The first acts have been announced for Beatherder Festival, the festival of beats and baaminess, held in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire from Friday 14th until Sunday 16th July 2017.
Topping the bill are Sleaford Mods (who are claimed as a 'UK northern festival exclusive'), Trentemoller, Toots and the Maytals, and they are joined by David Rodigan, Lee Scratch Perry, Milky Chance, Romare (with full live band), The Sugarhill Gang ft Melle Mel & Scorpio, Adrian Sherwood, Dub Pistols, Factory Floor, Stereo MC's, Drum Machine, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Jalen N'Gonda, Kioko, Shy Luv, The Dyr Sister, Tom Walker, Faithless (DJ set), High Contrast, Jackmaster, Jon Hopkins (DJ Set), Richy Ahmed, Skream, Artwork, Max Cooper, Mr Scruff, Shadow Child, Slam, Sonny Fodera, Denis Sulta, Eli & Fur, Leftwing & Kody, Oc & Verde, Optimo (Espacio), Utah Saints, Endor, Featurecast, Gawp, Krysko / Lord, Mooqee, Shaka Loves You, and Twogood.
More acts will be announced over the coming weeks. As well as the music, expect fireworks, underground tunnels, hottubs, chainsaw carving, a fairground, and more.
All Beat-Herder tickets, regardless of the tier, are the same with the same entitlements. All tiers are available, so either grab a bargain from the lower tiers while you can, or if you're feeling super flush, buy a ticket from the top end to give those with shallow pockets a cheaper option.
Tier 3 tickets are those currently available priced at £137.50, and Tier 4 cost £150. Prices are subject to an additional booking fee.
All Adult Tickets are subject to a £5 refundable litter bond. This will be refunded at the festival when the ticket holder presents a full bag of litter at a litter bond station in the campsite or campervan field.
A 'Youth Ticket' for anyone aged from 13 - 17 years old priced at £85 plus booking fee. All Youth Ticket holders must be accompanied to the festival by a parent, a legal guardian or a nominated guardian over the age of 30.
Child tickets for those aged 2 to 12 years old are £25 plus BF. Under 2 year olds need an Infant Ticket, but these cost £nothing.
This year there's the Car Parking Pass at £12, Campervan Pass (up to 6m in length) for £30, Campervan Pass (6m in length or longer) £50, and the Car and Caravan Pass for £50.
The cost of tickets can be spread out through the Deposit Scheme or the monthly Payment Plan for Tier 3 Adult Tickets as well as all child and vehicle passes. The Payment Plan collects your payments automatically via Direct Debit. The Deposit Scheme allows you to secure your ticket with a 50% deposit - £68.75. The balance needs settling before 2nd May 2017.
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