Darkside, Daughter (pictured), Jon Hopkins, The Fall, Nightmares on Wax, Hookworms, Toy, King Creosote, East India Youth, Eagulls, Sweet Baboo, Melt Yourself Down, Money, Traams, PINS, Girl Band, Cheatahs, Menace Beach, Galaxians, Golden Teacher, Championlover, and Autobahn are the first acts to be announced for Beacons Festival which takes place from Friday 7th until Sunday 10th August 2014 at Funkirk Estate, Carleton, in North Yorkshire.
Beacons also revealed the first DJs to be announced are Dixon, Roman Flugel, Mano le Tough, Special Request, Daniel Avery, Max Graef, and Aartekt.
Early bird tickets have sold out. Weekend tickets are now priced at £99.50 + booking fee. Deposit tickets available for £25 up front cost. A young person (aged 13-17 years) ticket is priced at £75, a child (aged 7-12 years) ticket is priced at £15, and children under 7 years can attend free.
Ash Kollakowski, from Beacons Festival said, “Keeping Beacons going after the flood in 2011 has been really hard, but when Wild Beasts headlined in 2012 the stars realigned and it was totally worth it. Now I don’t think about booking acts just to sell tickets. With Dixon, Jon Hopkins and Daniel Avery on site over the weekend we genuinely feel we have the 3 best producers in the world at the moment so we are well chuffed.”
The Thursday night welcome party will feature entertainment, expanded from last year to include a late night silent disco with special guest DJs. Art and Culture will again be an integral part of the festival. A new field named Hunters Field will accompany an expanded arts area, The Space Between, a larger Dawsons Art Hashhouse and the new outdoor stage, The Argyle. Entertainment will range from spoken word, yoga, film and documentary Q&As and meet The Brewers, with 5 Point Brewery being confirmed so far.
Other festival highlights include The Diddy Rascals family area, which is also getting a revamp and will double in size. The Whitelocks Ale tent will feature the anticipated and expanded Ale festival. A new beer tent from Leeds’ hottest new venue, Belgrave Music Hall are amongst the new additions to Beacons Festival.
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