GuilFest 2009

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th July 2009
Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey., England MAP
£110 with camping, Child (aged 12-15) £60
last updated: Wed 17th Mar 2010

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Family friendly and laid-back offering a multitude of different musical styles with classic and modern acts, plus entertainment, children's area, art and crafts, and a truly festive atmosphere.

This year GuilFest takes place at Stoke Park, Guildford in Surrey with the dates confirmed as Friday 10th to Sunday 12th July 2009.

Unlike some other festivals, you can immediately feel that this festival with a capacity of 25,000 is being run to give everyone a great time, rather than to get rich quick!

Motorhead will headline on Friday, The Beach Boys' legend Brian Wilson headlines the Saturday, and Sunday headliners are Happy Mondays plus Will Young, The Stranglers, The Charlatans, Joe Bonamassa, Toploader, Ginger, Pendulum (DJ Set), DJ Yoda, The BossHoss, The Wailers, The Lightning Seeds, Eddi Reader, The Beat, Hamsters, Rusko, We are the Ocean, Ghost of a Thousand, Chris Liberator, Subgiant, Linda Lewis, Hexes, Sharks, Brotherhood of the Lake, Subsource, Mood Deluxe Live, Wobbly Squadron, Liquid Ross, Ipcress, & Nagual Sound Experiment, The King Blues, Athlete, Nouvelle Vague, Imelda May, Eat Static, September, Ironik, Fugative, and The Rock Choir, have also been confirmed.

The line-up for the eFestivals Comedy Tent includes Robin Ince, Nick Revell, Isy Suttie, Doc Brown, Andrew Bird, Bob Mills, Paul Sinha, Seann Walsh, Michael Smiley, Stuart Black, Simon Fox, Quincy, John Mann, Steve Williams, Eddy Brimson, Nick Page, Chris Martin, and Gerry Howell.

The line-up over GuilFest's seven music stages will continue to grow over the next few weeks along with the names of top performers for both the comedy and theatre tent.

For the line-up rumours as available please click here.

The acts are always quality, so there's more enjoyment to be got from the bands than you might expect and there's also late night entertainment.

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Expect a great weekend of live music over seven stages, comedy in the eFestivals comedy tent, The Man In The Moon Theatre Tent, The UNISONzone hosted by the public services union and will be hosting the ever popular Unsung Heroes Live Sessions, Farmer Giles' barn dance, children's entertainment, street theatre, art and crafts, and delicious food from around the world. There will also be a late licensed 150 foot beer tent bar which means nobody has to wait very long for refreshment, cocktail bars, and lots of clean toilets throughout the site and camping areas.

The extensive Kidzone features fun, games, theatre and activities, with circus performances, face painting, and fun rides. On the Sunday it's over to the children for the annual Kids Parade, where the children get to show the rest of the festival what they have made over their weekend.

New for 2009 is the 70s Disco featuring classics from the disco and northern soul era – sure to be an absolute blast late into the night with a special Michael Jackson tribute night.

Tickets are priced at £100 for an adult weekend, £110 weekend with camping. For children aged between 12 and 16 years old tickets are priced at £50 for the weekend, or £60 for weekend with camping. N.B. Children between 12 – 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged under 12 have free entry with a ticket holding adult.

To buy tickets, click here.

The music starts at around 5pm on the Friday, and noon on Saturday and Sunday. Music finishes at 11pm on Friday and Saturday, with an earlier 9:30pm finish on Sunday.

The festival also caters for visitors with disabilities – both the Main and 2nd stages have viewing platforms and the festival also provides a dedicated camping area, toilet facilities and stewards who are there to help. Visitors with disabilities are recommended to visit the Accessibility pages on the festivals web site.

Car parking is right next to the festival site so no long walks heaving camping gear for anybody.

The campsite opens at 10am on Thursday morning, with the main site opening at 10am Friday Morning. The campsite has entertainment on Thursday night with a bar and disco!

Facilities adjacent to Stoke Park include The Guildford Lido which is only 2 minutes walk and The Spectrum Leisure Centre, great for hot showers, a sauna or a swim. The historic town is itself only 10 minutes walk away and has shops, cafes restaurants, bars and pubs galore; Guildford even has its own castle!

Click HERE for information about all aspects of GuilFest.

eFestivals is again proud to be a sponsor of GuilFest in 2009, as part of our commitment to put 10% of our turnover back into festivals.

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There'll be more information here when available.

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th July 2009
Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey., England MAP
£110 with camping, Child (aged 12-15) £60
last updated: Wed 17th Mar 2010


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