1st March 2012
Public Image Limited, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls for Beautiful Days
Levellers, Midlake, Ian Anderson, Richard Thompson, The Waterboys, New Model Army and much more for the 10th Beautiful Days festivalWidely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, Public Image Limited have been announced to headline the Levellers’ Beautiful Days festival in Devon on the Saturday this August. After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed PiL in 1978. PiL - John Lydon, Bruce Smith, Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth – are set to release a new album in 2012.
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, who have enjoyed a massively successful last few years are back at Escot Park by popular demand to headline the main stage on Friday night. Festival founders Levellers who release new studio album Static On The Airwaves in April will close the celebrations on the Sunday night followed by a firework spectacular.
Headlining The Big Top is Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson plays Thick as a Brick where Ian Anderson commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the groundbreaking album playing it in its entirety for the first time since its original tour plus highly acclaimed Texan quintet Midlake and guitar legend Richard Thompson.
The festival will welcome a host of other names including some more friends from previous years who are returning to Escot Park for the festival’s 10th year celebrations.
Also announced today for the Main Stage and Big Top are folk-rockers The Waterboys, cult punk-rock band New Model Army, the energetic and outstanding folk big band Bellowhead plus Inspiral Carpets who regrouped in 2011 with their original line-up, Alabama 3 returning to play an electric set and American ska-punk band Reel Big Fish.
Festival favourites Dreadzone, plus Billy Bragg celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday, The King Blues and Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene (Acoustic) have been added to the bill as well as Chris Wood, The Skints, 3 Daft Monkeys, Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, Larkin Poe, The Peatbog Faeries and The Travelling Band.
No acts have been announced yet for The Little Big Top, Bimble Inn, The Band Stand or the brand new Theatre Tent which will be hosting theatre, puppet and musical performances throughout the day and then stand-up comedy in the early evening. The festival’s Sunday Theme is yet to be announced.
Beautiful Days a family music festival with six stages, site art, a huge children’s area in the centre of the festival, comedy, theatre, family camping, a healing area, licensed real ale bars from Otter Brewery & carefully selected food and craft stalls. The festival has no corporate sponsorship or branding and does not advertise.
Tickets for the 10th Beautiful Days festival are on sale now Tickets for Beautiful Days 2012 are available with an Adult Weekend Camping Ticket £120, 10 to Under 16’s Weekend Camping Ticket £60, 5 to Under 10’s Weekend Camping Ticket £30, Under 5’s Weekend Camping Ticket £5, Car routing/parking ticket £15.00 and Campervan ticket £40.00.
Beautiful Days - 17 to 19 August 2012 - Escot Park