Sugarhill Gang, Nightmares on Wax and Mistajam on Beat-herder line up

Portrait of pioneering American hip hop group The Sugar Hill Gang, from left, Guy 'Master Gee' O'Brian, Henry 'Big Bank' Jackson, and Michael 'Wonder Mike' Wright, New York, 1980. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
Portrait of pioneering American hip hop group The Sugar Hill Gang, from left, Guy 'Master Gee' O'Brian, Henry 'Big Bank' Jackson, and Michael 'Wonder Mike' Wright, New York, 1980. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)

Beat-herder Festival has announced its second wave of artists - adding to an already eclectic line-up celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015

Founding fathers of hip-hop Sugarhill Gang, techno pioneer Nightmares on Wax, and Radio 1 favourite Mistajam will join Basement Jaxx, Parov Stellar Band and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, plus hundreds of other acts at the three day event in the Ribble Valley between July 3 - 5.

Described as northern England’s most cherished festival, Beat-Herder will celebrate its landmark anniversary that marks its journey from humble free party origins to an annual three-day 12,000 capacity bonanza, with not a corporate sponsor in sight.

Over the last decade, Beat-Herder has come to be known for its unrivalled attention to detail when building the site.

Built entirely from scratch by hand, the festival houses all manner of surprises at every twist and turn. Each year unexpected new areas magically appear for festival-goers to stumble upon.

Last year’s new additions included a swimming pool in the woods, housed in a Scandinavian style wooden cabin, complete with changing rooms and lifeguards and The Ring, a huge earth mound with a Stonehenge-esque entrance.

This year Beat-Herder was crowned winner of the Extra Festival Activity Award at the UK Festival Awards, an award that recognises events that paid that extra bit of attention to detail that creates a magical and unforgettable festival experience.

Other acts announced in the second wave include Beat-herder favourites Dub Pistols, a live set by Freestylers, The Lancashire Hotpots, Mr Scruff and MC Kwasi, Paul Hartnoll of Orbital as 8:58, and Bentham’s Dohnut (formerly known as eating disorder).

Sam & The Womp will headline the much loved WMC (Working Men’s Club), Richard Norris of The Grid headlines The Perfumed Garden, The Mouse Outfit will take to the main stage, as well as headlining the Smoky Tentacles. Eat Static, winner of 2 International Breakspoll Awards Marten Hørger and Orbital’s Phil Hartnoll will play The Fortress.

Since its inception a couple of years back, The Maison D’Etre has been playing host to some of the most hotly tipped emerging artists and this year will prove to continue that tradition. Channelling a rural French peasant chic, with quaint shutters and washing lines, the Maison D’Etre will provide an intimate setting to see the next big things including Ghost Culture, Blaenavon, Port Isla, Boxed In, Telegraph, Miaoux Miaoux and more.

Full price tickets are £134.10, youth tickets (13-17) are £80, child tickets (12 and under) are £27.50, infant tickets (18 months and under) are free, car parking is £12.25, campervans/live-in vehicles are £44. Tickets from www.beatherder.co.uk.