Tickets nearly sold out and more acts

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Tickets nearly sold out and more acts

Tickets nearly sold out and more acts

American hip hop trio HOUSE OF PAIN featuring rapper Everlast, Danny Boy and DJ Lethal, famous for hits including the impossibly infectious single ‘Jump Around’, will play the Main Stage on Friday night at Beautiful Days. Urban/world collective NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE will play their first ever UK show on the festival’s Big Top Stage. The socially-conscious group are fronted by Nahko – an Oregon-native born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican and Filipino cultures. We’re also delighted to welcome back festival favourites and folk legends OYSTERBAND for The Big Top Stage plus BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards nominees WILDWOOD KIN. Acts playing on the outdoor The Band Stand stage this year include Athene Roberts & Tim Ashton (from 3 Daft Monkeys), The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, No Limit Street Band, Steve Pottinger, Luke Daniels, , Gilli Bloodaxe, Phat Bollard, O’Shea & O’Gaukroger, Stevie One Bloke One Mandolin, Natalie Shay, Drumscapes, Hyde & Beast and King Size Slim. Plus Maelor Hughes, Glenn Hodge Banned, Under a Banner, Parsons Lot, Sweet Chunks Band, Open Mic Sessions, John Robb in conversation with Special Guests and the 2015 Fancy Dress Competition. They join acts already announced for the 2015 garden-themed festival including headliners DROPKICK MURPHYS, HAPPY MONDAYS and LEVELLERS plus Gogol Bordello, Idlewild, The Dhol Foundation, Katzenjammer, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Jack Savoretti, Wilko Johnson, Eddi Reader, Rich Hall’s Hoedown, Mistajam and loads...

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2015 LINE-UP & THEME ANNOUNCED

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in News | Comments Off on 2015 LINE-UP & THEME ANNOUNCED

2015 LINE-UP & THEME ANNOUNCED

BEAUTIFUL DAYS 2015 ANNOUNCE DROPKICK MURPHYS, HAPPY MONDAYS, LEVELLERS, GOGOL BORDELLO, IDLEWILD, FREEBORN JOHN, JACK SAVORETTI, WILKO JOHNSON, RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN, THE UKELELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN, KATZENJAMMER, HOFFMAESTRO, EDDI READER, THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS, ‘THIS GARDEN’ THEME and MANY MORE! Headlining Beautiful Days 2015 are Boston celtic-punk powerhouse Dropkick Murphys playing their only UK festival date this year, plus seminal Manchester legends Happy Mondays celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1990 record ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches’ and festival founders Levellers who will close the show on the Sunday night. They will be joined on the main stage bill over the weekend by festival favourites and gypsy-punk troupe Gogol Bordello, plus Scottish indie rock band Idlewild, the global rhythms of The Dhol Foundation, all-girl Norweigan multi-instrumentalists Katzenjammer, Swedish ska-punk outfit Hoffmaestro, folk pop duo Hudson Taylor, audio-visual dance collective Slamboree and the folk hip-hop collective Coco and the Butterfields. The festival also welcomes back 2-Tone veterans The Beat, plus Dizraeli & The Small Gods, Californian ska-punk band Mad Caddies, Australian multi-instrumentalist Kim Churchill, psych-rock quartet Syd Arthur, reggae-dub band The Skints, Birth of Joy, The Sundowners and CC Smugglers. Headlining on the festival’s Big Top stage are former Dr Feelgood guitarist and Wilko Johnson, plus the irresistible entertainment juggernaut that is The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and an exclusive performance 10 years on from its premiere at Beautiful Days 2005 of the musical story of John Lilburne – Rev Hammer’s Freeborn John featuring Maddy Prior, Kathryn Roberts, Sean Lakeman, Rory McLeod, Phil Johnstone and members of the Levellers. Also appearing on The Big Top stage are Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader, plus a mash-up of music and comedy with Rich Hall’s Hoedown, the spellbinding dreadlocked Irishman Duke Special, the critically acclaimed up and coming Jack Savoretti, high octane Celtic dance sensation Peatbog Faeries and alt-folk band The Moulettes. They are joined on The Big Top bill by Rory McLeod, plus the unique and joyful Keston Cobblers Club, skiffle favourites Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs, folk duo Philip Henry & Hannah Martin, solo acoustic musician Gaz Brookfield, British blues/grunge band Kill It Kid, She Makes War, Levellers Acoustic and a screening of ‘A Curious Life’ – a film about the Levellers rise to fame in the 1990s. The Little Big Top will play host to Mistajam, The Mouse Outfit, Prince Fatty Soundsystem and Dub Colussus Soundsystem plus TC, Chris Tofu, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Backbeat Soundsystem, Mr Nice, Ben & Lex, Astralasia, Lewah, Insomniax, Lionstar, Catalyst, Solar Wolf, DJ Ambiessence, DJ  Farmer, Old Man’s Corner, N.U.M.B., Don Johnston, Sacred Geometry Band, DJ Shiny Beast, Glissando Guitar Orchestra, MCs Johnny G, Jay Tuns & Westman and the Silent Disco. The festival’s seated Theatre Tent welcomes the bizarre and sensational Circus of Horrors, plus L’Hotel performing ‘Circo Rum Ba Ba’, the absurdly comic and acrobatic Une Femme Exposee performed by Abigail Collins, Just4Funk‘s breaking BBoys dance show and Boppin Bunnies’ interactive music shows. Physical comedy theatre company Le Navet Bete return to perform ‘Napoleon’ and Entertainingly Different are back with their Rise n Shine workshops and Traditional Tales show. The Sunday theme for 2015 is THIS GARDEN…….think flowers, hedgehogs, butterflies, trees, bumblebees, weeds, birds, gnomes….full outfits or accessories, its up to you. The site art and other elements of the festival will...

