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Beat-Herder Festival

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Originating from free party roots, over its fourteenth-year history, Beat-Herder has become known as one of the last-remaining, independent bastions of electronic music, featuring drum & bass, psytrance, techno, and house music. Renowned for uniting disparate subcultures, this year’s line-up reads as a celebration of electronic music in its many forms.

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Featuring

Rudimental

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Hackney-based Drum'n'Bass quartet made up of musicians Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and Leon (DJ Locksmith), who navigate through genres effortlessly. Known for their collaborations, they first achieved a UK no.1 single in 2012 with 'Feel The Love' featuring guest vocalist John Newman, and the success story continued with number ones from 'Waiting All Night' featuring Ella Eyre and 'These Days' featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen.

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Groove Armada

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Celebrating 21 years in the business, Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, aka Groove Armada, have established themselves as one of the planet's best loved and biggest selling dance acts. As comfortable on the big stages as they are in sweat soaked basements, the boys cross genres and styles with ease. Blending big beat electronica, nu-funk and trip hop, they achieved chart success most notably with the single 'I See You Baby' and have released eight studio albums to date. Whether playing their own brand of smooth, funky, sunshine dance tracks (with a housey, trancey undercurrent) or DJing clubs and festivals across Europe, Groove Armada remain the Kings of the Ibiza chillout scene.

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Sister Sledge

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Sister Sledge, the original female pop act that paved the way for so many of today's girl band megastars, performing all their classic hits including We Are Family, Lost In Music and Frankie. Joni sadly passed away in March 2017, but Debbie and Kim announced they would carry on with pre arranged shows.

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Basement Jaxx (DJ Set)

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Electronic dance duo Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe have come a long way from the regular nights held in Brixton. The Glastonbury-headlining, three-million-album-selling, Brit and Grammy-winning maestros of global house and big beats continue to deliver.

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Hot 8 Brass Band

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An extraordinary, raw and funky brass band from the streets of New Orleans. The Hot 8 are famous for playing all day in the sun, then hopping to a club gig and playing through the night. But even more than their boundless energy, what makes them special are the sounds they coax from their well-loved, well-worn horns. Just listen to their recordings for a sampling of the rich harmonies and the magical, sweet tone that make it impossible to mistake this band for any other. "Marching music for modern times... incendiary" - The Guardian.

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The Sugarhill Gang

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Pioneering rap band whose 'Rappers Delight' was the first ever rap song to hit the top 40 charts. Two of the original members of this historic group, Wonder Mike (Michael Wright) and Master Gee (Guy O'Brien) had teamed up with Henry Jackson (aka Big Bank Hank) to become the now famous Sugarhill Gang. This is where rap music began...respect!

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DJ Melle Mel & Scorpio

DJ Melle Mel & Scorpio are members of legendary rap pioneers 'Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five'. Their 1982 classic 'The Message' helped to establish hip hop as a powerful tool for raising social consciousness and was placed at number 51 on the Rolling Stone's 500 greatest songs of all time. In 2004 the group became the first rap act to be nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Melle Mel also featured on the hits 'I Feel For You' (Chaka Khan) and 'White Lines'. The legends perform these classics and many others in a truly exciting live act.

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Dub Pistols

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Dub Pistols have done everything it's possible to do in a band and still want more. Fronted by infamous Londoner, Barry Ashworth, they have toured the world more times than most of us have changed channels, they have spent years breaking America down into tiny, eager pieces via extended jaunts with punk-rock roadshows, whilst remixing the likes of Moby, Korn, Limp Bizkit and a host of others along the way. Simply one of the best live bands in the UK.

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The Dutty Moonshine Big Band

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A 13 strong live act comprising an 8-piece brass section, live drums and piano, as well as the vocal talents of Hypeman Sage and Maria Laveau. A long term dream that has finally come to fruition, the Big Band oozes the smokey atmosphere of a 1930s Speakeasy, brought crashing into the 21st Century with an array of gritty synths and bass.

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Henge

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Offensive basslines, power-psych synth riffs and ten ton drum beats are what we've come to expect from London based Henge. Guaranteed to provide a cosmic, uplifting experience, Henge have built a reputation for wild live shows.

