The Levellers own festival for 17,500 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 year after year.
The dates for the 16th Beautiful Days are confirmed as from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2018 at Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon, with gates opening on the Thursday afternoon.
The headliners will be The Hives, The Manic Street Preachers, and The Levellers, plus others including Gogol Bordello, Shed Seven, Feeder, Vintage Trouble, British Sea Power, The Wildhearts, The Skids, Dreadzone, My Baby, Dub Pistols, Suzanne Vega, Calexico, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Les Negresses Vertes, Eric Bibb, Oysterband, Nadine Shah, Justin Sullivan, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Jazzie B, Youth & Gaudi Live, Sian Evans, & many more.
To see the full details including day and stage splits please view the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale. Tickets always sell out, so don't hang about when they're on sale.
Tickets are priced as follows:-
adult weekend camping ticket £142.50
child (10 to under 16 years of age) weekend camping £70
children aged 5 to under 10's weekend camping £40
under 5's weekend camping tickets £5
Campervan passes £45
Car routing/parking passes £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.
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 Disabled Campsite will have a named supervisor and team who will be based in an office at the campsite. The office will be stewarded 24hrs and will have information about the event, access around site, contacts and be there to assist with any queries or concerns you have during the event. They will meet and site everyone in the camping area as they arrive.
Organisers will do their best to ensure, in the event of wet weather, that information about alternative routes and/or assistance are made available for those in wheelchairs or with severe mobility issues to get to certain areas of the site.
The seated Theatre Tent features shows for children of all ages and adults with a programme including theatre, comedy, music, acrobatics, mime and magic, but with limited numbers it's best to get there early.
The Sunday theme for 2018 has been announced as "A Riot of Colour".
As well as music there's street theatre, a healing area, lots of site art and sculpture, many children's activities in a large children's area in the centre of the festival, plus 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.
Early entry Thursday
The gates are expected to once again be opening on Thursday to weekend campers. Gates will open to the car parks from 12 noon on Thursday and then the site itself will open from 2pm. Stages will not start until Friday afternoon but caterers, traders and bars will be open on Thursday. Festival goers must be off site by midday on Monday. The gates will close for entry and re-entry at 3.00pm on Sunday.
Please remember no fireworks, 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.
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