Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, The Feeling, The Orb and Chas and Dave will all be making an appearance as Weyfest returns to Tilford’s Rural Life Centre (RLC), from Friday to Sunday August 29 to 31.
The small festival with the big names has once again managed to secure some legendary performers from across six decades of great British music, from pop and rock through blues and folk, and even some ambient house along the way.
You can also win a pair of tickets to the Saturday of Weyfest. More details are in the What's On inside this week's Surrey Advertiser (out Friday August 1).
This year’s musical delights include Squeeze and 10cc, two of the most creative and successful bands in the UK.
The incredibly talented song writers Difford & Tilbrook and Graham Gouldman have penned an amazing array of classic hits, all of which are guaranteed to delight the Weyfest audience.
They are joined in the line-up by the likes of The Undertones, Big Country, The Feeling, Chas and Dave, and original Sex Pistol Glen Matlock with his new band.
Another coup for Weyfest sees a true rock legend, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, performing on Saturday.
Working as Jethro Tull, Anderson has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, smashed house records across several countries and picked up a Grammy for Best Heavy Rock Album along the way.
Preferring now to use his own name, Anderson plays his last UK gig this year at Weyfest.
He will perform tracks from his recent Top 10 album Homo Erraticus plus, of course, a set of the best of Jethro Tull.
Other highlights include The Move, one of the finest bands of the 60s and forerunners of ELO, still featuring original members Trevor Burton and Bev Bevan, heavy rockers Stray, the reformed Kokomo, new blues sensation Jo Harman, Deborah Bonham, Eddie & The Hotrods, King King, plus the superstars of ambient house, The Orb.
As always, great new talent is well represented by the likes of Rival Empires, Sons of Icarus, Tommy Justice and Passport To Stockholm, and Weyfest favourites Jackie Lynton, Leatherat, True Deceivers and The Charley Farley Sunday Four are welcomed back once more.
With more than 60 bands and solo performers across four stages, there is literally something for everyone.
The unique setting offers all the usual attractions and exhibits of the RLC, including the working light railway, along with the Weyfest attractions such as the Sci-Fi zone, Kidzone, the 1940’s Experience, music workshops, craft stalls, great bars and ample and varied food stalls.
Perhaps most important of all, posh loos and plenty of them.
One of the best things about Weyfest is the compact nature of the venue, meaning no long walks between stages or from the campsite.
Parking is free, and campers can also park close to the campsite.
You won’t find a better way to spend a weekend in the country.
Weyfest is more like a mini-holiday than a mere festival.
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