The Hives announced as final headliner for Beautiful Days 2018

other new additions include The Slow Readers Club, The Dualers, Tax The Heat & more

published: Mon 2nd Jul 2018

The Hives

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2018
Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon, EX11 1LU, England MAP
£142.50 for adult weekend
daily capacity: 17000
last updated: Wed 8th Aug 2018

The final acts have been revealed for Beautiful Days, which takes place at Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon, from Friday 17th and Sunday 19th August 2018.

Confirmed as Friday headliners are unconventional Swedish rockers The Hives, while also new for the Main Stage are The Slow Readers Club, The Dualers, and Tax The Heat. Completing the Big Top line-up are Richard Durrant, Carousel, Kitty MacFarlane, and Curse Of Lono.

The musical line-up for the Bimble Inn will include Black Water County, Brickwork Lizards, Gu-Ru, Huw Eddy And The Carnival, Jake Morrell, Jamie Freeman, Little Unsaid, Mad Dog Mcrea, Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds, Novatines, Oh Mama, Reverend Ike's Sunday Soul Service, Stella Martyr, The Adventures Of..., The Embers, The Lagan, and Vibe Machine.

The Rebel Tent will host discussions, talks, panels and Q&As throughout the weekend including 'The USA vs Me' with internet activist Lauri Love, 'Human Impact on Climate Change' is the topic for physicist and meteorologist Piers Corbyn (older brother of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn) & Richard Betts, 'Corbyn, Palestine and Labour' will be discussed with Jewish Voice for Labour members Jackie Walker & Leah Levane, '21st Century Socialism in Venezuela' with Teresa Teran and 'The Global Battle for LGBT Rights' with human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. ‘War, Media and Propaganda' will be discussed by a panel including former UK Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford, Vanessa Beeley, Patrick Heningsen & Piers Robinson plus former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray discusses 'The New Cold War'. Rumours of workshops for tin-foil-hat making are unfounded.

'Syria - What is to be Done?' is the topic for discussion with Peter Tatchell, Peter Ford, Vanessa Beeley & Hilary Wainwright and then finally 'A New Politics from the Left' will be panel debate for Hilary Wainwright, Rachel Shabi, Alex Nunns and Chris Williamson MP. The Rebel Tent will also host live music from Flamin Wet Gurus, Mark Chadwick (Solo), The Chalk Outlines, Digga Ranks and the Leviticus DJs. Scary Dave hosts comedy in The Theatre Tent on Friday and Saturday night with Paddy Lennox, Brian Damage & Krysstal, Samantics Unplugged and Earl Okin. Plus the return of The Beautiful Days Joke Competition

These join a line-up which includes Manic Street Preachers, Levellers, Gogol Bordello, Shed Seven, Feeder, Vintage Trouble, British Sea Power, The Wildhearts, The Skids, Dreadzone, A Tribe Called Red, My Baby, Dub Pistols, The Ska Vengers, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Henge, The Spitfires, REWS, Emily Capell, Suzanne Vega, Calexico, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Les Negresses Vertes, Eric Bibb, Oysterband, Nadine Shah, Justin Sullivan, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, and many more. To see a list of all announced music , please view the line-up page.

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Tickets are on sale, priced as follows:-

adult weekend camping ticket £142.50
child (10 to under 16 years of age) weekend camping £70
children aged 5 to under 10's weekend camping £40
under 5's weekend camping tickets £5
Campervan passes £45 
Car routing/parking passes £15.


Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2018
Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon, EX11 1LU, England MAP
£142.50 for adult weekend
daily capacity: 17000
last updated: Wed 8th Aug 2018

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