Beautiful Days has announced that this year's Sunday dressing up theme will be Black & White.Organisers explain, "Just for one day there IS a black & white answer and its prints, patterns, spots, stripes, checks, etc or full outfits."
Tickets have almost sold out for the festival which takes place at Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th August 2014 has also added more acts to the line-up with the main stages hosting Syd Arthur, Gabby Young and Other Animals, Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, Rachel Sermanni, Mark Chadwick, Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols), Tom Hickox, New Groove Formation, The Jam Tarts Choir, and headlining the Big Top stage on Sunday is Canadian multi-instrumentalist Devin Townsend with his new project 'Casualties Of Cool'.
The Band Stand returns with a line-up including Belshazzars Feast, Mad Dog Mcrea, Seize The Day, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Wille and The Bandits, Sweet Black Angels, Lily & Meg, Whitestar, The Sweetchunks Band, Corky, Hosen Brass, Pelvic Floor, The Lounge Kittens, Elle & The Pocket Belles, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Sea Stacks, Cleverly Brothers, Dream of Giants, and Brothers of Mothershovel. Plus John Robb will be in conversation with guests during the weekend, open mic slots and the judging of the Fancy Dress Competition
The seated Theatre Tent at the festival will this year host shows including the return of Le Navet Bete presenting madcap performances full of acrobatics, improvisation and live music. Plus Dan the Hat & DJ Bobble present 'Scratchin' & Catchin' - a two man show with crazy skills on and off the turntables and Wolly's Circus show featuring hilarious physical comedy and breathtakingly dangerous stunts. Swamp Circus present 'The Wave', Bo Diddlers return with a new show and Trifle Gathering present 'The Dancing Digger Road Show'. Four of Swords present 'Sir Gawain and The Green Knight' plus the soundscape 'The Diamond Road Show' - created by Digger Barnes: one-man-band, storyteller and outlaw. And not to forget Entertainingly Different who kick start each morning with an interactive hour of songs, stories and silliness and will perform their 'Entertainingly Different Pirate Show' which is jam-packed with swashbuckling songs, stories, slapstick and silliness.
The last remaining acts will be announced over the coming months including the line-up for The Bimble Inn.
Steve Earle, Seasick Steve, and hosts Levellers will headline the main stage. They will be joined by Jimmy Cliff, Dead Kennedys. SEEED, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, EasyStar All-Stars performing Dub Side of the Moon, The Undertones, Dreadzone, Culture Shock, Reverend & The Makers, Ruts DC, Public Service Broadcasting, The Fisherman's Friends, Skinny Lister, The Computers, Chris T-T & The Hoodrats, Orphan Boy, Rusty Shackle and Treetop Flyers.
Headliners in The Big Top are Bellowhead and Tinariwen. They are joined on the bill by Steeleye Span, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Seth Lakeman, Adrian Edmondson's folk-punk band The Bad Shepherds, Cara Dillon, Courtney Pine, La Chiva Gantiva plus 3 Daft Monkeys, Beans on Toast, Ferocious Dog, Kim Churchill and Zervas & Pepper.
The first dance acts announced for The Little Big Top are Stanton Warriors, Matrix & Futurebound, Adrian Sherwood, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Mad Professor, Bronzehead, Moody Boyz, Simian Frenzy, Mr Nice, Elle &The Pocket Belles, One Shot, Carnevala, Josh Flowers & The Wild, DJ Ambiessence, Harry Vinnicombe, Lewah, King Farmer, Maxii P, Jessica Joy, Ragadee, Jonny G plus The Silent Disco with Ritchie Rundle, Benny, Lex, Lee and Farmer.
An adult weekend camping ticket is priced at £130, child (10 to under 16 years of age) weekend camping tickets is £60, children aged 5 to under 10's weekend camping tickets is £30 and under 5's weekend camping tickets is £5.
Campervan passes are priced at £40 and car routing/parking passes are £15.
All tickets are subject to booking fee. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the age your child will be when they attend the festival, not their age at the time you buy. Children of all ages count as part of the festivals capacity and must have a ticket. All under 16's must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Proof of age may be required for children’s tickets.
Tickets entitle the holder to camp on Thursday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 15,000 will feature music across six 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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