The family friendly Beacons Festival takes place from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th August 2013 at Funkirk Estate, Carleton, Near Skipton, in North Yorkshire.
The latest additions areFriday headliner Bonobo, plus Ghostpoet, Django Django, Theo Parrish, Moon Duo, Floating Points, David Rodigan, Ben Ufo, Egyptian Hip Hop, Oneman, Eats Everything, Bicep, Dutch Uncles, Local Natives, Solange, John Talabot, Savages, Fucked Up, Lunar C, Gabriel Bruce, Paradise, East India Youth, Dauwd, Fatima, Iration Steppas, Ofei, Prince Fatty, Machine Drum, Bondax, Esben And The Witch, Andres, Channel One Soundsystem, Move D (DJ set), Chad Valley, Jon K, Hookworms, Childhood, Temples, Drenge, Wolf Alice, Jaws, Splashh, Vondelpark, Melodys Echo Chamber, Wire, Malcolm Middleton, James Holden, T. Williams, Throwing Snow, Eagulls, The Horn The Hunt, Lulu James, Stealing Sheep, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Wet Nuns, Julia Holter, Mikal Cronin, Wolf People, Only Real, Dan Croll, Spectrals, Kult Country, Cowtown, Amateur Best, Bill Ryder Jones, Menace Beach, Nope, Department M, Galaxians, Gold Panda, Dark Bells, Team Spirit, Best friends, Thumpers, Danny Brown, SBTRKT (DJ Set), Gold Panda, Wire, Eagulls, New York Brass Band, Sky Larkin, Traams, Findlay, James Holden, T Williams, and Throwing Snow.
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Last year tickets sold out. Early bird tickets have sold out. Tickets are now priced at £99.50 for the weekend. There was also a deposit scheme for £40 where the remaining balance must have been paid by Thursday 7th March 2013. To buy tickets, here.
The festival will also offer a cinema programme, children's entertainment, spoken word, theatre and more. The festival offers easy access by rail.
First details of the non-music programme have also been unveiled. There will be various guerrilla theatrics happening across the site including The Garden shed Stage, with The Impossible Lecture returning with a 72 hour lecture of endurance. Also confirmed is the spoken word and film tent, Into The Woods, which will run in conjunction with Sheffield Docfest and Cine Yorkshire, and The LadyBird Project will be providing more fun festival experiences for families.
The kids area, the excellently titled Diddy Rascals area includes the Ladybird Project's kids tent, dozens of workshops, games and cabaret. The area includes a Retro Sweet Shop, Festival games including a football tournaments and treasure hunts, the brand new pirates playground, workshops and storytelling including Caleb Parkin with 'Buzz Words', and a bee waggle ceilidh in the evenings, performance workshops, Ladybird's Family Friendly Cabaret, and entertainment for families, which goes on to the wee small hours. New for this year is a drop-in crafty activities area where anyone between the ages of 0 and 300 can enter the magical red Ladybird tent and get their hands dirty.
Organisers also promise a host of interactive light and sound installations, hand crafted structures, and flag installations that will be positioned throughout the site.
Creative activities will include everything from making your own musical instruments to screen-printing your own Beacons clothing, as well as talks and debates on subjects ranging from nuclear fission to DIY culture.
Organisers have confirmed partnerships with Flux, Now Wave and Northern StrEats. Returning favourites include The Whitelocks Craft Ale Tent, and VICE / Noisey are going to curate a mixed stage of must-see new music.
Beacons has also revealed they are introducing a new art and chill space for 2013. Dawsons Art House will allow you to kick back, relax and enjoy independent films, photography, graphic design and digital art. Its aim it provide a space where you can profile the creativity in cities around Beacons both up and coming and historic, in a laid back environment, to allow you to rest between all those great bands and DJS.
Beacons Festival will open its campsites to visitors at 4pm on Thursday. All pitches are first come first served. The Campsites close at MIDDAY (12pm) on Monday. The Beacons Festival Arena will be open from 7pm on Thursday, with attractions, food and drink available until the early hours of the morning. The Beacons Festival line-up begins in force at midday (12pm) on Friday. Please note: The Beacons Festival arena, will close at MIDNIGHT on Sunday.
Beacons Festival's theme this year is 'Frontiers Of The Future'.
More information will be here when available.
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