The Star Inn, Guildford


The Star, in the heart of Guildford, has been entertaining the people of the town for more than 400 years and is proudly continuing that tradition as the area’s longest-running live music venue.

Saturday 2nd May

Trinity Folk Festival
Folk Roots & Acoustic Music in the Heart of Guildford
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
(nominated for best duo BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015)
Megan Linford
(2014 Sussex young folk winner)
9pm £7

Monday 4th May 

Are You Proud? Promotions

Palm Reader
Employed To Serve

(Harcore Metal) 8pm doors  £6 entry

Tuesday 5th May

ACM Industry Link
Open Mic
(rock, indie, singer songwriter)
Doors 8pm FREE

Friday 8th May

Dave Reading, Tony Backhurst & Kate Smillie
(Folk, blues, country, two guitars & three vocals)
Doors 8pm FREE

Saturday 9th May

Cizza Music Management presents
The Sheratones
Phoenix Chroi
Eagle and Weeks
(Stone Roses meet the Rolling Stones)
Doors 7pm £4

Friday 15th May

Unheard before the Wake
With a Vengeance
Guide the Mirage
Ours is the Fury
Doors 7pm £4/ £2 concessions

Saturday 16th May

Guildford Gag House
Comedy Night featuring
Paul Ricketts
Amir Khoshsokhan
Dane Baptiste
Doors 7.30pm £10

Monday 18th May

ACM Industry Link Presents
Soul Workshop & Showcase
Doors 8pm FREE

Friday 22nd May

LGL Promotions
Phoenix Chroi
Trevor’s Head
Cardboard Carousel
(alternative, rock, post punk, psychedelic, acoustic)
Doors 7.30pm £5/ £4.50 ADV

Sunday 24th May

Insound Insession Live

Jealous Michael

(acoustic electronic & rock)

Doors 6.45pm £5

Monday 1st June

Honey Pot

(Emo punk music both twinkly & sad, acoustic & loud)

Doors 7.30pm £5, £4 NUS

Friday 5th June

A night of Rock music from "The Ribs"
pluss support acts to follow

Doors @ 8pm £4 entry

Tuesday 9th June

ACM Industry Link
Open Mic
(Rock, Indie, singer songwriter)
Doors 8pm FREE

Wednesday 10th June

Rose Coloured Presents
Emperor Yes
Jurassic Pop
Uncle Luc
Noyo Mathis
(alternative, indie, math-rock, and Jurasic Park Themed rock!)
Doors 7.30pm £5

Friday 12th June

A night of Heavy Rock, Alternative Rock n Roll and
Tom Petty and th heartbreakers covers band.

Free Recovery
Black Fields
Even the Losers

Doors @ 7:45pm £5 entry

Sunday 14th June

A night of Alternative rock with:

Fire at Night
Secret Black Boyfriend
1 To be anounced

Doors @ 7pm Free entry

Friday 19th June

LGL Promotions
Phoenix Chroi
No People Club
The Toniks
(alternative, post-punk, rock, acoustic)
Doors 7.30pm £5/ £4.50 ADV


Saturday 20th June

Guildford Gag House

Comedy Night featuring

Philip Simon
Fred Ferenczi
Jarlath Regan

Doors 7.30pm £10


Saturday 27th June

Progressive Promotions
Throatpunch City
(prog rock)
Doors 7.30pm £5


From July we hand over The Backroom to the team at Guildford Fringe who are putting on a full month of entertainment from theatre, to stand up to music.  Here is a summary of the events, for further details and to book tickets please follow this link

Wednesday 1st July & Thursday 2nd July
Colder Than Here by Laura Wade - Pranksters Theatre Company

Friday 3rd July
Contractions by Mike Bartlett - The Herald Players

Nell Gwynn's History Laid Bare - Award winning Burlesque performer Ginger Blush

Saturday 4th July
The Funniest Number - Owen Elton original songs, satire, comedy & rhyme
Not Dead Yet - 2013 TO&ST award winner Lynn Ruth Miller

Sunday 5th July
The Hunger James - 'Best comedian 2014' James Alderson

Monday 6th July
Contractions by Mike Bartlett - The Herald Players

Tuesday 7th July
Songs from the Shower - Sam Haughton

Thursday 9th July
Fresh from Farnham - showcase by students at The University for the Creative Arts Farnham

Friday 10th July
Abi Roberts - brand new stand up show

Have You Seen My Terrier? - The Dirty Carols

Saturday 11th July
Abi Roberts - brand new stand up show

Fewer Emergencies by Martin Crimp - Weird Sisters Theatre Company

Sunday 12th July
Fewer Emergencies by Martin Crimp - Weird Sisters Theatre Company

Tuesday 14th July
Here's Another One We Made Earlier! - Quizzical, sketchy, fact-based, archive romping comedy

Wednesday 15th July
The Setup by Chris Towndrow - Gripping US police drama

Thursday 16th July
Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad - Atomic Force Productions

Friday 17th July
Miss Glory Pearl: The Naked Stand-up

An Audience With The Kitsch Kittens - A hilarious and toe-tapping treat

Saturday 18th July
Steven Brown - Synapse - revealing the truth behind fraudulent mediums and the world of the paranormal

Karl Sparx - A Kick In The Vortex - Life-changing comedy

Sunday 19th July
Sarah's War - A traditional-style play sure to tug on the heartstrings

Monday 20th July
Me Merrick, The Elephant Man - Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

Tuesday 21st July
Condensed Histories: Highwaymen, Jugglers and Fools - A superb comedy spectacle

Wednesday 22nd July
Women Of An Uncertain Age - Sketches, song and dance

Thursday 23rd July
Lili La Scala: Siren - Timeless siren songs

Saturday 25th July
Jonny & The Baptists: The End is Nigh - musical comedians