20 June 2014

Badly Drawn Boy to Play Beat-Herder Festival 2014

Badly Drawn Boy Beat-Herder Festival

Badly Drawn Boy to Play Beat-Herder Festival 2014

With just over a month left until the party of the season and tickets in short supply Beat-Herder are still pulling out all the stops to deliver a world-class live bill with the announcement of Mancunian troubadour Badly Drawn Boy

The legendary singer songwriter will take the stage on Saturday afternoon in what promises to be a highlight of the festival. 

Said festival co-founder Nick Chambers: “It’s a coup to get Damon on the bill. We always thought he’d be perfect for the Saturday day slot - it’s going to be a real treat for all the Herders to kick back and enjoy a Badly Drawn Boy set!” 

Also freshly revealed for the main stage is the festival debut of La Rochelle Band – live incarnation of Austrian musician and producer Peter Cruseder. A UK festival exclusive the set promises to powerful, hypnotic and groovy. 

The legendary Lancastrian festival has a line-up already chock full of huge names including Happy Mondays, Eats Everything, Jagwar Ma, The Orb, James Lavelle, Howard Marks, Boney M., Vitalic, The Bloody Beetroots, Hot Since 82, The 2 Bears, The Sunshine Underground, Justin Robertson, Mr. Scruff, Dub Pistols, Klangkarussell, Nucleus Roots, Greg Wilson, Bipolar Sunshine, DJ Format, The Utah Saints, Riva Starr, Wolf Alice, Ibibio Sound System and Goldie Looking Chain. 

Beat-Herder is a a completely different festival experience to any other with Herders enjoying 15 unique, craftsman built stages including the mighty Beat Herder Stage, the oriental mystery of The Fortress, the heady atmosphere of The Woods, the Trailer Trash Big Top, the cosy Snug, the incredible, authentic Working Men’s Club (step inside, you could literally be in Todmorden in 1971) and much more beside. 

Over the year’s Beat-Herder has played host to some of the best-loved acts on the planet from global names to emerging talent, from Groove Armada to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to Leftfield to Jake Bugg and all points between.

Renowned as one of the best parties of the summer Beat-Herder is celebrating it’s ninth year this July (Fri 18 – Sun 20) in the beautiful setting of the Ribble Valley in the shadow of Pendle Hill.

The final wave of artists at Beat-Herder will be announced by the end of June. Herd ‘em up!!

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