Beat-Herder soo



It’s that time of year again and me and mine are at Beat-Herder every year this unique pulsating oddity seems to grow be it in stages, acts or attendees it is quite simply on the up.

This year boasts an embarrassment of riches be it on the in the Parish Church we have the likes of The Dirty Tactics, Razzorrawks, Music Producer Dirty Freud and Basement Jaxx, Erol Alkan, I must stop now as i’m gushing!

Then we come to the likes of Leftfield who have been making waves for years and the new album was off the chain just was the UK tour which sold out at many venues across our fair British Isles.




The thing that sets Beat-Herder a part besides it’s lancashire location, but at this festival there is a real sense of community everyone going has the same goal, the music. This is for the party makers, the soul lovers the curious the shameless ones.

Many have suggested each year the acts and stages have got stronger and this year is now different there is a lot of anticipation this year and you can really feel the exciting is bubbling over, those lucky enough to have a ticket will know the feeling i’m talking about and those who have been blessed enough for camping tickets, well I salute you, this is going to be the party of all parties. I hope you are ready.

Words by Danni Skerritt


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