Festival: BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL
Dates: 16 – 18 AUGUST 2013
PRIMAL SCREAM, OCEAN COLOUR SCENE, LEVELLERS, SINEAD O’CONNOR,
Influential Scottish rock band Primal Scream, Britpop veterans Ocean Colour Scene and festival founders Levellers will headline the main stage at Beautiful Days 2013 in Devon.
They will be joined on the main stage bill by Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor, hip hop legends Arrested Development, Irish rockabilly revivalist Imelda May, English rock band Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, festival favourites The Wonder Stuff, French ska and reggae ensemble Babylon Circus, Jamaican ska legends The Skatalites, 2 Tone ska band The Selecter, gypsy/dubstep/swing group Molotov Jukebox, plus alt rock 5 piece Brother & Bones and French ska outfit Skamanians.
Headliners in The Big Top includeEnglish folk/rock singer, songwriter and guitarist Roy Harper and Irish folk legends Clannad who are joined on the bill by traditional folk music duo Spiers & Boden, acoustic trio of sisters The Staves, 11 piece Scottish folk super group Treacherous Orchestra, Irish singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey, solo singer-songwriter Viv Albertine formerly of The Slits, Irish folk musician and accordion player Sharon Shannon, festival stalwarts Headmix Collective and jazz-folk group Sheelanagig.
Also playing in The Big Top are acoustic singer-songwriter Gaz Brookfield, German folk rock band The Emily Brothers, award-winning stomp band from Orkney The Chair, Irish folk singer Heidi Talbot, alt-folk band Moulettes, Sam Lee and the unique ensemble that are The Fabulous Good Time Party Boys. The first acts announced for The Little Big Top are Andy C and Banco De Gaia.
The last remaining acts for the two main stages will be announced over the coming months and full line-ups for The Little Big Top, The Bimble Inn, The Band Stand and The Theatre Tent. The festival’s Sunday Theme has not been announced yet. New and unsigned acts and bands can apply now to play at the festival by submitting details here www.beautifuldays.org/artistsubmissions/. Applications for traders and caterers are also open now and you can get application forms by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beautiful Days is a family music festival which takes place at Escot Park in Devon with six stages, site art, a huge children’s area in the centre of the festival, comedy, theatre, family camping, licensed real ale bars from Otter Brewery & carefully selected food and craft stalls. The festival has no corporate sponsorship or branding and does not advertise.
Tickets are on sale now and all prices have been held from last year. Adult Weekend Camping Tickets are £120, 10 to Under 16’s Weekend Camping Tickets £60, 5 to Under 10’s Weekend Camping Tickets £30, Under 5’s Weekend Camping Tickets £5, Car routing/parking tickets £15 and Campervan tickets £40. All tickets are subject to booking fee. There are no day tickets available. Weekend Camping Tickets allow access from Thursday at 2pm and allow the holder to camp on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. All tickets are available to buy from www.beautifuldays.org/tickets
FULL LIST OF ACTS ANNOUNCED SO FAR
Primal Scream | Ocean Colour Scene | Levellers | Sinead O’Connor | Arrested Development | Roy Harper | Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel | Imelda May | The Selecter | The Skatalites | The Wonder Stuff | Clannad | Babylon Circus | Spiers & Boden | The Staves | Treacherous Orchestra | Damien Dempsey | Viv Albertine | Molotov Jukebox | Brother & Bones | Andy C | Banco De Gaia | Skamanians | Sharon Shannon | Headmix Collective | The Chair | Sheelanagig | Gaz Brookfield | The Emily Brothers | Heidi Talbot | Moulettes | Sam Lee | The Fabulous Good Time Party Boys