Both Weller and Rick Parfitt, who along with Francis Rossi was in Quo’s original line-up, are local boys from neighbouring Woking, as is the festival’s organiser Tony Scott.
“It’s going to be quite a line-up,” said Tony, who has been organising the festival in its many guises since 1992 when John Otway and Peter Sarstedt took to the stage.
“This year is going to be bigger and better than ever and will confirm Guilfest’s reputation as the best family festival.”
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. While much of the line-up is still under wraps, an enticing mix of international, national, and up and coming stars is promised.
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 disabled festival-goers.
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