MORE ACTS AND NEW STAGE ANNOUNCED FOR GUILFEST
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.
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.
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’.
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!
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