The final headlining act of next year's Guilfest in Guildford has just been confirmed - and blow me down and light my glow-stick, it's a beauty!
Orbital will cause an electronic earthquake in Stoke Park on the Friday 16th July and Early Bird tickets are available now priced at £35 (plus fees) for a very limited time. You have just a few days before the price rises to £40 - the last chance saloon closes on Tuesday 15th December at midday.
The Sevenoaks-based Hartnoll brothers, with their trademark plumbers-head torches, have released an utterly unique and consistent catalogue of dance and listening music since 1989, when 'Chime' reached the Top 20 and got the boys on Top of the Pops. Subsequent anthems have included 'Satan', 'Halcyon', 'The Box', 'Belfast', 'Lush' and 'One Perfect Sunrise' (their last single with Lisa Gerrard on vocals). But Orbital are never just about club anthems - they have also written soundtrack music ('Event Horizon' and 'Shopping') and sumptuous headphone/chill-out music such as 'Kein Trink Wasser' and 'Out There Somewhere'. Alison Goldfrapp has also supported the band through their 'mid' period, vocalising on 'Sad But True' and 'Are We Here'.
If you want to hear them for the first time, I strongly recommend the 1994 album, 'Snivilization' and the 2004 set, 'The Blue Album'.