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Music At Guildford Beer Festival

The Guildford Beer Festival takes place on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June.  Tickets are selling fast, buy yours from

The festival is not only about a great range of locally sourced ales, craft beers and lagers, gins, ciders and wines.  There will be live music in the Andertons Music Tent at all three sessions – Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.

We are really excited about the music line-up this year and look forward to shaing more details with you.

The GBF Tom Worrall, GBF Music Director said: “The GBF punches well above its weight on the music front.  Guildford has a vibrant music scene, with much local talent, many of who are eager to play at the GBF.  And once again we have had generous support from Andertons Music Store.” and he is interested in hearing from up-and-coming local bands and acts. You are welcome to contact at

Friday Evening

Bands At The Guildford Beer Festival


DON’T WAKE THE NEIGHBOURS will start the Friday evening session with a bang –a London-based 7-piece indie/alt rock band inspired by bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Green Day, and Foo Fighters (See Details). They will be followed by the high energy covers band INGLORIOUS MUSTARDS. The session will be closed by the NEFARIOUS PICAROONS – expect stomped-up pop-folk (See Details).


There will be a more relaxed vibe on Saturday afternoon, featuring Alt Rock/Indie Pop duo DEANO DEANO (See Details), the singer-songwriter duo NIGHTINGALE ROAD featuring EMMA LAUSON (See Details), and TOM WORRALL (See Details).


The Saturday evening session starts with the three-piece band BACCHANAL (See Details). They are followed by THE EVERT OUTEN BAND, invited back after playing with gusto at last year’s GBF (See Details).

The headline act to close the GBF is the suitably boisterous  HURLY BURLY (See Details).

Joe Mylward

Joe is a 23-year old singer-songwriter from Bournemouth. He has played at different venues in London and Guildford including London’s ‘Camden Assembly’ and Guildford’s ‘The Boileroom’.  He is currently focussed on his YouTube channel (search for “Joe Mylward”) where he regularly posts song writing challenges and covers every week.  Joe looks forward to returning to the GBF, having played there in 2018 in one of his first ever gigs! 

Mica and The Midnight Blue

Bio- Dynamic and flowing like ocean waves, Mica and The Midnight Blue dance along the lines where Indie harmonies meet Folk emotion. Their Tropical Folk sonics create a rare quality of calm that is pure food for the soul.  Influenced by the raucous excitement of Bombay Bicycle Club, the fruity saturation of The Skints, the decadent sound walls of Florence And The Machine, and the lyrical integrity of Nina Simone, Mica and The Midnight Blue are refreshing the Indie wave.

Tom Worrall

Tom was born and raised in Guildford, attended George Abbott School and still lives here with his wife and young children. He is a singer and drummer with a wealth of experience, performing live and in the studio. He has a background of theatre, acting as Musical Director and pianist for shows in and around Guildford, including the Yvonne Arnaud theatre. He is also an accomplished sound engineer and music producer and has his own sound and lighting company named Bear Sound Services.

Tom spent two and a half years playing music in Ibiza, drumming and as a musical director, returning to the UK in October 2010. Since then, he has been performing around the UK and has had the chance to play with some amazing musicians and in some legendary places which include Ronnie Scott’s Bar, The Dorchester Hotel and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Saturday Afternoon

Tony Bowen

Tony Bowen is a London based songwriter, originally from Pembrokeshire in Wales, during lockdown he wrote three albums worth of new music, the first of which he has just finished recording at Rooster Studios in Shepherds Bush. Regularly performing at venues around London including The Bedford, the Sound Shell at Wembley and Folklore.

After a stint on XFM playing the top 1000 songs of all time, Danny Wallace, dubbed him the Human Jukebox. He now has over 3000 songs in his repertoire and is happy to take requests via social media at his shows

Steve Brookes

Steve Brookes co founded the Jam with Paul Weller in 1972.  Although he left the band, he remains good friends with Paul and has played on several of his albums. Steve has made five albums of original songs available on Spotify, iTunes etc – just search Steve Brookes Music for links to YouTube, ReverbNation, etc. He plays solo, mostly at small venues and festivals.  Recent local gigs include support slots for Stone Foundation at The Boileroom and the Holroyd.

Hot Wires

Hot Wires are a 5-piece Surrey/Hants based Blues Rock Band. We play lively sets full of songs buried in the Delta and Chicago roots of Blues through to the sixties British Blues Invasion, the New Wave R & B sounds of the 70’s, as well as songs from more recent artists. And we are increasingly peppering our sets with a few of our own original songs.

 Hot Wires have played pubs and clubs around the South East as well as many small summer festivals such as GuildFest 2022, Staycation Live Godalming, Dorking Festival, West Byfleet Live, Camphill Fest, The Surrey Blues Festival, and the Fiery Bird Blues Festival.

Saturday Evening

Don't Wake The Neighbours

A 7-piece band who play original rock music with influences from all across the musical spectrum.  They formed in mid-2021 after studying together at BIMM University.

Their catchy hooks and harmonies mixed with classic rock guitars and drums create a great sound that is sure to get you jumping.  They have played some great shows, most notably, slots at the O2 Academy Islington, Hoxton Underbelly, and The Horn. Their high energy performances always leaves the crowd wanting more, with many an encore being demanded by audiences at the end of shows.

Finding Bella

A five-piece indie rock band formed in the West Midlands during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The band consists of: Oliver White on vocals and guitar; Simon Black on lead guitar; Ben White on keys/synth; Liam Hadfield on bass guitar and John Woodward on drums.

 Finding Bella released their debut single, “Good Right Now” in February 2022 and were described as “one of the big breakout bands”.

Jody And The Jerms

Formed in Oxford in early 2020, Jody and the Jerms have been writing, recording and playing their blend of melodic and uplifting indie pop at a prolific rate of knots, having just released their third album Wonder. With comparisons to the late great Kirsty MacColl, The GoGos and Blondie, the six piece band have a nostalgic sound with a modern twist, that has seen them be played by the much missed Janice Long, Frank Skinner and Mark Radcliffe on their respective radio shows. Not to be missed. 

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