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1 May 2014

Ultra Heavy Metal masters from Arizona Soulfly will be headlining The Big Cheese Rock Cave on Saturday 19th July at Guilfest. Formed in 1997 by ex-Sepultura founding frontman Max Cavalera, Soulfly are a true force to be reckoned within the realms of Metal.

Responsible for releasing nine studio albums, one tour EP, 18 singles, and one DVD video, Soulfly incorporate many styles of Metal with Brazilian tribal and world music. All of their first six studio albums debuted on the United States Billboard 200, with their debut album, Soulfly, being certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Their ninth album, Savages, was released to critical acclaim on September 30, 2013. Organisers are delighted to have an act with such a huge and devoted following to headline Rock Cave this year.

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Hardcore punks Gallows are confirmed to headline The Big Cheese Rock Cave at GuilFest on Sunday 20th July. A band that have always thrived on controversy, Gallows have been described by pundits as both 'The best British punk band since The Clash' and 'The British music industry's biggest mistake'!

The Hertfordshire hardcore crew first emerged from the fertile UK underground punk scene in 2005 and in 2007 Gallows won the Kerrang! Award for Best British Newcomer. Since then they have gone through various lineup changes and have toured the world, playing support slots for huge acts such as Rage Against The Machine, AFI and Gogol Bordello, as well as achieving UK chart success with their critically acclaimed album 'Grey Britain'. Gallows have become known for their full on live performances and organisers are expecting them to blow the roof off The Rock Cave at GuilFest this summer.

A band that are the favourites of MetalTalk's very own Mark Taylor, disco group Boney M. will be headlining The Good Time Guide Stage on Sunday 20th July. They were a European phenomenon during the '70s and famous for huge tracks such as "Daddy Cool", which reached the U.K. Top Ten in February 1977, as well as "Ma Baker", which just missed the U.K. number one spot, and "Belfast" which also hit the Top Ten in 1977.

1978's 'Rivers of Babylon/Brown Girl in the Ring' became the second-biggest selling single in U.K. chart history and Boney M's album, 'Nightflight to Venus', also topped the U.K. charts. "Rasputin" became another U.K. Top Ten hit, followed by the seasonal chart-topper "Mary's Boy Child"/"Oh My Lord," which became the fifth-biggest selling single in U.K. history. In March 1979

You still have a few days to get yourself a great deal and take advantage of the special Spring Saver Offer which is available until 6pm on May 6th. For Visitors who want to experience GuilFest in style, for the first time ever in the festival's history a very limited number of VIP tickets are available to the public. These will allow access to a backstage area with posh loos, and a special bar for exclusive aftershow parties. You never know who you might see around there!

GuilFest has been consistently voted as one of the UK's best family festivals over the past 7 years, winning the prestigious award in 2006. Held in the idyllic location of Stoke Park, Guildford, visitors can expect a great weekend featuring 7 stages of live music, the Comedy Zone, Theatre Tent, amazing Kidzone, as well as brilliantly unique attractions such as Farmer Giles Barndance, La Discotheque, massive late licensed bar with GuilFest's very own ale, Calypso Cocktail bar, great food and drink from around the world, and much more besides.


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