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Beautiful Days Line Up 2024

With just six months to go until Beautiful Days 2024 at Escot Estate, we’re delighted to share the festival line up information.

Headlining the Main Stage on Friday night are acclaimed Irish legends The Saw Doctors. The festival’s Saturday headliner is two-time Ivor Novello winner Richard Ashcroft, frontman with The Verve in the 1990’s – remember their amazing album ‘Urban Hymns’? Levellers, as always, headline the Main Stage on the Sunday to close the weekend followed by the traditional firework spectacular (they will also open the festival with a Levellers Collective acoustic set playing different arrangements of their songs including some released on recent album ‘Together All The Way’).

Also playing on the Main Stage are New Zealand’s soul machine Fat Freddy’s Drop, and The Damned have brought their 80’s line-up back together in 2024 with Rat Scabies joining Captain Sensible, David Vanian and Paul Gray. New Model Army are storming through their fifth decade and show no signs of letting up.

Influential four-piece band Hard-Fi recently returned to the live scene after a lengthy hiatus. Inspiral Carpets are known for hit singles such as ‘This Is How It Feels’, ‘Saturn 5’ and ‘She Comes in the Fall’. The festival also welcome indie rock band Cast led by frontman John Power. Also on the Main Stage bill are Lottery Winners who hit #1 in 2023 with their fifth album ‘Anxiety Replacement Therapy’ helping them quickly become one of the UK biggest and best live bands. Reggae ambassadors Third World – one of the longest-lived reggae bands of all time, also appear on the Main Stage, as do Pop Will Eat Itself.

Also announced are 13-piece massive Dutty Moonshine Big Band, festival favourites Dub Pistols, exciting and unique Dublin quartet The Scratch, Bristol-based sea shanty sensations The Longest Johns and Thea Gilmore – one of the most distinctive, strident and bold singer songwriters of her generation. Completing the Main Stage line-up are teenage punk powerhouse HotWax, South West electro-modernist guitar group Pale Blue Eyes, quirky and energetic 4-piece 3 Daft Monkeys, Pet Needs founded by brothers Johnny and George Mariott, Bristol 5-piece Holy Youth Movement and rock rebels The Gulls.

Headlining Friday night in The Big Top is Richard Hawley. Best known for his mix of classic songwriting, soothing vocals and northern grit realism. Headlining Saturday night are music legends Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp. Sunday headliners are the original Cornish ‘buoy band’ The Fisherman’s Friends.

Also on The Big Top line-up is Pokey Lafarge, a unique musician known for his vintage, old-timey sounds. The Big Top also features one of the UK’s most treasured songwriters Damon Gough AKA Badly Drawn Boy, the powerful and uplifting force that is Stornoway, This Is The Kit, internationally acclaimed Irish musician Sharon Shannon with her renowned trio, and surrealist rock ’n’ roller, iconic troubadour Robyn Hitchcock.

Also announced are Quebec’s award-winning Le Vent Du Nord, the smokey-voiced roots & blues artist Elles Bailey, folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Angeline Morrison, effervescent political song-writer Grace Petrie, folk & bluegrass band Police Dog Hogan, longstanding urban folk duo Chris While & Julie Matthews and folk/rock collective Nick Parker & The False Alarms.

The Big Top line-up is completed by Katherine Priddy, singer-songwriter John Smith, cross-border band The Magpie Arc featuring amongst others Nancy Kerr and UK folk legend, guitarist Martin Simpson. Bristol’s Gaz Brookfield and his band The Company Of Thieves, also appears, as do folk duo Wilswood Buoys, Guise – the voice and heart of singer-songwriter Jess Guise, and the annual Sunday Service with like-minded knit-wear enthusiasts The Bar Steward Sons Of Val Doonicans plus special guests.

The Little Big Top plays host to System 7, legendary duo Utah Saints, DJ Rap and special guests King Kong Company plus Leeroy Thornhill, Ragga Twins, Mr Bruce, The Nextmen Feat Jman, Gary Clail, Mark XTC, The Beatles Dub Club, Nick Coles, Up Bustle & Out,  Hippo Sound System, Kaptin Barrett, The Reggaskas, DJ Ambiessence, Ladylmelza, Frankie G, Melosa, DJ Shinybeast, King Farmer, Big Fish Little Fish’s family rave and a Silent Disco.

The seated Theatre Tent will welcome Circus Of Horrors, comedy from Paul Tonkinson, productions by Le Navet Bete, Rubbish Shakespeare Company and Under The Bed Theatre Company plus Rachel Modest who presents Women Of Soul, Jim Causley and Miranda Sykes who present Songs & Stories Of Sabine Baring Gould plus festival favourites Entertainingly Different with their Rise n Shine morning shows.

(The Bimble Inn, The Rebel Tent and the all-important Sunday Theme are still to be announced!)

Over 50% of tickets have already sold, so if you haven’t got yours yet, hop on over to the Beautiful Days website pronto! Here’s the link: BEAUTIFUL DAYS TICKETS

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