Hitting Dockber Farm near Sawley in Lancashire this month.
Sleaford Mods, Crystal Fighters and Kelis are just some of the big names headlining the main stage at this year's Beat-Herder festival, proving it's as eclectic and surprising as ever in its 12th year. Genres from soul to old school dance and electro swing are scattered among the 20-odd stages at this Lancashire festival - 'odd' being the operative word.
Beat-Herder Festival 2017
A church, a hotel, a high society hideaway and a working men's club are just some of the places bands and DJs will be entertaining the inhabitants of Beat-Herdershire this year. Each stage is carefully crafted and committed to its theme, down to the tiniest and funniest details.
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Since their debut album ‘Star of Love’ in 2010, Crystal Fighters have achieved the seemingly impossible feat of fusing together folk, traditional Basque rhythms and EDM to create a unique brand inexplicably infectious rave.
Part of Crystal Fighters’ charm has always been that, taken as a sum of its parts, their music should have sounded like a horrendously ill-conceived mismatch, but instead what they delivered was a vibrant and entirely unorthodox vision of what dance could sound like. It’s perhaps because of this that the comparatively MOR ‘Love Alight’ is disappointing.
While Crystal Fighters had previously sounded distinctive, ‘Love Alight’ sounds generic. The EDM influences here are more pronounced and the record sounds like it was designed to demand daytime radio play more than anything else.
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Champion Sound is the new single from Crystal Fighters and the sixth single to be taken from the band's debut album, Star of Love, which was released in October 2010 to positive reviews. Champion Sound will be released on November 14th 2011 via Zirkulo/ P.I.A.S. Crystal Fighters will be touring Europe throughout December 2011.
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