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Slamboree

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Slamboree is a live band with a Smörgåsbord of circus performers, daredevils and entertainers. They take each show as it comes, assembling a different crew from their collective for each show and every gig is very different to the last. Musically it fuses bass-driven beats with live guitars, percussion, loops, visuals, brass, pyrotechnics and performance. The genres bounce around breakbeat, dubstep, drum & bass, dub, techno and electro fused with balkan, folk, and 'gypsy' flavours - all original and all live. Within their short time on the road, they've been fortunate enough to perform their live shows at some amazing places such as Glastonbury Festival, Electric Picnic, Boomtown, Shambala, Beatherder, Kendal Calling and the River Thames in London.

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The Lancashire Hotpots

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Famous for their songs 'Chippy Tea', 'The Girl From Bargain Booze', 'Keys Wallet Phone' and many others, these St Helens lads mix classic folk music with genius Lancashire-tinged comedic lyrics, full of punderful words.

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Pink Floydian - Pink Floyd Experience

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A Pink floydian show is much more than a gig, it is a faithful recreation of Floyd at their finest. Comprising some of the North West's finest musicians, close your eyes and Pink Floydian will take you back. From the lush landscapes of Shine On You Crazy Diamond to the universally loved anthems Comfortably Numb and Wish You Were Here, Pink Floydian will guide you on a magical journey through the illustrious recording career of the world’s most successful progressive rock band.

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The Orange Circus Band

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The Orange Circus is an indie bluegrass band based in the UK, with roots in Virginia. Despite having a hand in traditional roots music, they produce a wholly unique, contemporary sound. They have played with artists such as Noah and The Whale’s Urby Whale, Michele Stodart of The Magic Numbers, The Grahams, and Born Crooked. They have guested at The 100 Club, and the world-famous Troubadour in London where Bob Dylan first performed when he came to London. Other faces of old include Charlie Watts, Sammy Davis Jnr and Jimi Hendrix. And more recently it has guested Adele, Ed Sheeran and Laura Marling. "I can't think of anyone else out there making music like them. If Jonathan Richman and The Velvet Underground joined forces and made a Bluegrass album..." – Rory Carlile, The Harrison “Theirs is a fresh, bright, exciting sound with energy and pizzaz aplenty” – Fatea Magazine “The Orange Circus Band is a band that fill my heart with joy and make me sing out loud. An amazing collective of musicians with an incredible collection of songs” – Jason Dorman, The Tubridge Wells Forum (UK’s best small music venue as voted by NME) www.facebook.com/theorangecircus

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John Haycock

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John takes his home made kora (21 string African Harp) and runs it through a series of electronic devices creating lush soundscapes and solid beats, overlays it with woodwind instruments, bridging the gap between ancient West African Folk melodies and modern electronica, visiting influences from hip-hop to house to dub along the way.

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Hannah Wants

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Miss Wants, notorious for her hard-hitting bass house style, is a self taught DJ from Birmingham. Over the past few years a new genre of house music has quickly risen to the forefront of the scene with Hannah securely taking the reigns as its leading lady. “Hannah Wants (aka Hannah Alicia Smith) is a star rapidly rising through the ranks not just in Birmingham but throughout the UK and beyond.” - Music Blog.

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Skream

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Croydon's wonderkid, the so-called ambassador of Dubstep. Skream, along with comrades such as Benga and the pioneering DJ Hatcha (Club Forward), created a new faze in dubstep and changed the landscape of urban music. Way before Grime existed, Skream was making his own brew of dubstep: dark. Get ready to meet the unique Skream, his sub-bass will blow you away.

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Sonny Fodera

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After debuting on Radio 1's Essential Mix, Sonny Fodera has staked his claim as one of the biggest stars of house music's modern revival, earning him a 2016 nomination in the Deep House category of the DJ Awards.

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Latmun

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Latmun (aka Nottingham's Joe Bradley) is a long-standing resident at Stealth, where he earned his chops as a DJ. This knowledge of what makes a straight up floor filler has filtered through into his productions.

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Michael Bibi

Michael Bibi has fast become an established member of the Underground Music scene. The London based new kid has honed is craft between countless hours in the DJ Booth and locking himself away in his South London studio curating the world wide recognised sound and brand that is SolidGrooves, Bibi is more than just your average Producer/DJ. Playing music, making music and a love for the party scene are the three sole things that motivate the SolidGrooves 'Head Honcho', he will not let anyone or anything come between him and making sure that his unique stamp is on every piece of music released and party put on under the brands name.

