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Denny Armatrading June 29, 2010 Events, Featured, Music No Comments on Guilfest 2010

GuilFest 16th, 17th and 18th July 2010

Just over 2 weeks to go until GuilFest 2010, and the line up is nearing completion!

This year you can catch possibly the most eclectic line up ever at GuilFest, with a fine mix of some of the best live music, comedy and theatre you could possibly hope to see at a festival! All around the site this year you will find pockets of brilliance, with new and exciting areas such as The Ceroc Dance Tent, and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Cafe & workshops, combined with GuilFest favourites such as the 70s Disco, Farmer Giles Barndance, The Backline Live Acoustic Lounge and much more!

This year, the Main Stage features headline performances from dance music pioneers Orbital on Friday, synth-pop legends The Human League on Saturday, and one of Britain’s best loved rock bands, Status Quo on Sunday, with the main support acts on each day being Hadouken!, N Dubz, and Level 42. The Main Stage also plays host to a huge variety of other top acts across the weekend, including The South (Formerly The Beautiful South), Just Jack, Ali Campbell’s UB40, 10cc, Kid Creole and The Coconuts, The Blockheads, 65daysofstatic, Pama International and many, many, more!

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N-Dubz, courtesy of

The Good Time Guide Stage features a truly fantastic mix of acts, and top of the bill here this year are English institution The Wonder Stuff on Friday, psychedelic rock legends Hawkwind on Saturday, and Brummie Indie rockers, The Twang on Sunday. Also appearing on this stage over the weekend are Mungo Jerry – performing with 3 of the original members for the first time in 33 years! Crowd pleasers Dreadzone, Delays, The Young Knives, Alvin Stardust, Seth Lakeman, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Babylon Circus, Nell Bryden, Ian King, and lots more fantastic acts!

GuilFest’s home for all things Rock and Metal, the incredibly popular Rock Sound Cave, returns this year with an awesome line up, topped each day by American hardcore punks F***ed Up, Welsh post-hardcore outfit The Blackout and, returning by popular demand to close the stage on Sunday for the second year in a row, everyone’s favourite political punk poets, The King Blues. Some of the other highlights on this stage over the weekend include We Are The Ocean, Sorry & The Sinatras, And So I Watch You From Afar, Stars of The Search Party, Pint Shot Riot, Young Guns, Futures, The Xcerts, GU Medicine, La Faro, FranKo, My Passion, Cars On Fire, Lower Than Atlantis, Subsource and loads more besides.

For all you lovers of electronic blips and beats, The Funky End Dance Tent features a brilliant line up this year, headed up by a DJ set from critically acclaimed Drum n Bass producer Sub Focus on Friday, UK grime chart topper Tinie Tempah on Saturday, and British electronic production duo of the moment Chase & Status on Sunday. Also appearing there this year are remix kings South Central, house legend Tall Paul, dubstep aficionado Nero, technical drum and bass mixing wizard DJ Friction, rising dubstep star FuntCase, electro/breaks crowd pleasers Atomic Drop, ex Far Too Loud artist Neurodriver, psytrance master Scorb, 22 year old production god Beatnik, as well as lots more exciting artists

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Tinie Tempah, image courtesy of

The amazing GuilFest Kidzone returns this year, bigger and better than ever with regular special VIP appearances from Peppa Pig on Saturday and Barney on Sunday. On top of this you can expect more shows, fun and games than ever before with performances from the Booster Seat Theatre Company of Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Ickle Pigs, as well as great acts involving dare devil stunts and fire-shows.

Elsewhere on the site is the return of the eFestivals Cosmic Comedy Tent, featuring Milton Jones, Ivan Brackenbury’s Hospital Roadshow, John Moloney, and various other great comedians from the UK circuit. The Man in the Moon Theatre Tent also returns this year with everything from Burlesque Cabaret to Shakespeare, and more!. The Acoustic lounge is also back with an amazing line up of performers, and this year will again feature Open Mic sessions – so come along and bring your instruments – anyone can play!