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2015 tickets on sale soon!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in News | Comments Off on 2015 tickets on sale soon!

2015 tickets on sale soon!

Tickets for the 2015 festival go on sale on Friday 06 February and then the full line-ups for the MAIN STAGE and THE BIG TOP and the SUNDAY THEME will be announced on Tuesday 24 March. To say we are excited here at HQ would be an understatement. We have confirmed some of our favourite acts to play this year including some acts we’ve wanted for over 10 years to join us at Escot Park! All information, prices, OTF discount and general terms & conditions are on the festival website and links to buy will be updated on the tickets page this week. If you have any queries about the festival, tickets or access then please don’t hesitate to ask. You can email us at info@beautifuldays.org Hope to see you this Summer at Escot Park – its going to be a BEAUTIFUL...

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VOTE FOR US FOR 4 FESTIVAL AWARDS

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in News | Comments Off on VOTE FOR US FOR 4 FESTIVAL AWARDS

VOTE FOR US FOR 4 FESTIVAL AWARDS

We’ve been nominated for FOUR awards this year at the UK Festival Awards – if you fancy voting for us that would be lovely. Voting is open now until 27 October at www.festivalawards.com/vote and then shortlists are announced on 04 November. Winners will be announced on the 01 December at the awards ceremony in London. If you want to after you’ve voted you can also enter the Dream Summer prize draw for 2 VIP tickets to every festival that wins an award, as well as a new iPad mini. We’re up for Best Family Festival, Best Medium, Grass Roots Award and Best...

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LAST ACTS FOR 2014 & TICKETS IN THE POST

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in News | Comments Off on LAST ACTS FOR 2014 & TICKETS IN THE POST

LAST ACTS FOR 2014 & TICKETS IN THE POST

Tickets for Beautiful Days 2014 are being posted out from the 17 July onwards so if you have ordered tickets for the festival then look out for the postman! All tickets are being sent by registered post. Car parking passes are still available to buy from the TICKETS PAGE www.beautifuldays.org/tickets and will be until the week before the show if you already have tickets (they will not get you entry on their own). There are no weekend tickets available to buy for the festival and there will be no tickets available to buy on the gate. The last acts announced for the festival include Messenger and Land of the Giants who complete the bills for the Main Stage and The Big Top. Plus the comedy line-up in The Theatre Tent includes Phil Kay, James Redmond, Brian Higgins, Gerry K, Martin Davis and Paddy Lennox. And The Bimble Inn this year will play host to Hong Kong Ping Pong, John Fairhurst, Z Star, Ushti Baba, Dr. Bluegrass and the Illbilly 8, Annaca, Sam Walker, Steve One Bloke, Worry Dolls, Marc O’Reilly, Feral Mouth, Just a Couple of Mums, Felicity Groom, Slightly Offensive Steve, Ratbag, The Jamie Freeman Agreement, Scarlette Fever, Siren, Makeshift People, Small & Gold, John Maclean & The...

