Beat-Herder 2012

Beat-Herder 2012 - around the festival site
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Beat-Herder 2012

Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2012
Gisburn, Lancashire, BB7 4NR, England MAP
£100 for the three days incl camping - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 5,000
Last updated: Thu 31st May 2012

Eleven contrasting stages play host to an array of musicians, including a few musical heavyweights, as well as a selection of local talent. The festival is independently funded and has no involvement in corporate organisations, nor does it receive any sponsorship. The festival has a high attention to detail with every inch of the site taken into deep consideration.

The three day Beatherder festival takes place in Gisburn, Lancashire, with the dates for this the seventh year confirmed as Friday 29th June until Sunday 1st July 2012.

around the festival site


The latest acts to be confirmed are Kraak and Smaak, System 7, Eddy Temple Morris, DJ Woody, Stealing Sheep, Mr Woodnote and Lil Rhys, Middleman, Drum Machine, The 59ers, Dub Smugglers, Skittles'n'that, Extra Love, Steve Thorpe, Ken Evil Vs Compa, and Asher G.

Dance legends Orbital will headline the Saturday night. Also confirmed are Death In Vegas, Lee Scratch Perry, Mr Scruff & Mc Kwasi, Goldie, Freestylers DJs, James Holden, The Orb Sound System, Nathan Fake, Jake Bugg, Pariah, King Charles, Ellen and the Escapades, The Beat, Utah Saints, D/R/U/G/S, Pilooski, Barry Ashworth, The Lancashire Hotpots, Sicknote, Dogshow, CODA, Shepdog, Discopolis, Frisky & Mannish, Mooqee, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Toni Jarvis, The Drop, The Other Tribe, The Undercover Hippy, United Vibrations, Black Lace, Aeroplane, Biggles Wartime Band, Crosscut Saw, DJ Sneak Beats, Dooks, Drymbago, Emmott & The Folkestra, Etienne De Crecy, Fake Blood, Girl Unit, Grinny Grandad, Ivan Campo, Japenese Popstars (DJ Set), Jinx in Dub, Johnny Powell, Kitten & The Hip, Kora Fula, Krysko, Operator 6, Parov Stelar, Phil Smith, Rudimental, Rumour Has It, Slamboree, The Banana Sessions, The Whip, Thewisegoldfish, The Wonderful Sound of the Cinema Organ, and Yes Sir Boss.

For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.


Tickets have sold out. Early bird ticket offers sold out rapidly. Tickets were priced at £100. A child ticket for those aged 12 and under was priced at £17, with infants (18 months and under) able to attend free. A car parking ticket was priced at £6. A campervans/live-in vehicle pass is priced at £17 - please buy in advance to reduce the queues seen in 2011.

More info

Expect there to be eleven stages or musical areas these will include The Beat-Herder Stage, Toiltrees the dance area, Stumblefunk Soundsystem, Trailer Trash, The Bushrocker Family HiFi, The Beat-Herder & District Working Men's Social Club, and The Lazy Meadow & Smoky Tentacles Shisha Lounge.

Fancy dress

The fancy dress theme for 2012 is brought to you by the letter A. Plenty to go at, Animals, Acrobats, Airliners, Armchairs, ABBA, etc.

On site

The festival is split into five main areas combining live music, DJ sets, creative workshops, face painting, food, stalls and more.

Opening times

The festival gates will open at 12.00 midday on Friday. For health and safety reasons no one will be allowed on site before then.

There will be more information here when available.

around the festival site

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