Later on, when the main stages begin to close, there is plenty more entertainment planned for all the night-owls out there! Head to Chaos, The Rock Sound Afterparty for the brand new Indie/Alternative nights on Friday and Saturday; grab your partner and come on down for a bit of “YeeHaa” and “Dosey-Do” at Farmer Giles Barn Dance – returning due to popular demand for the third year in a row and featuring once again, the fantastic live ceilidh band, MoonDance! go to the Funky End for some late night blips and beeps; boogie on down at the 70s Disco, or just wander in to the Acoustic lounge for late night singalongs!

All this, combined with the UNISONzone, The GuilFest Gallery, Carnivanza Salon, impromptu street performances, magicians, food and drink from around the world, great stalls, cocktail bars, The Pimm’s Bus, and our MASSIVE 150’ bar creates an amazing mix of fun and entertainment to last the weekend. There is even Guildford Lido for outdoor swimming and showers, and Guildford Spectrum leisure centre for indoor swimming and various other activities including bowling and ice skating right next door!

Remember! Campsite opens @ 10am Thursday morning, main site opens 10am Friday Morning. Make sure you’re in the campsite on Thursday night for our special pre-festival bar and disco!

Tickets still available but selling fast! – Buy now to avoid disappointment at: or call 0871 230 1106

Legendary rock group Status Quo

Complete Line Up So Far


Orbital The Wonder Stuff Fucked Up Sub Focus (DJ SET)
Hadouken! Dreadzone We are the Ocean Tall Paul
65daysofstatic Babylon Circus And So I Watch You From Afar South Central
The South (Formerly The Beautiful South) Nell Bryden Sorry & The Sinatras Jason Chance & Rob Loco
Elmor Ian King Chickenhawk Tom Upton
Macavity’s Cat Goliath Pint Shot Riot Stunners International
Draven TBC What Is Life For? Holly Bee
Redwood TBC Stars Of the Search Party Squat Dom
Ruarri Joseph The Rhizomes The Retox Dready Glenn
Brainstorm TBC Mikey Taylor
Suzi Clarke Collective Karn8 TBC
Ben Montague Johnny Luv
Hutchinson Bros


The Human League Hawkwind The Blackout Tinie Tempah
N-Dubz Hazel O’Connor & The Bluja Project Young Guns Nero
Just Jack Alvin Stardust Futures Scorb
Kid Creole & The Coconuts Mungo Jerry The Xcerts Beatnik
Ali Campbell’s UB40 TBC Japanese Voyeurs Ipcress
TBC Infidels GU Medicine Ade
TBC Crazy World of Arthur Brown LaFaro Subterra & Lon – D
Two Fingers Of Firewater Avondale 45 FranKo Deaf Jams
The Rock Choir The Goldrush Prince Charming Spink
Velvet Razor Kenelis Alan Prosser
The Stanley Blacks Now Is Everyone D. Trac3d
The Rock Choir Theory of 6 Degrees Andi Warren
Gavin Thomas Funky End Competition Winner
Freddie Smith
The Roots Brothers
Upside HiFi


Status Quo The Twang The King Blues Chase and Status (DJ SET)
Level 42 The Delays My Passion DJ Friction
10cc The Young Knives Lower Than Atlantis FuntCase
The Blockheads Seth Lakeman East Strike West Atomic Drop
The Soldiers Simon Friend Cars on Fire Neurodriver
Pama International TBC Turbowolf Gav Ravenous
Wobbly Squadron The Dirty Disco Subsource Kai1
The Rock Choir District 6 The Dirty Chimes DJ Mystery
Saint Jude Play Dead Sister the101connection
The Wonder Years TBC Diversion Tactics
The Rock Choir Nylon Sky Big Red
Mr Meatball

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is a massive music fan and has been writing professionally about it since 2009. Graduating from University in Digital Arts & Design for Interactive Media, Denny has years of experience working online in various areas. Music is his passion and his work.

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