Crystal Fighters, Kelis, Joe Goddard and James Holroyd are the lastest acts confirmed for Beat-Herder 2017. They will join previously announced artists including Trentmoller, Toots & the Maytals, David Rodigan and Lee Scratch Perry in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire from Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 16th.
Beat-Herder started off as a DIY free party on the Northern moors in 2006. Now a fully-fledged boutique festival, further acts just added to 2017 are Kelis, Let’s Eat Grandma, Paul Taylor, Altern-8, Darren Emerson, Graeme Park, Justin Robertson, Plump DJs, DJ Hype and Holy Goof.
Dub, reggae, house, psytrance, techno, indie, rock, psychedelic, drum & bass and dubstep will be represented across 21 stages. The Toil Trees stage surrounded by unspoiled pine trees will feature Joe Goddard, James Holroyd, Faithless, Shadow Child, Jackmaster and Skream; head to Trash Manor for Cabbage, Chimpo and Henge.
Away from the music, expect to find underground tunnels, a hidden heated swimming pool, hot tubs, vintage cars, fairground, 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. Wedding alternatives are on-site dating facilities or vibrator engraving.
For tickets priced from £144.70 and details go to (http://beatherder.co.uk/).