Peter Andre, Public Image Ltd and Erasure Confirmed For Guilfest 2011
aaamusic | On 18, Mar 2011
Singer/songwriter Peter Andre is confirmed to headline the Good Time Guide Stage on Saturday 16th July. With numerous No.1 hit singles, a multitude of national and international awards, as well as sell-out tours throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia and a plethora of television appearances, Peter Andre can genuinely be described as a household name. Soaring to fame in the nineties with his No.1 debut album ‘Natural’ and two No.1 singles “Mysterious Girl” and “I Feel You”, the singer has enjoyed a long and incredibly successful career, featuring many great achievements – including having the highest selling record of the nineties in his native Australia. Last year saw Peter releasing his seventh studio album, “Accelerate”, which debuted in the UK top ten, and led to a hugely successful arena tour. Organisers are delighted to welcome him to GuilFest for the first time this July for what promises to be a truly fantastic showcase of new and old material. Public Image Ltd, the English post-punk outfit fronted by John Lydon, AKA Johnny Rotten, are confirmed to headline the Good Time Guide Stage on Sunday 17th July. Formed following the break up of the Sex Pistols in 1978, PiL are regarded as producing some of the most diverse music of the post-punk era, and are cited as one of the most innovative and influential bands in music history with their 1979 album ‘Metal Box’ being ranked in Rolling Stone Magazines’ greatest albums of all time. Their experimental sound fuses Rock, Dance, Folk, Ballet, Pop and Dub, and recent concerts have earned the band great critical and public acclaim. PiL are certain to provide a rocking end to the Good Time Guide Stage at GuilFest this year. Erasure, the definitive synth-pop superstars, will be supporting James Blunt on the Main Stage at GuilFest on Sunday 17th July. Having sold a total of over 25 million albums worldwide, achieving twenty-four consecutive UK top 20 hits including seventeen UK top tens such as “Sometimes”, “Blue Savannah”, and “A Little Respect”, Erasure have established themselves as one of the most successful bands of their genre. With a brand new album planned for release this summer, Erasures’ debut performance at Stoke Park will definitely not be one to miss!
In the coming months, the already wonderful GuilFest line up will continue to grow with over 200 live acts and DJs performing on 7 stages across the festival site,including the now legendary Rock Cave, the Funky End Dance Tent, Acoustic Lounge and our two unsigned LiveClub stages.
Regular patrons will be well aware that it is not just about the music at GuilFest! All over the site you can find excellent entertainment such as the brilliant Man In The Moon Theatre Tent, featuring a wealth of diverse theatrical productions all weekend long. The eFestivals Cosmic Comedy Tent also returns this year with a fabulous yet to be announced line up of some of the best comedians in the business.
For the night owls amongst you, Farmer Giles’ Barn Dance, the 70s disco, and The Ceroc Dance tent will keep you revelling ‘til the early hours. All this, as well as our massive 150ft beer tent, cocktail bars, food and drink from around the world, craft and clothes stalls, impromptu street theatre performances and much more besides!
Consistently nominated as the UK’s Best Family Festival, GuilFest has, as you would expect, a fabulous Kidzone for your young ones to enjoy – featuring a brilliant children’s theatre, face painting, fun rides, games, and costume making, culminating in a wonderful procession across the festival site on Sunday. Last year, there was even a special guest appearance by Peppa Pig and Barney the dinosaur!