Newton Faulkner, James, and The Wailers for Beautiful Days

plus Billy Bragg, Fairport, Bellowhead, and Levellers amongst first acts announced

By Scott Williams | Published: Mon 15th Mar 2010

Newton Faulkner

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

James, Newton Faulkner, and of course Levellers will headline this summer's Beautiful Days which takes place at Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd August 2010.

Newton Faulkner


around the festival site (firework finale)
Topping the bill on Friday night is Newton Faulkner followed by The Wailers. 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.

The Big Top welcomes headline performances from Billy Bragg, Fairport Acoustic Convention making their first appearance at the festival and Bellowhead.

Other acts announced to play this year so far include US dub reggae collective Easy Star All Stars, the Westcountry's own Show of Hands, and New Model Army - celebrating their 30th anniversary this year.

The line-up across five stages will also see performances from African Headcharge, The Slackers, The Alarm, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, The Aggrolites, Krafty Kuts, Citizen Fish, Dervish, and Wilko Johnson.

Also confirmed for this the eighth year of the festival are Shooglenifty, John Cooper Clarke, John Otway Big Band, The Destroyers, James Yorkston, 3 Daft Monkeys, Uiscedwr, Tankus The Henge, and Ian King.

There are still many more to be confirmed across the stages plus DJ's and comedians in The Little Big Top and a brand new stage to be announced soon. This year's theme has been announced with the festival embracing the Chinese Year of the Tiger, with the theme for the Sunday being Stripes.

Also announced today is 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 tickets sell out to this popular old-style festival put together by the Levellers.An adult weekend camping ticket will be priced £100, child (10 to under 16 years of age) weekend camping tickets are £60, children aged 5 to under 10's weekend camping tickets are £30 and under 5's weekend camping tickets are £5. Campervan passes are £35 and car routing/parking passes are £15. There will be no day tickets available.

To buy tickets, click here.

Tickets entitle the holder to camp on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. 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.

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