The three day Beatherder festival takes place in Gisburn, Lancashire, with the dates for this the ninth year confirmed as slightly later in the month (due to the Tour de France) from Friday 18th until Sunday 20th July 2014.
Also confirmed are Riva Starr, Vitalic, Klangkarussell, Boney M, Timo Maas, Wolf Alice, Koan Sound, Bipolar Sunshine, The Orb, Mr Scruff, Dub Pistols, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Greg Wilson, Eton Messy DJs, Dems, DJ Format, Utah Saints, Paul Taylor, High Cross Society, Ibibio Sound Machine, Rag & Bone Man, Eagles For Hands, Vessels, The Family Rain, That Fucking Tank, Gorgeous George, Arkon Fly, The Allergies, Gypsy Hill, Shopping, Galaxians, Greg b2b Krysko, Anne Savage, Gideon Conn, and Ivan Campo. There are still many more acts to be announced.
Festival co-founder Nick Chambers said, “It’s such an exciting bill it’s hard to know where to start! Festival regulars like the Dub Pistols, Mr. Scruff and The Utah Saints will be rubbing shoulders with German techno legend Timo Maas, Dub Phizix & Strategy and hip hop mixologist DJ Format will be mashing-up the Trailer Trash stage, rockers Wolf Alive will be wigging out at the Maison D’etre. Koan Sound in The Fortress is going to go off! Saturday will be incredible with The Bloody Beetroots. And it’s all topped of with the Happy Mondays on Sunday night. It’s going to be amazing!”
Beat-Herder prides itself on being a different festival experience to any other and this year festival goers can expect 15 completely unique, craftsman built stages including the mighty Main Stage, the oriental mystery of The Fortress, the heady atmosphere of The Woods, the Trailer Trash Big Top, the cosy Snug, the incredible, authentic Working Men’s Club (step inside, you could literally be in Todmorden in 1971) and many, many more beside.
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.
Tickets will be sold on tiers with and priced from £95. Last year the lowest tier sold out in 5 minutes, so be quick if you want a bargain
Early bird tickets sold out in 5 minutes last year. Tickets are priced on tiers and started at £95 (currently tier 3 - £112). A child ticket for those aged 12 and under is priced at £20, car park passes are priced at £10, and live-in vehicle passes are £25 - please buy in advance. Prices do not include booking fees.
A deposit scheme is also available, pay 50% of the ticket price now (including booking fees and postage) and pay the remainder by the 1st May 2014.
There is a payment plan available, which breaks the ticket price into 5 bite-size chunks, these are automatically taken at monthly intervals starting from the day you make your first payment.
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.
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