Music festivals don’t always have to be huge, sprawling affairs that require the navigational knowledge of a London cabbie and pockets as deep as the hole they made with the strange machine in The Core…in fact they can be better if they’re not. Set to grace the scenic Funkirk Estate in the Yorkshire Dales for the second time, Beacons is a boutique festival with a major line-up and a ticket price that won’t have you scrabbling for floor pennies in Tesco.
Organised by some clued up folks who have been putting on nights around t’North for a fair while, Beacons offers a selection of the finest electronic, indie and folk music (with a dash of everything else too, let’s not pigeon hole this thing). Among the plethora of confirmed acts so far are Wild Beasts, Roots Manuva, Patrick Wolf, Ghostpoet, Pearson Sound, Star Slinger, xxxy and a fair few others, with many more still to be announced. It’s not just music either and the presence of comedy, roaming performance acts, art installations and interactive workshops will ensure a diverse range of charming distractions.
Have a peek at the promo video below and if you’re up for a scroll, I’ve attached a picture of the full line-up further down because the list is too long to type and the poster itself is rather beautiful.
Taking place at the Funkirk Estate in Skipton, North Yorkshire, Beacons 2012 runs from 17th-19th August. Weekend tickets start at just £74.50 or £69.50 if you’re an NUS cardholder and if you’re under 12, then you can get in for bloody free. Head of the official site for more info.