Beacons Festival 2013
Like a see-saw sat bang in the middle of the line of tempo is Beacons Festival. Set in Skipton, the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in the UK, there will be far more than tea-drinking going on this August. A perfectly balanced line up of indie and electronic, ambient and upbeat, with a stack load of cultural stuff too.
With Beacons’ now its second year, the weekend of August 16 – 18 sees crowd numbers rise from 7 to 10,000 and it plays host to close to 100 acts across 8 stages. At just £99.50 a ticket this charming boutique festival is not only affordable, but desirable too: Red Bull Music Academy, Resident Advisor and You Need To Hear This, have helped curate a stonking good line up catering for the needs of the most musically astute.
Arrive on Thursday night and you’ll be at the mercy of a bunch of comedians whose aim is to set the tone of the weekend, and set your mood to silly.
Start Friday with yoga, taste some whiskey straight after (this festi is about balance, remember!?) and soak up the sounds of Dan Croll, Ghost Poet and Throwing Snow.
Saturday sees Local Natives headline, and the much blogged/hyped/adored Bondax play late into the night.
Django Django and SBTRKT are the big names on Sunday, but there’s shit loads more you don’t want to miss.
We’ll be heading up north for this one – it’s only a 3 hour train journey from London, which means plenty of
tea beer drinking on the way!