Hold your horses! Summer is not quite over. From 10th-11th September, Always the Sun will be debuting its festival in Guildford’s Stoke Park, helming well-known acts the Mystery Jets, Dub Pistols and Turin Brakes, as well as local up-and-coming Surrey talent including Geistfight and Sophie and the Giants.
In conjunction with the Boileroom’s 10th birthday, this family-friendly weekend will be packed with trendy foodie trucks, wellbeing tents and a huge variety of live music, which the Boileroom have hosted over the last ten years.
For a break between watching the impressive live music across three stages, the festival will also feature craft workshops, yoga classes and ‘the Imaginarium’, amongst many other stalls including theatre. For those with sweet tooth there’s even the Great Guildford Bake Off.
Supporting partner Lee Anderton from Andertons tells GIGSoup, ‘I am so excited that Guildford is getting a new family festival this year. Andertons have been working with the Boileroom since they opened and with Dom and her team behind the festival, I’m sure it will be amazing.’
Crossing genres and ranging from local musicians to global stars, Always the Sun welcomes all. Here’s GIGSoup’s ones-to-look-out-for…
The headline act on the Park Stage Saturday, will draw in crowds familiar with popular tracks ‘Two Doors Down’ and ‘Young Love’. The band are set to release ‘The Whole Earth Edition’ edition of ‘Curve Of The Earth’ on September 16th, so expect to get a nice preview before the album is available.
He’s the man behind the giddy ‘Golden Brown’. It’s the Stranglers’ former main vocalist, set to own the stage this Sunday on the Park Stage. Cornwell has released numerous solo albums throughout his career, with his most notable being ‘Hooverdam’ and ‘Totum & Tabboo’. We’re excited to hear ‘Land of a Thousand Kisses’, and maybe, just maybe a revisiting of ‘Golden Brown’?
Signed to Cooking Vinyl and having sold over 1 millions copies worldwide in their career, Turin Brakes are best known for their track ‘Painkiller (Summer Rain)’. For fans of Badly Drawn Boy and Cherry Ghost, Turin Brakes are a refreshing break to the festival chaos. They released their seventh album ‘Lost Property’ earlier this year.
NME-approved band Palm Honey are from Reading and produce some very sumptuous psychedelic rock. The quartet are aged between 18 and 20 and have a lot of talent to emit on the Andertons stage this Saturday. Keep your ears peeled for ‘You Stole My Blackout’.
Sophie and the Giants
Sophie and the Giants tick all the boxes for anthemic indie-pop tunes. The quartet have just released the incredible new track ‘Lord Knows’ but are still very much in their infancy; we’re very excited to see them live this weekend.