Badly Drawn Boy on Lancashire festival line up

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Mancunian troubadour Badly Drawn Boy has been added to the Beat-Herder festival line up.

The singer songwriter will take the stage on Saturday afternoon in what promises to be a highlight of the Ribble Valley festival.

Nick Chambers said: “It’s a coup to get Damon on the bill.

“We have always thought that he would be just perfect for the Saturday afternoon slot.

“It’s going to be a real treat for all the Herders to kick back and enjoy a Badly Drawn Boy set.”

There will also be a UK festival exclusive with the hypnotic and groovy debut of La Rochelle Band – the live incarnation of Austrian musician and producer Peter Cruseder.

The line-up so far includes:

Happy Mondays, Eats Everything, Jagwar Ma, The Orb, James Lavelle, Howard Marks, Boney M, Vitalic, The Bloody Beetroots, Hot Since 82, The 2 Bears, The Sunshine Underground, Justin Robertson, Mr Scruff, Dub Pistols, Klangkarussell, Nucleus Roots, Greg Wilson, Bipolar Sunshine, DJ Format, The Utah Saints, Riva Starr, Wolf Alice and Welsh rap stars Goldie Lookin’ Chain.

Beat-Herder will celebrate its ninth birthday this July (Fri 18-Sun 20) in the beautiful setting of the Ribble Valley in the shadow of Pendle Hill.

The final wave of artists at Beat-Herder will be announced by the end of this month.