100% to Artists

Posted by on May 25, 2022 in News | Comments Off on 100% to Artists

100% to Artists

We are pleased to announce that Beautiful Days will be charging NO COMMISSION to artists on revenue from the sale of their merchandise at the festival – 100% will go to the artist We know how important merchandise revenue is for touring artists, particularly at the moment with so many rising costs We’re very grateful for the support we receive from festival-goers buying our festival merchandise and programmes. Now festival-goers can be assured they are 100% supporting the artists when they buy any of their merchandise at our...

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Site Map & Yurts now available

Posted by on May 10, 2022 in News | Comments Off on Site Map & Yurts now available

Site Map & Yurts now available

Happy to share a site map for the 2022 festival showing the campsites and stages for Beautiful Days this year. A more detailed map will be released nearer the time but there are now YURTS AVAILABLE to hire in two separate areas – near the Tipis in The Garden (Barleyfields) and in Arena Camping. For information & how to book go to THE GARDEN page There are only a handful of Campervan Passes left and Caravan Passes have now SOLD OUT. Weekend tickets are also selling well so please don’t leave it too late to get...

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2022 line-up revealed

Posted by on Mar 4, 2022 in News | Comments Off on 2022 line-up revealed

2022 line-up revealed

The line-up for the main stages at Beautiful Days 2022 includes Flogging Molly, The Specials, Levellers, The Dandy Warhols, Maximo Park, The Interrupters, Seasick Steve, Beth Orton, The Imagined Village, Billy Bragg and lots more……… Flogging Molly return to the festival to headline Friday night on the Main Stage. It’s been over two decades since the Celtic punk rockers burst onto the scene with their classic debut album Swagger. Armed with a fistful of rousing songs that are timeless in sentiment, their live shows are nothing short of legendary. Saturday headliners are The Specials – one of the most influential and important bands of all time. Changing the face of UK music in the 80’s with hit singles including ’Too Much Too Young’ and ‘Ghost Town’ they were at the forefront of the 2 Tone movement infusing ska with punk and homegrown political anxiety with wider issues. Studio album Encore, their first new music for 37 years, was released in 2019 and went straight to number 1 in the UK Official Charts. Festival founders Levellers will headline the Main Stage on the Sunday night to close the weekend with a hit-rich set followed by the traditional firework spectacular. The band will also open the festival with an acoustic set in The Big Top. Also announced for the Main Stage are alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols from Portland, Oregon whose 25 year career includes nine studio albums, two compilation albums and 27 singles including hits “Bohemian Like You” and ‘We Used To Be Friends’. Plus the brilliant Maximo Park play for the first time at Escot. From the very first song on their very first album, 2005’s A Certain Trigger – a multi-platinum selling, Mercury-nominated breakthrough in every sense – singer and lyricist Paul Smith pinned his socio-political colours to the mast. American blues guitarist and singer Seasick Steve who is known for his fantastically compelling live shows, plus two-tone-inspired, powerfully melodic, punk-fuelled LA band The Interrupters and Lars Frederiksen who is best known as a guitarist and vocalist for the punk band Rancid and has been a major player in the California punk scene since the 90’s. 2021 saw the release of Frederiksen’s debut solo project “To Victory”, Sheffield’s Reverend And The Makers fronted by Jon “The Reverend” McClure and favourites Ned’s Atomic Dustbin with their bass-heavy wall of noise are also on the bill. Completing the Main Stage line-up are singer-songwriter Jim Bob with his band who, outside of Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, has had a long and successful solo music career plus West London’s Hollie Cook – one of the most exciting voices in reggae, seven-piece Franco-Irish group The Celtic Social Club, Australian Celtic-folk band The Rumjacks, London feral post-punk band Snapped Ankles and new and exciting talents Bob Vylan and Cam Cole. Plus psychedelic punk rock duo The Lovely Eggs, Coventry five piece Feet, the creatively unpredictable Brighton band Opus Kink, the high-energy footstompin Noble Jacks, acerbic post-punk band Deadletter, riotous 3 piece Idestroy and one man electro blues band Funke And The Two Tone Baby. BRIT Award winner, and two time Mercury Prize nominee Beth Orton headlines Friday night in The Big Top. Over the course of her six albums to date, Orton resolutely refutes categorisation, weaving from a hushed, folk-informed storytelling to dark, brooding esoteric experimentalism. Through all these...

