Valley ready for the Beat

Slamboree at Beat Herder

Slamboree at Beat Herder

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Beat-Herder festival’s ninth edition sells out – with Boney M and Badley Drawn Boy on the line up

Lancashire’s best festival is sold out – with three weeks before the Ribble Valley is transformed.

Beat-Herder lays on what can be described as crafted madness – 15 unique stages including the oriental mystery of The Fortress, the heady atmosphere of The Woods, the Trailer Trash Big Top, the cosy Snug and an incredible, authentic Working Men’s Club – “step inside, you could literally be in Todmorden in 1971”.

Festival co-founder Nick Chambers said: “Last year was amazing, the thing with Beat-Herder is that people want to come back again and again.

“It looks like everyone is bringing more friends to enjoy the party.

“The attention to detail and the creations we have are ridiculous and they really make it special.

“For the soundtrack we’ve put together a great bill and such a diverse array of acts. From legends to loons we’ve got the lot!

“I reckon if anyone has been lucky enough to get hold of a ticket this year they’ll be talking about it for years to come.”

The line-up includes: Happy Mondays, Eats Everything, Badly Drawn Boy, Jagwar Ma, The Orb, James Lavelle, Howard Marks, Boney M., Vitalic, Hot Since 82, The 2 Bears, The Sunshine Underground, Gramatik, Justin Robertson, Mr. Scruff, Dub Pistols, Klangkarussell, Macka. B, Greg Wilson, Koan Sound, Bipolar Sunshine, DJ Format, The Utah Saints, Riva Starr, Wolf Alice, Ibibio Sound Machine and Goldie Looking Chain.

The ninth event is held on July 18 -20 in the shadow of Pendle Hill.