Preview: Beacons Festival

Beacons Festival returns to Yorkshire for a third time after its remarkable success in previous years. The music and arts festival has recently revealed its art and film schedule, and looks set on becoming their strongest event to date.

This year, the festival is introducing the Hunters Field, a new alternative arena that will offer heritage and acoustic acts on their new outdoor stage The Argyle. Other arenas include the Into the Woods tent that offers comfort for the festival field – beanbags, cushions and carpeted floors allow attendees to relax while enjoying documentary and film screenings, world music, food and even a morning yoga class. The Space Between area hosts a wide variety of quirks and imagination where one may never be sure of what they will find. The area will hold a series of literary and spoken word tents, art installations, midnight performances, crafts workshops and an Arts and Minds tent. Phew.

Also on offer will be the theatre tent, notorious for hosting the unexpected with an array of cabaret, dance and live art, before welcoming guest art-house DJs after 9pm. Roaming performances may also catch you off guard where ‘dry land synchronised swimmers’,  an ice-cream churning bicycle, and some Hooping Harlots among others will be on site daily.

All the arenas will be accompanied by several proverbial food pop-ups including Motherclucker’s Fried Chicken, Patty Smith’s Burgers and Mama’s Jerk Station. Milkshake wagons, coffee stops and of course alcoholic bars will also be available, and there will also be some independent and vintage clothes stalls.

The 4 day festival is packed with activities to do, and music will be on throughout the day and into the night. This year’s acts include Darkside, Daughter, Joy Orbison, Action Bronson and Jackmaster amongst many.  Don’t miss out!

The festival is on from Thursday 7th of August – Sunday 10th.  

For more information visit http://greetingsfrombeacons.com

Words: Kayla Joleen