Guilfest 2012


New wave / Synth pop outfit ABC are set to headline The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 13th July.  ABC are one of a few groups that can be credited for introducing a new sound into pop in the 1980s.  Their debut album “The Lexicon Of Love” is seen by many as the best British album of the decade and was released in May 1982, going straight into the UK album charts at number 1 and showcasing hit songs such as “Tears Are Not Enough”, “Poison Arrow”, “The Look Of Love”, and “All My Heart”.

The South (formerly The Beautiful South) will be entertaining crowds on The Main Stage on Friday 13th July.  After 20 years, ten studio albums, five greatest hits compilations, thirty-four chart singles, 15 million record sales worldwide and performing in front of millions of fans, when time was called on The Beautiful South in 2008, not everyone was ready to leave the party.  Dave Hemingway and Ali Wheeler, lead singers with the band were having too much fun to get out the pipe and slippers, and so The South was formed.

Heaven 17 are to perform on The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 13th July.  Best known for 1980s hits “Temptation”, “Come Live With Me”, and “Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry”, the band have released a total of 27 singles and 8 studio albums since their inception back in 1980.

2 tone ska revival band, The Beat, will headline The Vive La Rock Stage on Saturday 14th July.  Fronted by vocalist Ranking Roger, The Beat are responsible for UK top 10 hits “Mirror In The Bathroom”, their cover of Smokey Robinsons “Tears of a Clown”, “Hands off… She’s Mine”, “Too Nice to Talk To”, and “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”.

Republica will be on The Main Stage on Saturday 14th July.  Famous for tracks such as “Ready to Go”, “From Rush Hour With Love”, and “Drop Dead Gorgeous”, the band describe their sound as techno-pop punk rock and are one of the most memorable of a wave of female fronted rock bands to emerge in the 1990s.

The godfather of Drum and Bass, Andy C is confirmed to headline The Kane FM presents Funky End Dance Tent on Saturday 14th July.  Regarded as one of the greatest DJs ever to touch a turntable, Andy C has been instrumental in the development of the Drum and Bass genre across the globe, since first playing out at events at almost two decades ago.

Dubstep innovator and one of the biggest DJs in the genre, Benga is the headliner for The Kane FM presents Funky End Dance Tent on Friday 13th July.

Drum and Bass sensation Sub Focus will be headlining The Kane FM presents Funky End Dance Tent on Sunday 15th July.  With three UK Dance Chart number 1s under his belt, a top 40 UK single, remix work with huge artists such as The Prodigy & Deadmau5, and numerous plays on Radio 1, Sub Focus is one of a rare breed to Drum and Bass artists to have truly broken into the mainstream.

Welsh Rockers Kids In Glass Houses are to headline The Big Cheese Cave on Friday 13th July.  Having achieved success on the strength of the singles “Give Me What I Want” and “Saturday” from their debut album Smart Casual in 2008, the band released their second album Dirt in early 2010.  The band’s third album, In Gold Blood, was released on 15 August 2011.

Last but by no means least, new three piece British pop/RnB sensation StooShe are to perform on The Main Stage on Sunday 15th July.  Nominated for The BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll as well as T4’s rising Stars of 2012, their first single “Love Me” was released in March this year and debuted at number 5 in the UK singles chart.

There are still many more acts still to be announced for this year’s festival and the line up will take shape over the coming weeks – with over 200 performers across a massive 12 stages at the festival.  This year is looking to be a sell out year so get your tickets quick to avoid disappointment.

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