Beautiful Days 2010

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Beautiful Days 2010

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd August 2010
Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon, EX11 1LU, England MAP
£100 for adult weekend, 10-16 years £60, 9-5 years £30, under 5s £5 - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 12,000
Last updated: Thu 19th Aug 2010

The Levellers own festival which they hope will "offer not only the best in live music today but to re-create a community spirit that many events nowadays lack or choose to ignore. This event is about people young and old coming together and taking part in something that will be remembered for a long time." It's certainly succeeded in that aim, and has become one of the most popular, selling out most years.

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The dates for the eighth Beautiful Days are confirmed as from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd August 2010 at Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon.


Topping the bill on Friday night are The Wailers preceeded by Newton Faulkner. Headlining on Saturday night are James. As is tradition the festival founders Levellers headline the festival on the Sunday night followed by a the usual fireworks spectacular to end the weekend. Also announced are Dreadzone, Arthur Brown, Billy Bragg, Fairport Acoustic Convention, Bellowhead, Easy Star All Stars, Show of Hands, New Model Army, African Head Charge, The Slackers, The Alarm, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, The Aggrolites, Krafty Kuts, Citizen Fish, Dervish, Wilko Johnson, and more. For the line-up details including day and stage splits, please click here.

This year's theme has been announced with the festival embracing the Chinese Year of the Tiger, with the theme being Stripey Sunday.


Tickets have sold out. There will be no more tickets made available to buy in advance or on the gate. An adult weekend camping ticket was priced at £100, child (10 to under 16 years of age) weekend camping tickets were £60, children aged 5 to under 10's weekend camping tickets were £30 and under 5's weekend camping tickets were £5. Campervan passes were £35 and car routing/parking passes were £15. There will be no day tickets available.

To buy car routing passes only, click here.

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.

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 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 12,000 will feature music across five 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.

New for 2010

Festival organisers have also revealed the new area of the festival replacing the Pussy Parlure - Dirty Davey's which will feature a bandstand and real ale bar with outdoor seating area and food stalls. The area will play host to a range of diverse acts, speakers and groups during the weekend to be announced soon. There is also a chance for festival goers to take some of the slots on the Dirty Davey's Bandstand bill. Those wanting to perform on the bandstand then email with 'bandstand' in the subject line and let them know what you do - they're not just looking for musicians - comedy, magic, dance, theatre - all acts will be considered!

Also new for 2010 is a healing area, The Body and Soul Area will be located near the Tiny Tea Tent and will have a dedicated team of qualified therapists and healers, each bringing their own unique skills and energies to Beautiful Days. On offer is a wide range of treatments for you to relax, unwind and to enjoy some blissful peace. Visit the circle early to ensure a booking or come and ask questions about what is on offer.

Plus Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen which will offer food in the cafe, with the River Cottage team also running workshops and talks during the weekend.

The earliest entry for weekend ticket holders is 9.00am on Friday 20th August and festival goers must be off site by midday on Monday 23rd August. The gates will close for entry and re-entry at 3.00pm on Sunday 22nd August.

Please note

Please remember NO FIREWORKS OR FIRE LANTERNS, glass, animals, open fires, petrol generators or unauthorised sound systems are permitted on site. If you bring any of these items you are putting the festivals licence at risk.

Click HERE for information about all aspects of Beautiful Days.

There will be more information here when available.

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