first acts announced for Beatherder

Primal Scream, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Donovan, & more

published: Fri 4th Mar 2016

Primal Scream

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July 2016
Ribble Valley, Sawley, Gisburn, Lancashire, BB7 4LF, England MAP
from £137.50 for the three days incl camping
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Fri 17th Jun 2016

Primal Scream, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Donovan, Andhim, Claude Von Stroke, Derrick Carter, Clean Cut Kid, Doorly, Dub Pistols, Easy Star All Stars, Gentleman's Dub Club, and General Levy lead the first acts revealed for Beatherder Festival, described as a festival of beats and baaminess.

2016 will see the three days event returning for its 11th birthday. Situated in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire from Friday 15th until Sunday 17th July 2016 the festival will also be home to Format:B, JAUZ, Jess Rose, Justin Martin, Marshall Jefferson, Riton, Sonny Fodera, A Skillz, Beatangers, Delta Heavy, Alex Patterson, Krysko, Mooqee, Utah Saints, Will Tramp, Broadway Sounds, Cash+David, Captain Hotknives, Cosmo Sheldrake, Formation, Kiko Bun, Louis Berry, Otherkin, Tantz, Dohnut, Ed Stones & The BD3, Eddie Earthquake & The Tremors, Fandjango, Folkestra, Foxes Faux, J-Bear and The Giants, Pete Foxon's Soul Train, Rare Element, Rubber Kazoo, Father Funk, Jamie Berry, Jay Newman, Mafia Kiss, Nicola Bear, and Skapes.

The festival is independently funded and has no involvement in corporate organisations, nor does it receive any sponsorship. It has organically grown from its free party roots and has a musical emphasis on dance and electronic artists. The festival is renowned for it's dramatic creative site art, and unique venues including The Fortress complete with towers, turrets and flame throwers, Pratty's Ring, a huge earth bowl apparently carved from the ground by local, shovel handed, legend ‘The Giant John Pratt'. The Street features not only a functioning church, hotel, and hair salon, but a tattooist where ‘lifers' can demonstrate their allegiance with a Beat-Herder tattoo. At its centre is The Woods, a magical arena at the heart of festival surrounded by huge swaying Pines and not forgetting the Beat Herder and District Working Men's Club with Bingo and the hugely popular Beat Herder's got Talent competition.

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All Beat-Herder tickets, regardless of the tier, are the same with the same entitlements. All tiers are available, so either grab a bargain from the lower tiers while you can, or if you're feeling super flush, buy a ticket from the top end to give those with shallow pockets a cheaper option.

Tickets will be sold on tiers and Tier 2 tickets cost £125, Tier 3 are £137.50 and Tier 4 cost £150. Prices are subject to an additional booking fee.

All Adult Tickets are subject to a £5 refundable litter bond. This will be refunded at the festival when the ticket holder presents a full bag of litter at a litter bond station in the campsite or campervan field.

A 'Youth Ticket' for anyone aged from 13 - 17 years old priced at £85 plus booking fee. All Youth Ticket holders must be accompanied to the festival by a parent, a legal guardian or a nominated guardian over the age of 30.

Child tickets for those aged 2 to 12 years old are £25 plus BF. Under 2 year olds need an Infant Ticket, but these cost £nothing. 

This year there's the Car Parking Pass at £12, Campervan Pass (up to 6m in length) for £30, Campervan Pass (6m in length or longer) £50, and the Car and Caravan Pass for £50.

The cost of tickets can be spread out through the Deposit Scheme or the monthly Payment Plan for Tier 3 Adult Tickets as well as all child and vehicle passes. The Payment Plan collects your payments automatically via Direct Debit. The Deposit Scheme allows you to secure your ticket with a 50% deposit. The balance needs settling before May 1st 2016.

2016's line up has not yet been announced.



Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July 2016
Ribble Valley, Sawley, Gisburn, Lancashire, BB7 4LF, England MAP
from £137.50 for the three days incl camping
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Fri 17th Jun 2016


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