This time next week Guilfest will be in full swing once again, and R13 will have writers on site to bring you our usual diverse collection of set reviews.

The 2008 event is headlined by Levellers who are celebrating twenty years as a band, Blondie and the Australian Pink Floyd Show.

As ever the line up features a smattering of nostalgic names, this time in the form of Dodgy, Kula Shaker, The Damned and Freak Power, but there’s plenty for the new music seeker to be interested by. Big name headliners include Fightstar, British Seapower and Bowling For Soup, with rising talent like Frank Turner, Ghost of a Thousand, Infadels, The Blackout, Enjoy Destroy and Royworld all appearing.

The line up for the main three stages (Main, Rock Sound Cave and Ents 24) are listed below, with some links to previous R13 coverage of some of those playing.

Friday July 4

Main Stage
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Wallis Bird
3 Daft Monkeys

Rock Sound Cave
Devil Sold His Soul
The Legacy
Pilgrim Fathers
Sacred Mother Tongue
Hearts Under Fire
Pint Shot Riot
The Rushing

Ents 24 Stage
Freak Power
System 7
The Egg
Foy Vance
Eugene Francis Jr
Gavin Thomas

Saturday July 5

Main Stage
Kula Shaker
Wills and the Willing
Hoodoo Gurus
Little Man Tate
Jim Diamond
Leon Jean Marie
Rock Choir

Rock Sound Cave
The Ghost Of A Thousand
Slaves to Gravity
The Infidels
The Plight
Truth Tells Lies

Ents 24 Stage
Bowling for Soup
The Aliens
Richie Havens
Sonic Boom Six
Wobbly Squadron
Claire Nicolson
Satellite State
Keith Donnelly

Sunday July 6

Main Stage
Australian Pink Floyd
From The Jam
Cerys Matthews
The Damned
Never The Bride
Boss Hog
Rock Choir

Rock Sound Cave
The Blackout
Frank Turner
Johnny Truant
The Mirimar Disaster
Enjoy Destroy
The Computers
White Sunday
Flyin Ike
The Loyalties

Ents 24 Stage
British Sea Power
Seth Lakeman
Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers
Simon Friend
Guildford County School Choir
Gavin Thomas

Elsewhere on the site, the Funky Ends Dance Stage is headlined by Hallucinogen, Krafty Kuts and X-Press 2, Dodgy, the Infidels and Sonic Boom Six are among those playing extra sets in the Unison Zone and comedy attractions include Howard Marks, Mickey Hutton and Robin Ince.

Other acts worth noting include former R13 band of the week Side Car 46 playing the Live Club Stage on Saturday and Laura Colegate, who impresses us every year at Guilfest, back on the Surrey Advertiser Stage, also on Saturday.

For the full line up, plus info on the other on site attractions and ticket details, go to the
Guilfest website.

Click the links below for previous R13 coverage of some of those playing this year’s festival.

3 Daft Monkeys - ‘Social Vertigo’
65Daysofstatic at Guilfest 2006
Aliens, CD reviews
Babyhead - ‘Babyboom Town’
The Blackout, February 2008
Bowling For Soup, Get Happy 2 Tour 2007
Brian Jonestown Massacre - ‘My Bloody Underground’
British Seapower - ‘Do You Like Rock Music?’
Brigade at Download 2008
The Damned, April 2007
Dredzone, supporting Levellers march 2008
Enjoy Destroy, April 2008
Fightstar, Kerrang Tour 2008
Frank Turner, April 2008
Ghost of a Thousand at Leeds 2007
Kula Shaker - ‘Strangefolk’
Laura Colegate at Guilfest 2007
Levellers, March 2008
Little Man Tate, CD reviews
The Mirimar Disaster - ‘The Mirimar Disaster’
Pilgrim Fathers - ‘Short Circular Walks In The Hope Valley’
The Plight - ‘Black Summer’
Sacred Mother Tongue at Hard Rock Hell 2007
Sennah at Guilfest 2007
Seth Lakeman - ‘Freedom Fields’
Sidecar 46, December 2007
Slaves to Gravity at Download 2008
Sonic Boom Six at Leeds Festival 2007
Wallis Bird - ‘Spoons’