With 500 early bird tickets all ready sold the Beat-Herder Festival preparations are underway getting ready for the biggest in the events history with stages being constructed and an initial line-up confirmed for the July 1-3 event. There are a record number of attractions and bands this year and organisers hope to increase the 2010 sell-out of 5,000.
The summer festival, organised by six friends in Yorkshire began in 2006 in Sawley when the Ribble Valley was where it was popular and has grown ever since. National attention is being shown the festival, with the Times declaring it UK’s best festival for dancing.
Simian Mobile Disco, the Lancashire Hotpots and the Totally Enormous Dinosaurs are just some of the confirmed acts for the 2011 event and others on the line up include the kids from London band We Have Band, Barry Ashworth and the Dub Pistols, Andy Weatherall, Plump DJ’s, Mylo, Riva Starr, Mr. Scruff, Boy 8 Bit, Justin Robertson and rounding out the line up thus far is Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show.
For a sixth year the land’s best secret, the Beat-Herder is ready to open says Nick Chambers, organizer adding it is going to be a real special one with lots of artistry and Beat-Herder barminess. The acts are plentiful and the talent is endless in this great annual festival.
The festival is for the entire family, with inexpensive local food and drinks, great surprises everywhere, a men’s club and even a cinema in the woods as well as Mikey’s Tea Shack, Grandma’s Launderette in a 20m tunnel and of course the Beat-Herder benches that vibrate. There are tickets on sale for £85 and £15 for children for the Beat-Herder Festival in Sawley on Docker Farm July 1-3.