The organisers at Beacons have done right. After their inspired announcement a few weeks back of this year’s festival headliners – Daughter, Jon Hopkins, Darkside and The Fall (pictured), no less – they have wisely waited until all the clamour has died down and the dust has just begun to settle before ramping up the excitement once more by unveiling the next wave of acts to appear at Heslaker Farm in Skipton, North Yorkshire between Thursday the 7th and Sunday the 10th of August.
To those four great names and an already excellent supporting cast that includes Hookworms, Eagulls, TOY, East India Youth, King Creosote, Sweet Baboo and Pins – not forgetting to mention, of course, the initial wave of DJs, Dixon, Roman Flugel and Daniel Avery – we can now add the following:
Those future bass and techno pioneers Joy Orbison; purveyors of countrified agit-pop and a band whose self-confessed desire is to make your skin crawl, Brixton’s very own Fat White Family (pictured), Canadian power trio and one way ticket to permanent hearing loss, METZ; the marginally quieter but no less inspired indiepop of Brooklyn’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart; the dark psychedelia of The Wytches; incendiary musical mayhem courtesy of GIITTV favourites Joanna Gruesome; their fellow Welsh compatriot, kindred sonic eccentric and person whose star is now most firmly in the ascendancy, Cate Le Bon; and spiralling hypnotic grooves spun by the King of British techno, Andrew Weatherall and his long-time collaborator and friend Sean Johnson who will be setting sail deep into the North Yorkshire countryside under the flag of A Love From Outer Space.
The roll-call of excellence does not end there because Erol Alkan, Charli XCX, Daphni, Rejjie Snow, Submotion Orchestra are all other names you will now find on the Beacons Festival advertising hoardings. For a full list of who is already scheduled to play, look here:
Full adult weekend tickets can be got for £99.50 + booking fee and deposit tickets are available for £25 up front. Ticketing information here:
Check out the full site here; it is already starting to look like something very special indeed: