A brand new venue, The Ring, has been unveiled for the sold out Beatherder Festival happening in Gisburn, Lancashire, from Friday 18th until Sunday 20th July 2014.
The Ring will be a huge 100ft diameter earth ring with imposing walls and an enormous Stonehenge style entranceway, which pays tribute to the Ribble Valley’s mystical heritage.
The Ring is curated and hosted by Bombstrikes Records, Utah Saints and Sugarbeat and features B.Traits with Juma, A Skillz, Adam F, Utah Saints, Drumsound & Bassline Smith featuring Youngman, Stereo Express, Grum, Brett Domino Trio, Jamie Berry, Dutty Moonshine, Mooqee, and Toni Jarvis.
The new venue will be a homage to the legend of John Pratt – a local man said to be over 8ft tall and reputedly with the strength of ten men. The story suggests that John Pratt built a ring in the area with his own bare hands and used earth from Pendle Hill because of its magical powers.
Festival co-founder Nick Chambers, said, "It’s a brand new, very sacred area and a tribute to the legend of ten-men Pratty. Honestly it has to be seen to be believed – its pretty amazing!
"We’ve also laid on an equally amazing line-up to play the inaugural Ring party. It’s going to go off!"
They join the previously announced Happy Mondays, Eats Everything, Badly Drawn Boy, Jagwar Ma, The Orb, James Lavelle, Howard Marks, Boney M., Vitalic, The Bloody Beetroots, Hot Since 82, The 2 Bears, The Sunshine Underground, Justin Robertson, Mr. Scruff, Dub Pistols, Klangkarussell, Nucleus Roots, Greg Wilson, Bipolar Sunshine, DJ Format, The Utah Saints, Riva Starr, Wolf Alice, Ibibio Sound System and Goldie Looking Chain, and more.
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 authentic Working Men’s Club (step inside, you could literally be in Todmorden in 1971) and more beside.
For the line-up details, click here.
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