Beatherder 2013 – Preview

Beatherder is fucking amazing… That’s all we should really have to say here, to be honest. That’s all we should have to say because everyone single one of you should already have been to at least one. If you haven’t and you’re reading this, you need to sort yourself and get a ticket for this year’s event. You will not be disappointed. Spawned in the mid-naughties from the collective consciousness of some of the North’s best party-folk (the fact that the mighty Stumblefunk Soundsystem have a tent here should tell you all you need to know), Beatherder has gone from strength to strength and grown into one of the UK’s most sought after ticket events. It has however, retained every single ounce of what makes it great, with an anti-corporate stance, a balls out, hedonistic vibe and the friendly, open atmosphere of a free-party in the sticks; even the security are nice!

The line-up this year is causing some serious excitement in the JAM office, with Jimmy Cliff and Booka Shade both booked for the main stage and the Stanton Warriors and Utah Saints down for the Toil Trees stage, you know it’s going off. Beatherder has always done a cracking job of balancing the quality big names with smaller, up and comers and underground acts, staying true to the organiser’s roots and, this year is no exception. JAM, all time festival favourites Slamboree are back again, mid-bill on the main stage and with his tunes about politically questionable wildlife and why you shouldn’t rip off your Nanna’s weed, the one and only Captain Hotknives, an absolute must see, is heading up The Beatherder & District Working Men’s Social Club.

Running between the 5th-7th of July in Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley at a very reasonable price considering the bang you get for your buck, we highly recommend that you sell your own mother if you have to, to get there. We here at JAM will see you having it in the woodland amphitheatre-esque Toil Trees stage, propping up the underground (literally) vodka bar, or perhaps twatting around in the mud infront of the main stage. Be there or be slightly oblong!!!


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