The Band Stand at BD2018

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in News | Comments Off on The Band Stand at BD2018

Go to the LINE-UP page for full listings including the Main Stage / The Big Top running orders Here is the running order for The Band Stand – our outdoor stage in Redwoods. Live music, Fancy Dress Competition and Open Mic slots

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Final announcement: The Hives & more

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Final announcement: The Hives & more

Final announcement: The Hives & more

SWEDISH ROCK BAND THE HIVES TO HEADLINE FRIDAY NIGHT PLUS SLOW READERS CLUB, THE DUALERS & MORE ADDED TO MAIN STAGES & FULL LINE-UPS REVEALED FOR THE BIMBLE INN, REBEL TENT AND COMEDY Monochrome five piece The Hives will headline Friday night at Beautiful Days. The unconventional Swedish rockers, whose hits including ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’, ‘Tick Tick Boom’ and ‘Walk Idiot Walk’, are renowned for their unmissable and energetic live show. Also added to the Main Stage bill are Manchester band Slow Readers Club whose latest studio album stormed the UK Top 20 on release in May, plus London blues band The Dualers and South West rock band Tax The Heat. Completing the Big Top line-up are guitarist Richard Durrant, 4-piece Indie-Americana group Carousel, Kitty MacFarlane and Curse of Lono. The Bimble Inn’s 2018 musical line-up will include Black Water County, Brickwork Lizards, GU-RU, Huw Eddy & The Carnival, Jake Morrell, Jamie Freeman, Little Unsaid, Mag Dog Mcrea, Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmons, Novatines, Oh Mama, Reverend Ike’s Sunday Soul Service, Stella Martyr, The Adventures Of…, The Embers, The Lagan and Vibe Machine. The Rebel Tent will host discussions, talks, panels and Q&As throughout the weekend including ‘The USA vs Me’ with internet activist Lauri Love, ‘Corbyn, Palestine and Labour’ with Jewish Voice for Labour members Jackie Walker & Leah Levane, ’21st Century Socialism in Venezuela’ with Venezuela Solidarity Campaign spokesperson Teresa Teran, ‘The Global Battle for LGBT Rights’ with human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, ‘War, Media and Propaganda’ with a panel including former UK Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford, Vanessa Beeley, Patrick Heningsen & Piers Robinson plus former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray discusses ‘The New Cold War’. ‘Syria – What is to be Done?’ is the topic for discussion with Peter Tatchell, Peter Ford, Vanessa Beeley & Hilary Wainwright and then ‘A New Politics from the Left’ will be panel debate for Hilary Wainwright, Rachel Shabi, Alex Nunns, Chris Williamson MP and finally ‘Human Impact on Climate Change’ is the topic for physicist and meteorologist Piers Corbyn (older brother of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn) & Richard Betts. The Rebel Tent will also host live music from Flamin Wet Gurus, Mark Chadwick (Solo), The Chalk Outlines, Digga Ranks and the Leviticus DJs. Scary Dave hosts comedy in The Theatre Tent on Friday and Saturday night with Paddy Lennox, Brian Damage & Krysstal, Samantics Unplugged and Earl Okin. Plus the return of The Beautiful Days Joke Competition. Full line-up for all stages here:...

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Frank Water at BD2018

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Frank Water at BD2018

Frank Water at BD2018

We are very happy to welcome FRANK WATER to be part of Beautiful Days this year. They will be providing free refills of filtered, chilled water for all festival-goers who choose to buy either a Frank Water wristband (if you have your own bottle) or a Frank refill bottle. You refill throughout the weekend from one of their fixed Refill Marquees or from the roaming FRANK Tank. They’ll be operating all day until 9pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday They donate 100% profit from their Festival Refill Service to charity. More info about them...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in News | Comments Off on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We’ve updated our Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to understand what information we collect and why we collect it. We’ve explained who we are and what we do in a simpler structure and with clearer language. Nothing is changing about your current settings or how your information is processed. Rather, we’ve improved the way we describe our practices and how we explain the options you have to update, manage and delete your data. Key Changes to our Privacy Policy: We clarified the information we collect about you, and where we collect it from. We explained the details around why we might process your information. We added details to inform you of your rights, like how you can request to access or change your personal information and, when applicable, who you can lodge complaints with. You can read the updated Privacy Policy here http://www.beautifuldays.org/privacy-policy/ Thank you for reading and we hope to see you at Beautiful...

