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Published on April 19th, 2012 | by Denny Armatrading

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Guilfest update – Tulisa, Cher Lloyd and more added to lineup

guilfest 2012 lineup

TULISA / THE STRAITS / CHER LLOYD GARY NUMAN / NOUVELLE VAGUE

added to the GuilFest 2012 Line Up!

Joining the already announced Olly Murs, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra feat. Roland Gift, Tim Minchin, Jimmy Cliff, and Chic feat. Nile Rodgers.

Ex N-Dubz superstar, TULISA is confirmed to perform on the Main Stage on Saturday 14th July. Tulisa achieved massive success as a member of N-Dubz, without question one of the most culturally significant groups in contemporary British pop music. Their albums “Uncle B,” “Against All Odds” and “Love.Live.Life” have to-date sold over 1 million copies in the UK. With over 100 million views on YouTube, a No.1 best selling book and four MOBO Award wins, Tulisa and N-Dubz are among the most powerful names in music.

Since being announced as an X Factor judge in 2011, Tulisa’s career has gone supernova. She has over 1.7 million followers on Twitter and has become a national obsession, gracing the pages of tabloids daily and the cover of magazines on a weekly basis. After winning over the hearts of the British public on The X Factor in 2011 with her warmth and honesty on the panel, Tulisa went on to win the show with band ‘Little Mix’, the first girl group ever to reach the final.

No stranger to GuilFest, Tulisa has appeared twice before with N-Dubz – but this year will be her debut appearance as a solo artist. Festival organiser Tony Scott is delighted: “It’s great to have Tulisa back again, she’s a real hit with the crowds at GuilFest!”

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. The band will be performing Dire Straits greatest hits and are the only way to authentically hear the bands’ much loved catalogue of great songs live. Dire Straits were undoubtedly one of the world’s most successful groups, with album sales of over 120 million, numerous awards including three Brit Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards; and were responsible for such incredibly popular classics such as “Sultans of Swing”, “Money for Nothing”, “Walk of Life”, “So Far Away”, and 30 million selling album title track “Brothers In Arms”. Get down to GuilFest to hear these great tracks played live by some of the original musicians on Friday 13th July.

X Factor sensation CHER LLOYD will appear on the Main Stage on the afternoon of Saturday 14th July. Easily one of the most talked about people of the show, Cher is a name on the lips of music lovers throughout the country. To date, her version of “Swag” has had over 50 million views on Youtube, and with over 600,000 followers on Twitter, around 100 million views on Youtube, the cover of RWD magazine and features in fashion bible Wonderland, Cher is one of the most recognisable new faces in the public eye. Despite only being 18, she has already had considerable success in the music industry. Her first single, “Swagger Jagger” hit the Number 1 spot in the UK singles chart, and her debut album Sticks and Stones reached Number 4 in the UK albums chart.

Electronic music pioneer GARY NUMAN is confirmed to headline The Second Stage on Saturday 14th July. Most famous for his number 1 singles “Cars” and “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”, as well as his 3 number 1 albums “Replicas”, “The Pleasure Principle”, and “Telekon”, as well as another 31 top 50 UK singles, Gary is known as one of the most influential electronic music artists of all time, cited by artists as diverse as Beck, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Queens of The Stone Age, Wu Tang Clan and Magnetic Man.

Ground breaking French project NOUVELLE VAGUE will be supporting Gary Numan on The Second Stage on Saturday 14th July. The brainchild of producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, Nouvelle Vague have gone from strength to strength since the unanticipated worldwide success of their eponymous debut album (Over 200,000 copies!). The band have found themselves playing their unique twists of post punk hits and more to crowds all over the globe and have received universal critical acclaim wherever they go. Their covers of hits such as XTC’s “Making Plans for Nigel”, The Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks”, and New Order’s “Blue Monday” have cemented their appeal amongst music lovers everywhere and organisers are delighted welcome them back to GuilFest for the first time since 2009.

There are a huge number of acts still to be announced for the already fantastic lineup at this year’s festival. Make sure you keep an eye out for announcements over the coming weeks as GuilFest 2012 takes shape. Don’t forget that as well as music there is a wealth of other entertainment at the festival, including great theatre, comedy, the amazing KidZone and many other attractions designed to appeal to the entire family. Right next door to the site there is even Guildford Lido, a 50m outdoor swimming pool with showers, and Spectrum Leisure centre – with a wealth of indoor activities including swimming, ice skating and ten pin bowling!

Make sure you get your tickets quick! This year is looking to be a sellout! Please call Seetickets on 0871 230 1106 or see the website at www.guilfest.co.uk for full details.

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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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