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The Beat-Herder Festival 2021

A summer festival in Lancashire that combines psychedelic rock and techno


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Beat-Herder is a music festival held every July in The Ribble Valley, Gisburn, Lancashire. The outdoor summer event features breakbeat, dub, reggae, techno, house, dubstep, folk, dance-punk, and electronic dance music. Fifteen stages offer diverse music acts featuring both well-known and novelty bands such as the Lancashire Hotpots and William Fairey Acid Brass.

The festival was started in 2006 as a small rave party organised by a group of friends with a witch tent, a naked sauna and a couple of hippy food stalls. But the event has evolved into a massive event for a wide audience with 14 bars, 40 stalls, and fairgrounds. Previous lineups included Chic, Jimmy Cliff and Bentley Rhythm Ace, Patrick Topping, CamelPhat, High Contrast, Ben Sims, Redlight, Bobby, Pete Tong, Orange, Denis Sulta, David Rodigan, Horse Meat Disco, Sam Divine, Monki, Congo Natty, DJ Zinc, Supernova, Dana, MC Unknown, Mella Dee, Erol Alkan, Krysko, DJ Format, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, James Ruskin, Jackmaster, Skream, Richy Ahmed, Hector, Max Cooper, Sonny Fodera, High Contrast, David Rodigan, Optimo, Romare, Milky Chance, Jon Hopkins, Shadow Child, Slam, Dj Hype, Perry, SOLARDO, Denis Sulta, Eli & Fur, MORRIS, Faithless, Krysko, Theo Kottis, Factory Floor, Hong, Greg Lord, Dub Pistols, Greg Wilson, Mr. Scruff, Leftwing & Kody, Altern 8, Chimpo, and more.

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