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Purple Disco Machine

Purple Disco Machine are the inventors of Deep Funk. Firing on all cylinders, there's no sign of the production line slowing down anytime soon.

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Bontan

North West UK-based Dj.

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Huxley

Born Michael Dodman, Huxley is a name you're sure to hear more and more of after firmly cementing his place in the UK house scene. Hard earned respect from your peers is a rare commodity but Huxley, aka Michael Dodman, has it in spades. Since his late teens he’s been producing, seeing initial underground success as a garage producer before his sound partly mutated towards a deeper, house-based sound in the past few years.

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Illyus & Barrientos

Illyus & Barrientos are the odd couple of Glaswegian dance music. Brought together by Glasgow Underground’s Kevin McKay, their disparate backgrounds (one was growing up in the local hip-hop scene while the other was still taking classical piano lessons) make them unlikely partners. Put them in a studio, though, and they have a knack for whipping up the kind of unashamedly big, floor-filling modern house tunes that have propelled them to somewhat dizzying levels of acclaim.

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La Fleur

Swedish DJ, producer based in Berlin and label manager for Power Plant Records.

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Mr Scruff

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Initially inspired by the 2 Tone sound, the now legendary Ninja Tune DJ, Mr Scruff is famed for his awesome hip-hop sound, his epic six-hour sets and his sense of the comic. His sets are a mixture of deck-related wizardry and animated tom-foolery and will leave even the most hardened of anti-dance music critics grinning and boogieing the night away.

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Prok & Fitch

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DJ duo who have mixed for the likes of Roger Sanchez on his Galaxy worldwide syndicated radio show.

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DJ Klose One

Dubstep, electro and Bashment DJ.

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James Holroyd

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A resident DJ at Basics in Leeds and co-founder of Bugged Out. He is an international funk and house DJ.

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Krysko

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The Red Light's resident DJ at Sankeys Soap.

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DJ Nicola Bear

A style icon behind the decks, recognised for her taste-making skills by contemporaries from Doorly to Toddla T. Remixes of Zebra Katz and The Milk demonstrate the skills that make her one of the UK’s brightest DJ talents.

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Tosh

DJ with a vast music knowledge.

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Chris Lorenzo

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Producer, remixer, DJ and Rinse FM host.

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The Stanton Warriors

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AKA Dom and Mark with a great mix of two-step and their own brand of breakbeat. Nominated for Best Compilation and Best Breakthrough DJs at the Musik Magazine Dance Awards.

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Billy Daniel Bunter

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Billy Daniel Bunter carved his way into underground dance music scene in the early 90s and was integral to the rise of hard house in the UK. His background in hardcore shaped his sets' development, pushing and twisting them into his trademark sound; trancecore. He plays regularly at house and trance events and continues to take his sound in interesting, innovative and new directions.

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DJ Paul Taylor

Paul got into DJing in the 70s, starting out in Angels in Burnley and making it his own in 1989, booking DJs such as Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong , Sasha, Tall Paul and Boy George. He created Retro, a night dedicated to tunes released in the previous three or four years, giving credability to the club classics concept. He continues to DJ and produce, notably as part of the Loveland team, as well as establishing label Eastern Bloc. 'Technically one of the best DJs of the last decade'. (Mix Mag)

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Terry Farley

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An integral part of the UK dance community since the late 80s combining muscular, sleazy house grooves with soulful New Jersey garage.

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Tom Wainwright

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Resident DJ at Gatecrasher and Miss Moneypennys.

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Where's North?

Pulling together influences from genres across the board to infuse with the bass/breakbeat style that is Where's North? Bass, barminess & crazy remixes are a speciality, with a rapid mixing style and high energy sets, Where's North is one DJ to be keeping your eye on!

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DJ Q

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Bassline, garage and grime DJ from Huddersfield who has presented on 1Xtra.

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Utah Saints

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Sample kings of the early 90s rave scene, the Saints scored big chart success with 'What Can You Do For Me?' and 'Something Good'. A resurgent force in the '00s with their own brand of classy techno-trance, and live DJ sets (Dex N FX).

