Bryan Adams and Jamiroquai for Magic Summer Live 2013

Jamiroquai at Lovebox 2006 by Cher Permaul
Jamiroquai at Lovebox 2006 by Cher Permaul

Radio station Magic FM and promoters Live Nation have announced that Bryan Adams and Jamiroquai are to headline Magic Summer Live 2013, taking place for the first time in Guildford.

The first ever Magic Summer Live event to take place in Guildford’s Stoke Park will take place from Sat 13 – Sun 14 July and feature Jamiroquai headlining the Saturday bill and Canadian rocker Bryan Adams topping the Sunday bill, both playing their only UK live shows of 2013.

Jamiroquai celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Emergency On Planet Earth‘, and will indulge Guildford in hits like ‘Virtual Insanity‘, ‘Cosmic Girl’, and ‘Canned Heat’. Joining Jamiroquai on the first day of the event will be soul princess Joss Stone and two time Grammy award winners Soul II Soul.
Bryan Adams has has sold over 65 million records, and had hits with singles like ‘Summer Of ‘69‘, ‘Please Forgive Me‘ and ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You‘. Joining Adams on the Sunday line-up will be singer/songwriter James Morrison, Squeeze, Level 42, The Overtones and Magic 105.4 presenter Kim Wilde.

Stoke Park in Guildford, Surrey had traditional been the home to Guilfest, which declared insolvency back in September of last year. News that the local borough council had began discussion with Live Nation to host this event prompted this response from festival founder Tony Scott:

“We are surprised and saddened to hear that Guildford Borough Council has agreed to let Live Nation host a music event on Stoke Park this summer. We’d hoped after discussions at the end of last year between Guildford Borough Council and ourselves, there may have been the possibility for us to put on another “GuilFest mark 2” in the summer but with this news it seems this will no longer be possible.

After 21 fantastic years of putting on GuilFest, we’d like to say a huge thank you to the many thousands who’ve been either involved or attended making GuilFest one of the best festivals of its kind in the UK culminating in winning the UK’s Best Family Festival Award in 2006.

We really hope that this wont be the end and that in the near future we will be back with another festival.”

Magic Summer Live tickets go on sale Friday 15 March at 8am and are priced at £60 for adults and £30 for children. Two-day tickets are prices at £110 for adults and £55 for children, all subject to booking fee.