Beacons Festival - CANCELLED 2011

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August 2011
Funkirk Estate, Heslaker Farm, Near Skipton, North Yorkshire, England MAP
£69.50 for the weekend, or £30 per day
daily capacity: 3500
last updated: Sun 14th Aug 2011

Beacons Festival has been cancelled.

A statement from the organisers says:

"We would like to thank everyone for making the Beacons gigs this weekend such a success. The response has been overwhelming and your messages of support have been very uplifting and inspiring these past few days.

As an independently financed festival we were devastated that our very first Beacons had to be cancelled. Events have been run successfully on this site for many years, however as you can see from the photographs posted on Facebook, the site was hit with a considerable amount of water due to a flash flood. This made the site and surrounding area extremely dangerous in a very short space of time.

We have dedicated the past year to making sure this was one of the best festivals in the north and we have to thank all the production crew, volunteers, booking agents, artists and the local authority for all their help. And of course your ongoing support in making this first Beacons Festival a near sell out.

We are now dedicating our time in making sure everyone receives a full refund as soon as possible. We are contacting all ticket holders who have purchased tickets through our website directly. For all other ticket holders please contact your ticket seller who will issue a full refund.

We are currently looking at new sites for next year and want to thank people who have offered space. Rest assured there will be a Beacons Festival in 2012...

Again, thank you all for your support.

Lucy, John, Dan, Ash and all at the Beacons Festival team

The family friendly Beacons Festival, replaces the The Moor Music Festival, and takes place from Friday 12th until Sunday 14th August 2011 at Heslaker Farm, Near Skipton, in North Yorkshire.


Latest additions are Tom Vek as Sunday headliner, Visions Of Trees, Dananananaykroyd, Harp And A Monkey, Dels, Teeth of The Sea, Summer Camp, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Emmy The Great, Dry The River, Anika, Swimming, Admiral Fallow, Tom Williams & The Boat, Echo Lake, Liftmen, May 68, Bear Driver, Runners, Hookworms, Washington Irving, Nope, Blood Oranges, Tsar Nicholas Iii & The Exiles, Albert Ross & The Otters, Worriedaboutsatan, Yugoslavian Boys, Patterns, Chapter 24, Young British Artists, Animat, Thomas Truax, and Rebecca Slow Club.

They join already announced: Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Spectrals, Dog Is Dead, Man Like Me, Factory Floor, Official Mr Scruff, Jamie XX, Oakford Social Club, The Kraken Wakes, Spanky's, The Lock Tavern, The Shipping Forecast (Liverpool), Akoustik Anarkhy Recordings, Article Magazine, Brudenell Social Club, Bungalows And Bears, Club Pony, Field Day London, The Herbal Mafia, Leeds International Film Festival, Mercy, Stopmakingme, START THE BUS, 60 Million Postcards, Official Chibuku Shake Shake, EVOL, Modern Amusement Fan Page, Lanzarote, Nation of Shopkeepers, The Leeds Guide, and The Stool Pigeon.

The Phantom Band, Polar Bear, Willy Mason, Twilight Sad, The Apples, Ghostpoet, Toddla T, Wolf People, Andy Votel, Dutch Uncles, Ramadanman, Mazes, Pariah, Demdike Stare, D/R/U/G/S, StarSlinger, iLiKETRAiNS, Islet, Fantastic Mr Fox, Napoleon IIIrd and Girl Unit, Demdike Stare, Paper Crows, My Tiger My Timing, That Fucking Tank, Napoleon IIIrd, Doug Shipton, Casper C, Ellen And The Escapades, Stopmakingme, Pengilly's, Hot Horizons, Juffage, The Horn The Hunt, Modern Amusement, No Bones DJs, Modulate, Sam Sallon, Sexbeat DJs, Akoustic Anarkhy, Club Pony, Chibuku DJs, Squeaky Hill Art Collective, and Lanzarote.

The Cave Singers, Ducktails, Jamie Woon, Mount Kimbie, Hudson Mohawke, Optimo, Lone, Driver Drive Faster, Serious Sam Barrett, Gentlemens Pistols, No Pain In Pop, Freakin, Game Time, Push It, Glue Factory, The Iron Wagon, Something In The Loft, ELFM, FUU, Best Joined Up Revo, Get Funked DJs, Cosmic Slop, Acoustic Revolution, Aviaries, Eagulls, Now Wave DJs, Jumbo Records Soundclash, Raised By Wolves DJs, Dirty Otter, Irie Vibes, Herbal Mafia, Ezy Ryder b2b Stevie Wonderful, and Tony Global. More acts including the headliners are still to be announced.

Also appearing are Moor Music Festival, Leeds Film Festival, Ladybird Children's Area, Busk At Dusk, local food and beers, stalls, fancy dress, Secret Cycle Powered Disco, Garden Shed Stage, Cake Stall, Vintage Fair, Farmers Market, Music Quiz, Musical Bingo, plus visuals, multi media, silent disco, art installations, workshops, kid's space, play activities, and more.

Fancy Dress

Friday will be Fancy Dress Day and the fancy dress theme, in honour of their on site beach is 'The Yorkshire Seaside'.


Early bird tickets are no longer available. A full weekend ticket is priced at £69.50 (inc. camping) or £30 per day.

The festival offers easy access by rail.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August 2011
Funkirk Estate, Heslaker Farm, Near Skipton, North Yorkshire, England MAP
£69.50 for the weekend, or £30 per day
daily capacity: 3500
last updated: Sun 14th Aug 2011

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