Frequently nominated as best family and medium sized festival at the UK Festival Awards, GuilFest featured live music, as well as theatre, comedy, street performances, a children’s area, art/craft exhibitions, camping and loads more. GuilFest is held in the beautiful surroundings of Stoke Park, Guildford and in 2014 is under new management.
Rising once again like a phoenix from the ashes, GuilFest, The UK’s No. 1 family festival returns to its spiritual home – the idyllic grounds of Stoke Park on July 18th/19th/20th
Organisers are delighted to be back, and this year will see the original team (a team that swells to a number of over 2000 local people when the festival is in full swing!!) thoroughly committed to giving the town truly the best festival it has ever seen! Not only this, but organisers have reduced ticket prices too – With a limited number of early bird tickets.
Featuring over 200 music, comedy and theatre acts, spread over a variety of stages.
Visitors can expect touches GuilFest has come to be known and loved for such as Farmer Giles Barndance, The Massive 150ft Beer Tent selling all manner of beverages including traditional real ales, cocktail bars, food stalls from around the world, the fantastic art and craft village, and one of the best children’s areas on the festival circuit.
The GuilFest Kidzone with VIP guest appearances, fun rides, daring circus performers and much, much more.
New for the 2014 festival is The Spaced Inn – an arts, music, and performance venue with entertainment all weekend long – including open mic sessions and impromptu performances from local artists and musicians.
For visitors that want to experience GuilFest in style, a very limited number of VIP tickets will be available to the public allowing access to a backstage area with posh loos, a special bar and exclusive aftershow parties. You never know who you might see around there!
Guildford’s outdoor swimming Lido and Spectrum Leisure Centre on either side of the festival grounds offer easy breaks from the main festival site with a refreshing swim as well as a showering opportunity for the campers. All in all, GuilFest has something for everyone with its friendly relaxed vibe and eclectic mix of music and entertainment.
Site and camping:
There are designated quiet camping areas for families and the site is relatively level with grass cut short – fine for buggies with reasonable sized wheels. The site is reasonably flat and easy to navigate.