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#1 badgirlswirlgirl

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:58 PM

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?

#2 themangus

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:52 AM

First time I've seen this festival announcement.
Actually super impressed with the line up - smashes right across my taste line :D

KEEN.

#3 badgirlswirlgirl

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:01 PM

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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Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:19 PM

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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Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:36 PM

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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Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:39 PM

Brilliant! Glad you guys are embracing it. This is going to be ace!

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:40 PM

Brilliant! Glad you guys are embracing it. This is going to be ace!

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:34 AM

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!

#9 badgirlswirlgirl

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:17 AM

We also have a lot of alternative entertainment taking place over the weekend, from swing boats to live film scores and craft workshops.

Look here to browse the events- http://www.greetings...om/view/a-to-z/

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:28 PM

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

http://www.efestival...1/110811b.shtml

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:27 AM

I've just got an email from 7digital offering a free album of acts playing Beacons fest for anyone intrested...

http://7digital.us2....bc&e=683ff5f31e

#12 Dirk

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:01 PM

Anyone else going to this festival?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:15 PM

I didn't attend, but just seen the worst festival review I have ever seen:
http://louderthanwar...12-id-hit-that/

anyone go and verify it was that bad?!

#14 captain futility

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

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.

Edited by captain futility, 21 August 2012 - 11:05 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:29 PM

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.