The “wonderfully barmy and typically northern” Beatherder Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
The three day, 12,000 capacity festival has just announced the first batch of an eclectic line-up, typically diverse and spanning the genres and generations of musical exploration.
The Basement Jaxx and The Parov Stelar Band have been announced as Friday and Saturday night headliners, with Motown legends Martha and The Vandellas, dub reggaue pioneers Dreadzone, and breaks legends Plump DJs also on the bill.
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’s line-up also includes Andrew Weatherall, Captain Hotknives, Catz N Dogz, Paul Woolford, Shiba San, The Lancashire Hotpots, Utah Saints and Vanilla Ace.
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, and campervans/live-in vehicles are £44.
Go to www.beatherder.co.uk for more details.