirmed for The Big Cheese Cave this year due to popular demand: SKINDRED – headlining on Saturday 14th July!

12 April 2012 | Read the Full Article >

Organisers have scored a major coup for GuilFest 2012 as Art Rock legend BRYAN FERRY CBE is confirmed to headline the main stage on the night of Sunday 15th July at GuilFest 2012.

Regarded as the embodiment of high glamour, romance and stylishness for nearly four decades, Bryan is literally a household name in the UK, and has achieved phenomenal worldwide success. Supporting Bryan Ferry on Sunday 15th July are Disco titans CHIC feat. NILE RODGERS.  Probably the most influential band of the Disco era

04 April 2012 | Read the Full Article >

Organisers are thrilled to announce that Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer Tim Minchin will be performing his unique brand of musical comedy, accompanied by his band on Saturday 14th July at this years' GuilFest

Winner of multiple comedy awards, including the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as 4 Chortle awards and countless others, Tim's comedy spans many musical styles and covers such topics as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice as well as logical fallacies, and many more witty observations cleverly integrated into his hilarious, scathing and often unsettlingly lovely songs.

15 March 2012 | Read the Full Article >

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra featuring Gilson Lavis with special guest Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals) to headline the Main Stage on Friday 13th July

Pianist, Singer, Composer, Television Presenter and King of Boogie Woogie Jools Holland OBE is guaranteed to set the Main Stage alight on Friday night at GuilFest 2012, with his full Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, special guest Roland Gift - former frontman from British rock/soul outfit, Fine Young Cannibals... [continues]

22 February 2012 | Read the Full Article >

Yes that's right, you read it correctly.  The one and only multi-talented Olly Murs is coming to GuilFest to headline the Main Stage on Saturday 14th July 2012!

Singer-songwriter, musician, TV Presenter and X factor finalist Olly Murs is no stranger to success.  Despite being early in his musical career, he can already lay claim to four number 1 singles and two wildly popular albums! ... [continues]

26 January 2012 | Read the Full Article >

We'd like to thank you all for helping to make GuilFest 2011 one of the best GuilFest's ever. We really hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

GuilFest has once again been nominated at the prestigious UK Festival awards and It would be really great if you could vote for us!


Every voter will be entered into a prize draw to win a Dream Summer where one lucky fan will scoop two tickets to
every winning festival at this year's Awards .

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