The original Big Audio Dynamite line-up featuring Mick, Don, Dan, Leo and Greg head to Devon in August to headline on the Friday night, sharing the bill with gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello. Headlining the Saturday night at Beautiful Days are Carter USM making their first festival appearance in 14 years and their only UK festival appearance this year! Festival founders Levellers will close the festival on the Sunday night followed by a firework finale.
Other acts already announced include alternative rock band Pop Will Eat Itself plus the return of Irish-American celtic punk band Flogging Molly, one of the UK’s most iconic bands Stereo MCs, Mercury Prize nominated Manchester trio I Am Kloot, singer/songwriter John Grant, seminal 80’s legends The Blockheads, British punk band The Mob (making an exclusive festival appearance), festival favourites Alabama 3 playing an acoustic set, folk-rock musician Teddy Thompson and 9 piece dub/ska outfit Gentleman’s Dub Club and Irish band Four Men and A Dog.
PLUS former Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton, ska band The Beat, rock’n’roll phenomenon The Jim Jones Revue, award winning folk group Lau, Czech rockers Divokej Bill, world music fusion band Salsa Celtica, psychedelic rock band Wolf People, folk band Sheelanagig, musician and traveller Rory McLeod, InMe frontman Dave McPherson, alternative rock band Mojo Fury and The Fabulous Good Time Party Boys.
Also previously announced are Oysterband who will headline ‘Big Session @ Beautiful Days’ in the Big Top on the Saturday. They will be joined on the Big Session line-up by Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader, Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble, Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds, trad folk meets hip hop with Dizraeli & The Small Gods, Jackie Oates and The Young Coppers. The first acts to be announced for The Little Big Top are DJ Friction, Sigma, Trolley Snatcha and Steve Hillage’s System 7 with the rest of the DJ line-up and Scary Dave’s comedy line-up during the daytimes still to be announced.
There are still more acts to be announced in the coming months for the Main Stage, The Big Top, The Little Big Top and Dirty Davey’s Bandstand plus the festival’s Sunday theme.
Tickets for Beautiful Days 2011 are on sale now. Adult Weekend Camping Tickets are £110, 10 to Under 16’s Weekend Camping Ticket £60, 5 to Under 10’s Weekend Camping Ticket £30 and Under 5’s Weekend Camping Ticket £5. Car routing/parking tickets are £15 and Campervan tickets are £35. All tickets are available to buy from www.levellers.co.uk, www.seetickets.com & www.artistticket.com. Go to www.beautifuldays.org for all festival information.
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE, CARTER USM, LEVELLERS, GOGOL BORDELLO, POP WILL EAT ITSELF, FLOGGING MOLLY, STEREO MCS, I AM KLOOT, JOHN GRANT, THE BLOCKHEADS, THE MOB, ALABAMA 3 ACOUSTIC & UNPLUGGED, TEDDY THOMPSON, THE BEAT AND MANY MORE!