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TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR 2014

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in News | Comments Off on TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR 2014

TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR 2014

All tickets for 2014 have SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets. Looking forward to seeing you in August. No more tickets will be made available in advance or on the gate. Sorry if you’ve missed out this year but please note: we cannot guarantee any purchases from unofficial sources. We will be deleting all posts on our website forum and social networking sites advertising tickets for sale and requests to buy tickets . Sadly not all posts and offers are genuine and we do not want people to fall victim to ticket scams. Nor do we want you to pay inflated prices for our festival tickets on secondary ticket or auction sites. We work very hard to keep our ticket prices down and do not like to see people making money out of selling tickets, whether they are genuine or...

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NEARLY SOLD OUT & MORE ANNOUNCED

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in News | Comments Off on NEARLY SOLD OUT & MORE ANNOUNCED

NEARLY SOLD OUT & MORE ANNOUNCED

Tickets are now close to selling out! Please don’t leave it too late to get yours. Last acts to be announced for the main stages are the brilliant psychedelic rock quartet Syd Arthur, Gabby Young & Other Animals, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Rachel Sermanni, Mark Chadwick, Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols) DJ Set, Tom Hickox, New Groove Formation and The Jam Tarts Choir plus the premiere of Canadian multi-instrumentalist Devin Townsend’s new project ‘Casualties Of Cool’. THE SUNDAY THEME for this year will be BLACK & WHITE. Just for one day there IS a black & white answer and its prints, patterns, spots, stripes, checks, etc or full outfits – up to you! Plus acts and shows announced for the Theatre Tent and Band Stand. All info...

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FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2014

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in News | Comments Off on FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2014

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2014

FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR BEAUTIFUL DAYS 2014 INCLUDE STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES, SEASICK STEVE, LEVELLERS, JIMMY CLIFF, DEAD KENNEDYS, SEEED, BELLOWHEAD, TINARIWEN, PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT, REVEREND & THE MAKERS, PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, THE UNDERTONES, STANTON WARRIORS AND MANY MORE… Grammy Award-winning American musician, actor, author and legend Steve Earle with his band the Dukes will headline Friday night at Beautiful Days. The left-wing songwriter and guitarist,  whose ‘outlaw’ status is legendary, has one of the most distinctive voices in American music. Veteran American bluesman Seasick Steve whose most recent album Hubcap Music featured guest appearances from Jack White and John Paul Jones will headline Saturday night and festival founders, Brighton folk-rock band Levellers, will close the 2014 event on the Sunday night. Check out the line-up page to see the full list of acts announced so far for the Main Stage, Big Top and Little Big Top. The last remaining acts for the main stages will be announced over the coming months with full line-ups for The Bimble Inn, The Band Stand, The Theatre Tent AND the Sunday theme still to...

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2013 – BRILLIANT WEEKEND!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in News | Comments Off on 2013 – BRILLIANT WEEKEND!

2013 – BRILLIANT WEEKEND!

Thank you to everyone who came to Beautiful Days 2013, it was a really BRILLIANT weekend. Hope you’ve taken away lots of great memories. Here are some links to reviews and photos but there are LOADS online if you google us and please tag us in your photos on flickr or facebook. Hope to see you next year x x x http://www.virtualfestivals.com/latest/news/14202 http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/beautifuldays/2013/review-overview.shtml...

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SUNDAY THEME IS ANIMALS

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in News | Comments Off on SUNDAY THEME IS ANIMALS

SUNDAY THEME IS ANIMALS

The Sunday dressing up theme at Beautiful Days 2013 is ANIMALS. We’ve got a few cows and lots of Otter, its now time for you to get busy as a bee…….whiskers or wings, tails or scales, hairy or scary – its up to you what you dress up as to join in the fun.

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