Guilfest returns to Stoke Park in June 2024 - here is what you can expect including Sam Ryder and the Bootleg Beatles

After a break of 10 long years, the much-anticipated return of GuilFest to Stoke Park on June 29 and 30, 2024 already has people talking.
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The festival was a standing fixture in the diaries of Guildford residents for 22 years until its last event in the town in 2014. Guilfest is back with a bang with The Stranglers headlining Saturday and Sam Ryder headlining Sunday!

From Hometown Heroes to Rising Stars

The line-up for GuilFest 2024 reads like a musical odyssey, a journey through genres and eras that will resonate with both the nostalgic and the contemporary ear. Guildford's very own "heroes," The Stranglers, will headline the main stage on Saturday, promising a night of rock anthems that defined an era. Joining them is the enigmatic "Spaceman" himself, Sam Ryder, set to cast his cosmic spell over the audience as the Sunday night headliner.

Sam Ryder is set to cast his cosmic spell over the audience as the Sunday night headliner. Picture: submittedSam Ryder is set to cast his cosmic spell over the audience as the Sunday night headliner. Picture: submitted
Sam Ryder is set to cast his cosmic spell over the audience as the Sunday night headliner. Picture: submitted
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The diversity of the 2024 line-up is striking, featuring Black Grape, Nouvelle Vague, The Blockheads, The Skints, Elvana on Saturday. Sunday will see iconic acts like Peter Hook and the Light, From The Jam, BOYZLIFE, Bootleg Beatles and Kiki Dee. It's a blend that promises something for every music aficionado.

There will be a dedicated Local Heroes stage at GuilFest 2024. It will be showcasing the very best of local talent to specifically embrace this!

GuilFest favourites The True Deceivers Macavity's Cat, The Twelve Sullivans The Zone and The Serial Thrillers will be gracing the stage along with many more new gifted local bands.

Beyond the Beats: A Multifaceted Festival Experience

The Stranglers will headline the main stage on Saturday at Guilfest. Picture: submittedThe Stranglers will headline the main stage on Saturday at Guilfest. Picture: submitted
The Stranglers will headline the main stage on Saturday at Guilfest. Picture: submitted

Winner of the best family festival in the UK, GuilFest 2024 isn’t so much just a music festival as a holistic experience that goes beyond just the music, making the festival a must-attend event for all, including families looking for a fantastic day out. The five stages hosting an array of musical genres are just the tip of the iceberg. The festival grounds will come alive with The Comedy Tent, Tropical Disco, and an Art & Craft Village with workshops that promise to stimulate your creativity. Street theatre across the site, complemented by the enticing aromas of delicious world cuisine from the festival's diverse food stalls.

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For those seeking respite, the Rustic Beer & Real Ale Bar, Literary Tent, Cocktail Bar, Healing Field & Wellness Area, and a Cinema Tent offer a chance to stop and relax.

Secure Your Spot: Grab Your Early Bird Tickets while you can

Tickets for GuilFest 2024 are available now, and tickets are flying off the shelves. Don't miss the chance to be part of the hottest Guildford event of the year – head to www.guilfest.co.uk and grab your tickets before they're gone.

A Festival for All: Embrace the Magic

Whether you're a seasoned GuilFest veteran or keen to experience the event for the first time, GuilFest 2024 promises to be an unmissable chapter in the festival's history. Gather your friends, pack your festival essentials, and immerse yourself in a weekend of unforgettable music and pure joy. Stoke Park is only a stone's throw away from Guildford town centre and the train station, will be the pulsating heart of the festivities, radiating energy and excitement.

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