Entering into its eighth year, Beat-Herder is staying true to its dance origins with a music line up that reads like a who’s who of seminal artists across the electronic, reggae, dub, funk, soul and bass genres. As with previous years there will also be a carefully programmed selection of live acts, giving festival goers the chance to catch the next big things in an intimate setting.
Confirmed to headline this year is the legendary Jimmy Cliff. Having achieved international success, selling in excess of 25 million records and securing a place in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, his infectiously uplifting hits such as ‘Wonderful World, Beautiful People’ and ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want It’ are sure to provide the perfect soundtrack to the famous Beat-Herder soul train. Also confirmed is veteran soul, funk and house DJ Norman Jay MBE, a true icon whose career has spanned four decades and who is one of the few DJs to be officially awarded with an MBE. Joining him in the woods on Sunday night will be Ninja Tune stalwart Mr Scruff with his typical genre-bending mix of jazz, funk, bass, reggae and everything in between. One of those rare electronic music acts who have managed to stay true to the spirit and sounds of underground techno whilst bringing it to the mainstream, Booka Shade will be playing a live show of epic proportions alongside Cologne-based electronic pop newcomer Roosevelt. Elsewhere Stanton Warriors, Jaguar Skills and Mistajam will all be providing the Ribble Valley with an abundance of beats, bass and breaks.
For more information and tickets visit http://www.beatherder.co.uk/