Beacons Festival 2012

The cutting-edge Beacons Festival, a family friendly weekend, takes place from Friday 17th until Sunday 19th August 2012 at the delightful Funkirk Estate, Carleton, Near Skipton, in North Yorkshire. Proudly non-corporate and unsponsored, this independent small festival, set in an idyllic hillside in the countryside between Leeds and Bradford, show-cases some of the brightest and freshest acts from Yorkshire, the North and beyond-  in six marquees.

The festival also offers a cinema programme, children’s entertainment, spoken word, theatre and more. The festival also offers easy access by rail …

The first instalment of the sizzling exciting line-up has already been revealed, with more huge acts likely to be announced within the next few weeks. Beacons will host Rodney Smith, aka Roots Manuva, this year. After the release of last year’s ‘4everrevolution‘- his most powerful product since’ Run Come Save Me ‘- the UK hip-hop legend will bring his innovative sound to the Yorkshire crowds this year.

Other artists announced so far include:

Hip Hop doctor and experimental fusionista GhostPoet

Montreal based entertainer, chipped-to-the-max Lunice

Jet-jamming hypersoul spacer Star Slinger

Frantic Wymeswold indie-pop climbers the Wave Pictures

Funky is ‘not techno-trance’ Manchester mad MusicMan XXXY

Tender-goth sounding electropop duo Au Palais

Off-kilter electronic beat glitterballs D/R/U/G/S

Fuzzy, grungy Brighton based lo-fi spectacle Gross Magic

Leeds five-piece shoe-gazing cassette-tape freaksters the Hookworms

Check the full line-up RIGHT NOW on the facebook site at www.facebook.com/beaconsfestival

ROOTS MANUVA / JUNIOR BOYS / GHOSTPOET / ERRORS / FACTORY FLOOR / PEARSON SOUND / CASS MCCOMBS / WILLY MASON / D/R/U/G/S / PEAKING LIGHTS / XXXY / STAR SLINGER / SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA / BOK BOK / 2:54 / JAM CITY / KING KRULE / MAZES / STILL CORNERS / STAY+ / GROSS MAGIC / BOS ANGELES /GRASS HOUSE

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