No, this is a music festival!
Having said that, we have a large, well equipped and properly staffed children's area within the festival, as well as plenty to entertain children of all ages across the whole site.
Many people bring children along and have a great time, but please remember that you need to be over 25 if you are bringing anyone under 18 with you (up to a max. of 2 U18s).
Please also remember that adults making the most of a music festival can sometimes be a bit intimidating to the young and uninitiated, especially later in the evening.
No! Beat-Herder is held on a working farm and this is at the specific request of the landowner.
Anyone bringing a dog or other pet (guide dogs or other assistance dogs excepted) to the site will be refused admission and asked to leave.
The Fancy Dress theme for The Beat-Herder Festival 2018 will be revealed very soon!
You must get yourself back on line and order yourself one!
Car passes and live in vehicle passes will be more than double the price on site and buying them there will require extra queueing!
Due to a recent spate of devastating carbon monoxide poisonings in tents around the UK, we have now a complete ban on gas bottles being used inside any tents. This applies for both heating or cooking.
Please ensure all cooking is done in a well ventilated porch or gazebo or, better still, completely outside your tent.
A much safer solution to the problem of keeping warm at night would be a decent thick duvet or sleeping bag and a roll mat. These options are often cheaper than buying a gas heater and are definitely safer and permitted at the festival.
Adult tickets for 2018 start at £110 plus booking fee.
Tickets are priced in tiers from 1 - 4, all of which are exactly the same with the same entitlements, the only difference is the price. Further information about ticket prices and availability can be found here.
We encourage you to get your tickets early to avoid paying the higher prices, or if you're feeling flush and would prefer someone on skimpier means to get hold of a cheaper ticket, maybe plump straight for a higher tiered ticket.
The price of all Adult Tickets this year is inclusive of a £5 refundable litter bond. More information on this is available here.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday 28th September 2017 and can be purchased here!
Tickets are posted out in batches and these could be processed several weeks apart. If you feel like you've been waiting for ages, give Ticketline a call on 0844 888 4420 and they should be able to help you further.
Yes, but we call them a Youth Ticket (age 13-17), Child Ticket (2-12) and an Infant Ticket (under 2).
Anyone under the age of 18 will only be allowed entry to the festival with a 'Responsible Adult' (who has to be over the age of 25 and who can accompany up to a MAXIMUM of two under 18s).
To ensure compliance with our Child Protection Policy, there are some terms and conditions associated with buying Youth Tickets. Points 2 to 9 of the terms and conditions can be viewed here.
This fee covers the payment fees, order processing and ticket printing. We negotiate ferociously to ensure these are as low as possible.
Beat-Herder relies on early ticket sales to bring in money to begin booking acts and artists and paying the deposits on the festival infrastructure. The lower priced tiers are there as an incentive to buy your ticket early. We don't offer the deposit scheme or payment plan on these tiers as they don't bring in the early cash we need to organise the event.
Don't forget Beat-Herder is a small and independent event, we don't have any financial backers and rely on ticket sales to make the event what it is.
Yes you can.
Tickets are available from the following outlets;
Crash Records - Leeds - 0113 243 6743
Jumbo Records - Leeds - 0113 2455570
Eastern Bloc Records - Manchester - 0161 228 6555
Piccadilly Records - Manchester - 0161 839 8008
Vinyl Eddie - York - 07975 899839
The Disc - Bradford - 01274 394730
Astonishing Sounds - Burnley - 01282 455339
Townsend Music Ltd - Clitheroe - 01200 443092
Townsend Music Ltd - Blackburn - 01254 887005
Townsend Music Ltd - Chorley - 01257 264727
Action Records - Preston - 01772 258809
Replay - Kendal - 015396 34050
Sound It Out Records - Cleveland - 01642 860068
Vinyl Vintage Morecambe - 01524 874720
Electron Records - Burnley - 01282 428118
Vinyl Tap - Huddersfield - 01484 517720
3B Records - Liverpool - 0151 3537027
Beat-Herder has several well stocked bars selling everything you'd expect. There's also an underground vodka bar, a couple of cocktail venues, a prosecco bar and even a shack dedicated to Absinthe, so most angles are covered. Prices, where possible, will be no more than in your local.
Loads of food.
Expect a decent array of different food vendors, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements.
We offer all our traders fair pitch prices with an understanding that this fairness is passed on to the customer.
We'd advise you time this so you're avoiding unnecessary queues, Friday afternoon or evening would be a nightmare, Saturday and Sunday are quieter!
Each year we make considerable improvements to site access for all. We have full disabled facilities in the campsite and the main arena. Any specific cases should email email@example.com where we will deal with you individually.
Here are a few number to get you started.
Minibuses and coaches 01254 672338
Clitheroe Taxis 01200 444444
Burnley Taxis 01282 777247
Accrington Taxis 01254 388888
The festival site will be open from 9.00am on Friday 13th July 2018.
The arena and entertainment starts at 4.00pm, giving you plenty of time to make camp beforehand.
