Levellers, Dropkick Murphys and Happy Mondays to headline Beautiful Days

plus Gogol Bordello, Idlewild, Wilko Johnson, Uke Orchestra Of Great Britain, Freeborn John & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Tue 24th Mar 2015

Beautiful Days 2015 - Dropkick Murphys
Photo credit: Karen Williams

Beautiful Days 2015

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2015
Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon, EX11 1LU, England MAP
£135 for adult weekend tickets - sold out
Daily capacity: 15,000

The line-up has finally been announced for this summer's Beautiful Days, which takes place at Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2015 with gates opening on the Thursday afternoon.

Put together by the Levellers, Beautiful Days is an old-style festival featuring quality acts old and new - headline acts confirmed alongside Levellers are Dropkick Murphys playing their only UK festival date this year, and Happy Mondays.

They will be joined on the main stage bill over the weekend by Gogol Bordello, Idlewild, Dhol Foundation, Katzenjammer, Hoffmaestro, Hudson Taylor, Slamboree, CoCo and the Butterfields, The Beat, Dizraeli and the Small Gods, Mad Caddies, Kim Churchill, Syd Arthur, The Skints, Birth of Joy, The Sundowners, and C.C. Smugglers.

Headlining on the festival's Big Top stage are Wilko Johnson, The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, and and an exclusive performance 10 years on from its premiere at Beautiful Days 2005 of the musical story of John Lilburne - Rev Hammer's Freeborn John featuring Maddy Prior, Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, Rory McLeod, Phil Johnstone and members of the Levellers.

Also appearing on The Big Top stage are Eddi Reader, Rich Hall (aka Otis Lee Crenshaw), Duke Special, Jack Savoretti, Peatbog Faeries, Moulettes, Rory McLeod, Keston Cobblers Club, Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Gaz Brookfield, Kill It Kid, She Makes War, Levellers (acoustic), and a screening of 'A Curious Life' - a film about the Levellers rise to fame in the 1990s.

The Little Big Top will play host to MistaJam, The Mouse Outfit, Prince Fatty Soundsystem, and Dub Colussus Soundsystem, plus TC, DJ Chris Tofu, Dutty Moonshine, Backbeat Soundsystem, Mr. Nice, Ben & Lex, Astralasia, Lewah , Insomniax, Lionstar, Catalyst, Solar Wolf, DJ Ambiessence, DJ Farmer, Old Mans Corner, N.U.M.B, Don Johnston, Microcosmics Sacred Geometry Band, DJ Shiny Beast, The Glissando Guitar Orchestra, MCs Johnny G, Jay Tuns, and Westman, and the Silent Disco

The festival's seated Theatre Tent welcomes the Circus of Horrors, plus L’Hotel performing 'Circo Rum Ba Ba', Une Femme Exposee performed by Abigail Collins, Just4Funk's breaking BBoys dance show and Boppin Bunnies' interactive music shows. Physical comedy theatre company Le Navet Bete return to perform 'Napoleon' and Entertainingly Different are back with their Rise n Shine workshops and Traditional Tales show.

The Sunday theme for 2015 is 'This Garden'.......think flowers, hedgehogs, butterflies, trees, bumblebees, weeds, birds, gnomes....full outfits or accessories, its up to you. The site art and other elements of the festival will be influenced, as usual, by the theme.

The line-ups for the last two stages, The Bimble Inn and The Band Stand, will be announced in the coming months.

Now in it's 13th year tickets have sold out in advance every year There will be no day tickets available.

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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Tickets for this event have sold out every year! An adult weekend camping ticket is priced at £135, child (10 to under 16 years of age) weekend camping tickets is £65, children aged 5 to under 10's weekend camping tickets is £35 and under 5's weekend camping tickets is £5. On the Fiddle Members are entitled to a  discount on adult weekend tickets.

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.

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 info@beautifuldays.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.

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