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Featurecast

AKA Lee Mintram, Southampton's answer to Timberland. Described as 'Nu Funk's very own Mr Midas', Feature Cast has proved himself to be a leader in his field as he looks to conquer the world. From DJing to producing, this guy is a juggernaut tearing down the scene with his impressive catalogue of chart-topping releases and his skills on the decks being showcased globally.

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JFB

Brighton based DJ playing drum’n’bass and jungle. Signed to Pandemic Records JFB is renowned for his scratching technique and eclectic style, he is a UK DMC champion.

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Nemone

BBC 6 Music DJ.

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Dutty Moonshine

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Mash-up DJ collective who lace bass heavy sets together with vintage sounds.

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Mooqee

Funk/dance DJ who has worked with the Cuban Brothers, Krafty Kuts and many more.

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Sacha Schwarz

Sacha Schwarz started out with long-standing residency at the Utah Saints' Sugarbeat Club night in the UK, and has played extensively across Europe in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Switzerland, alongside a whole host of big guns.

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Drum Machine

A unique, vigorous 20 piece drum collective, bringing mammoth grooves to the dance floor.

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Kettama

Kettama is one of the most exciting talents in electronic music through the success of his straightforward brand of club orientated house music that is purpose built to make people dance.

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DJ Haus

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Frankfurt DJ.

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Bill Brewster

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Highly experienced DJ who has trodden his own innovative and unique path from hip-hop to house and back again, via just about everything in between.

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Psychemagik

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Psychemagik are producers, remixers and musicians who make lush, delirious, tripped out audio sonics counting Soulwax, Lovefingers, Q-Tip, Fake Blood, Tom Middleton & Faze Action as fans.

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Victor Simonelli

New Yorker Victor Simonelli is one of the world's finest purveyors of house music. This producer/re-mixer, song writer, record label owner, and highly sought after DJ is dance music royalty.

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Galaxians

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Galaxians combine elements of classic New York boogie, early 80s electro and synth-funk in songs such as 'Fire And Magic' and 'Electroads'.

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Mark Turner

Resident DJ at Tribal Sessions at Sankey Soap and one of the former resident DJ's at the late, legendary Orbit club in Morley, a club that will go down in history for being one of the best techno clubs in the world. Mark was the main room resident from 1997 till the club eventually closed it's doors and in his time there has shared the billing with techno legends such as Joey Beltram, The Advent and Mark Broom.

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DJ Yoda

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Duncan Beiny aka DJ Yoda is no ordinary scratch DJ. His seminal 'How To Cut & Paste' series showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style that prompted Q Magazine to declare him “one of the ten DJs to see before you die”. Originally a hip hop dj, he has been steadily incorporating a myriad music styles into his shows with a view to create exhilarating musical collages, from reggae to drum'n'bass, kuduro to country music - and often at the same time! - concocting an intoxicating blend with one single aim in mind: to get the party going! Trail-blazing into the world of the audio-visual he has pioneered a new artform using cutting edge technology that he has been instrumental in developing to scratch and mix visuals on top of his DJ sets. Drawing from sources as diverse as classic movies, obscure television shows, or viral youtube clips, you can find him cutting up the Indiana Jones theme tune to full on dubstep, or dicing and splicing the Muppet Theme with M.I.A. in amongst the inimitable audiovisual whirlwind that is DJ Yoda.

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Red Snapper

Red Snapper are a band who defy categorisation, taking from a huge range of musical styles and genres to produce murky and hard-hitting tunes with plenty of depth. Previously on Warp Records, the band are known for their live and organic sound which has also included elements of dub, trip hop and drum and bass – all driven by the trademark sound of Ali Friend's double bass.

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Shades Of Rhythm

Responsible for two of the rave scenes finest moments ('Extacy' and 'The Sound Of Eden'), 'SOR' have blessed the club scene for many years with their DJ sets and production skills.

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Showhawk Duo

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Mikhail Asanovic, a classically trained guitarist, and Jake Wright, a well-seasoned rock musician, form the South West duo that plays everything from 70s rock hits to gypsy jazz.

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Warmduscher

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Indie supergroup made of members from Fat White Family and Childhood.

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Captain Hotknives

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Expect rhymes about forms of bread. Far better and lyrically adept than it has any right to be. Imagine the Lancashire Hotpots and Half Man Half Biscuit jamming with Johnny Cash!

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The Shodigy

An explosive six piece band bringing you a live set of 90’s dance classics that you never thought you’d hear played live.