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Beautiful Days 2022

Posted by on Feb 2, 2022 in News | Comments Off on Beautiful Days 2022

Beautiful Days 2022

Tickets for the 2022 festival go on sale Friday 04 Feb at 10am Line-up & Theme announcement coming 04 March All ticket info here: https://www.beautifuldays.org/tickets/ Last year was without doubt the most challenging for everyone involved behind the scenes. From an infrastructure point of view, organising the festival was incredibly difficult – issues around transport, staffing, sourcing infrastructure and companies leaving the industry entirely resulted in a large number of changes in contractors for us. We successfully overcame the challenges and confirmed the infrastructure needed to successfully and safely stage the event. We would not have gone ahead if we didn’t believe this to be the case. The majority of changes worked out well and we welcomed various new teams to the festival who will now be with us in 2022. Sadly the one area we were let down with was the toilets. The situation did improve during the weekend but it was incredibly frustrating and we can only apologise. Part of the reason for a delay announcing the 2022 dates has been for us to ensure we are able to address this issue for 2022 before we go on sale. We wanted to make sure we had a new provider who can deliver the service we need. We have now engaged a new company and team who we’re looking forward to working with. All our teams are busy working on plans for 2022 and we look forward to sharing more news very soon! Hope you’ll join us this Summer...

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Oxfam Stewards at BD2022

Posted by on Feb 1, 2022 in News | Comments Off on Oxfam Stewards at BD2022

Oxfam Stewards at BD2022

Oxfam recruit and manage all the Stewards for Beautiful Days Priority stewarding applications will open on 24th February for the 2022 festival season Public stewarding applications will open on 1st March For more information about the application process please check the Oxfam website and FAQs: https://oxfamapps.org.uk/festivals/festivals/

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2021 Thanks

Posted by on Jan 28, 2022 in News | Comments Off on 2021 Thanks

2021 Thanks

Thank you to everyone who attended, performed and worked at #BD2021 – it was an emotional and memorable weekend. Line-up for the SUPERHERO themed festival included Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, James and Levellers plus Gary Numan, Imelda May, Hawkwind, Van Der Graaf Generator, The Lakeman Family Gathering, New Model Army and more

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LOST & FOUND

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021 in News | Comments Off on LOST & FOUND

LOST & FOUND

Massive thanks to the lovely people who handed in wallets, car keys, phones and items we have been able to reunite with their very grateful owners Please email [email protected] if you lost something at the festival – lots of items still unclaimed that were found during the show and in the clear-up.

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Food at BD2021

Posted by on Aug 14, 2021 in News | Comments Off on Food at BD2021

Food at BD2021

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD! Here’s who you’ll find at Beautiful Days 2021! A huge list of sweet, savoury and wholesome options that we can’t wait to try. Old friends and some new…. Arena Donuts BloomBerry Juice Brand Red Café Magritte Pizza Casita Lupe Castaway Café Churros Camden Coffee Cart Creperie Donut City Eat Like A Greek Express Hog Roast Fesenjan (Open Sesame) Fish Hut Food Groove Food Trough Fresh Organic Garden Box Italian Kitchen Just Desserts Lady Bowomble Lalita’s Little Marakech Mac n Cheese Mrs Whippea Now ‘n Zen Oasis Falafel Paellaria Pasty Pie Plants 2 Plate Risotto2Go Roaming Rotisserie Seacow Shepherds Ice Cream Saint Valentines Licquorice Strawberry Chariot Thai Mania That’s Nacho Burrito The Curry Shed Thyme & Tide Tibetan Kitchen Tiny Tea Tent Toasty Kitchen Truly Crumptious Wedges Café Al Fresco Whealbean Woks Happening Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten free options are available at a number of...

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2021 SUPERHEROES THEME

Posted by on Jul 20, 2021 in News | Comments Off on 2021 SUPERHEROES THEME

2021 SUPERHEROES THEME

The Sunday theme at #BD2021 is…………… SUPERHEROES! Your favourite superhuman character or real-life hero. Comic book characters, caped crusaders, the incredible and the admirable. Who will you be?

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Covid-19 Entry Requirements

Posted by on Jul 20, 2021 in News | Comments Off on Covid-19 Entry Requirements

Covid-19 Entry Requirements

Following Government guidance and to reduce risk to you and others around you – everyone working, performing or attending Beautiful Days will be required to prove their Covid-19 status to gain access to the festival site.   Full inforion and useful links are on our Covid-19 Safety...

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