Beat-Herder 2013

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2013
Gisburn, Lancashire, BB7 4NR, England MAP
£105 for the three days incl camping
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Wed 5th Jun 2013

The Whip (crowd)

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 5th until Sunday 7th July 2013.


Jimmy Cliff, Buraka Som Sistema, Groove Armada (DJ Set), and Booka Shade will headline, plus Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Tom Starr, Concrete Knives, Grinny Grandad, Mumbai Science, Feed Me, Kissy Sell Out, Roni Size, Dynamite MC, Shackleton, Banco de Gaia, Bondax, Temples, To Kill A King, Skinny Lister, Featurecast, Public Service Broadcasting, Dub Pistols (DJ Set), Idjut Boys, Dizraeli and the Small Gods, Dub Mafia, Freefall Collective, Norman Jay, Jaguar Skills, Stanton Warriors, Mistajam, Clean Bandit, Kormac's Big Band, Mr Scruff, Gentleman's Dub Club, Slamboree, Prince Fatty And Horseman, Sharam Jey, The Other Tribe, Roosevelt, Toy, Edu Imbernon, Justin Robertson, Elite Force, Jon Carter, Utah Saints, Rennie Pilgrem, Suns Of Arqa, Shepdog, Mr Benn, Joe Driscoll & Seckou Kouyate, Cut La Roc, Only Joe, Barry Ashworth, Beans On Toast, Bentley Rhythm Ace (DJ Set), Captain Hotknives, Russ Cuban, Monster Ceilidh Band, Cable Street Collective, Dub Dadda, Father Funk, Gemma Furbank, Ramon Judah, Roots Lab International Radio DJs, Smegs, Spat, Steve Barker, Steve Jarvis, Strictly Business, The Farmer, The Proper North, and Tim Forrester, and more.

Plus comedy including Justin Moorhouse, Mrs Barbara Nice, and MC Rich Wall.

For the line-up details as available please click here.


Tickets sold out last year. Early bird tickets sold out in 5 minutes. Full price tickets are priced at £105. A child ticket for those aged 12 and under is priced at £20, car park passes are priced at £8 and live-in vehicle passes are priced at £18 - please buy in advance.

To buy tickets now, click here.

Payment plan

This year there is also a payment plan available, secured with a 40% deposit, the remainder payable at any point up to the 1st April 2013. (This only applies to Full Price Tickets, not Early Birds).

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 2013 has not yet been announced.

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.

Lee Scratch Perry (crowd)

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2013
Gisburn, Lancashire, BB7 4NR, England MAP
£105 for the three days incl camping
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Wed 5th Jun 2013

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