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Joining the already announced lineup of The Boomtown Rats, Kool & The Gang, The Human League, Sam Bailey, Sigma, Friction ft. P money & Linguistics, The Sugarhill Gang, Gallows, Sham 69 (original line up feat. Jimmy Pursey), Buzzcocks, Shadow Child, Ruts D.C., and Fred V & Grafix.
Ultra heavy metal masters from Arizona Soulfly will be headlining The Big Cheese Rock Cave on Saturday 19th July. Formed in 1997 by ex-Sepultura founding frontman Max Cavalera, Soulfly are a true force to be reckoned within the realms of metal. Responsible for releasing nine studio albums, one tour EP, 18 singles, and one DVD video, Soulfly incorporate many styles of metal with Brazilian tribal and world music. All of their first six studio albums debuted on the United States Billboard 200, with their debut album, Soulfly, being certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Their ninth album, Savages, was released to critical acclaim on September 30, 2013. Organisers are delighted to have an act with such a huge and devoted following to headline Rock Cave this year.
Public Service Broadcasting are confirmed to headline The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 18th July. The corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq along with his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, PSB's uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions see them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics as they teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future - Beaming our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projection devices. Prepare to be amazed!
Disco group Boney M. will be headlining The Good Time Guide Stage on Sunday 20th July. They were a European phenomenon during the '70s and famous for huge tracks such as "Daddy Cool", which reached the U.K. Top Ten in February 1977, as well as "Ma Baker", which just missed the U.K. number one spot, and "Belfast" which also hit the Top Ten in 1977. 1978’s "Rivers of Babylon"/"Brown Girl in the Ring became the second-biggest selling single in U.K. chart history and Boney M's album, Nightflight to Venus, also topped the U.K. charts. Their music continues to sell well in Europe, and a compilation was released 20 years ago today.
Soul/Jazz outfit Stone Foundation are confirmed to perform on the Vive Le Rock Stage on Friday 18th July. A group of seven like minded individuals that team together to make a sensational and dynamic soulful sound that is capturing the hearts and minds of live audiences and influential movers and shakers alike. Based in the unlikely setting of rural Warwickshire, the band have played and released music with northern soul legend Nolan Porter, Detroit soul singer Steve Calloway and Motown legend and Undisputed Truth front man Joe “Pep” Harris.
1970’s Punk rockers Chelsea are confirmed to support Sham 69 (Original Line Up featuring Jimmy Pursey) on The Vive Le Rock Stage on Friday 18th July. Chelsea was one of the original punk bands to form out of the mid-70s punk frenzy that marked a generation. Fronted by Gene October, Chelsea has gone through almost as many personnel changes as Art-Punk outfit The Fall! The subject matter most often sung about was the plight of the working class and youth gone wild and the original line-up consisted of October on vocals as well as guitarist William Broad who would be later better known later as Billy Idol!
House aficionado Kidnap Kid will be performing his particular brand of dance music to crowds in The Kane FM Presents Funky End Dance Tent on Sunday 20th July, supporting Fred V and Grafix and Sigma. An award winning producer in his own right, Kidnap Kid aka Matt Relton extends his talents to remix and production duties, smashing official remixes for Emeli Sande and Disclosure, and recently co-producing tracks for Lulu James. Out of the studio, he kicked off last year with a 16 date US Tour, supporting none other than Rudimental, TEED, & Disclosure.
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GuilFest has been consistently voted as one of the UK's best family festivals over the past 7 years, winning the prestigious award in 2006. Held in the idyllic location of Stoke Park, Guildford, visitors can expect a great weekend featuring 7 stages of live music, the Comedy Zone, Theatre Tent, amazing Kidzone, as well as brilliantly unique attractions such as Farmer Giles Barndance, La Discotheque, massive late licensed bar with GuilFest’s very own ale, Calypso Cocktail bar, great food and drink from around the world, and much more besides!
More than 200 great acts will be announced over the coming weeks and tickets are on sale now! For more information, call Seetickets on 0871 230 1106, go to http://www.guilfest.co.uk, or keep an eye on the Facebook page!