Beatherder Festival have announced the final raft of new acts completing this year's line-up led by Buraka Som Sistema, and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers.
Joining them on the bill will be Tom Starr, Concrete Knives, Grinny Grandad, Mumbai Science, Cable Street Collective, Dub Dadda, Father Funk, Gemma Furbank, Ginny Koppenhol, The Imprints, Josh P, Mountain of Love, The Ragamuffins, Room Full of Mirrors, Sicknote, THePETEBOX, and Colour the Atlas.
The three day Beatherder festival takes place in Gisburn, Lancashire, with the dates for this the eighth year confirmed as Friday 5th until Sunday 7th July 2013. The festival is independently funded and has no involvement in corporate organisations, nor does it receive any sponsorship. It has organically grown from its free party roots and has a musical emphasis on dance and electronic artists, and is renowned for it's dramatic creative site art.
Also added to the line-up are Angie Da Silva, Banana Dave, Chapter 4, Cojo, Danejah & Ragga Ragga, Dr Cumbfynstein, Irie Vibes Soundsystem, Jambeater, Jayney Mac, Jimi Jim Bob, Matt Buggins, Matty B, Messenger Sound System, Northern Schoey, Old Boy, Pom, Prince Livijah, Ramon Judah, Roots Lab International Radio DJs, Smegs, Spat, Steve Barker, Steve Jarvis, Strictly Business, The Farmer, The Proper North, and Tim Forrester.
The Beat-herder site encompasses rolling hills, stone circles, fire pits, a network of secret underground tunnels accessed through telephone boxes, a working men's club (complete with a troupe of Bette Lynch esque 'ladies'), 10 feet high wicker foxes, giant lizards made from hollowed out old fighter planes and dozens of stages and soundsystems some where you least expect them.
At the heart of the site lies a copse known as the Toil Trees, inside which all manner of surprises and curiosities await. Winding through the trees is a built-to-scale, fully functioning Victorian Street housing a sweetshop, a record shop, an Irish pub, the Hotel California saloon bar and a 50 X 30 ft solid wood parish church complete with pews and altar, whose regular services are less about prayer and repentance and more about good times, disco and debauchery.
Venture deeper into the woods, past the vintage car converted into a DJ booth where anyone is welcome to come and spin vinyl, and the trees open up into a magical woodland clearing in which an impressive tulip lipped stage sits, and where DJs play day and night.
Already confirmed are Booka Shade, plus 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, Mooqee, Velvet Stream, George Ezra, Too Many T's, Club Smith, Extra Curricular, Toni Jarvis, The Lancashire Hotpots, The Acoustic Conquistador, Dutty Moonshine, Eddie Earthquake & The Tremors, Resonators, Wolfie Electroswing, Rum Jig, Ed Stones & The Bd3, Foxes Faux, The Corporate Tramps, James Kelly, The Age Of Glass, Andy Cap's Funky Disco, The Fire Beneath The Sea, Pepper Jam, Emmott & The Folkestra, The Bar-Steward Sons Of Val Doonican, Gritty Britain, Wooden Machine, Love Em Touch Em Squeeze Em, Skinny, The Yorkshire Puddings, Nana Moon, Breakbeatroot, and Miss MCQ.
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.
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.
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).
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