Published on July 6th, 2011 | by Denny Armatrading0
Guilfest 2011, 20th Birthday, Urban Acts & More (update)
With less than 2 Weeks to go until Guilfest 2011, the festival’s 20th birthday. The Mixup will be focusing mostly on this years hot urban acts that are on the line-up for Guilfest 2011.
The star’s on stage this year include:
The Mixup will be on hand to bring you all the happening’s live via our Twitter and have exclusive pictures and videos for you from the 3 day event itself.
With over ten top ten hits between them the above line-up will give every one something to bounce along to.
British hip hop star CHIPMUNK will be performing on the Main Stage at GuilFest on Sunday 17th July. Chipmunk has taken the UK music scene by storm since the release of his 2009 debut album, “I am Chipmunk”, which charted at number 2 in the UK album charts. Since then he has had five top ten hits in the UK singles charts, and won 3 MOBO awards, for Best UK Newcomer and Best Hip Hop Act in 2008 and Best Hip Hop Act in 2009. 2011 has seen the release of the rappers second album “Transition” to universal critical acclaim, charting at number 10 in the UK album charts. Be sure not to miss his first ever performance in Stoke Park this summer.
STEVE HARLEY AND COCKNEY REBEL will appear on The Good Time Guide stage at GuilFest on Saturday 16th July, supporting Peter Andre. Most famous for their huge single “Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)”, the band have had five albums in the UK albums charts and twelve singles in the UK singles charts since their inception in 1972 and have continued to tour successfully throughout their career. 2011 sees Steve’s second appearance at GuilFest and it is sure to be one to remember!
HUGH CORNWELL is booked to support Public Image Ltd on The Good Time Guide Stage on Sunday 17th July. One of the UK’s finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers, Hugh was the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in The Stranglers and enjoyed massive UK and European success with ten hit albums and twenty-one top forty singles, etching himself into the UK and Europe’s musical psyche with songs such as ‘Peaches’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘Golden Brown’, ‘Always the Sun’, ‘Grip’, ‘Nice N Sleazy’, ‘Duchess’ and ‘No Mercy’. As well as his work with The Stranglers, Hugh has achieved considerable success in his own right, releasing 8 solo albums – and his live performances have always been incredibly popular – described as “Crackling with electricity” by Classic Rock Magazine.
Indie rockers THE RIFLES come to GuilFest for the first time on Friday 15th July, performing on the Main Stage before Echo & The Bunnymen, while new wave pop artists THE BLOW MONKEYS will appear on the Main Stage on Sunday 17th July. Singer/songwriter EDEI is confirmed to perform on The Good Time Guide stage on Saturday 16th July and synth pop newcomers GOGOBOT will take to The Good Time Guide stage on Friday 15th July.
Brand new for GuilFest 2011 is the Vive Le Rock Stage. Sponsored by Vive Le Rock Magazine, the stage is a new home at GuilFest for all things Punk and Ska. Friday sees appearances from 999, THE LURKERS, THE LAMBRETTAS, and THE GRIT; Saturday will feature NEVILLE STAPLE, ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE, MISSING ANDY, THE SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE, DC FONTANA, and STONE FOUNDATION, while on Sunday you can catch UK SUBS, THE SKINTS, RANDOM HAND, NEWTOWN KINGS, and TV Presenter Loyd Grossman’s band, THE NEW FORBIDDEN. There are lots more acts to be confirmed on all three days on this stage – it is sure to be popular new addition to the festival!
Keep your eyes peeled for many more acts to be announced across all 8 stages for this year’s GuilFest – The line up is set to grow to a total of over 200 acts! As well as music, elsewhere on the site you can find brand new attractions such as The GuilFest Vintage Fayre, and La Discotheque as well as GuilFest favourites: The eFestivals Cosmic Comedy Zone, The Man In The Moon Theatre Tent, Farmer Giles Barndance, The Eden Peoples’ GuilFest Gallery, The Plantation Zone (an area specially for the under 18s), and the brilliant GuilFest KidZone, this year featuring a special VIP appearance from the one and only PEPPA PIG! Also as usual you can find a great arts & crafts village, Massive 150ft Beer Tent, Calypso Cocktail Bar, Street Performers, Food from around the world, and much much more – you can even pop right next door to the Guildford Lido and enjoy a swim in the beautiful 50m outdoor pool!
Don’t Delay! Tickets are available now! Please call Seetickets on 0871 230 1106 or visit the website at www.guilfest.co.uk for full details.