Beat-Herder returns on 14th – 16th July with its unrivaled eccentric party in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. Trentemøller, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, David Rodigan (MBE) and The Sugarhill Gang were announced for this year’s event and they have recently released the details of the second wave of artists.
A giant steel citadel complete with fire-spewing turrets, The Fortress is one of the most striking sets that you’ll see at any festival. It’s the perfect venue in which to lose yourself to an enviable bill of talent which now includes legend Paul Taylor, Altern-8, Darren Emerson, Graeme Park, Justin Robertson, James Holroyd and Solardo.
Plump DJs will be bringing their four-deck live show to The Ring and also confirmed are Playaz legend DJ Hype and Holy Goof, who join previously announced headliner High Contrast, Faithless, Shadow Child, Jackmaster and Skream.
Beat-Herder is a place where different musical tribes congregate as one. Throughout the event’s twelve-year history, they have united the subcultures of dance music and beyond: dub, reggae, house, psytrance, techno, indie, rock, psychedelic, drum & bass and dubstep are all presented across 21 stages.
At Beat-Herder, the music is only just the beginning of the experience, expect underground tunnels to find and crawl through, a hidden heated swimming pool, hot tubs, vintage cars to dance on, a fairground complete with Ferris wheel, taxidermy workshops, chainsaw carving, Christmas crackers, fancy dress, conga lines, talent competitions, pink discos, tattoos, fireworks displays and a church – complete with Sunday Service and (unofficial) marriages. If a wedding isn’t on the cards, find the on-site dating facilities or vibrator engraving instead!
Tickets are available here