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Line-up & theme announced

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Line-up & theme announced

Line-up & theme announced

MANIC STREET PREACHERS, SHED SEVEN, FEEDER, LEVELLERS, GOGOL BORDELLO, SUZANNE VEGA, CALEXICO, BRITISH SEA POWER, RICHARD THOMPSON ELECTRIC TRIO, VINTAGE TROUBLE, THE WILDHEARTS, ERIC BIBB, JAZZIE B & LOADS MORE FOR A COLOURFUL BEAUTIFUL DAYS 2018! Headlining the Main Stage on Saturday at Beautiful Days 2018 are the world-renowned Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers. Their new album ‘Resistance Is Futile’, which features lead single ‘International Blue’ is out 13 April 2018. Friday’s headliner cannot be revealed until June but headlining the Sunday night are festival founders Levellers who will close the weekend with a spectacular show including a firework finale. Also playing the Main Stage are gypsy punks Gogol Bordello, plus Shed Seven who recently released their first album in 16 years, indie-rock band Feeder who visit Escot Park for the first time, the sensational rhythm & blues band Vintage Trouble, Mercury Prize nominated indie rock band British Sea Power, rock band The Wildhearts led by the charismatic Ginger Wildheart, Dutch blues & funk band My Baby and Beautiful Days favourites Dreadzone. Completing the Main Stage line-up are Scottish punk band The Skids, Canadian Producer and DJ crew A Tribe Called Red, the mighty Dub Pistols, plus high octane folk rockers from Newcastle Holy Moly And The Crackers, Indian ska-dub band The Ska Vengers, cosmic band Henge, pop duo Rews, punk-rock quintet Ducking Punches, The Spitfires and singer-songwriter Emily Capell. Headlining The Big Top stage on Friday is Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega who recently celebrated the 30th and 25th anniversaries of her albums Solitude Standing and 99.9F which included the hits ‘Luka’ and ‘Tom’s Diner’. Headlining on Saturday is Arizona-bred alt rock band Calexico and Sunday is acclaimed folk legend Richard Thompson with his electric trio show. Also in The Big Top are high energy French band Les Negresses Vertes, American acoustic blues singer-songwriter Eric Bibb, plus Oysterband who recently celebrated their 40th anniversary, North London siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, the uncompromising Nadine Shah, New Model Army frontman Justin Sullivan playing a solo set, Rising Appalachia who are led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, plus Canadian Irish punk band The Mahones, Elephant Sessions and Skinny Lister. And completing the Big Top line-up are BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Sam Kelly And The Lost Boys, husband & wife duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Cornish folk-punk band 3 Daft Monkeys, festival favourites Hobo Jones And The Junkyard Dogs and The Bar Stewards Of Val Doonican. Levellers Acoustic will open the show on the Friday afternoon playing stunning and surprising re-arrangements of their hits from new album ‘We The Collective’ produced by John Leckie, out 30 March. The Little Big Top will play host to British DJ, producer and founding member of Soul II Soul Jazzie B, dub heavyweights Youth & Gaudi Live and multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Sian Evans. Plus Macky Gee & IC3, Altern 8 Live, TS7, The Undercover Hippy, Mark XTC, Davos Live, Dr Meaker, Mr Nice, Future Flex, The Tribe, Skata Tones, Dark Matta, Astralasia, Splink, Just A Couple Of Mums, Instigator & Sarge, Leroy & Agony, DJ Ambiessence, DJ Shinybeast, Westman and Farmer. Family rave Big Fish Little Fish returns on the Friday afternoon and The Silent Disco runs into the early hours for two nights. The Theatre Tent welcomes ‘Football Magic’ with...

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Beautiful Days 2018

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Beautiful Days 2018

Beautiful Days 2018

Tickets go on sale for Beautiful Days 2018 on FRIDAY 02 FEBRUARY from 10am All information & links via http://www.beautifuldays.org/tickets/ The 2018 line-up and theme will be announced on Friday 02 March – we are VERY excited and can’t wait to share news with...

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Nearly sold out, more acts and new venue!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Nearly sold out, more acts and new venue!

Nearly sold out, more acts and new venue!

