Before regulation, before the awful Criminal Justice Act of 1994, before corporate sponsorship and sound limiters, there was the festival. If you cast your gaze back, across videos of Terry Reid playing the Glastonbury Fayre of 1971 or later, Spiral Tribe at Castlemorton in 1992, you get a sense of the freedom and creativity that … Continue reading


With less than two weeks to go until the party starts, Beatherder have finally released full details regarding the second of their two, new-for-2013, arenas and my god, they’ve smashed it again! The ingeniously titled Maison D’etra, will essentially be the live-music counterpart to The Fortress, the new 60 foot long rave box. Aside from … Continue reading


Beatherder has, aside from a famously good vibe (and notoriously hedonistic) atmosphere, also one of the most promising line-ups of the whole UK festival circuit this summer. Featuring the likes of Jimmy Cliff, Groove Armada and Booka Shade in large fonts, as well as Slamboree, Random Hand and Clayton Blizzard in the smaller, this year’s … Continue reading


You may have read our fawning preview article, expounding the merits of all things Beatherder, not a few weeks ago, however… since then, they really have stepped up the game! With Groove Armada added to the top end of the bill along side Roni Size and a DJ set from the one and only Dub … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading