Headlining the Friday on the festival will be Basement Jaxx, the duo who undoubtedly shaped UK dance music as we know it today; joining them are Motown legends Martha and The Vandellas, and gypsy swing kings Parov Stelar Band. The dance-focused Toil Tress stage will play host to legendary DJs like Andrew Weathreall and Paul Woolford.
The festival’s 10th anniversary sees the celebration of a journey, which took the festival from it’s humble origins to the annual three-day, 12,000 capacity festival it is today. Described by The Guardian as “wonderfully barmy and typically northern”, Beat-Herder prides itself on staying true to its roots, completely shunning all corporate sponsorship and branding.
Whilst many festivals are little more than muddy fields and tents, Beat-Herder is known for its fantastic attention to detail when building the site. Built entirely from scratch by hand, unexpected areas magically appear every year. Last year’s new additions included a swimming pool in the woods (in a Scandinavian style wood cabin) and The Ring – a huge earth mound with a Stonehenge-esque entrance.
Beat-Herder takes place from 17-19 July at The Ribble Valley, Lancashire.
For full lineup and ticket information visit http://beatherder.co.uk/