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New bands chosen for 3 stages

New bands chosen for 3 stages

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in News |

Very happy to announce the 3 bands chosen to play at #BD2019 by Levellers & DMF from applications via Studio 54 are……….. The Recks (for The Big Top) The Rezner (for The Little Big Top) Dead Naked Hippies (for The Bimble Inn) Alternative five-piece folk band The Recks from the isle of Sark, indie-rock 4 piece from the south-west The Rezner and art-rock trio Dead Naked Hippies also get 1 free days recording & mixing at Studio as well as a slot at the festival. HUGE thanks to Studio 54 for working with us on this and thanks again to everyone who applied, we were all overwhelmed by the number of...

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Special Guests & Bimble Inn

Special Guests & Bimble Inn

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in News |

We’re very happy to be able to announce the special guests completing our Main Stage line-up for BD2019 are not one but TWO BANDS – LA punk rock band NOFX and Florida ska punk band LESS THAN JAKE We are also delighted to reveal the line-up for The Bimble Inn which will be hosting ska, reggae, folk, funk and skiffle from Age of Glass, Along Came Shifty, Bloco Branco, Bridges, Cable Street Collective, Funke And the Two Tone Baby, Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs, Huw Eddy & The Carnival, Jess McAllister, Mad Apple Circus, Malavita!, Reverend Ike’s Sunday Soul Service, Samantics, Stunflower, Ten Foot Wizard and The Belles....

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Fiddler’s Arms Sessions

Fiddler’s Arms Sessions

Posted by on May 4, 2019 in News |

FIDDLER’S ARMS FOLK SESSIONS Curated by Seth Lakeman’s musician dad, Geoff, we are going to have pop-up folk/roots sessions in The Fiddler’s Arms next to The Big Top. There will be strumming, fiddling, twanging, hollering, bellow-squeezing and tune-swapping throughout the weekend starting on Friday lunchtime. Session times will be posted on a blackboard outside the bar. A hardcore of top session players will be on hand plus guest musicians from the stages and festival-goers are welcome to join in too – just find Geoff Lakeman at the Fiddler’s and sign...

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Refillable Pint Cups

Refillable Pint Cups

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in News |

We and Otter Brewery are delighted to announce refillable pint cups for #BD2019! For JUST £1 you will be able to buy a refillable pint cup from all of the bars at the festival when you buy a drink You can swap it for FREE for a clean one each time you buy a new drink, or keep it. At the end of the weekend – take it home if you want to, its yours These are the only options for pint cups, the new £1 (non-refundable) refillable/reusable pint cups are replacing single use plastic ones. The cups will only be available on site when you purchase a drink...

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Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records

Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 in News |

We are going to be screening ‘Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records’ on Friday night in the Theatre Tent at Beautiful Days 2019 BMG recently commissioned Pulse Films to create a documentary on the history of the world’s most iconic and influential Jamaican music label, Trojan Records. The result is this critically acclaimed music documentary which combines compelling dramatisations of key chapters in the story, along with archive and interview footage. It tells the story of the label by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded on the council estates and dancefloors of late 60s and early 70s Britain, as immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture. 🎬 Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/gEQdklk3LvE The film’s cast of legendary artists includes Lee “Scratch” Perry, Don Letts , Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Roy Ellis, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and more, bringing the sounds, stars and stories to...

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