Celebrating its 15th year, the UK’s weirdest and most wonderful festival, Beat-Herder, announces its most eclectic line-up to date. Set in the spellbinding Lancashire countryside across the weekend of 16-19 July, the incredible array of immersively creative and whimsical stages are the perfect setting for some of the world's biggest talents and outlandish performers. Names include the Grammy award winning Mura Masa, reggae titans The Wailers, D&B sensation Mollie Collins, Radio 1 house and techno master Heidi, and many more acts that stretch a colossal list of genres and names. Tickets start from £143 and can be bought at www.beatherder.co.uk
Beat-Herder has been a truly independent festival since the day of conception back in 2006 when six friends decided to start bringing music to the people of Lancashire; 15 years on and the original founders still have full creative curation across the weekend-long party which has been donned a visionary haven. No detail is too small for Beat-Herder and the site is full of surprises around each corner, offering festival-goers an experience like no other across 20 venues in fairytale-like settings. This festival is not only for the true music fan, but for the party fanatic.
THE BEAT-HERDER STAGE
Age of Glass / Confidence Man / Cut Capers / Gaudi / KingKong Company / Lewis Floyd / Henry / Mura Masa / Sens Sagna & the Kajamor Family / The Wailers / Youngr / David Rodigan / Nightmares On Wax Presents smokers Delight / Wilkinson DJ set ft. MC AD-APT
Set in the natural amphitheatre of the main arena, the giant design and construction of The Beat-Herder stage ensures everyone gets a view worth partying to. Soaking up the sounds as the acts crescendo into the night, revellers can expect an audio trip and mind-blowing firework finale.
The festival is also holding back a huge and exclusive Friday night headliner which is set to stun crowds. The mammoth booking is set to make Beat-Herder history and the big secret will only be revealed as they step onto the main stage.
Fresh from a run of Grammy nominations and wins, number one album credits, and collaborations with some of the biggest names in music, Mura Masa will take to the iconic Beat-Herder Stage on the Saturday. Revellers can expect a set brimming with some of the renowned DJ and producer’s favourite cuts and his huge hits including Love$ick and 1 Night.
Wilkinson will close the stage on Saturday with an energy-packed DJ set featuring MC AD-APT, sharing the incredible line up with original Reggae selector and soundclash champion David Rodigan and a 25th anniversary performance of the iconic Smokers Delight project in its entirety from Nightmares on Wax, backed by live strings.
Joining the billing for Sunday, iconic reggae collective, The Wailers, will be on hand for guaranteed audio sunshine, playing the best the genre has to offer, including Bob Marley and The Wailers’ biggest tracks from the best selling reggae albums of all time.
Across the three days, the stage will host a mass of incredible acts, set to offer something for everyone including indie electro-pop four piece Confidence Man, production maestro Gaudi, pop streaming-powerhouse Youngr and many more.
Beardyman / Everyone You Know / Snapped Ankles
AK/DK / Antarctic Monkeys / Captain Hotknives / Dream Frequency LIVE / Everyone You Know / Lewis Floyd Henry / Bon Jovi forever / The Strange Doors / Lazarus Kane
Modelled on an Art Deco factory, revellers can expect industrial sounds and surroundings pulled straight from a fever dream - a construction crazed warehouse producing pure mayhem.
Post-punk mega-force Snapped Ankles will join multi-vocalist and hip hop talent, Beardyman on the top of the billing alongside acclaimed rap duo Everyone You Know whilst cover extraordinaires Bon Jovi Forever and the Antarctic Monkeys will have crowds singing their hearts out.
Bou ft. Haribo / Prospa / Seb Fontaine
Andy Carroll / Dance System / Danny Byrd / DJ Rap / Elliot Adamson / Greg Lord / Holly Lester / Inland Knights / Krysko / Makimak / Mrs Magoo / North Base / Paul Taylor / Pete Heller / Sally C
A whirlwind of fire and frenzy, The Fortress is a jaw-dropping techno realm fortified with energy and excitement. A stage like no other, built from recycled materials to create a monstrous kingdom complete with a courtyard, balconies and a 30ft accented fort. With a genre split across Friday, Saturday and Sunday the stage will see sets from new wave techno giants to some of D&B’s biggest names and the legends of classics and old school.
