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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Second Announcement (29 March)

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Second Announcement (29 March)

Second Announcement (29 March)

Headlining Saturday night in The Big Top are phenomenal Irish rock band Hothouse Flowers who combine traditional Irish music with influences from soul and rock. Their first album People in 1988 was the most successful debut album in Irish history. Also announced today to complete The Big Top line-up are former Bellowhead front-man and multiple BBC Folk Award winner Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, revered lyricist Thea Gilmore who releases new album Small World Turning in May, plus Queen Zee – one of the most eye-catching and engaging live acts in the UK right now, folk duo The Rails and singer-songwriter Beth Rowley. The Main Stage line-up is completed by the brilliant Sam Duckworth AKA Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, John Robb’s The Membranes with accompanying choir, folk/country band Nick Parker and the False Alarms, Cornwall based sibling duo Echo Town and Bristol’s Gaz Brookfield & The Company of Thieves. Plus there is a Special Guest who can’t be announced until the end of May. The final artists and DJs announced for The Little Big Top include  Barry Ashworth, Reach Up, Lionstar, Subgiant, Mr Lexicon, Pattern Pusher plus DJs for the Silent Disco and Big Fish Little Fish family rave. See full line-up here https://www.beautifuldays.org/lineup/ The Theatre Tent The seated Theatre Tent has increased in size this year due to overwhelming demand for shows and will this year host stand-up comedy from John Shuttleworth, the enduringly brilliant comic creation of Graham Fellows who is well-loved from his Radio 4 series The Shuttleworths plus, award-winning comedian, writer and broadcaster Robin Ince. Shows will include Mr Bloom & his Band – a four-piece band of musical gardeners, fronted by CBeebies best known gardener, Mr Bloom. Plus Entertainingly Different present their ever popular early morning Rise ’n’ Shine sessions each day. Lucky Dog Productions present The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret – a bumper package of routines, songs and dances from The Boys’ 30-year career featuring some classic movie sequences along with some hilarious Music Hall sketches the pair toured in the 1940s and 50s. Clarke Andrew’s Tempest is an enchanting reinvention of Shakespeare’s play played out through song and physical theatre featuring songs written and performed live by internationally renowned folk singer Jim Causley alongside performance from actor Charlie Coldfield. One of the country’s best-known historians Dr Sam Willis & Professor James Daybell present Histories of the Unexpected – an exciting and fun new show that demonstrates how everything has a history and also that those histories link together in unexpected, and often rather magical, ways. The Theatre Tent also welcomes back favourites The Bo Diddlers and Le Navet Bete plus Circo Rum Ba Ba who present their new show Dress Circle. Noisy Oyster present aerial acrobatics and spectacular cycling stunts with the individually crafted one third life-size marionettes of The DaSilva Marionette Circus Troupe, plus Soap Soup Theatre combine beautiful puppetry, charmingly funny characters and magical music to present The Pixies’ Scarf, Scratchworks take on the Romans and the Patriarchy with their show Womans and the line-up is completed by the highly physical, intensely silly show Film De Mime and improvised comedy sketch group The RH Experience. Beautiful Days has never just been about the stages though – the festival has craft workshops, walkabout performances, site art installations, an array of food & crafts stalls and real ale bars run by local...

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2019 Wild Spa & Healing Garden

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in News | Comments Off on 2019 Wild Spa & Healing Garden

2019 Wild Spa & Healing Garden

New for 2019 the festival has a Wild Spa at the back of the Main Arena, with stunning views over the Estate, where you can indulge yourself with wood fired hot tubs, wood fired sauna yurt, hot & cold showers, private changing rooms & cosy Bedouin chill out lounge complete with huge bean bags, rugs & throws. 2 hour spa sessions on the Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun are available to pre-book now for up to 6/7 people at a time Booking & info https://www.kernowsprings.co.uk/festival-spa-bookings/beautiful-days Healing Garden There is also chance to immerse yourself in the Body and Soul Healing Garden with firm festival favourites like Thai Massage and Indian Head Massage and Deep Tissue to Acupuncture, Hot Bamboo and Shamanic Healing. There are free workshops to inspire and invigorate including Crystal Bowl Chakra bathing, Yoga and wild food foraging...

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2019 theme

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in News | Comments Off on 2019 theme

2019 theme

Our 2019 Sunday theme is FAIRY TALES! Elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, dragons, witches, princesses & wizards Which mythical creature or character will you be?!

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2019 Theatre Tent

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in News | Comments Off on 2019 Theatre Tent

2019 Theatre Tent

The seated Theatre Tent at the festival has increased in size this year due to overwhelming demand for shows and will this year host stand-up comedy from John Shuttleworth, the enduringly brilliant comic creation of Graham Fellows who is well-loved from his Radio 4 series, The Shuttleworths plus award-winning comedian, writer and broadcaster Robin Ince. Shows will include Mr Bloom & his Band – a four-piece band of musical gardeners, fronted by CBeebies best known gardener, Mr Bloom. Plus Entertainingly Different present their ever popular early morning Rise ’n’ Shine sessions each day. Lucky Dog Productions present The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret – a bumper package of routines, songs and dances from The Boys’ 30-year career featuring some classic movie sequences along with some hilarious Music Hall sketches the pair toured in the 1940s and 50s. Clarke Andrew’s Tempest is an enchanting reinvention of Shakespeare’s play played out through song and physical theatre featuring songs written and performed live by internationally renowned folk singer Jim Causley alongside performance from actor Charlie Coldfield. One of the country’s best-known historians Dr Sam Willis & Professor James Daybell present Histories of the Unexpected – an exciting and fun new show that demonstrates how everything has a history and also that those histories link together in unexpected, and often rather magical, ways. The Theatre Tent also welcomes back favourites The Bo Diddlers and Le Navet Bete plus Circo Rum Ba Ba who present their new show Dress Circle. Noisy Oyster present aerial acrobatics and spectacular cycling stunts with the individually crafted one third life-size marionettes of The DaSilva Marionette Circus Troupe, plus Soap Soup Theatre combine beautiful puppetry, charmingly funny characters and magical music to present The Pixies’ Scarf, Scratchworks take on the Romans and the Patriarchy with their show Womans and the line-up is completed by the highly physical, intensely silly show Film De Mime and improvised comedy sketch group The RH Experience. We are also 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...

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Festival Steward Applications

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Festival Steward Applications

Festival Steward Applications

Fancy joining a community of people who love festivals and want to give something back? Volunteering with Oxfam is a brilliant way to experience the festival while also helping to fight poverty around the world. We are continuing our long-standing support of Oxfam’s work by partnering with them again this year to provide stewards to Beautiful Days. Oxfam’s stewards are the eyes and ears of the festival – they keep our venues and campsites safe and help people find their way. As a valued part of our team, they also enjoy access to our backstage and crew facilities. To become a steward with Oxfam, just sign up on their website. You need to pay a one-off refundable deposit which will be returned to you after the festival on completion of your shifts. This deposit also gives you access to other festivals Oxfam work with across the summer if you want to do more! To become a Beautiful Days steward with Oxfam click here to sign-up...

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