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Countdown is on to Beacons Festival at Carleton
12:00pm Saturday 10th August 2013 in News
The final countdown is on to this year’s Beacons Festival.
Held on the Funkirk Estate, Carleton, the event runs over four days, starting with a comedy night next Thursday, August 15.
“It is an affordable festival brought to you by a collective of tastemakers who, for years, have been bringing the best music to reputable northern venues,” said a festival spokesman.
“Beacons will bring together the cream of the finest club nights and gig venues for one weekend in Yorkshire.”
More than 75 acts will perform during the festival and the Friday night headliner will be Bonobo – Leeds-born Simon Green – who will bring his electronic wizardry to the main stage. Ghostpoet, who was a highlight of last year’s sellout festival, will also play on the Friday.
Latest acts to be confirmed are Danny Brown, SBTRKT (DJ), Gold Panda, Wire, James Holden, T Williams, Throwing Snow, Findlay, Eagulls and Sky Larkin.
Friday’s fancy dress theme is Frontiers of The Future.
“With just a week to go we are now on site, building the second-ever Beacons Festival,” said festival booker Ash Kollakowski. “We have bigger tents, better facilities and improved areas. We have lots of new attractions planned and are anticipating another sellout, so don’t leave it too late if you are planning on buying a ticket.”
In addition to the main stage, “guerilla theatrics” will unfold across the site and festival favourites The Impossible Lecture will be back for their 72-hour lecture of endurance.
The Garden Shed Stage will host impromptu events and an interactive light and sound installation is promised.
The spoken word and film tent, Into The Woods, will run in conjunction with Sheffield Docfest and Cine Yorkshire and The Ladybird Project will provide children’s entertainment For more information, visit greetingsfrombeacons.com
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