Still buzzing off our first main stage announcement, we’re excited to reveal that we will be joined by even more brilliant artists who represent the best in grassroots, national and internationally acclaimed music.

Just announced for #ATS17 are: Blackwaters, China Bears, Gengahr, Honeyblood, Me & The Moon, and The Vapors.

Our second wave announcement features burgeoning Guildford bands: Libertines approved indie punks Blackwaters, Spotify Fresh Finds indie rock band China Bears, and BBC Introducing featured indie pop act Me & The Moon.

“We are really excited to be playing Always The Sun Festival! The atmosphere last year was great and they had such good music and food. The bands announced so far are all really great. We’re really big fans of Lucy Rose and Tall Ships and we can’t wait to see them.” – China Bears

Joining our favourite local heroes will be two of Britain’s best alternative rock acts: Scottish sticky sweet punk rock duo Honeyblood, and ethereal psychedelic pop from Gengahr. We will also be joined by Guildford legends The Vapors, who had a top ten hit with ‘Turning Japanese‘ in 1980, which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart, and number 36 in the US Billboard Hot 100.

The full Park Stage line-up so far is as follows: Blackwaters, China Bears, Dreadzone, Gengahr, Grapefruit Moon, Honeyblood, IDLES, Infinity Orchestra, Inheaven, Lucy Rose, Me & The Moon, Meadowlark, Palm Honey, Public Service Broadcasting, Sapphire, Tall Ships, The Strypes, The Vapors, TRAAMS, Trudy and The Romance, UP! Orchestra, Vinyl Staircase.

Discounted adult and young person group tickets are available from our website now, as well as family and individual day tickets too.

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Get in the festival spirit with our Always The Sun Spotify playlist here

Andertons Stage Announcement – Always The Sun Festival 2017April 27, 2017

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Surrey boasts a wealth of local musical talent; from its rich cultural heritage nurturing bands like The Stranglers, to Reuben and Hundred Reasons. We want to champion the new crop of emerging artists from our local area; and the tastemakers that celebrate them too.

Family-run legendary music superstore Andertons Music Co. have been championing the rich musical heritage of Guildford, ever since their inception over 50 years ago. Winner of MIA’s Best Music Retailer for 5 years in a row; we are proud to collaborate with them as partners on our voyage of musical discovery.

From pop to progressive metal; The Andertons Stage gives leading Surrey tastemakers the chance to show off the best bands on their radar. Participating in curating the line-up this year is: Odyxxey, Rose Coloured Records,Quatre Femmes Records, Progressive Promotions, Lockjaw Records,Massive Promotions, Failure By Design Records, Modernism, M.R Events and The Project.

“It feels great to be involved in ATS this year – our label was home grown in Guildford, and we spend every summer at the UK’s festivals, so really this is a dream combo. Thanks to the team for inviting us down!” – Ben Pollard, Failure By Design Records

Playing the stage in alphabetical order are: ARK, Blood Honey, Burnz, CoCo La Funk, Dead State, Drones, Drugstore Romeos, Eddie Piller, Elousive, Eschar, Fables, Gender Roles, Hanshotfirst, Heights, Hillsy, itoldyouiwouldeatyou, Looms, Lvpo, Maybe Not Today, Neil Barker, Nine Miles South, Paul Crouch, Shaun Hills, Sour Kix, Fleet Booze Hound Blues Band​Throatpunch City, and Youth.

“We can’t wait to bang out some new tunes at the amazing ATS Festival. It’s such a privilege to play on the Andertons Stage!” – Sour Kix

On Friday night, purveyors of the broad church of all things Mod; ModernisM open up the festival in style as DJs Eddie Piller, Neil Barker, Paul Crouch and Shaun Hills take to the decks spinning a mix of northern soul, funk and mod tunes to get the crowd rocking. Coco Le Funk will be getting us into the groove with their funky take on contemporary classics; and Woking’s Mod-influenced troubadours Birdsworth will see us two-stepping the night away.

