Aswad, 10cc and the SAS Band among Weyfest headliners
By Classic Pop | June 13, 2018
Aswad, The Christians, Cast, Roachford and 10cc are among the headline acts appearing at Weyfest, Surrey’s music festival with a difference.
The organisers have announced that supergroup the SAS band, founded and led by Queen’s keyboard player and musical director Spike Edney, will close the festival with a headline packed show featuring special guests Roger Taylor (Queen), Paul Young, Toyah, Chris Thompson and Madeline Bell.
In total there will be over 50 artists performing across the weekend on three outdoor stages and one indoor stage. Tickets for the festival, which takes place each August, are available now online and in selected high street locations.
One of the UK’s Top Festivals
The Daily Telegraph and listeners of radio station Planet Rock voted Weyfest as one of the UK’s top festivals and it’s easy to see why – as one of the organisers Richie Ellmer explains: “We put lots of thought into planning Weyfest to create a unique and friendly atmosphere, making it a comfortable experience that’s more like a mini-holiday – but with fantastic music. Posh loos, showers and our amazing welcoming staff combined with activities for youngsters and the stunning location of Farnham’s Rural Life Centre, mean we attract a broad range of age groups, all ready to enjoy an eclectic selection of music be it for just one day or the entire weekend. This year’s line-up is outstanding – each day features household names alongside much loved local artists and some incredible emerging young talent.”
High Quality Facilities and a Stunning Location
Weyfest takes place from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 August. As well as high quality camping facilities, the wide variety of stalls offer an exciting shopping experience ranging from clothing and jewellery to body art and Turkish lamps, freshly cooked food, several bars and creative workshops. The Rural Life Centre itself boasts a stunning location in the outstanding natural beauty of the Surrey Hills. As a working museum, the centre has its own light railway, which will be fully operational for visitors over the festival weekend, plus historical exhibits and quirky attractions.
In keeping with Weyfest’s aim of surpassing visitors’ expectations, there will be cool additions from the likes of Beetle Juice Cocktail Bar – a VW camper van converted into a cocktail bar – and fair trade single estate coffee and hot chocolate from the Espresso Bar.
Day tickets plus flexible weekend and camping options – like hot showers and electric hook-ups – and arrangements for camper vans and festival-goers with disabilities, make it a great weekend to chill out with friends and family while enjoying a diverse range of music. Despite the excellent facilities and high level of comfort – there is even the option of glamping for campers who prefer not to have to bring their own tents – the site is compact enough and cleverly laid out so that parking, amenities and the stages are near to each other.
Tickets are now available online at www.weyfest.co.uk, by phone and from a range of high street locations in Guildford, Farnham and Godalming.