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Shalford Park

28-29 May

Get into the Guildford Groove

This May in Shalford Park

Important Update 07.04.2022: Event Postponed

Whilst we have received an enthusiastic response for a family friendly music festival in the Guildford Groove, we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone this event until 2023. Our preparations for the event were impacted by a number of factors, not least the Omicron Covid variant which delayed the start of our promotional activity at the beginning of the year. On top of this we now have the cost of living crisis and global issues  which mean we have concluded that we may not be able to deliver this event to our usual high standards this year.

Our faith in this project has not diminished but rather than fight against all odds, we feel it will be better to reschedule for 2023. We will continue to work in partnership with the Guildford Lions over the coming year to deliver a fantastic music festival in 2023 – stay tuned for some exciting future announcements! Early bird tickets will be transferred to next year’s event and re-issued nearer the time once a date is confirmed or refunded immediately upon request – please email for assistance. We apologise for any disappointment this causes but look forward to welcoming you again in 2023.

There’s a whole lot of shaking goin‘ on in Shalford Park this spring as a brand new family friendly music festival comes to Guildford with side show entertainments, children’s workshops, street foods and bars of distinction. The event features two stages with an eclectic line up of music spanning a range of genres blended for maximum satisfaction.   

Opening Times:

Saturday: 10.00am-9.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am-7.30pm

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the Guildford Groove, in association with Guildford Lions. Market Square Group, parent company of Zoom Events will be making a donation to Guildford Lions. This donation will be used to support local people in need.


Postponed Until 2023 - New Dates to be Announced

Traders/Acts - Book your place

For trader/act registration and event information please visit:
Market Square Group

Early Bird Tickets

Early Bird tickets are now available until 31st March 2022. Save up to 25% compared to full price online tickets and even more versus on the day prices (subject to availability). Tickets available in the shop →

Children's Entertainment

the Guildford Groove is a family friendly music festival with a range of children’s entertainment. We welcome the support of local businesses who would like to provide children’s entertainment for the duration of the festival. Please email for more information.

May Fayre

the Guildford Groove will be accompanied by a free to enter May Fayre outside the main music arena. Hosted by Guildford Lions and Zoom Events, the traditional May Fayre will feature an eclectic range of stalls and family entertainment. More info coming soon! 


Visitor Info

Parking will be available at Shalford Park for a price of £3.50 per day or £3.00 per day if booked in advance online via our web shop. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis to visitors of the music festival and visitors to the free to enter May Fayre. Please follow directional signage on the day.

ID – Important : Challenge 25
If you appear under 25 years of age, proof of ID may be requested from you at the bars.

Event Contact
If you need to contact the events team over the days of the event (Fri/Sat/Sun) please phone: 01832 281 274
Important Notice

Prohibited items for the venue/site include:
Alcohol (is not to be brought onto the site)
Glass and Glassware, BBQs, Knives/weapons, Drugs or Dogs.



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Event Countdown








Please note: images are representative of previous Zoom Events, and acts. Please see Traders and Line Up sections for those attending this event.
The Zac Schultz Band playing at the Guildford Groove

The Zac Schultz Band

Saturday 28th May

Real Deal band playing at the Guildford Groove 2022

Real Deal

Sunday 29th May

Rudy Warman and the Heavy Weather appearing at the Guildford Groove 2022

Rudy Warman and The Heavy Weather

Saturday 28th May

Ticket Order Information

Please ensure you enter a valid email for your ticket purchase. The tickets will be emailed to that address.

If you do not receive your ticket and confirmation to your email address within half an hour of placing your order, please contact Market Square Group on 01832 281 274 for assistance.

Please print one copy of each ticket - multiple copies cannot be used to enter an event.

Early Bird Tickets

Our early bird offer (saving at least 25% off the standard online ticket price) ended on 31st March 2022. Standard online tickets are still available - save versus on the day prices by buying your tickets online in advance. Please note that we cannot guarantee any tickets will still be available to purchase on the day!

Concession Tickets

Disabled ticket holders will need to bring one of the following for their carer to be admitted free of charge:

  • Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance for children under 16 or Personal Independent payments for those aged 16-64, either in the form of a letter stating that the benefit has been awarded, or the actual Allowance book
  • Attendance Allowance or Carer's Allowance letter of award
  • Incapacity Benefit books, or a letter notifying the recipient that the benefit has been awarded
  • A Blue or Orange badge, or
  • In the case of visual impairment, a registration card known as the BD8 or a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • Carers will need to purchase a ticket at a very reduced rate of £2.50 available from our online shop.

Wheelchair Users

We endeavour to ensure that our events are wheelchair friendly. However, if you are purchasing a concession ticket as a wheelchair user, please telephone Market Square Group on 01832 281 274 at the time of booking to confirm the exact arrangements we have made for your event.


  • Will be required to show a current student ID or NUS card.


Entry may be denied to anyone who's documentation does not support their ticket type/description, or anyone who is not carrying the required documentation.