Added to the Main Stage & The Big Top line-ups are reggae act Raging Fyah, all female Australian folk group All Our Exes Live in Texas, rock band Blackballed, Irish folk act Beoga, folk and roots band David Wax Museum, 2-Tone singer and musician Rhoda Dakar, performing together REV HAMMER & NICK HARPER, Guinean musician N’FALY KOUYATE, Brighton 5-piece Warsaw Radio and Australian country band ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS. The Little Big Top completes its line-up with REVELATION ROOTS, BOY AKA, TRIBE STEPPAZ, JOHNNY G and the SILENT DISCO DJs are confirmed for the weekend as KING FARMER, BABY MALC, THEREALDEMO, ZYPS, FREDDY PIMMS, BILLY T, NO TIME FOR GAMBLING and JUST A COUPLE OF MUMS. The Band Stand adds TOM HINGLEY, GAVIN MARTIN, GEOFF LAKEMAN, DIRTY VERTEBRAE, ONE EYED WAYNE, WINTER MOUNTAIN, BURNOUT 13 and MICHELLE STODART plus OPEN MIC SESSIONS and the 2017 FANCY DRESS COMPETITION. The Theatre Tent adds NAUGHTY LITTLE GEEZER PRODUCTIONS presenting RIDLEY’S PROSPECTS plus Scary Dave presents stand-up comedy with SUSAN MURRAY and NICK STEIN. The new Rebel Tent curated by the Leviticus crew will feature performances from special guests dub poet LINTON KWESI JOHNSON and comedienne AVA VIDAL plus live music from THE FIRST OF MAY BAND, TALUS BONES, JIM CAREY CONNELL, PHILI N DOTZ, YT and MARK CHADWICK. Theatre from BANNER THEATRE presenting IN A RIGHT STATE! Community radio POLITICS SHOW live broadcast and discussion sessions with special guests including REVEREND ANDREW ASHDOWN. Plus Leviticus DJs including DJ FLOYDSIDE, HAZAD, DAIZE and STREET CREEPS in session throughout the...

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Line-up & theme announced

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Line-up & theme announced

Line-up & theme announced

  The THEME for the festival is ROCK THE BOAT – pirates, mermaids, sailors, fish and crustaceans – get on board! Line-up includes PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT * LEVELLERS * FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS * THE SISTERS OF MERCY * ALISON MOYET * PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING * THE WATERBOYS * THERAPY? ACOUSTIC * SONGHOY BLUES * NEW MODEL ARMY * DUBIOZA KOLEKTIV * STIFF LITTLE FINGERS * TURIN BRAKES * LIGHTNING SEEDS * HAYSEED DIXIE * ELIZA CARTHY & THE WAYWARD BAND * KILA * DAMIEN DEMPSEY * GLEN MATLOCK * THE CUBAN BROTHERS * LAU * MOON HOOCH * LANKUM (LYNCHED) * ZION TRAIN * HEPCAT * TALISMAN * HONEYFEET * FEROCIOUS DOG * SEAN MCGOWAN * ANIMAL NOISE * GAZ BROOKFIELD & THE COMPANY OF THIEVES * LEVELLERS ACOUSTIC Full announcement HERE  ...

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2017 TICKETS

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in News | Comments Off on 2017 TICKETS

2017 TICKETS

TICKETS FOR BEAUTIFUL DAYS 2017 GO ON SALE FRIDAY 03 FEBRUARY AT 10AM! We are pleased to be able to announce ticket prices held from 2016 and we now have 4 fields for live-in vehicles so are able to increase the number of passes available. All tickets will be available from 10am on Friday 03 February via links on the Tickets page. Levellers fanclub members are entitled to ten pounds off the cost of one adult weekend camping ticket – until 28 February 2017 – maximum 1 per member. Subject to availability. The line-up and theme for Beautiful Days 2017 (our 15th festival!) will be announced on Friday 03 March....

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Running orders & last acts announced

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Running orders & last acts announced

Running orders & last acts announced

We’re delighted to be able to finally announce the running orders and last acts for Beautiful Days for all stages. Please go to the festival website to see them all on the FESTIVAL LINE-UP page The line-up for The Bimble Inn has now been announced, they will be playing host to some fantastic up-and-coming acts, local artists and festival favourites. Their bill includes Asylums, The Eskies, Bill Baird, Xylaroo, Sadie Horler and Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs. There have been two late changes on the Main Stage and Big Top line-ups since we first announced them. Firstly, due to health reasons Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are not able to be at Beautiful Days this year after having to cancel a number of European shows and secondly, Baaba Maal has cancelled his performance. We are delighted to add Ibibio Sound Machine to the Main Stage bill and headlining in The Big Top on Saturday night is now Tricky who presents Skilled Mechanics. Bristol-born producer and musician Tricky began his career as an early collaborator of Massive Attack before embarking on a solo career with his acclaimed debut album, Maxinquaye, in...

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