Beatherder announces first line-up for 2018
Beat-Herder festival has announced its first names for 2018!
Running from July 13th - 15th, Beat-Herder will once again transform Lancashire’s Ribble Valley into a technicolour party, with an array of 20+ stages, world-class DJs and much more besides.
Over its twelve-year history, Beat-Herder has become known for uniting the disparate subcultures of dance music, and this year’s line-up proves no exception. Headlining the main stage this year are dance legends Orbital, whose dazzling lightshow and leftfield anthems such as ‘Chime’ are perfect summer crowd-pleasers. They’ll be joined by the likes of dance-rock crossover pioneers Soulwax; the consistently unpredictable sonic adventurers Django Django; and national treasure and firm festival favourite David Rodigan. One of the original pioneers of jungle, Rebel MC akaCongo Natty will play with The Rezistance live alongside Hollie Cook, former member of all-female punk/reggae band The Slits, and electronic afro-funk stalwarts, Ibibio Sound Machine.
Confirmed for the Toil Trees stage – a majestic woodland setting and the beating heart of Beat-Herder – Patrick Topping will be bringing a mix of killer originals and alongside Glaswegian upstart Denis Sulta. Joining them are BBC Radio 1 dance music authority, Monki; perennial party-starter Artwork; First Lady of Defected Sam Divine, and Feel My Bicep cohort Hammer. OC & Verde - one of Pete Tong’s New Names for 2018 - are one of a host of fast-rising talents to grace the stage.
The aptly named Fortress - a monstrous construction of corrugated iron - is the refuge of Beat-Herder’s most hardcore revellers. Featuring fire-spewing turrets, the Fortress will host tough funk and hard grooves from the three-turntable techno wizard Ben Sims;unifying and unpredictable sounds from Trash mastermind and electroclash pioneer Erol Alkan; trailblazing techno from seminal Blueprint label founder James Ruskin; upliftingand soulful stompers from South Yorkshire local talent Mella Dee; breakstep fromDeekline and forward-facing drum & bass from Ed Solo amongst others.
Full line- up below:
ORBITAL SOULWAX DJANGO DJANGO HIGH CONTRAST LIVE DAVID RODIGAN CONGO NATTY AND THE REZISTANCE LIVE PATRICK TOPPING DENIS SULTA ARTWORK BEN SIMS CAMELPHAT EROL ALKAN REDLIGHT SAM DIVINE DREADZONE / ELDERBROOK / IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE / HOLLIE COOK / HOOKWORMS / PINS / S CLUB / DEEKLINE / FISHER / FOALS DJ SET / GREG WILSON / JAMES RUSKIN / JAMZ SUPERNOVA / LATE NITE TUFF GUY / MELLA DEE / MONKI / MR SCRUFF / UTAH SAINTS LONDON ASTROBEAT ORCHESTRA PERFORM TALKING HEADS / THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS / DJ FORMAT / ED SOLO / FREESTYLERS & NAVIGATOR / HAMMER / HERVÉ / ICARUS / LAUREN LO SUNG / MARTEN HØRGER / OC & VERDE / PHIBES / PIRATE COPY / RAY KEITH / THE RAGGA TWINS / TUFF LONDON / HONEYFEET / PARK HOTEL / MELLAH / LOYAL / GYPSIES OF BOHEMIA / HENGE / GOOD FOXY / DRUM MACHINE / DEATBEATS / ALEX VIROG / BOE & LX / BOMBSTRIKES SOUNDSYSTEM / CAMPO / FISH & SHERRY’S / GRACE SAVAGE / LOMAX & ANDERTON / MOOQEE / NEON STEVE / SACHA SCHWARZ / SUGARBEAT RESIDENTS / TOM PAGE
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