Aswad, 10cc and the SAS Band featuring Queen’s Roger Taylor to headline at Weyfest
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, which features Queen drummer Roger Taylor with Toyah and Paul Young, will headline on the last night. Tickets for the weekend festival, which takes place each August, are available now online and in selected high street locations.
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 organiser Richie Ellmer explains: “We put lots of thought into planning Weyfest and to create a uniquely friendly atmosphere, making it a comfortable experience that’s more like a mini-holiday - but with fantastic music. Posh loos, showers, 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. This year’s line-up is outstanding - each day features household names alongside much loved local bands and singer-songwriters.”
Weyfest takes place from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 August. As well as high quality camping facilities, there will be clothing stalls, freshly cooked food, 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.
Day tickets plus flexible weekend and camping options - including add-ons such as electric hook ups and shower tokens - 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.
Familiar to festival regulars will be the diverse range of stalls, including food representing culinary traditions from around the world plus hippy chic clothing and home goods, plus camping essentials. 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 to a cocktail bar - and fair trade single estate coffee and hot chocolate from the Espresso Bar.
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Adult day tickets start at £43 with reductions for children. Under 10s are free.
Tickets are available online (www.weyfest.co.uk) and seven locations in Guildford, the Farnham area and Godalming in Surrey.
The Rural Life Centre is a registered charity, working museum and the largest countryside museum in the south of England. It was awarded a Trip Advisor certificate of excellence in 2015. A share of profits from Weyfest will be donated to the Rural Life Centre.
For full details of line-up, tickets and everything else please see www.weyfest.co.uk.
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