What's on: Beat Herder Festival June 29 and July 1

SPECTACLE The Beat Herder festival this year stars Orbital and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

SPECTACLE The Beat Herder festival this year stars Orbital and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

First published in Ribble Valley entertainment previews Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

FESTIVAL-goers can look forward to a jam-packed lineup at this year’s Beat Herder Festival.

The event, in the countryside at Sawley, near Clitheroe, will be returning for its seventh year with several big names in music confirmed to perform over the weekend.

The headliners for 2012 are British electronic pioneers Orbital, who will be taking to the main stage on Saturday night as one only four UK festival appearances this year.

Others taking to the stages will be psychedelic rock and electronic rock band Death in Vegas, reggae and dub musician Lee ‘Scratch Perry and Stockport DJ Mr Scruff.

The festival is known for its live music and locally sourced food and drink and for the first time, boutique camping, flushing toilets and hot showers will be available this year.

The Beat Herder Festival was started in 2006 by six men who wanted a different kind of festival without huge crowds and similar headliners every year.

The festival has grown year-on-year, but the organisers have tried to keep a friendly atmosphere.

Jamie Foxon, founder of the Beat Herder Festival, said: “Beat-Herder is our little baby and it is something we are very proud of.

“This year’s line up is shaping up to be one of the most unique and interesting ones yet.

“What better place to perform than in the shadows of the great Pendle Hill, in the Ribble Valley.

“Whilst people flock from around the country to attend Beat Herder the majority of folk come from East Lancashire.

This year’s festival takes place between 29 June and 1 July.

Early bird tickets sold out for the event in a matter of minutes but full price tickets, £100, are still avail-able fromhttp://tickets.beatherder.co.uk

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