On the Day Tickets

Tickets may be available on the day but no guarantees can be made as there are limited tickets and visitor numbers.  Therefore we strongly recommend booking tickets in advance online to avoid disappointment.

Delicious Street Food & Snacks

All weekend

Saturday 28th May

Oozing with blues and a little traditional good old rock ‘n’ roll!

Beer & Soft Drinks

All weekend

Sunday 29th May

Pop nostalgia with a twist!

Music Line Up


An original, eclectic music festival! Appearance times are approximate and may be weather dependent



Saturday is oozing with blues and a little traditional good old rock ‘n’ roll!

10am: New act to be confirmed!

12pm: Phat Gandalf

2.45pm: The Zac Schultz Band

5.15pm: Rudy Warman and the Heavyweather

7.45pm Katie Bradley and The Brothers Grim


Pop nostalgia with a twist!

11am: New act to be confirmed!

12pm: Katie Bradley and The Soho Heart Band

2.45pm: Real Deal

5.15pm: Abba Stars UK

2022 Line Up

Find out more about the performers at the Guildford Groove!

Phat Gandalf

Big boys and a big sound punching out classic songs that will rock roll you into the day’s proceedings at the Guildford Groove. From Chuck Berry to AC DC, Phat Gandalf is uncompromising guitar, bass and drum band on a relentless mission to extract 100% audience satisfaction through participation. You may want to let your hair down.

The Zac Shultz Band

The Zac Schulze Gang is a young 3 piece that skilfully deliver an eclectic  mixture of up-tempo blues, rock and pop originals and covers ranging from the 50s to present. Drawing influence from artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Beatles, The Who, Dr. Feelgood, Rory Gallagher, Eagles, 10cc and many more. Bursting with energy and a bag full of talent you will not hear a better version of ‘Free Bird’ this side of Alabama!

Rudy Warman and the Heavy Weather

Rudy Warman and the Heavy Weather hail from Folkestone South Coast of England where sea storms are as much part of the landscape as the growing number of talented musicians taking up residence there. Rudy and the band have been leading this cultural charge with their own original material delivered in a unique style of melody driven blues that will touch your soul at the Guildford Groove.

The Brothers Grimm With Special Guest Katie Bradley

The Grimms (formerly The Brothers Grimm) were formed in 1986 featuring Gary Miller on vocals. Gary has always recruited top musicians throughout the bands history, culminating in the current line-up as featured below. We are delighted to welcome them to Marlow Moves where they will headline alongside internationally acclaimed jazz artist, Katie Bradley.

GARY MILLER – Vocals Gary Ex Undertakers, The Practice (formed after the death of Lee Brilleaux and featuring Gypy Mayo, The Big Figure, John Sparkes, augmented by Steve ‘West’ Weston now with Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey. RUFUS RUFFELL – Guitar/Vocals Ex Undertakers, Nicky Moore Band, Leo Sayer, Love Affair, The Official Blues Brothers Show, and currently with Rock and Blues Legend Elkie Brookes. STEVIE SMITH – Vocals/Harp Ex Ruthless Blues, Salt. NED RYDER – Bass Guitar Ex Nicky Moore Band, Nine Below Zero, Long John Baldry. BOB LANGRIDGE Top session drummer.

Katie Bradley and The Soho Heart Band

The Soho Heart band are a band  from London and Kent playing a repertoire of rhythms to fill the heart.  Soulful tunes and grooves featuring songs from the very best Soul and Jazz divas.  Featuring award winning vocalist Katie Bradley who regularly performs at Ronnie Scott’s and prestigious festivals and venues worldwide. The band features top London musicians: Pete Farrugia on guitar, Bob Bowes on bass, Dominic Thatcher on saxophone, Dan Edwards on keys and Jason Smith on drums

Their originals album ‘Soho Heart’ garnered great acclaim in the Blues and Jazz press last year. Their music is often played on Radio 2, 6 and Jazz FM.

“Very worthy of your attention” Paul Jones BBC R2

Real Deal

Playing Genres such as 60s, 70s, Pop, Reggae, Funk, Soul and Motown, the Real Deal Band will grab you with their dynamic performance, and take control of your feet as you find yourself on the dance floor doing your funky thing. Striding through the decades, playing the hits that move us, there’s gonna be a whole lot of shakin in Shalford Park when the Real Deal take to the stage.

Abba Stars UK

With over 19 years of performing in the UK and Europe, Abba Stars UK is one of the UK’s No.1 Abba Tribute Bands. Featuring incredibly talented singers and musicians Abba Stars UK are a captivating and authentic tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. With tight harmonies, replica costumes, hints of humour and audience participation, we cannot wait to welcome them on stage.


More info coming soon!

Location and Parking

Event Location

Shalford Park


Parking will be available on Shalford Park at £3.50 per day or £3 when booked in advance via the Zoom Events web shop – please observe directional signage on the day


Other Information

None at present
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