Steve Earle & the Dukes, Seasick Steve, and hosts Levellers will headline the main stage at Beautiful Days, which takes place at Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th August 2014 with gates opening on the Thursday afternoon.
They will be joined on the main stage bill by Jamaican reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, American punk legends Dead Kennedys plus German reggae ensemble Seeed, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Easy Star All Stars performing Dub Side of the Moon, The Undertones, Dreadzone, Culture Shock,Reverend And The Makers, Ruts DC, Public Service Broadcasting, The Fisherman's Friends, Skinny Lister, The Computers, Chris T-T, Orphan Boy, Rusty Shackle, and Treetop Flyers.
Headliners in The Big Top include folk big band Bellowhead and Saharan blues troupe Tinariwen. They are joined on the bill by Carolina Chocolate Drops, Seth Lakeman, Adrian Edmondson's folk-punk band The Bad Shepherds, Cara Dillon, La Chiva Gantiva, 3 Daft Monkeys, Beans on Toast, Ferocious Dog, Kim Churchill, and Zervas and Pepper.
The first dance acts announced for The Little Big Top are Stanton Warriors, Matrix And Futurebound, Adrian Sherwood, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Mad Professor, Bronzehead, The Moody Boyz, Simian Frenzy, Mr. Nice, Elle & The Pocket Belles, One Shot, Carnevala, Josh Flowers & The Wild, DJ Ambiessence, Harry Vinnicombe, Lewah , King Farmer, Maxxi P, Jessica Joy, Ragadee, and Johnny G plus The Silent Disco with Ritchie Rundle, Benny, Lex, Lee, and The Farmer.
The last remaining acts for the main stages will be announced over the coming months and full line-ups for The Bimble Inn, The Band Stand and The Theatre Tent.
The festival's Sunday Theme has not been announced yet. New and unsigned acts and bands can apply now to play at the festival by submitting details (here). Applications for traders and caterers are also open now and you can get application forms by emailing email@example.com.
An adult weekend camping ticket is priced at £130, child (10 to under 16 years of age) weekend camping tickets is £60, children aged 5 to under 10's weekend camping tickets is £30 and under 5's weekend camping tickets is £5.
Campervan passes are priced at £40 and car routing/parking passes are £15.
All tickets are subject to booking fee. 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. Children of all ages count as part of the festivals capacity and must have a ticket. All under 16's must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Proof of age may be required for children’s tickets.
Tickets entitle the holder to camp on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. The festival will once again be offering free tickets for carers, disabled/flat camping and parking - all of which must be booked in advance. For information about disabled access please email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'ACCESS' in the subject line. The festival is striving to be as accessible as possible. Please email with any queries or requests and they will do their best to assist you.
The festival which is licensed for 15,000 will feature music across six stages, and street theatre, as well as site art and sculpture, lots of children's activities a huge children's area in the centre of the festival, theatre, comedy, family camping, camping facilities, licensed bars from local company Otter Brewery, world food, craft stalls, fancy dress, a 'village shop' on site, and more. There is plenty of family camping close to the car parks.
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