"If you've never been to Beat-Herder it's hard to describe what you're missing without bursting out with words like awesome, epic, amazing, bizarre and it is all that and so much more. It's like being part of a secret society with just one mission, to have a party." Counterfeit Magazine.
2016 will see the Beat-Herder returning for its 11th year. Situated in the beautiful Ribble Valley, Lancashire and described as a festival of beats and barminess. Previous live acts include: Basement Jaxx, Orbital, Leftfield, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Jake Bugg, Clean Bandit, Jimmy Cliff, Lee ‘Scratch' Perry, The Happy Mondays, and Django Django. 2016's line up will be announced in the New Year.
Beat-Herder is well known for its unique venues including The Fortress complete with towers, turrets and flame throwers, Pratty's Ring, a huge earth bowl apparently carved from the ground by local, shovel handed, legend ‘The Giant John Pratt'. The Street features not only a functioning church, hotel, and hair salon, but a tattooist where ‘lifers' can demonstrate their allegiance with a Beat-Herder tattoo. At its centre is The Woods, a magical arena at the heart of festival surrounded by huge swaying Pines and not forgetting the Beat Herder and District Working Men's Club with Bingo and the hugely popular Beat Herder's got Talent competition.
Weekend tickets are priced from £105 plus booking fee and includes camping.