Nearly sold out, more acts and new venue!

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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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The Theatre Tent 2016

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in News | Comments Off on The Theatre Tent 2016

The Theatre Tent 2016

The 2016 line-up in our seated Theatre Tent includes Rise ’n Shine with Entertainingly Different every morning plus Makeshift Ensemble who present Fox and Rabbits idiots guide to The Owl and the Pussycat – Adventures in a pea-green boat, magician Magic Matt joins us for two shows, Entertainingly Different also present Beautiful Days “The Musical” and Swamp Circus bring us their family show The Curiosity Shop. We also welcome back La Navet Bete with new show The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Wake Up & Dance, plus French/English female comedy double-act Spitz & Co who present Gloriator, The Crazy Tramps with an amazing trampoline show, Superbolt Theatre with their hilarious Dinosaur Park and comedy performer Matt Barnard. We’ve also got stand-up comedy from Phil Kay, Danny Ward, Chris Brooker, Sean Percival, Gerry K and Mike...

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The Band Stand 2016 line-up announced

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in News | Comments Off on The Band Stand 2016 line-up announced

The Band Stand 2016 line-up announced

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

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in News | Comments Off on 2016 line-up announced

2016 line-up announced

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 Wheel, Exeter singing duo Sound of the Sirens plus Mag Dog McRea and The Lounge Kittens. The Little Big Top will play host to headliners Toddla T, DJ Hype and Dele Sosimi plus sets from Mungo’s Hi-Fi featuring Solo Banton, The Harry Shotta Show, Max Pashm Soundsystem, North Base, Too Many T’s, Mr Nice, Phantasy, Subgiant, Skata Tones, Invisible Opera Company of Tibet, Rapha Ghetti, AAA Badboy and Reeps One. The Little Big Top also hosts The Silent Disco for two nights and family rave Big Fish Little Fish on Friday afternoon. The THEME FOR 2016 IS STARS……..sparkling cosmic related attire or simply star-shaped accessories. The focus of the day on the Sunday will be stars, with site art and other elements of the festival reflecting the theme. The final acts and line-ups for the other three stages – The Theatre Tent, The Bimble Inn and The Band Stand – will be announced in the coming...

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Helping to raise funds for refugees in Northern France

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Helping to raise funds for refugees in Northern France

Helping to raise funds for refugees in Northern France

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

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Grass Roots Festival Award Winners

Grass Roots Festival Award Winners

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

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Nominated for 4 UK Festival Awards

Nominated for 4 UK Festival Awards

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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