Beacons Festival: Heslaker Farm, Skipton, 16th-18th August

The rapidly expanding Beacons festival is back with an even bigger line-up than the previous years. Their reputation for being a cultured event for true music and art fans with a friendly atmosphere grows each year. Everyone is catered for with an eclectic mix of well-known credible indie bands, relatively unknown, but promising, emerging talent and an impressive line-up of DJ’s.

Beacons includes some impressive well-known acts such as Ghostpoet, Django Django, Moon Duo and Temples, but they also pride themselves one backing local talent. There will be loads of local artists on display but Sky Larkin, Bonobo, Hookworm, Nope and Menace Beach in particular will be worth checking out.

It is set to be four days of quality entertainment in the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire Dales with plenty of exciting acts and lots of discoveries to be made.

Location: Heslaker Farm, Skipton

How to get to the site: Car, bus, train or taxi.

Beer Prices/ Selection: There’s a selection of real ales to the usual range of beers and spirits. There’s also a whisky lounge for the more discerning festival goer too.

Campsite: There are a number of campsites from family and quiet zones, to clamping to the usual pitch and play areas.

Clientèle: A mix of families, musos and those who just love a good festival.

Acts that have played before: Wild Beasts, Patrick Wolf and Maya Jane Coles.

Other stuff to do: From roaming performances, visual arts, thing to make and do and things for the little ones there’s plenty to see and do alongside the music.

Ticket Prices: An adult weekend ticket costs £99.50 +booking fee so it’s not one to break the bank.

Security Staff: Helpful and at ease.

Toilets: Clean and regularly cleaned.

Summary: Beacons is only in it’s second year and after last years reviews it’s proving to be one of those small festivals that will please everyone from the festival newbie to those stalwarts. Mixing music and arts there’s something for everyone. For more information check the Beacons website.


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