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UK festival to return after 10 years with Eurovision star headlining-Brooke Ivey Johnson-Entertainment – Metro

The festival has played host to some iconic acts over the years.

UK festival to return after 10 years with Eurovision star headlining-Brooke Ivey Johnson-Entertainment – Metro

Eurovision star Sam Ryder is headlining the festival (Picture: REX)

Guildford’s Stoke Park is gearing up to host the long-awaited revival of the family-friendly music festival, GuilFest, after a decade-long hiatus.

Scheduled for the weekend of June 29th and 30th, the event promises to live up to its previous iterations, featuring an impressive lineup of musical talent.

Former Eurovision runner-up and singer songwriter Sam Ryder will headline the final night, which will certainly draw a crowd.

Ryder became an instant icon when he represented the UK with the song Space Man in the 2022 Eurovision song contest, scoring the UK its best result since 1998 and its first top three since 2002.

Kicking off the festivities on Saturday, legendary punk icons The Stranglers, hailing from Guildford itself, will take center stage as the headline act.

Celebrating their 50th anniversary with a tour, the band’s return to their hometown is sure to be a highlight of the festival.

GuilFest is returning after a 10 year hiatus (Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

Also joining the lineup for the two-day event are Black Grape, The Blockheads, the Bootleg Beatles, From the Jam, and Eddie and the Hotrods, promising a diverse and unforgettable weekend of music for attendees.

According to festival organizer Tony Scott, GuilFest’s revival is a long time coming.

‘We’ve been waiting a long time to get the show on the road again,’ Scott remarked, ‘and everything has come together for 2024.’

The festival is specifically catered to families with children, offering half price tickets for kids under 18 and free admission for children under five.

GuilFest last took place in 2014(Picture: Judy Totton/REX/Shutterstock)

GuilFest holds a special place in the hearts of many, having run for an impressive 22 years until its last installment in 2014.

Over the years, the festival has played host to an iconic array of artists, including Van Morrison, Motörhead, Madness, Jools Holland, Bowling for Soup, and Paul Weller.

With its rich history and promising lineup, GuilFest 2024 is poised to reignite the magic of this iconic music festival.

Tickets to GuilFest 2024 are available now.

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