The Beat-Herder Festival

3 more days of beats and barminess

Dates T.B.C. The Ribble Valley, Lancashire.

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The Beat-Herder Stage

The Beat-Herder Stage

The Beat-Herder Stage will provide a variety of musical delights for your eyes and ears. This stage will showcase a range of live dance acts and quality music from the local area. The list will be updated as the festival approaches. Find out more

The Fortress

The Fortress

The main new feature of last years festival was the Fortress, a gigantic, home-made corrugated steel castle with fire-toting ramparts and a huge courtyard for raving. Find out more

The Ring

The Ring

The Ring is a homage to the legend of John Pratt – a local man said to be over 8ft tall and reputedly with the strength of ten men. The story suggests that John Pratt built a ring in the area with his own bare hands and used earth from Pendle… Find out more

Smoky Tentacles Shisha Lounge

Smoky Tentacles Shisha Lounge

This is the place where all the scattered pieces come back together... fractal smoke coils twist your tastebuds in the Smoky Tentacles: Embracing the less frantic spoils of the spectrum and featuring the finest acoustic acts, dubbed out… Find out more

Stumblefunk

Stumblefunk

Never ones to be scared of difficult grass stains on their whites, Manchester’s loveable Stumblefunk Soundsystem return once again with another broadside of aggressive inline fluff. Find out more

The Snug

The Snug

As a great man once nearly said, the Snug should be as safe, warm and comforting as a favourite pair of slippers. From the Snug comes the hum of excited voices, for it is here - around the glowing embers of hope - that the voices of the soul… Find out more

Toil Trees

Toil Trees

The Woods are at the heart of and the physical center of Beat Herder – it’s where it all began and you’re sure of a big surprise. There’s nothing quite like dancing in the woods and when you see the hall of fame you know… Find out more

Maison D'etre

Maison D'etre

"The House Of Existence" is nestled in the new field and is home to a wealth of upcoming bands and unusual artistes that we have hand-picked from our travels of taverns, drinking holes and venues across the lands. Find out more

Trailer Trash

Trailer Trash

Beyond the fairground, under the big wheel, past the merry-go-round and after dodging the dodgems, you’ll find the Trailer Trash Big Top where musical treasure awaits. Hosted since 2006 by Beat Herdershire’s renegades… Find out more

The Perfumed Garden

The Perfumed Garden

A few years ago, a mysterious dome appeared on the skyline of BeatHerdershire. Nobody knew where it came from, but legends soon spread of strangely seductive music, of beautiful heavenly food, and of somewhere to sit down and have a brew.… Find out more

The Bushrocker HiFi

The Bushrocker  HiFi

The original and still the best reggae tent in the North West. Beat-Herders resident reggae sound system bringing the best in roots reggae from far and wide. This ever popular corner of the woods will feature bass and love throughout the… Find out more

Hotel California

Hotel California

Welcome to the Hotel California, such a lovely place, such a lovely face, plenty of room at the Hotel California, any time of year, you can find us here. Tie up your horses and head to the Hotel California for some way out west action… Find out more

Comedy in the Maison

This year a bigger and better comedy line up will take over the Maison D'etre on Sunday afternoon so come on down and get yourself settled in for some giggles! Find out more

Fat-Tank-Pop-Up

Fat Tank Studios and Moonshiner Records bring a travelling circus of London's most exciting new underground acts to Beat-Herder for two impromptu gigs. With a shared passion for supporting and nurturing musical talent, this… Find out more