GuilFest 2012

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey., England MAP
£115 adult weekend, or £130 with camping
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Fri 3rd Jan 2014

around the festival site (Sunday)

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.

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This year GuilFest will take place at Stoke Park, Guildford in Surrey with the dates confirmed as Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2012.

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!


Latest additions include Steve Appleton, Charley Farley Sunday Four and Mungo Jerry.

They join Olly Murs, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra feat. Roland Gift, Tulisa, Jimmy Cliff, Gary Numan, Candi Staton, Cher Lloyd, Tim Minchin, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, The Straits, Buzzcocks, The Undertones, Nouvelle Vague, Skindred, Beth Hart, Young Guns, The Wurzels, Ash, ABC, The South, Heaven 17, The Beat, Republica, Andy C, Benga, Sub Focus (DJ set), Kids In Glass Houses, StooShe, The Skints, TV Smith, DragSTER, Bjorn Again, Dodgy, Alvin Stardust, Bastille, Rolo Tomassi, Glitterband, Feed The Rhino, Lost Alone, TRC, Dismantle, Millions Like Us, The Priscillas, Chords, Take Fat, The Ramonas, Tyrannosaurus Alan, Yashin, New Town Kings, The Sex Pistols Experience, Stone Foundation, Rubber Bandits, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, John Spillane, Friction, Subscape, Sigma, Brookes Brothers, Pyramid, Polar, The Wonder Stuff, Postman Pat and Jess, Zingzillas, Levi Roots, ahab, Elvis and Friends, Black Spiders, Goldblade, Ben Montague, Devil Sold His Soul, Invaders, Charley Farley Sunday Four, Nell Bryden, Pint Shot Riot, Street 13, Rock Choir, and Crowns.

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

The comedy line-up is headlined by Mitch Benn, Jarred Christmas, and the Sunday act (TBA). Also confirmed are Helen Arney, Jess Fostekew, Danny Ward, Tiernan Douieb, Brian Lacey, Yianni, Matt Richardson, Rich Wilson, Jonny Awsum, Chris Turner, John Mann, John Ryan, Brendan Dempsey, Tom Glover, and Mark Simmons, as well a selection of finalists from the NATYS (New Act of The Year Show).

For the full line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.


The early bird offer has ended. An adult weekend camping ticket is priced at £130, adult weekend tickets without camping are priced at £115, child (aged 12-15 years old) weekend with camping £80 and child weekend tickets without camping are priced at £65. A campervan ticket is priced at £60.

People aged 16 years and over at the time of the festival will have to buy an adult ticket. Anyone under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over. Children aged 12-15 years old at the time of the festival will need to purchase a child's ticket. Children aged 11 years or younger at the time of the festival are admitted free accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket.

To buy tickets from Seetickets, click here.

To buy tickets from Ticketline, click here.

Day tickets will be available at a later date.


There will be live music over seven stages, comedy in the eFestivals Cosmic Comedy tent, and elsewhere you'll find wonderful and truly unique theatrical performances from Grease to Lewis Carrolls' Jabberwocky all weekend long in The Man In the Moon Theatre Tent and Farmer Giles Barndance, La Discotheque, The Mutiny Rock Cave After Party, and many more exciting areas for you to explore, as well as a unique family friendly atmosphere you simply can't find anywhere else! On top of this, you can expect more shows, fun and games than ever before with performances from the Booster Seat Theatre Company of Hansel, Gretal and you.. who? and Alan In Wonderland as well as great acts involving dare devil stunts and fantastic fire-shows.

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.

Performance times

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. With late night comedy, and more for night owls.

Disabled provision

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

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


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

Off site

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!

More info

Click HERE for information about all aspects of GuilFest.

eFestivals is again proud to be a sponsor of GuilFest in 2012, as part of our commitment to put 10% of our turnover back into festivals.

around the festival site

There'll be more information here when available.

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey., England MAP
£115 adult weekend, or £130 with camping
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Fri 3rd Jan 2014

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