Don't Fear The Whole Of The Moon As Classic Bands Added To Guilfest Line-Up
Joining A-ha on the BBC Radio 2 main stage for GuilFest 2006, Embrace and Billy Idol are both confirmed completing a set of truly outstanding headliners sure to give Stoke Park a real weekend to remember. And furthermore the Ents24 stage will be welcoming festival legends The Waterboys who will be top of the bill Sunday and living legends Blue Oyster Cult, making a rare British appearance fresh from a successful US tour to close Saturday's second stage proceedings..
Embrace are top of the bill for the main stage on Friday 14th July, who with recently making it a hat trick of number one albums and being selected to record the official England World Cup song, are a fantastic headliner for the opening night of the festival – particularly as all hopes are that the bands ability to score hat tricks will inspire England's football team!
Having stolen the show at last years DownLoad Festival and enjoyed the critical acclaim of his comeback album 'Devil's Playground' after more than a decade away, Billy Idol returns to these shores for an exclusive UK performance. With a rock pedigree that stretches back to the Punk explosion, 23 hit singles, 5 Top twenty albums and a live energy second to none having howled "Rebel Yell," growled "White Wedding," rocked the "Cradle of Love," and manhandled "Mony Mony" this international rock icon will ensure the climax to GuilFest 2006 will be the greatest yet.
In addition, the remainder of the BBC Radio 2 main stage line-up has had further confirmed acts coming in thick and fast and now includes, Nizlopi who recently topped the charts with 'The JCB Song', the band currently tipped for the top Morning Runner, The Wonder Stuff, famous for biting lyrics and killer tunes such as 'The Size of a Cow' and 'Dizzy' (with Vic Reeves), and The Lightning Seeds who also had a No. 1 hit with Euro '96's "national anthem" 'Three Lions' (penned by Frank Skinner and David Baddiel) all announced for Friday night. With Embrace headlining the stage on this evening, it will be a fantastic start to the weekend, for footie fans and festival goers who appreciate a good time sing-a-long anthem!
Still on the Radio 2 main stage, Saturday sees the hugely influential Gary Numan performing before A-ha. Having his number one hits 'Are Friends Electric' and 'Cars' sampled by several of today's biggest stars, (Sugababes, Armand Van Helden and Prodigy amongst them) has contributed to Gary enjoying a significant career resurgence, having already enjoyed 33 top fifty singles, whilst the Stereo MCs whose hits include 'Step It Up' and 'Connected', the totally incomparable 'Kimono-My-House'-hold name, Sparks, (who will doubtless find the BBC Radio 2 stage 'Big enough for the both of us') and Guildford based favourites The Stranglers return to appear on the bill on Sunday 16th with headliner Billy Idol.
The Ents24 Stage features one of the most respected rock bands of the last thirty years with Blue Oyster Cult whose classic hit 'Don't Fear The Reaper' will be only one of many highlights from eight hit albums as the group's well oiled live set rolls onto these shores.
The Waterboys need little introduction as one of the all time great festival bands capable of generating enormous atmosphere. Doubtless we will be treated to their greatest hit 'The Whole of The Moon', along with many others including main man Mike Scott's homage to all things festival - 'Glastonbury Song.' If his repore with the GuilFest crowd is as impressive as usual we should all be singing a slightly different refrain before the night is out.
Just confirmed …. A welcome return to Hugh Cornwell, Cosmic Rough Riders, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and a big hello to Don Mescall who is to play his first GuilFest.
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Festival organiser Tony Scott is in no doubt this is the strongest bill the festival has seen. 'The acts this year are all so terrific and everyone is really excited about the 2006 line-up as it's going to mean a great atmosphere and a lot of fun!"
Further acts will be announced and added to the website on a regular basis, including more main stage acts, in addition to the Ents24 Stage, LiveClub stages and Funky End dance tent.
Tickets for this GuilFest 2006 are now on sale. A full adult weekend with camping pass costs £95, with concessions available for under 16's and children under 12 being admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Weekend tickets without camping are £85 and day tickets are £40 per person. For tickets and further information contact 01483 454159 or visit
For tickets and further information contact 01483 454159 or visit
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