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Adored

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ADORED - the definitive Stone Roses tribute, reproduce the sound and atmosphere the originals created with such detailed accuracy, you'd think the Roses had climbed on stage beside them!

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Beast Decoys

A tribute to the Beastie Boys.

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Definitely Maybe

A tribute to Oasis.

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Kazabian

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Kazabian have quickly established themselves as one of the most accurate tribute acts in the world, delivering an incredibly authentic Kasabian live experience. This tribute act has been endorsed by Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno of Kasabian, along with gaining the respect of Kasabian's huge fan base.

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Scalping

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Scalping are the Bristol outfit of James Rushforth, Alexander Hill, Isaac Jones and Jamie Thomas, armed with a battery of squelching synths, animalistic rhythms and gritty, piercing guitars. Scalping craft truly unique music, informed by Hill’s deep knowledge of idiosyncratic electronics, Jones’ tendency towards instrumental hooks, Rushforth’s Bristolian techno and Thomas’ doom metal influences. They formed in 2017 through a love of Bristol’s visionary off-the-wall dance music and full throttle noise and punk.

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The Moods

An electro-driven 9 piece dance and hip-hop collective from Manchester with two drummers who delve in and out of styles like they're going out of fashion. From dubstep, reggae and drum n bass to house, indie and even Balaeric, The Moods really are a band who live up to the tag of a cross-genre band. With the added edge of political and socially conscious lyrics, they are not scared to stand up and be counted for.

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Dr Packer

Dr Packer is considered as one of the pioneers of the electronic dance music scene in Australia.

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Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

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Think Brian Glover sings John Cooper Clarke and Half Man Half Biscuit and you're somewhere near. A strange and beautiful beast of a band, led by Mik Artistik – part comedian, singer and performance artist, he draws his audience into the world of ‘little’ gloves and psychotic window cleaners.

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Peat Loaf

A huge talent, one of Scotland's top tribute acts and the one and only real dead ringer for Meatloaf.

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Eddie Earthquake & The Tremors

Eddie Earthquake & The Tremors are a 3 piece covers band from Bradford, West Yorkshire who play mainly songs from the 50's and 60's, covering rock n roll, r'nb, country, blues and pop.

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Seas Of Mirth

A group of debauched and maniacal japesters that have been plundering the British Isles and mainland Europe for the last several years or so. Combining hilarious live shows with pounding dance music, Seas of Mirth are a party band unlike any other around.

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The Plimp Souls

Manchester born heavy-funk/soul band The Plimp Souls are brought together by one vision: to play a fresh blend of authentic raw funk. This tight, nine-piece ensemble brings a new twist to the scene. The Plimp Souls are diggin deep into their vaults to bring an exciting selection of rare Funk & Soul .

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Mysti Valentine

Gender illusionist and chanteuse.

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Squinty McGinty

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Impresario and agent to the stars. Entertainment manager at Cabaret Saltaire.

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Andy Twyman

Primal grooves and thumping blues. Machine gun riffs with an Elvis quiff.

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Foxes Faux

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Foxes Faux are an English folk rock band with a punk heart, formed in 2009. With an arsenal of portable acoustic instruments including mandolin, bouzouki, acoustic guitars, violin and banjo amongst others; they were well known to busk and play PA-less gigs more often than not. Since self-releasing their self titled debut EP in 2012; the band have added a rock rhythm section and can now be found touring the club/venue circuit much more.

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Dr Alex Paterson (The Orb)

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Former Killing Joke roadie, member of Kill Bloodsports, and an employee of EG Records, Dr Alex Paterson is the main man from The Orb appearing here in his DJ guise.

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Dennis Bovell

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Dennis Bovell has earned himself the reputation of being Britain’s reggae maestro, from pioneering early developments in the genre over 20 years ago to producing classic hits. He is renowned as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (playing guitar, bass and keyboards), sound engineer, composer, band leader and producer and continues to lead the UK scene with innovative and adventurous music.

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Drop The Floor

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Drop The Floor officially formed in 2012, brought together by a shared love of traditional, particularly Irish traditional music. The roots of the group are the North West’s vibrant traditional session scene, one that over the last four decades or so has gone from strength to strength and nowhere more so than in the small market town of Clitheroe; its spiritual home – the back room of a well known public house nestled at the foot of Clitheroe Castle.

