Guilfest 2005

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Guilfest 2005

Guilfest 2005
Eat, drink and be merry - Guilfest 2005 announces The Pogues and Daniel Bedingfield have joined line-up

GUILFEST 2005 – the biggest and best family music festival – is delighted to announce that The Pogues and Daniel Bedingfield will join Paul Weller and Status Quo on the BBC Radio 2 main stage at this summer's three-day event.

Guilfest is really pleased to announce that LULU is to perform on the BBC Radio 2 main stage on July 17th where she will be joining Status Quo, Daniel Bedingfield, Marillion and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain for what must be one of the most eclectic line-ups at a festival anywhere in the world!

Also appearing on the BBC Radio 2 main stage will be Echo and the Bunnymen, The Others, The Subways and The Black Velvets who will be joining Paul Weller on Saturday 16th. The Stands, Proclaimers and Alabama 3 will be joining The Pogues (including Shane McGowan) on Friday 15th July.

In addition Nerina Pallot and Nizlopi will be appearing on Saturday 16th July on the Uncut Magazine stage along with Jorane, Blue Rodeo, Richmond Fontaine and headliners, Thunder. Further confirmed acts for the Uncut Magazine stage include Ralph Myez and the Jack Herren Band, and Hothouse Flowers who will headline on Friday 15th and Martha Tilston, Space Ritual, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Dreadzone and Hayseed Dixie, who are top of the bill on Sunday 17th July.

Everyone knows there is more to a great festival than the music and GuilFest 2005 aims to ensure all the needs of its festival goers are catered for. This year not only has the beer tent been extended but, for the first time, real ales are going to be served. A wine tent is also being introduced and the numerous stands selling food from around the world will ensure festival goers really can eat drink and be merry.

Tony Scott said: "We are investigating the best real ales at the moment – and they won't be sold at grossly hyped-up prices. "I thought the wine tent would be a great introduction as there are always those moments when you just want to sit back and chill with a nice glass of wine. "This year's food stands really will have a global flavour. You will always be able to get your burgers and chips, but flavours of the orient, Caribbean, India, Mexico and hopefully Greece will also be on offer." And if the three-day party takes its toll you can relax, unwind and cool down in the cool waters of the open air Guildford lido, right next to the site in the beautiful grounds of Stoke Park in Guildford, Surrey, or simply go and have a giggle at the eFestivals cosmic comedy tent .

With more stages, more attractions and even a larger beer tent, GuilFest 2005 (Friday July 15 to Sunday July 17) has increased its capacity to 17,500 per day. Broadcast sponsor BBC Radio 2 has come on board for another year and will be broadcasting from the festival and newspaper sponsor The Surrey Advertiser will be hosting the Unsung Heroes stage. In addition the best comedy acts will be featured, a huge KidZone will cater for the younger generation, and more than 100 stalls featuring arts and crafts from around the world are to set up shop in the bazaar.

GuilFest also offers excellent access facilities for festival visitors with disabilities, including separate camping facilities if preferred and raised viewing platforms.

Tickets for this year's event are on sale now. A weekend pass costs £75, concessions are available and children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Weekend tickets including camping on a site adjacent to the festival ground cost £85. Day tickets are £35 per person.

For tickets and further information contact 01483 454159 or log on to www.guilfest.co.uk.

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