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Headliners Squeeze set to make Weyfest cool for cats

Other acts confirmed for this summer's Tilford festival include Big Country, The Feeling, 10cc, The Undertones and Chas and Dave

Squeeze playing at Magic Summer Live, Guildford in 2013

Fans of music from the 70s and 80s will be happy at this year’s Weyfest, in Tilford.

The organisers of the festival have announced that Squeeze - led by songwriting duo Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook - will be headlining on Sunday.

Also appearing on Sunday will be rockers Big Country, performing songs from their latest album.

Weyfest, staged at working museum the Rural Life Centre, takes place from Friday August 29 until Sunday August 31.

Other bands booked for the festival include Saturday headliners, pop group The Feeling, as well as The Undertones, 10cc and Chas and Dave.

The music will be spread over four stages and a broad selection of food stalls, bars and pop-up cafés will be stocked up to refresh weary festival-goers.

 

David Rees, one of the festival’s five organisers, said the line-up is now complete bar a few slots, which will be taken up by local bands.

Reactions to the line-up as it stands have been "enthusiastic", Mr Rees said. He is personally looking forward to seeing Ian Anderson, of Jethro Tull, who takes to the stage on Saturday.

“I have been trying to get him back for years,” Mr Rees told Get Surrey.

He said the hardest part of organising the festival was not booking the bands, but agreeing among the committee on which acts to choose.

“There are five in the team and we all like different types of music,” he said. “The only problems we have are agreeing on the bands.”

Planning Weyfest takes a full 12 months, but the organisers are feeling confident about this year’s offering.

“I think we are up on tickets sales on the previous year, it is looking like the best year so far,” he added. “I am feeling good as my main job is to book the bands, and that is almost done.

“Now it is getting the timings right and making sure the bands don’t clash.”

The family event will include a fairground and a train that runs round the perimeter of the venue.

Three-day weekend tickets can be bought for £105, plus a booking fee, if purchased before midnight on March 31. Two-day tickets are also available and are priced £95 for adults.

For more details, visit the Weyfest website .

 
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