The South, Delays and Hazel O'Connor for GuilFest

plus more additions across multiple stages

published: Thu 17th Jun 2010

The South

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th July 2010
Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey., England MAP
£100 adult weekend, or £110 with camping; Children (12-16) £50 weekend, £60 with camping
last updated: Thu 8th Jul 2010

The South, Delays, and Hazel O'Connor top the latest additions to the line-up at next month's GuilFest the quintessential English Family Festival and the perfect place to enjoy 3 sunny days of music, fun and laughter from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th July 2010.

The South
The South (formerly The Beautiful South) are confirmed to perform on the Main Stage at GuilFest 2010 on Friday. The Beautiful South existed from 1989-2007 and during this period enjoyed hitting the UK top 10 with singles including 'Little Time', 'Song For Whoever', 'Old Red eyes is Back', '36D', 'Rotterdam', 'Don't Marry Her', and 'Perfect 10' amongst others. In February 2009 vocalists Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler alongside drummer David Stead decided to hook up with former players Damon Butcher (keys), Gaz Birtles(sax) Tony Robinson(trumpet) and recruited Phil Barton(guitar) and Steve Nutter(bass) to help out. 2010 sees The South touring again playing all their sing-along old hits at GuilFest for the first time.

Delays will be taking to The Good Time Guide Stage on Sunday. Their appearance at GuilFest coincides with the release of their brand new album 'Star Tiger, Star Ariel', due for release next Monday.

Hazel O'Connor & The Bluja Project sees singer/songwriter Hazel O'Connor teams up with The Bluja Project (saxophonist Clare Hirst and pianist/vocalist Sarah Fisher) to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the film 'Breaking Glass'. Appearing in the penultimate slot on The Good Time Guide Stage on Saturday, the trio will perform a mixture of O'Connor Breaking Glass originals alongside classics such as 'D-Day' and 'Will You' as well as their own version of Snow Patrol's 'Chasing Cars'.

Also confirmed for The Rock Sound Cave on Saturday are Japanese Voyeurs, and on Sunday East/Strike/West. While on the Main Stage Redwood, and Ruarri Joseph are confirmed for Friday.

There are a whole host of new confirmations for The Funky End Dance Tent. Performing on Friday are Jason Chance, Rob LoCo, Ben Pineapple Tribe, Stunners International, Holly Bee, Jonny Luv, and Hutchinson Brothers, while on Saturday Upside HiFi feat. Kashmir and Knati P are confirmed to open the stage. On Sunday, DJ Mystery, 101 Connection, and Diversion Tactics have been added to the line-up.

The Surrey Advertiser Stage sees new confirmations from Via The Void, and Retrace, on Saturday, and The Racquets, and Guildford Vox Choir on Sunday.

Whilst The Palace Stage features Andrew Morris on Friday, The Zone, and This Vintage Fall on Saturday, as well as 33 Revolutions who will be performing on Sunday.

GuilFest is known for its huge variety of music – this year, headlining the festival on the main stage, are Orbital, The Human League, and Status Quo, whilst elsewhere on the site you can catch acts as diverse as N-Dubz, Hawkwind, Tinie Tempah, The Blackout, Dreadzone, Level42, The King Blues and many more. For the full line-up details to-date, please click here.

All around the site this year there are 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!

All this, combined with impromptu street performances, magicians, food and drink from around the world, great stalls, cocktail bars, The Pimms Bus and a massive 150 foot bar, goes to create one of the most laid back and friendly vibes of any festival ever. There is even Guildford Lido for outdoor swimming and showers, and Guildford Spectrum leisure centre for indoor swimming and various other activities right next door top the festival site.

Tickets are priced at £100 for an adult weekend, or £110 weekend with camping. Children between 12 and 16 years old tickets are priced at £50 for the weekend, £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. Campervan tickets are priced at £60.

Day tickets are available Friday adult tickets are priced at £40, Saturday or Sunday tickets are priced at £45. Kids tickets are priced at £30 for each of the three days.

To buy tickets, click here.

Remember! Campsite opens @ 10am Thursday morning, main site opens 10am Friday Morning. On Thursday night in the campsite there's a special pre-festival bar and disco!

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th July 2010
Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey., England MAP
£100 adult weekend, or £110 with camping; Children (12-16) £50 weekend, £60 with camping
last updated: Thu 8th Jul 2010


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