Lancashire's most cherished festival is celebrating it's tenth birthday in style this July.
Having gone from humble free party origins to an annual three-day 12,000 capacity bonanza with a legion of devout fans, Beat-Herder is a rare find in today’s climate: a staunchly independent festival that stays true to its roots, completely shunning all corporate sponsorship or branding.
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.
The second wave of names for the special 10th anniversary edition of the festival have been announced and include, founding fathers of hip hop, Sugarhill Gang ft Furious Five. Famed for ‘Rappers Delight’ the pioneering trio were responsible for introducing the genre to a generation. Joining them on the main stage are Beat-Herder favourites Dub Pistols, electronic group K-Klass, and the Freestylers who will bring their original dose of bass and breakbeats.
Also appearing is legendary Warp Records producer Nightmares on Wax, who helped define the early days of Warp with his experimental techno sound.
The lineup will also see old Beat-Herder friends Mr Scruff & MC Kwasi, who’ll be performing in The Woods, alongside PBR Streetgang, and Paul Hartnoll, one half of the legendary Orbital, who will appear as new outfit 8:58.
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 Breaksol awards Marten Hørger and Orbital’s Phil Hartnoll will play The Fortress. Radio 1 & 1Xtra favourite Mista Jam will play in The Ring alongside Zion Train, Dutty Moonshine, Featurecast, and Loo & Placido.
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.
All these and dozens more will be joining Friday’s headliner Basement Jaxx, the dance floor conquering duo whose prolific output over the last 10 years is responsible for shaping UK dance music as we know it today, gypsy swing kings and firm Beat-Herder favourite Parov Stelar Band and true Motown legends Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.
Full Price – £134.10
Youth Tickets (13-17) - £80.00
Child Tickets (12 and under) – £27.50
Infant Tickets (18 months and under) – free
Campervans / Live-in Vehicles – £44.00
Car Parking – £12.25