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Get in the festival spirit with our Always The Sun Spotify playlist here

Park Stage Announcement – Always The Sun Festival 2017


Always The Sun Festival are excited to announce the first wave of acts for the festival’s main stage, across the 8th, 9th and 10th of September 2017.

Playing the festival in alphabetical order are: Dreadzone, Grapefruit Moon, IDLES, Infinity Orchestra, Inheaven, Lucy Rose, Meadowlark, Palm Honey, Public Service Broadcasting, Sapphire, Tall Ships, The Strypes, TRAAMS, Trudy and The Romance, UP! Orchestra, Vinyl Staircase.

Irish mod rockers The Strypes, who are currently working on their third studio album, will be headlining the festival on Friday 8th September, London electronic tinkering rockers Public Service Broadcasting will be headlining on Saturday 9th September and releasing their new album Every Valley, on 7th July, and Surrey’s own Lucy Rose will be headlining the festival on Sunday 10th September, amidst her world tour promoting her third studio album Something’s Changing, out on 14th July. The second wave of artists will be announced on Friday 21st April.

New this year we are introducing family weekend tickets and group savers, as well as individual day and single weekend tickets.

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Get in the festival spirit with our Always The Sun Spotify playlist here

#ATS17 Spotlight: Tim BucklerApril 3, 2017

Timothy Buckler

Tim Buckler is a local Guildford writer and comedian, who will be performing at Always The Sun Festival 2017 at our theatre and comedy tent, All The World’s A Stage. Tim’s first performance was here at The Boileroom, and also performed at last year’s festival. This year Tim will be performing The History of Superheros (Issue One), which is a is a comedy lecture on the History of Superheros, believe it or not. We caught up with him to find out more…

How did you get into comedy?

Tim: [It] runs in the family. My brother has been a comedian for many years and is one of the funniest men I know. Watching him and others perform live, and generate a feeling of joy and happiness in a room is something I have wanted to have a go at for many moons now, so a couple of years ago I started working on my own show.

Who are your favourite comedians and what’s your favourite comedy style?

T: Danny Buckler, and I’m not just saying that because he is my brother. He is a brilliant story teller and that is my favourite style of comedy. It is probably why I prefer American comedians such as Joe Rogan, Bill Burr and Duncan Trussell. My show is nothing like that! Both in terms of mentality, experience and intention. My show is basically a glorified Microsoft Powerpoint presentation, but an entertaining one. I am not going to try and sell you Herbalife or anything like that at the end.

What inspires you when you write your stand up pieces?

T: I love writing about pop-culture and have done for many years for various websites and things. The lecture format is the easiest way to transition my writing style on to the stage. I have spent my entire life shouting and screaming about DC, Marvel and other non-important fantasy affairs, and my inspiration is to just let it flow. The trick is making it funny, so people will want to listen to my geeky rants.

How was Always The Sun Festival last year?

T: Brilliant. Good fun, and this year I think I have grown as both a writer and performer. I do feel bad for swearing in front of a kid though. Try to keep the language down this year.

What are you looking forward to most about ATS 2017?

T: Having a potter about, [and the] really interesting stalls and performances to discover. There was also a boat in a dance tent last year, which was a bit exciting. 


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Brownies, Burgers & Fries with Smokey Joe’s @ The Boileroom! 😍🍔🍟🎶March 22, 2017


Taking over The Boileroom’s in house kitchen from Sunday May 2nd will be the incredible food genius of Smokey Joe.

Known for bringing the taste of America to the heart of Guildford, Joe and his team will be bringing mouth watering hand crafted burgers and dogs, loaded and gooey fries, scrumptious out of this world brownies, and so much more right here at The Boileroom.

With a range of options for vegans, veggies, omnivores, carnivores and pescetarians – you’ll be able to dig in either in the comfort of the venue, al fresco in our garden, or even order online or over the phone!