Beatherder Festival have revealed details of one of two new stages for 2013. The Fortress will be 60 feet long and made of corrugated steel, feature four huge turrets and a DJ booth in the loft.
This new stage will have a huge soundsystem and feature a line-up including Dub Pistols (DJ Set), Jon Carter, Elite Force, Russ Cuban, and Breaksjunky on Friday.
Saturday's line-up includes Mumbai Science, Justin Robertson, Bentley Rhythm Ace (DJ set), Cut La Roc, Paul Taylor, Dave The Drummer, and The Squire Of Gothos.
Whilst on Sunday the Fortress will host Mr Benn, Shepdog, The Squatters, Beat Freekz, True & False, and Dave Tupling.
Also confirmed to appear are Jalapeno Sound System, The Other Tribe, Breaksjunky, Stu Miller, DJ Slanty Abba to Gabba, Matt McHenry, Beat Freekz, and Key Lo & Sicknote.
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.
Jimmy Cliff, Buraka Som Sistema, Groove Armada (DJ Set), and Booka Shade will headline, plus Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Tom Starr, Concrete Knives, Grinny Grandad, Mumbai Science, Feed Me, Kissy Sell Out, Roni Size, Dynamite MC, Shackleton, Banco de Gaia, Bondax, Temples, To Kill A King, Skinny Lister, Featurecast, Public Service Broadcasting, Dub Pistols (DJ Set), Idjut Boys, Dizraeli and the Small Gods, Dub Mafia, Freefall Collective, 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, Cable Street Collective, Dub Dadda, Father Funk, Gemma Furbank, Ramon Judah, Roots Lab International Radio DJs, Smegs, Spat, Steve Barker, Steve Jarvis, Strictly Business, The Farmer, The Proper North, and Tim Forrester, and more.
Plus comedy including Justin Moorhouse, Mrs Barbara Nice, and MC Rich Wall.
For the line-up details as available please click here.
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.
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.
To buy tickets now, click here.
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