Festival: BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL
Dates: 21 - 23 AUGUST 2015
Venue: ESCOT PARK, DEVON
BEAUTIFUL DAYS 2015 ANNOUNCE DROPKICK MURPHYS, HAPPY MONDAYS, LEVELLERS, GOGOL BORDELLO, IDLEWILD, FREEBORN JOHN, JACK SAVORETTI, WILKO JOHNSON, RICH HALL'S HOEDOWN, THE UKELELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN, KATZENJAMMER, HOFFMAESTRO, EDDI READER, THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS, 'THIS GARDEN'THEME and MORE...
Headlining Beautiful Days 2015 are Boston celtic-punk powerhouse Dropkick Murphys playing their only UK festival date this year, plus seminal Manchester legends Happy Mondayscelebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1990 record 'Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches' and festival founders Levellers who will close the show on the Sunday night. They will be joined on the main stage bill over the weekend by festival favourites and gypsy-punk troupe Gogol Bordello, plus Scottish indie rock bandIdlewild, the global rhythms of The Dhol Foundation, all-girlNorweigan multi-instrumentalists Katzenjammer, Swedish ska-punk outfit Hoffmaestro, folk pop duo Hudson Taylor, audio-visual dance collective Slamboree and the folk hip-hop collectiveCoco and the Butterfields. The festival also welcomes back 2-Tone veterans The Beat, plus Dizraeli & The Small Gods, Californian ska-punk band Mad Caddies, Australian multi-instrumentalist Kim Churchill, psych-rock quartet Syd Arthur, reggae-dub band The Skints, Birth of Joy, The Sundowners andCC Smugglers.
Headlining on the festival's Big Top stage are former Dr Feelgoodguitarist and Blockhead Wilko Johnson, plus the irresistible entertainment juggernaut that is The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and an exclusive performance 10 years on from its premiere at Beautiful Days 2005 of the musical story of John Lilburne - Rev Hammer's Freeborn John featuring Maddy Prior, Kathryn Roberts, Sean Lakeman, Rory McLeod, Phil Johnstone and members of the Levellers. Also appearing on The Big Top stage are Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader, plus a mash-up of music and comedy with Rich Hall's Hoedown, thespellbinding dreadlocked Irishman Duke Special, the critically acclaimed up and coming Jack Savoretti, high octane Celtic dance sensation Peatbog Faeries and alt-folk band The Moulettes. They are joined on The Big Top bill by Rory McLeod,plus the unique and joyful Keston Cobblers Club, skiffle favourites Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs, folk duo Philip Henry & Hannah Martin, solo acoustic musician Gaz Brookfield, British blues/grunge band Kill It Kid, She Makes War, Levellers Acoustic and a screening of 'A Curious Life' - a film about the Levellers rise to fame in the 1990s.
The Little Big Top will play host to Mistajam, The Mouse Outfit, Prince Fatty Soundsystem and Dub Colussus Soundsystem plusTC, Chris Tofu, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Backbeat Soundsystem, Mr Nice, Ben & Lex, Astralasia, Lewah, Insomniax, Lionstar, Catalyst, Solar Wolf, DJ Ambiessence,DJ Farmer, Old Man's Corner, N.U.M.B., Don Johnston,Sacred Geometry Band, DJ Shiny Beast, Glissando Guitar Orchestra, MCs Johnny G, Jay Tuns & Westman and the Silent Disco.
The festival's seated Theatre Tent welcomes the bizarre andsensational Circus of Horrors, plus L’Hotel performing 'CircoRum Ba Ba', the absurdly comic and acrobatic Une Femme Exposee performed by Abigail Collins, Just4Funk's breakingBBoys dance show and Boppin Bunnies' interactive music shows. Physical comedy theatre company Le Navet Bete return to perform 'Napoleon' and Entertainingly Different are back with their Rise n Shine workshops and Traditional Tales show.
The Sunday theme for 2015 is THIS GARDEN.......think flowers, hedgehogs, butterflies, trees, bumblebees, weeds, birds, gnomes....full outfits or accessories, its up to you. The site art and other elements of the festival will be influenced, as usual, by the theme.
Beautiful Days is a family music festival that has no corporate sponsorship or branding and does not advertise. The festival takes place at Escot Park in Devon with six stages, site art, a huge children’s area, comedy, theatre, family camping, licensed real ale bars from Otter Brewery & a great choice of food and craft stalls. The line-ups for the last two stages, TheBimble Inn and The Band Stand, will be announced in the coming months. TICKETS - Adult Weekend Camping Tickets are £135, 10 to Under 16’s Weekend Camping Tickets £65, 5 to Under 10’s Weekend Camping Tickets £35, 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. Tickets on sale now via www.beautifuldays.org/tickets
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BEAUTIFUL DAYS 2015
All acts announced today>>
MAIN STAGE - DROPKICK MURPHYS * HAPPY MONDAYS * LEVELLERS * GOGOL BORDELLO * IDLEWILD * THE DHOL FOUNDATION * KATZENJAMMER * HOFFMAESTRO * HUDSON TAYLOR * SLAMBOREE * COCO AND THE BUTTERFIELDS * THE BEAT * MAD CADDIES * DIZRAELI & THE SMALL GODS * SYD ARTHUR * KIM CHURCHILL * THE SKINTS * BIRTH OF JOY * THE SUNDOWNERS * CC SMUGGLERS
THE BIG TOP - REV HAMMER'S FREEBORN JOHN LIVE (EXCLUSIVE) FEATURING MADDY PRIOR, KATHRYN ROBERTS, SEAN LAKEMAN, RORY MCLEOD, PHIL JOHNSTONE & THE LEVELLERS * WILKO JOHNSON * RICH HALL'S HOEDOWN * THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN * EDDI READER * JACK SAVORETTI * DUKE SPECIAL * PEATBOG FAERIES * THE MOULETTES * RORY MCLEOD * KESTON COBBLERS CLUB * HOBO JONES & THE JUNKYARD DOGS * PHILIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN * GAZ BROOKFIELD * KILL IT KID * SHE MAKES WAR * A CURIOUS LIFE FILM (15) * LEVELLERS ACOUSTIC
THE LITTLE BIG TOP - MISTAJAM * THE MOUSE OUTFIT * TC * PRINCE FATTY SOUNDSYSTEM * DUB COLOSSUS SOUNDSYSTEM * CHRIS TOFU * DUTTY MOONSHINE BIG BAND * BACKBEAT SOUNDSYSTEM * BEN & LEX * ASTRALASIA * LEWAH * INSOMNIAX * LIONSTAR * CATALYST * SOLAR WOLF * DJ AMBIESSENCE * DJ FARMER * OLD MAN'S CORNER * N.U.M.B. * DON JOHNSTON * MR NICE * SACRED GEOMETRY BAND * DJ SHINY BEAST * GLISSANDO GUITAR ORCHESTRA * MCS JOHNNY G, JAY TUNS & WESTMAN * SILENT DISCO
THE THEATRE TENT - THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS * ABIGAIL COLLINS (UNE FEMME EXPOSEE) * L’HOTEL (CIRCO RUM BABA) * JUST4FUNK (B-BOYS DANCE SHOW) * BOPPIN BUNNIES(INTERACTIVE MUSIC) * LE NAVET BETE (NAPOLEON) *ENTERTAININGLY DIFFERENT (RISE N SHINE & TRADITIONAL TALES)
THE SUNDAY THEME is THIS GARDEN.......think flowers, hedgehogs, butterflies, trees, bumblebees, weeds, birds, gnomes....full outfits or accessories - it's up to you!
THE BAND STAND & THE BIMBLE INN - still to be announced.