Beautiful Days 2008

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th August 2008
Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon, EX11 1LU, England MAP
£90 for the weekend - SOLD OUT (car parking tickets still available)
last updated: Fri 18th Jul 2008

The dates for 2008 are confirmed as Friday 15th - Sunday 17th August at Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon.

The Levellers first put together their own festival in 2003 "to offer not only the best in live music today but to re-create a community spirit that many events nowadays lack or choose to ignore. This event is about people young and old coming together and taking part in something that will be remembered for a long time." It's certainly succeeded in that aim, and is fast becoming one of the most popular and talked about festivals in the UK.

Headlining the main stage at the festival this year are Squeeze, Supergrass and Levellers. Other live acts playing this year include Alabama 3, Nouvelle Vague, comedian Ross Noble, Turin Brakes, Stiff Little Fingers, Gabriella Cilmi, Oysterband, Zion Train, Seth Lakeman, Eat Static, Fishbone, Justin Sullivan, Frank Turner, Balkan Beat Box, Xavier Rudd, Salsa Celtica, Damien Dempsey, The Rhythmites, Sheelanagig, Nick Harper, Divokej Bill, Dennis Hoppers Choppers and Nuala & The Alchemy Quartet. For the line-up details as available please click here.

The theme for this year's fancy dress is 'all that glitters'. There will be comedy and spoken word on Saturday and Sunday daytime in The Little Big Top for the first time this year. Daytime in The Little Big Top will see comedy and spoken word performances from Arthur Smith, John Cooper Clarke, Richard Digance, Attila The Stockbroker, Mark Dolan (Compere), Joolz Denby, Charlie Ottley and Dr Dawson's Boogie Band. Then as day turns into night The Little Big Top will play host to Sancho Panza Soundsystem, The Freestyler Djs, Beatz & Bobz Djs, Hybrid, Eat Static and more.

The festival features music across five stages, and street theatre, as well as site art and sculpture, children's activities, camping facilities, licensed real ale bars, world food, craft stalls, fancy dress, and more. The family camping has been expanded this year to encorporate a new field, even closer to the car parks, which will be clearly signposted.

Tickets for Beautiful Days 2008 are sold out, although car parking tickets can still be purchased.
Adult weekend with camping - £90.00
Aged 10 to under-16 weekend with camping - £60.00
Aged 5 to under-10 weekend with camping - £30.00
Aged 0 to under-5 weekend with camping - £5.00
Campervan pass (must be purchased in advance) - £30.00
Car parking (in advance, more on the gate) - £10.00

To buy tickets (car parking tickets only), click here.

Please make sure you purchase tickets for the age your child will be when they attend the festival, not their age at the time you buy.

Bus departure timetable:
Friday 15 August - From Exeter St Davids Station via the Paris Street Bus Station to Escot Park. Departs Exeter St Davids at 10am, 12noon, 1pm and 3pm.
Sunday 17 August - From Escot Park to Exeter St Davids Station via the Paris Street Bus Station. Departs Escot Park at 11.30pm and 1am.
Monday 18 August - From Escot Park to Exeter St Davids Station via the Paris Street Bus Station. Departs Escot Park at 9am, 10am, 11am and 12noon.

There will be more information here when available.

Beautiful Days 2007

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th August 2008
Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon, EX11 1LU, England MAP
£90 for the weekend - SOLD OUT (car parking tickets still available)
last updated: Fri 18th Jul 2008


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