Beacons Festival 2012 holds pride of place nestled snuggly within the Yorkshire Dales. Spanning three days and four nights it’s affordable and friendly price of £60 shows that the humans behind the festival really do want you to be happy.
Behind the curtains of Beacons Festival 2012 are the reputable folk behind Field Day and Underage festival who have teamed up with Manchester’s Now Wave, Sheffield’s Bungalows and London’s prestigious Eat Your Own Ears amongst others to bring you a sumptuous lineup that’s far from run of the old Yorkshire mill.
Fronting the bill are the Wild Beasts, who, hot off the tail of their third album, will be bringing their absorbing grandeur to the festival’s main stage. Place the youthful musical musician Patrick Wolf and revolutionist Roots Manuva next to them and you’ve got a recipe for good times with the added local bonus of people chanting ‘Yorkshire!’ between songs.
Beacon’s summer surf comes from the vivid Bos Angeles and Californian grungers Mazes who contrast greatly with the affectionate Ghostpoet whose humanistic sounds have haunted many over the past year. Top this up with a selection of electronica that goes all the way from Warp Records Kwes to the underground beats and bass of Pearson Sound, Jessie Ware, XXXY and Bok Bok and even further beyond to live jazz-dubsteppers Submotion Orchestra whose second album which hints at a more dancefloor orientated sound will be released by the time Beacons comes around.
Finish off by throwing out the dirty burger vans in place of fresher food, spoken word, theatre and dance and the £60 price tag is even more unbelievable than when things started.
Beacons Festival 2012 takes place at Funkirk Estate, Skipton, in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Indulge in all things Beacons by clicking the dazzling image below…