Beat-Herder, the weirdest, wildest and most wonderful party in the UK festival calendar, announces more big names for 2018. Running from July 13th – 15th, Beat-Herder will once again transform Lancashire’s Ribble Valley into a technicolour party and escapist’s utopia, with an array of 20+ whimsical stages, world-class DJs and surprises aplenty.
Having recently announced a diverse mix of live acts and DJs such as Orbital, Soulwax, Django Django, David Rodigan (MBE), Congo Natty, Patrick Topping, Denis Sulta, Ben Sims, Artwork and Fisher for this year’s event, Beat-Herder can now announce details of the second wave of artists to be added to the bill.
DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH
DJ ZINC (& MC AD)
STEVE DAVIS & KAVUS TORABI
KEVIN ROWLAND (DEXYS) DJ SHOW
THIS IS ACID / KRYSKO B2B GREG LORD
DJ HIPHOPPAPOTAMUS SOUND SYSTEM / LOST COLOURS / PEZA
BLACK LACE / CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES / SHODIGY
WHERE’S NORTH ? / CHARLA GREEN / DAVE HEATON / DJ JAKE DA LICK
MANSION OF SNAKES BROCKOUT / DJ FELINE & FRIENDS / ZAHRA O’SHEA / ICHI RIVER ROOTS / MOTORMOUF HEAVY LEMO / DIGITAL FOUNDATION FT TOM SPIRALS UNKNOWN ERA / GOT DAMN / VOJTA / EM MUSTO (UNKNOWN ERA) / OLIVIA FERN
IVAN CAMPO / MOBIUS LOOP / BIN BAG WISDOM / POCKET SIZE DAVE
FUSION BROTHERS / RYAN HARTLEY / CARLY G / THE RAZERBILLS
PETE FOXON’S SOUL TRAIN / BD3’S / EDDIE EARTHQUAKE & THE TREMORS FANDJANGO / ROCK BOTTOM RISERS / J BEAR & THE GIANTS / FOXES FAUX
SQUINTY MCQUINTY / MYSTI VALENTINE / ANDY PYETT / HEAVY MANOR
FRASER & BARRY JAZZ CLUB / EXE PROJECT / RED J / BOB SICKNESS
LINDSAY WALSH / PEACH / CHAPTER 4 / DUB SMUGGLERS
CHRIS HOLT & PAUL THORNTON / KARL ROSCOE / BODIE / 7” SAL & SON / SANSKRIT COMMANDS / SCREECH ROCK / REV SCHNIDER & THE BAND OF ANGELS
Leading the charge on the main stage are Morcheeba; the hypnotic 90s electronic outfit bring their blend of blissed out trip-hop to Beat-Herder for the first time. Joining them are celebrated Euro-Caribbean vocal group Boney M. The charismatic hit-makers will bring the psychedelic disco era to the main stage on Saturday.
Headlining the Toil Trees on Saturday night is one of the biggest tastemakers of the electronic music generation, BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong. Spanning a two decade long career, this icon of dance music will bring an experienced presence to the Toil Trees stage, the beating heart of the festival. He’ll be performing alongside a host of up & coming talent, including previously announced OC & Verde, one of his ‘New Names for 2018’, illustrating the stage’s celebration for both new talent and iconic stalwarts in equal measure.
Also confirmed is legendary house selector, producer, and Outcross Records label boss, Miguel Campbell, and closing Saturday night is Josh Butler, the Leeds DJ and producer who champions deep house, but whose influences mix a broad range of genres, from ambient to hard house.
Six time world snooker champion Steve Davis and multi-instrumentalist and composer Kavus Torabi have been announced as the Trash Manor’s Saturday night headline – Beat-Herder’s courtyard of chaos, where punk and house converse amiably with reggae, hip-hop and techno. The duo will be spinning a b2b set comprising techno, psyche rock, and everything in between. Joining Greg Wilson at Trash Manor is ‘Credit to the Edit’ King, PEZA, who has had his ‘re-edits’ supported by everyone from Andrew Weatherall to Horse Meat Disco.
Joining already announced names Utah Saints, Jamz Supanova and Redlight in Beat-Herder’s sacred arena The Ring, is DJ Zinc. Known for his blistering drum & bass sets, DJ Zinc will headline Friday night, alongside party master A.Skillz, the Jam City boss will bring his dose of funk to proceedings. Whilst on Saturday night, the Derby-based trio Drumsound & Bassline Smith bring their self-professed ‘body slamming’ high energy to this spiritual stage where all genres converge.
All three headliners are now announced for The Perfumed Garden starting with the mythical, experimental band Gong who will take to the stage on Friday night. Following on Saturday night is MoodyManc, the DJ will dish out unearthly house music delights at this domed stage which brings music, food and drink under one roof from morning through night. DJ Hiphoppapotamus brings his celebrated sound-system to the Garden for Sunday night’s headline slot, spinning a mix of afro and caribbean styles mixed with house, breaks and hip-hop.