BD2020 is on sale now

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019 in News | Comments Off on BD2020 is on sale now

BD2020 is on sale now

Tickets for #BD2020 are on sale now. All prices, information and links are on our TICKETS PAGE Dates are 21 – 23 August 2020. “Beautiful Days is without a doubt a top contender for best weekend of the year” FestivalKidz 2019 “We love this old school, non-corporate festival and can’t wait until the next one” efestivals 2019

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Thank you and BD2020 tickets

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Thank you and BD2020 tickets

Thank you and BD2020 tickets

THANK YOU to everyone who came to Beautiful Days 2019! What an amazing weekend NEXT YEAR’S DATES ARE 21 – 23 AUGUST 2020 Tickets for Beautiful Days 2020 will go on sale Friday 27 September at 10am Ticket prices and capacity are the same as 2019 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

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Site Map for BD2019

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Site Map for BD2019

Site Map for BD2019

Here is the Site Map for BD2019 Gates open to the car parks from 12 noon on Thursday 15 August 2019 and then the site itself will open from 2pm (this includes all campsites including the accessible campsite). Gates are open from 2pm – 9pm Thursday, 9am – 9pm Friday, 10am – 9pm Saturday & 10am – 3pm Sunday. Please note the earlier time for gates closing on Sunday for entry AND re-entry. In 2019, we are taking the following steps to help us improve the speed and efficiency of getting traffic on site: 1. We are asking people not to come on site on Thursday and then try to leave straight away (eg to go shopping). No vehicles will be allowed to exit on Thursday (unless in an emergency) until 5pm. Go shopping first! 2. We will be opening a new gate for cars to enter site. You will still follow the Blue Route but cars will enter the site a quicker way and be separated from Campervan traffic....

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Food Caterers at BD2019

Posted by on Jul 24, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Food Caterers at BD2019

Food Caterers at BD2019

Here are the caterers you will find at #BD2019 – a huge variety of stall serving meaty, vegetarian & vegan meals plus snacks, desserts, juices and coffee Who will you be visiting first!? 😋   AFRICA KITCHEN – New this year flavours of Africa ARENA DONUTS – Doughnuts and coffee BLOOMBERRY JUICE – Fresh juice cycle-blenders BRAND RED – Real Devon ruby red burgers CAFÉ MAGRITTE COFFEE – Coffee & patisserie CAFÉ MAGRITTE PIZZA – Big fresh pizzas, by the Theatre CAFÉ ON THE HILL – The BIG Breakfast CALLUM’S COFFEE – Barista coffee CARIBBEAN HUT – Goat and sticky jerk chicken CASITE LUPE – Brazilian festival flavours CHEEZY VINYL – Cheese café near The Big Top CHURROS BROS – Spanish dipping doughnuts COFFEE CART – Bristol specialists CREPERIE – Generously-filled Gallic favourites CUBAN MELTING POT – South American fusion CURRY SHED – Authentic Indian vegetarian curries DONUT CITY – Fresh sweet and hot EAT LIKE A GREEK – Top Greek cuisine ELECTRIC LEMON – From freshly squeezed lemons FESENJAN (OPEN SESAME) – Rich Persian delights FOOD GROOVE – Vegetarian café near Little Big Top FRESH ORGANIC – Veggie burgers built to your taste GOODNESS GRACIOUS -The vegetarian festival classic GREENER PASTAS – Perfect pastas and paninis HUMMUS ON THE HILL – Great veg pots and more. JUST DESSERTS – Cakes and more cakes LALITAS – Vegan South Indian street food MAC N CHEESE – The classic served with style OTTER VALLEY ICES – Local ice cream OWENS COFFEE – Coffee and cakes PAELLARIA – An authentic Iberian treat – gluten-free to boot! PANINI – Grab n’ Go taste near The Big Top PASTY – Classic, tasty and filling PIE – Festival-favourite hand-raised pies PURA VIDA – Mexican vegetarian burritos and enchiladas ROAMING ROTISSERIE – Fresh succulent rotisserie chicken SEACOW – Classic Fish n Chips SEADOG – Japanese-inspired Sakana burgers SHAKEN UDDER-MILKSHAKES – A fave with the children SHEPHERDS – Sheeps’ milk ice cream from the van ST VALENTINES – Liquorice. The real stuff STRAWBERRY CHARIOT – Strawberries, cream teas TAMBAPANNI – The subtle flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine TASTE OF SPICE – Anglo-Indian classics THAI MANIA – New authentic Thai cuisine THYME + TIDE – Gourmet fish dishes from Cornwall TIBETAN KITCHEN – Momo Central in the main Arena TOASTY KITCHEN – Perfect toasties every time TRULY CRUMPTIOUS – Site-baked fresh crumpets TINY TEA TENT – Cup of tea with friends VANILLIBEAN – Sorbets and Ice creams WEDGES CAFÉ AL FRESCO – Tasty wedges and dips WHOLE HOG – The best hog-roast around WOKS HAPPENING – Far Eastern curries and noodles LADY BOWOMBLE – Delicious...

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2019 TICKETS SOLD OUT

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in News | Comments Off on 2019 TICKETS SOLD OUT

2019 TICKETS SOLD OUT

Nearly a month in advance, all tickets for Beautiful Days 2019 have sold out! No more tickets will be made available in advance or on the gate. We strongly advise you not to buy tickets from unofficial sources if you’ve missed out this year – particularly via social networks. Sadly not all posts and offers of tickets are genuine and we do not want people to fall victim to ticket scams. And to clarify – there are no etickets, they are all physical tickets for Beautiful Days and they will be posted out from 26 July onwards. Car Parking Passes will be available to buy until the week of the event from Levellers or See Tickets for those who already have tickets. We have teamed up with Twickets to allow ticket holders who can no longer attend the festival to sell them on to other fans at no more than the price they originally paid. You can trade tickets securely through their service, with payment and delivery all agreed upfront. Twickets is a fan-to-fan ticket resale platform where the price of tickets is never more than the original face value. http://beautifuldays.twickets.co.uk/...

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New bands chosen for 3 stages

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in News | Comments Off on New bands chosen for 3 stages

New bands chosen for 3 stages

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

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Special Guests & Bimble Inn

Special Guests & Bimble Inn

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

Posted by on May 4, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Fiddler’s Arms Sessions

Fiddler’s Arms Sessions

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

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Refillable Pint Cups

Refillable Pint Cups

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

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records

Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records

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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