Beat-Herder Festival - first acts announced

Jimmy Cliff, Booka Shade and Norman Jay are amongst the first acts announced for this year's Beat-Herder Festival.

Jayne Robinson

Date published: 28th Feb 2013

The Beat-Herder Festival returns to the secluded Ribble Valley in the heart of rural Lancashire this July for another three-day instalment of sheer escapism amidst an entirely handcrafted site full of surreal surprises, a refreshingly unpretentious Northern ethos and an eclectic program bursting with DJs, live acts, comedians, drag queens and much, much more.

Now in its eighth year, Beat-Herder is staying true to its dance origins with a music line up that reads like a who’s who of seminal artists across the electronic, reggae, dub, funk, soul and bass genres. As with previous years there will also be a carefully programmed selection of live acts, giving festival goers the chance to catch the next big things in an intimate setting.

Without further ado, the acts so far confirmed for The Beat-Herder 2013 are:

JIMMY CLIFF/ BOOKA SHADE LIVE/ NORMAN JAY MBE / JAGUAR SKILLS / STANTON WARRIORS  MISTAJAM / CLEAN BANDIT  KORMAC’S BIG BAND / MR SCRUFF / GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB / SLAMBOREE / PRINCE FATTY & THE HORSEMAN / SHARAM JEY / THE OTHER TRIBE ROOSEVELT / TOY / EDU IMBERNON JUSTIN ROBERTSON / ELITE FORCE / JON CARTER   UTAH SAINTS /  RENNIE PILGREM / SUNS OF ARQA / SHEPDOG / MR BENN / JOE DRISCOLL & SEKOU KOUYATE / CUT LA ROC / ONLY JOE / BARRY ASHWORTH / BEANS ON TOAST

More acts will be revealed in the next few weeks and months - we'll keep you updated! 

The Beat-Herder Festival, 5-7 July 2013, Ribble Valley

 

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