‘This truly unique festival is the best party you've never been to. The truth is, Beat-Herder, a dance music festival at heart, is nothing short of amazing. There's not another place like Beat-Herder on Earth - The most spell-bindingly brilliant small festival in the land’ The Mirror
2018 will see The Beat-Herder Festival returning for its 13th 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, Todd Terje, Booka Shade, James, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Donovan, Jake Bugg, Clean Bandit, Jimmy Cliff, and Lee ‘Scratch' Perry. 2017's Dj's included Jackmaster, Denis Sulta, Faithless, Scream, Solardo and High Contrast. 2018'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, the multi-storey Factory, the multi venue Beyond, 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' demonstrate their allegiance with the Beat-Herder sheep 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 Social Club, hosting bingo and the hugely popular ‘Beat-Herder's Got Talent’ contest.
Weekend tickets are priced from £105 plus booking fee and includes camping.