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Beacons Festival

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Greatings from Beacons!

Beacons is a new festival in the Yorkshire Dales. Taking place from August 12-14 just outside Skipton, North Yorkshire.

From the people who brought you Moor Music Festival and Field Day this little festival promises to be a fresh art and music boutique for the north.

Line up includes-

JAMIE WOON

MOUNT KIMBIE

JAMIE XX

HUDSON MOHAWKE

THE PHANTOM BAND

FACTORY FLOOR

DUCKTAILS

WILLY MASON

THE TWILIGHT SAD

MR SCRUFF

EMMY THE GREAT

THE APPLES

TODDLA T

POLAR BEAR + MC JYAGER

DUTCH UNCLES

GHOSTPOET

PEARSON SOUND

MAZES

ANDY VOTEL

STAR SLINGER

ANIKA

SPECTRALS

ISLET

WOLF PEOPLE

ILIKETRAINS

DOG IS DEAD

MAN LIKE ME

D/R/U/G/S

BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH

THE LIFTMEN

TOM WILLIAMS & THE BOAT

GIRL UNIT

PARIAH

EAGULLS

MY TIGER MY TIMING

MAY 68

SWIMMING

LONE

FANTASTIC MR FOX

PAPER CROWS

ECHO LAKE

DEMDIKE STARE

THAT f**kING TANK

HOT HORIZONS

BEAR DRIVER

NOPE

RUNNERS

JUFFAGE

DRIVER DRIVE FASTER

PATTERNS

MILK WHITE WHITE TEETH

YUGOSLAVIAN BOYS

AVIARIES

WONDERSWAN

ELLEN & THE ESCAPADES

PENGILLY'S

GENTLEMENS PISTOLS

SERIOUS SAM BARRETT

THE HORN THE HUNT

BLOOD ORANGES

THE CAVE SINGERS

and loads more, including A Stool Pigeon stage, DJs, a collaboration with Leeds International Film Festival and more.

Tickets are only £69.50 for weekend camping or £30 a day.

http://greetingsfrombeacons.com/

Who's coming?

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First time I've seen this festival announcement.

Actually super impressed with the line up - smashes right across my taste line :D

KEEN.

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Ace! You should come. It's cheaper than a lot of the other festivals and the site is going to look amazing.

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Oh, I am seriously looking into it.

While this smashes across my taste lines, it'll be interesting to see if I can persuade a friend or two along.

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The line up is amazing. Moor Music Festival was always fab but SOOOOOOOOOOOOO looking forward to this year :)

We'll be there

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We can announce that we're opening up the campsite a day early on Thursday for....

FRANKIE AND THE HEARTSTRINGS!

The band will be one of the first to play the festival and only weekend ticket holders will get the opportunity to see them!

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this weekend's Beacons Festival in North Yorkshire cancelled due to severe adverse weather:

http://www.efestivals.co.uk/news/11/110811b.shtml

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it was nowhere near that bad...

it was fucking awesome!

yes, the arena/camp split is always a little annoying, but that is the way of most festivals. yes, people were checked for alcohol when entering the arena, but i walked through with a plastic bottle of wine in my pocket every time.

the campsite catering and activity tents were some of the best i've ever experienced, and the moan about bad language being used in front of the kids is just petty.

admittedly, there were some problems with the toilets, and more portaloos were brought in throughout the weekend.

my main gripe is that for some bizarre reason, we were not allowed to enter the arena until the bands started playing at 12 o'clock!

the bar and food prices were the same as any other festival, and it was certainly not an exercise in money-making. and to write a whole paragraph on a 'bad taste' t-shirt is frankly ridiculous.

i saw no bad behaviour all weekend, no aggression or harsh words, just thousands of people having a bloody good time.

and yes, some of the bands may have been a little obscure to a casual listener, but i found at least ten that were absolutely incredible.

i will definitely be going back next year, and i'm sure the 'issues' raised by that reviewer will have been attended to.

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Owly, it was the worst festival I have ever been to, and I have very much done the rounds.

I'll put my review up elsewhere.

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