Place: Sawley, Ribble Valley Lancashire
Dates: From 18/07/2014 To 20/07/2014
Country: United Kingdom

Deep in the sleepy Ribble Valley nestled cosily behind the shadow of stunning Pendle Hill, something magical is stirring... The hills are alive with the sound of twinkling synths and a bass line wobbles beneath the pine trees. Festival land's best kept secret, the amazing Beat-Herder is stretching out her loving arms for an amazing fifth year to snuggle yet another eclectic crowd into her fine Northern bosom for three days of unrivalled beats and barminess! With no official sponsorship, no egos, not a scrap of branding and cheap food and local booze all in tow, Beat-Herder is hedonism stripped right down to its underpants! Medieval flags waft in the breeze as colourful crowds dance till dawn amongst the trees and hand made installations to a soundtrack of the finest DJs and bands around. With everything onsite hand made to the finest detail, Beat-Herder is not about platinum selling artists on huge stages but about creative festival fun and super friendly crowds in intimate and breathtaking surroundings. Run by six hardy and creative Yorkshire men, Beat-Herder HQ is already a hive of activity and the Beat Herder forest imps are brewing a delectable pot of artistry, nonsense and bonkers comedy for your festival pleasure. The spectacular Beat-Herder workshop is crammed with wood and recycled junk that is being lovingly crafted into the nuts and bolts and weird and wonderful creations that make the breath taking festival site. Think Fred Dibbner with the eccentricity of Heath Robinson and the flamboyancy of Laurence Llewellyn Bowen (the changing rooms years) and you won't be far off some of Beat Herder's mad creations. Bloomin' marvellous! Beat-Herder legend has it that in the beginning there was the Toil Trees where the Toil Sound system brought friends together to party beneath the trees. The landowner was set to cut down the forest but he enjoyed himself so much that he couldn't bear to chop it down. And so Beat- Herder was born. Growing from a group mates to a sellout 5,000 in 2009, this year will see Beat-Herder grow to a huge 7000 without losing its purist roots. 


Announced Acts: Not Yet Announced

Beat-Herder Headliners

Line Up

Afrobilly Jones Anne Savage Arkon Fly Bells In The Birches Chainska Brassica Chloe Foy Dems Dub Phizix & Strategy Eagles For Hands Espai Eton Messy Dj's Family Rain Fire Beneath The Sea Galaxians Gideon Conn Gorgeous George Gypsy Hill High Cross Society Ibibio Sound Machine Ivan Campo Klangkarussell Koan Sound Krysko B2b Greg Lord Mark Turner Olivia Fern Paper Cranes Pareidolia Rag N Bone Man Shopping Snow Apple Steve Cobby That Fucking Tank The Allergies The Dirty Gentlemen The Inexplicables Vieka

Beat-Herder Web links