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The Band Stand 2016 line-up announced

The Band Stand 2016 line-up announced

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in News |

The Band Stand which can be found in Redwoods near The Theatre Tent will play host to live music, comedy and chat from Alexander McKay, Brian Stone, Calling All Astronauts, Chris Eccleshall, CUD Acoustic, Drumscapes, the 2016 Fancy Dress Competition, Flipron, Geoff Lakeman, Greenman Rising, Jack of All, John Robb in conversation with CUD, The Frank and Walters and Tony Wright (Terrorvision), Josephine and the Artizans, Medicine Hat, Neck, Open Mic Sessions throughout the weekend, Paul Coultas, Rews, The Frank and Walters, The Steve Eggs Band, The Sweetchunks Band...

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2016 line-up announced

2016 line-up announced

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in News |

Headlining Beautiful Days 2016 on the Friday night are Leftfield – one of Britain’s most influential electronic dance acts. Their debut Leftism, remains one of the defining statements of 90s dance music. Headlining on Saturday night we welcome back Manchester legends James who release their fourteenth new studio album ‘Girl at the End of the World’ this month. Sunday night headliners are festival founders Levellers who will close the weekend with a spectacular show including a firework finale. Joining them on the Main Stage bill are Simon Emmerson’s Afro Celt Sound System who release their first album in 10 years ‘The Source’ in April, plus Mercury Prize nominated folk-rock band The Coral, Charlie & Craig Reid aka The Proclaimers, plus Mariachi El Bronx – the mariachi side project of Los Angeles hardcore punk band The Bronx, dub/ska band Gentleman’s Dub Club and West Country rockers Reef. We also welcome very special guests, American Grammy nominated funk/soul band Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, plus the brilliant and exciting solo artist Ezra Furman, festival favourites Dreadzone, rock band Terrorvision, punk legends The Damned and The Selecter led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black. The Main Stage bill also features Hollie Cook, Lanterns on the Lake, UK Feds, Flight Brigade and The Church. Headlining on the festival’s Big Top stage are singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg,  Senegalese singer and guitarist Baaba Maal – one of Africa’s best known musicians with a career spanning over 25 years and Scottish folk big band Treacherous Orchestra. Joining them on the bill are West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman, The Damned playing a second set, this time playing Damned, Damned, Damned in its entirety, plus Fotheringay featuring original members Jerry Donahue, Gerry Conway and Pat Donaldson plus special guests, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees The Unthanks, Canadian folk music group La Vent Du Nord and country rock act Ethan Johns & The Black Eyed Dogs. The Big Top will also play host to folk legend Martin Carthy, award-winning acoustic folk act Show of Hands, melodic, semi-acoustic band Wildflowers,  critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Foy Vance, London based high energy folk trio Stick in the...

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Helping to raise funds for refugees in Northern France

Helping to raise funds for refugees in Northern France

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in News |

We’ve teamed up with 21 other independent UK festivals to help raise funds and awareness for France’s refugee camps. The Ultimate Festival Prize Draw is offering 22 lucky entrants the chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the festivals for a donation towards the cause. 44 tickets – 22 Festivals – 1 Great Cause More info & Donate here – www.fundsurfer.com/project/festival-draw  Closing date: 1st March 2016 The bulk of the funds raised will go towards Aid Box Convoy: Bristol – refugees in Grand Synthe project. Where the team have been supporting Medicine Sans Frontiers and other volunteers to help keep thousands of refugees alive through the winter months in one of the worst camps in the region due to restrictions placed on them by the authorities, many are struggling to meet even the most basic needs. Aid Box Convoy was started by a passionate group of people from Bristol, many of whom have ties to the festival industry, ABC have been on the ground delivering and co-ordinating aid to get to the people who need it the very most in the smaller camps in Northern France since Early October. ABC’s work has been instrumental in keeping many of the now 3,000 displaced refugees alive in the camps they operate in throughout the winter. Appealing to the local councils and politicians to support the camp, as well as providing a consistent presence of volunteers at the camp who respond to the refugee’s basic needs and co-ordinate vital supplies such as arctic sleeping bags, wood, building supplies, fuel for the generator and many other sources to help provide basic levels of human...

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Grass Roots Festival Award Winners

Grass Roots Festival Award Winners

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in News |

Beautiful Days won ‘The Grass Roots Festival Award’ last night at the 2015 UK Festival Awards. Huey Morgan from BBC 6 Music / Fun Lovin’ Criminals presented the Awards to a packed audience of nominees and festival industry guests at London’s Roundhouse. Beautiful Days had also been shortlisted for Best Family Festival and Best Medium Festival. The UK Festival Awards has been celebrating the efforts of the nation’s festival industry since 2004 and Beautiful Days has been shortlisted every year for a number of awards and has previously won the Best Family Festival Award in 2011 and the Grass Roots Festival Award in 2006. The Award winners are decided through a combination of online fan votes and music industry experts. Other winners on the night included Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival and Kendal Calling. Peter Gabriel was presented with the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award’ by special guest Eddie...

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Nominated for 4 UK Festival Awards

Nominated for 4 UK Festival Awards

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in News |

We’ve been nominated for Best Medium Sized Festival, Grass Roots Award, Best Family Festival and Best Toilets at the 2015 Festival Awards. Voting is live now and will run until Sunday 25th October. If you’ve got 2 mins please vote for us! Shortlists will be announced on 29 October and then the final winners are announced at a ceremony in London on 26 November VOTE NOW – http://www.festivalawards.com/vote-now/...

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