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Beat-Herder Festival 2017 – Nextfest Preview

Quite possibly the best festival in the North West, Beat-Herder, brings its own brand of mayhem to the picturesque Ribble Valley this weekend, for three days of fun and frolics in the stunning Lancashire countryside.

The event has an all-star line-up ready to bring attendees to their knees, with some of the most amazing production going. With interesting venues dotted around the site (last year they built an entire village, complete with a church playing the most outrageous bassline house ever, in the forest).

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information head to our Beat-Herder Festival page.

This year, organisers have brought some truly outstanding artists to the event. One such artist is US hip-hop act, Kelis, who received critical acclaim when she released her 2003 album Tasty, which featured the track that brings all the boys to the yard, MilkshakeKelis has been producing hits for just under 20 years now, and she’ll be demonstrating exactly why she’s so popular at Beat-Herder this week.

Also playing are the magnificent Henge who will be wigging everyone out with their riotous brand of cosmic space dross (their words, not our’s). The band are incredibly entertaining and are well worth checking out, especially if you like to tune in and freak out.

Also on the list are Soma Records bosses, Slam. The label celebrates 25 years this year and what better way to do so than Glasgow’s finest purveyors of Scottish techno heading to Beat-Herder to pulverise punters with kicks, basslines, and other techno-based beeps and bloops.

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information head to our Beat-Herder Festival page.

If you’re on more of a ragga tip, then you wanna be checking out the one and only Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, who is one of the festival headliners. This is the man who, aside from putting out heaps of his own solo and collaborative projects, gave the world Bob Marley & The Wailers; pretty much the biggest reggae act on the planet. Really, you won’t get many chances to see this legend so make sure you go and watch him.

There are boatloads of other artists playing at the festival. We’ve got performances from Crystal FightersSleaford ModsFactory FloorSkreamJackmaster, and DJ Hype amongst many others, so get your dancing shoes on because this is gonna be a big one!!!

Photo: James Abbott-Donnelly

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information head to our Beat-Herder Festival page.

There are all the usual additional attractions to enjoy while you’re at the festival. They have a fireworks display to end on, and there will be loads of different fairground rides. There is a little stone circle to go and meditate in, to the vibrations of the rocks, and there will be workshops for you to enjoy as well, including drumming, massage, and yoga.

Just make sure you take some wellies and a waterproof jacket. This is in a valley, next to a load of hills (including Pendle Hill, so keep your eye out for witches), and in the rainy north west!!!

Beat-Herder takes place 14-16 July 2017 in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. For the full line-up, plus photos, videos and ticket information head to our Beat-Herder Festival page.

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