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John Tree

Best known as the head honcho of The Perfumed Garden stage at the Beatherder festival, John Tree's late night sets there have always drawn a loyal crowd. His thirst for quirky events started in the 90s, with weekend-long barn parties at a friend’s remote small holding in Lancashire. They are still remembered with fondness and nostalgia, and helped form the template for the Perfumed Garden. Since 2000, he has sporadically produced and remixed tunes under the names The Time Flies, Pilzin Sox, and John Tree. Over the years he has shared the decks with many great DJs, including Andrew Weatherall, Richard Norris, DJ Derek, Jerry Dammers, Unabombers, Norman Jay and David Holmes… but in the end, it’s all about love, and it’s all about friends. Expect anything from African and Brazilian electronica, Reggae, Bass, to deep, hypnotic, mind-expanding grooves of many shades, mixed with a drummer’s love.

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Soothsayers

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Led by saxophonist Idris Rahman and trumpeter Robin Hopcraft, Soothsayers have built a reputation for blistering shows with their organic mix of reggae, afro-beat, funk and urban jazz - their latest work harnessing some deep dub grooves to perfectly compliment their pulsating Afro-beat rhythms and mighty horn arrangements.

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Hallouminati

Describing themselves as a GypsyElectroSkaBalkanGreekPunk Mashup, Hallouminati are like a global conspiracy of dance. They’ve been packing venues and festival arenas since 2010, and have toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, and even India, spreading chemtrails of joy wherever they go. Jet fuel might not melt steel beams, but the Hallouminati sound will melt your faces.

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King Zepha

Producer and songwriter King Zepha presents a timeless blend of ska, rocksteady and jump blues for good lads.

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Nuala

Original compositions fusing Celtic, jazz, Latin & Flamenco music.

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MC Jonno aka Dub Dadda

A great dub musician who has worked with Nucleus Roots, Zion Train and UB40. He can now be seen playing his own exciting brand of live dub.

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Messenger Sound System

Reggae and roots DJ collective from Scotland, established in 1987.

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Andy Mason

Trance DJ on an on-going quest for new, fresh and original music. Resident DJ with Kundlini.

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Ed Tangent

One of the UK's most talented Psy Trance DJs.

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Glowbones

Techno dj resident at Riff Raff in Leeds.

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Greg Zogg

Resident hard dance DJ at Sheffield's Planet Zogg night.

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Angelos Epithemiou

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An award-winning burger van owner and regular on the BBC's Shooting Stars, AKA comedian Dan Skinner.

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Paul Smith

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Comedian who has appeared on BBC's Back To Business.

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Rachel Fairburn

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Rachel Fairburn is a comedian as well as co-host and co-writer of the worldwide smash hit All Killa No Filla podcast. Bright, brave and bitterly enjoyable." The Skinny **** "She moves seamlessly from moments of mirth to gallows humor" The Wee Review **** "Very accessible, unpretentious, intelligent and Funny" The 730 Review **** "She's blunt, she's honest and she's funny." **** One4Review

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David Stanier

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"Astonishingly fresh, inventive and totally hilarious" - JFL Comedy. Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2012 Winner.

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Jamie Hutchinson

Jamie Hutchinson appearing at this event

Jamie Hutchinson is a nationally touring comedian, originally from Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast, and now working out of Calgary, Alberta. He has performed on CBC, CTV, GlobalTV and The Comedy Network. He has shared the comedy stage with Joan Rivers, Norm Macdonald, Dennis Miller, and performed on the Reel Madness Comedy Festival with Will Ferrell and Colin Quinn. He played the part of “Rocket Ronnie” on the hockey episode of ‘Corner Gas’ and tours regularly with Brent Butt.

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Annette Fagon

Annette Fagon appearing at this event

The Midland's motormouth, bringing you loads of tummy tickling laughter. 'With this sort of retro observational comedy, she's just like Peter Kay would be - well, if he were female, black and from Leicester' (Chortle) '... a hilarious set from Leicester-based Annette Fagon... had the audience in hysterics with her tales... unsurprisingly Annette connected well especially with the women in the audience and the different nationalities present with her inclusive, funny routines' (Tiemo Talk Of The Town) '... the fun-loving and lively Annette Fagon' (Funhouse Comedy).