Facebook is the best place to request or offer lifts.
Try BB7 4LH. It's the other side of the road but the nearest you will get.
We are afraid not, the camp-site opens at 9am on the Friday. We will be running around like headless chickens, getting everything ready for you, on the Thursday. Also insurance, security & licence are issues which will not allow. Sorry.
There is a regular bus service that passes the festival gates, the X80. This runs along the A59 from Preston in the West to Skipton out East. More info and timestables in the links below:
Yes. It costs only £12 for the weekend.
Bring a car full of folk and it'll only be a couple of quid each, plus you can share the fuel costs, save the environment, and wear a rightfully smug grin as you arrive.
We try to encourage those who prefer things a bit quieter to head towards the furthest fields. These areas generally have a bit more room too as they require a bit more effort to get there. (it's not miles away though - maybe a few hundred meters further).
Yes we do!
We have teamed up with our close friend Mr (Tommy) Thompson. He's a local tent maker and is offering the use of his bell tents and yurts as boutique accommodation at the festival - sited in their own exclusive compound, accessed only by those with special wristbands. The area will have hot showers and flushing toilets. Prices vary - depending on size and requirements.
For more info, click here
You are not allowed to make your own fires in the camp-site (or anywhere else at the festival), but we do have a great big fire pit within a stone circle in the main arena.
Yep, although you'll need a specific pass, depending on what you're bringing. We have passes for campervans up to 6 meters long, passes for those over 6 meters long and passes for cars towing caravans. You can get the pass that you need when you buy your tickets.
You are allowed one tent or awning per live-in vehicle pass you have paid for, but only if it is totally necessary for children.
The tent/awning must arrive with the live-in vehicle, not in a separate vehicle. Please be aware that space is very tight.
We have separate car park and camping fields. You'll have to carry your stuff from one to the other. Don't worry though, these are not far apart.
The live-in vehicle area at Beat-Herder is just for 'proper' campervans and caravans.
We are sorry but we just don't have the space for cars and work vans and the extra congestion results in big delays getting off site on Monday morning.
Please don't spend the extra money on a live-In vehicle pass if you don't meet the criteria, as you will not be allowed within the specified area and you won't be able to set up camp in the car park either.
Yes, but we will need to issue this through prior arrangement based on your eligibility. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We request that you leave it no later than the end of May to get in touch. We'll also do our best to arrange any special requirements.
As always, there will be disabled toilets in the main arena and camping areas. We have a separate camping area with a charging tent for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. This area is close to the arena entrance and will be for both tents and campervans, users can have their cars close by. If you would like to use this area, or have any other requirements, please get in touch with email@example.com before the end of May.
Only if we have tickets left.
Beat-Herder has sold out in advance for the last twelve years, so this unlikely.
Make sure you don't miss out and get your tickets here!
There will be cash machines on site this year so there is no need to bring lots of cash to the festival. There will be a small charge for this service.
Yes, yes and yes.
Event Locker Solutions will be providing a fancy locker service this year. Availability is limited but places can be secured, in advance, when buying your tickets.
Please remember that valuables are best left at home but kept on your person or in a locker, if completely essential to bring with you.
Yep. There are a few options, including 'the more fun showers' (cold) and some primo hot showers, which are cleaned between uses (there's a small charge for these).
Why of course.
Saturday Night is fancy dress night (but you can dress fancy all weekend if you're feelin' it)!
The Fancy Dress theme for The Beat-Herder Festival 2018 will be revealed very soon!
The main stage performances finish at around midnight on Friday and Saturday, with the other areas/venues winding down between 3 and 4 in the morning.
On Sunday night all areas wind down for midnight.
Please see the get involved section of this website.
Every year we offer slots to unsigned and unknown acts. If you're interested in performing, we ask that you use our online application - rather than emailing in. We receive thousands of email requests every year and often they get lost in our inbox.
Please see the get involved section of this website for information about applying to trade at the festival..
You can bring as much alcohol as you like into the camping areas.
Alcohol brought from the campsite/live-in vehicle and boutique camping areas into the main arena will be limited to 2 cans or a reasonable equivalent in other vessels.
We currently don't restrict the amount of trips you make back and forth with alcohol, but please don't forget, Beat-Herder is self funded and bar sales contribute hugely to the continuation of the event. Our prices are reasonable - no more than in your local pub. Oh, and our drinks are served cold, not like your tent-warmed four pack!
Glass is NOT ALLOWED in the main arena (we'd prefer it if you didn't bring it into the camping areas either, if possible please).
In an effort to improve on the state of the campsites after the festival, this year we have introduced a £5 refundable litter bond. This £5 is added to the price of all adult tickets at the point of sale and will be refunded at the festival when the ticket holder presents a full bag of rubbish at one of the litter bond stations. These will be located in both the campsite and the campervan fields. A special wristband will be provided upon arrival at the festival, this will ensure only one refund per ticket holder.
Bin bags will be available free of charge at the festival. This waste will go through an off site recycling facility, so waste can be mixed.