Beat-Herder, the weirdest, wildest and most joyous party in the UK festival calendar, returns for 2023, running from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th July. Described as ‘the best party of the Summer’ (The Mirror) and ‘One of the best 100 events in the world’ (DJ Mag), Beat-Herder’s reputation precedes it as a haven of hedonistic joy. The legendary event boasts 20+ whimsical stages, world-class DJs, live acts and comedians, and surprises aplenty. Continuing its new four-day foray, Beat-Herder will throw open its doors on Thursday, 13th July, for an extra day of unbridled revelry, to those lucky enough to hold limited 4-day tickets.
Beat-Herder exists as it did when it started as a free DIY party in 1998: uncompromising, unwavering and distinguished by an overwhelming sense of community. Its reputation as one of the friendliest festivals can be attributed to its loyal followers, friends, and families, who create new memories in a bold and barmy atmosphere each summer. It’s no coincidence The Guardian described it as “a fan favourite in the strongest sense.”
After a heartbreaking two years away, Beat-Herder returned to welcome back its loyal family in 2022 with one of its best parties to date. Now in its sixteenth year and continuing to celebrate electronic music in its many forms, Beat-Herder is thrilled to announce who’ll be setting the party alight at its technicolour escapist bolthole in lovely Lancashire.
Music is just part of the experience at Beat-Herder. Entirely handmade from scratch, the stages stand out as something truly bespoke in the increasingly cookie-cutter festival landscape. That attention to detail creates an immersive world full of beguiling and intriguing creative concepts, winning ‘Unique Festival Arena’ at the 2019 AIF Festival Awards and the ‘Extra Festival Award’ at the UK Festival Awards for ‘attention to detail & creating unforgettable festival experiences’. Where else would challenge you to find the hidden, heated swimming pool (which won the ‘Unique Festival Feature’ award at the 2019 Skiddle Awards) or invite you to dance to drum and bass in a chapel? Unsurprisingly, The Guardian also named it one of the Best Festivals for its Lively Atmosphere in 2022.
If the beats and barminess get a little too much, guests can slow the pace by lounging by the huge fire in the stone circle, gazing at the woodland waterfall with a coffee, or partaking in some nostalgic entertainment at the site’s very own working men’s club. It’s unsurprising that Beat-Herder is quoted as a ‘favourite festival’ by so many. To experience Beat-Herder is to ride a rollercoaster like no other.
Three-day tier 3 tickets are available from £188.15 inc booking fee
Four-day tier 3 tickets are available now from £230.55 inc booking fee
Tickets can also be purchased via payment plans. Glamping options are also available.