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Rob Mulholland

Rob Mulholland appearing at this event

One of the fastest rising comics in the North, Rob Mulholland is a very odd man who is much less creepy than he looks. He is very tall and very funny. His jokes are rapid-fire, his jeans are too tight and his jackets were once owned by dead men.

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Sam Gore

Sam Gore appearing at this event

'The jokes are as cruel as they are funny, ie very... a class act indeed' (Chortle) 'Superbly crafted gags that showcase a vivid use of imagery and language... great wordplay, refreshing honesty and a wonderfully dark view of life' (Giggle Beats).

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Steve Harris

Steve Harris appearing at this event

Steve won the North West Comedian of the Year 1998 and was a finalist in 'So You Think You're Funny' in the same year. With support slots with the likes of Johnny Vegas, Peter Kay and Lee Evans, Steve comes highly recommended from the heavy weights of comedy themselves. 'Fancy dancing, quick one-liners and a whole lot of charisma' (Daily Post) 'Quite simply, fantastically funny' (BBC).

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Horseman & The Uppercut Band, Opiuo, Ginny Grandad, Stig Of The Dub, Clitheroe Pop Choir, Father Funk, Gina Breeze, Mikey D.O.N., Cousn, Peza, Pete Le Freq, Carly G, Fusion Brothers, Pocket Size Dave, Benny L, Phibes, Rebuke, Foor, Aiden Francis, Joseph Edmund, Kelvin 373, Oliver Thomas, Selecta J-Man, D'Oink, DJ Vinylstyle, Gypsy Fingerz, Altitude, Charla Green, Chester, Dave Heaton, Liohness, Matty Robbo, Ryan Hartley, Tim Tan Underwood, Macky Gee, DJ Hazard, Metrik, Endor, Jaguar, Nancie, Prospa, Gawp, Boe & LX, Bombstrikes Soundsystem, Campo & Kreature, Madame Electrifie, Shaka Loves You, Swing Dance Leeds, X-Ray Ted, Sugabeats Residents, Andy Buchan, DJ Norx, Mindek, Klonk, Nosebleed, Exe Project, Screeech Rock, Slug Butter, 3Xrcst, Andy Pyett, Trash Manor DJs, Davos, Fossa, Codex, Bear Growls, Mista Bump, Suck It And Spin, Working Men's Club, Doghouse Derelicts, Stu Penders, Spladoosh, Beat-Herder's Got Talent, Herb Helpless & Marijuana Brass, Kilnsey Green, Knuckle, Lord Ryan & The Tops, Pancake Steel Band, Simon's Karaoke, Swingers Club Travelling Disco, Frank Straponton, Grumpy Grandad, M1 Dukebox, Ms MCQ, Nana Moon, Philthy Freddie, Tim Tan Underwood, Dub Jazz Soundsystem, Duncan Gray, Rich Lane, Gong Bath, Odwana, Soundsphere, Andy Robinson, DJ Fflyffilyfbybl, Flipside, Funk Assassin, John Paynter, Josh Parkinson, Kate Fear, Lez Scott, Mr Tooley, Red Tin Dave, Stee Bowden, Perfumed Garden DJs, Toby Farrow, Woman, Digital Foundation Featuring Parly B And Tom Spirals, Klonk, Rubber Duck Orchestra, Creatures Of Habit, Easy Stride, Harambe Maoni, Heavy Lemo, Hedge Gods, Ji And The Rainbirds, Logan & Manley, Vieka, Brockout, DJ Gypsy Fingerz, DJ Tomas Por Culo, Juicy Boy!, Lyons Flute Box, Nema Kuti Featuring Megumi, Rorshack, Xerru, Jah Youth Roots Ambassador, Brother Eddy, Cojo, Daddy One Love, G Vibes, Impressa Sound, Matty Banton, Natural Selectas, Prince Lifijah, Prof P, Ras Sherby, Sista Emma, Sista Yle, Steadfast Sylvatica, Version Girl, DJ Hood, Electrick Gypsy, Enki's Tale, Fuzzy Logic, Liquid Lounge, Lorraine, Lost Element, Luke Festival Vibe, Magic Lantern, Mr Chukkel, Mr Toad, Multis3ed, Prognosis, Techno Hippie

Beat-Herder Festival

  • Ribble Valley
  • Lancashire
  • BB7 4NR