Jungle infused D&B titan Bou will be joined by Haribo for a wild set whilst famed DJ Seb Fontaine will take the electronic lead and electrifying The Fortress stage, sharing the wild line-up with Leeds natives and classic dance re-Imagineers Prospa, Danny Byrd, Sally C, Elliot Adamson and more.
Adelphi Music Factory / Alisha / Cloonee / The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club / Dan Shake / DJ Boring / Endor / GAWP / Gina Breeze / Heidi / Kink / Lauren Lo Sung / Marshall Jefferson / Mr Scruff / Nancie / Paul Thornton / Rebuke / Reeta / TSHA
Hidden in a majestic woodland paradise, the biggest DJ arena hosts a six-stacked hex sound system, set to shake the trees.
KiNK will be heading to Lancashire soil from Bulgaria, with a set jam-packed with his house, techno, broken beat, and experimental cuts, whilst esteemed techno star Heidi will be heating up the decks with one of her famed performances, set to close a stage that will also host Sunday resident Mr Scruff, industrial northern collective Adelphi Music Factory, the euphoric soundscape architect TSHA and the legendary Craig Charles with his The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club.
Kings of the Rollers / DJ Zinc
Bombstrikes Sound System / Dj Norx / Jez Utah Disco Set / Inja / Krafty Kuts / Marten Horger / Mollie Collins / Mooqee / Natasha Kitty Katt / Shaka Loves You / Utah Saints / Wh0 / X-Ray Ted
Entering through a giant stone-henge inspired entrance, guests are transported into a spiritual utopia that is as mystical as it is insane.
Celebrating a meteoric rise from bedroom DJ to superstar, Mollie Collins will be bringing her unique brand of D&B to The Ring stage this summer, with chart star DJ Zinc, the unmistakable Kings of the Rollers, and electronic duo Utah Saints on the Sunday billing.
TRASH MANOR / BH&DWMSC / SMOKY TENTACLES
3XRCST / Andy P / Annabel Fraser / Ben Invasion / Buff / Chris Holt & Paul Thornton / Daddy G (Massive Attack & The Wild Bunch) / DJ Sanscrypt / DJ Paulette Gideön / / Ralph Lawson
Dub Smugglers & Chum Chun Hifi / Jazz Fingers / Peach / Red J / Reverend Schnider and the Band of Angels / Screeech Rock / Mik Artistik's Ego Trip / Mysti Valentine / Squinty McGinty's Hair of the dog Caberet / Doghouse Derelicts / Pulp Friction
Fling / J Bear & The Giants / Beast Decoys / Ember / Jibberish Twig / Mindnight Zu / Sentient Sound
Continuing the theme of genre mania, with over 20 extraordinary venues set throughout the festival, Trash Manor, Smoky Tentacles and The Beat-Herder Working Mens’ Club are amongst the venues that will host additional acts including Massive Attack’s Daddy G, Boiler Room favourite, Gideön, Doghouse Derelicts and many more.
Festival Director, Nick Chambers, says - Beat-Herder, is a party for the people put on by people who like to party and this year is no exception. We are buzzing over this years line up, there is something for everyone from Beat-Herder virgin to veteran, but as everyone knows, Beat-Herder is not just about the line up. With new venues, new installations, new surprises, we are hell bent on maintaining the trademark ‘off the scale party atmosphere’. Simply, we can't wait for Beat-Herder. Join us in 2020 for more beats, barminess and wacky surprises.
Beat-Herder takes place in Lancashire from 16-19 July 2020. Due to incredible demand, last tier tickets are available in limited quantity now from www.beatherder.co.uk