Beat-Herder turns 10 with Basement Jaxx and more

Over the last decade, Beat-Herder has come to be known for its unrivalled attention to detail when building the site. Built entirely from scratch by hand, the festival houses all manner of surprises at every twist and turn. Each year unexpected new areas magically appear for festival-goers to stumble upon. Last year’s new additions included a swimming pool in the woods, housed in a Scandinavian style wooden cabin, complete with changing rooms and lifeguards and The Ring, a huge earth mound with a Stonehenge-esque entrance.

This year Beat-Herder was crowned winner of the Extra Festival Activity Award at the UK Festival Awards, an award that recognises events that paid that extra bit of attention to detail that creates a magical and unforgettable festival experience.

Today, the first names for the special 10th anniversary edition of the festival are announced. Headlining the festival on Friday will be Basement Jaxx, the dancefloor conquering duo whose prolific output over the last 10 years is responsible for shaping UK dance music as we know it today. Considered by many to be national treasures, their back catalogue contains hit after hit and they were among the first to bring dance music to the mainstream with their progressive yet accessible sound.

Joining them are Saturday headliners, electro swing kings the Parov Stelar Band.Beat-Herder was the very first UK festival to debut the beloved Austrian pioneer of the electro swing movement, Parov Stelar, back in 2012 and the crowds have been crying out for his infectious and incendiary show with full live band ever since.

Also confirmed are true Motown legends Martha and the Vandellas, who are playing a rare UK date following a worldwide tour last year in honour of the 50th anniversary of their signature track Dancing in the Street. The traditionally dance-focussed Toil Treesstage will play host to the likes of legendary DJs like Andrew Weatherall and PaulWoolford, Krysko and Dirtybird stalwarts Catz 'n Dogz and emerging star Shiba San. Old friends and original headliners of the very first Beat-Herder Festival, dub legends Dreadzone are also confirmed to return a decade later for the tenth anniversary.


Basement Jaxx
Parov Stelar Band
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Catz 'n Dogz
Shiba San
Paul Woolford
Andrew Weatherall
Plump DJs
Vanilla Ace
Utah Saints
The Lancashire Hotpots
Greg Lord
Jeramiah Ferrari
Moose Funk Squad
Horse Party
Captain Hotknives
Good Foxy
Eddie Earthquake & the Tremors
Ed Stones & the BD3s

Perfect Stranger, Plump DJs and more set for Noisily Festival


Perfect Stranger // Plump DJs // Avalon // Mak & Pasteman // DEMS // Atomic Drop // Mt Wolf // Dale Howard // Hamish // Real Nice // Dirty Mother Phunkers // Moho Mynoki // Croz // Captain Flatcap // Cubiq // Daffadamm // Cash Back // Life Forms // Tom Real // Bahar Canca // Jasper // Croz // Captain Flatcap // Audley // Nick Duffy // Lizzle // Sampson // Rufus // Rollo // Christopher Boeing // Leckie & Shann // Fuzzy Logic // Fede // Miles From Anywhere // Pablo Vamoosh // Kearney Sound // Lucas Freeman // YoishPloish + More TBA.

Production by Bassline Productions

Stages hosted by: Real Nice // Soltek // Saints Don’t Sleep

Taking place over the second May Bank Holiday weekend marking the official start of summer, Noisily Festival will open its gates allowing revelers to pour into one of the most unique festival sites in the country – an ancient woodland playground – to be greeted by a haven for serious music lovers to party the weekend away in superb natural surroundings, mind-blowing installations and unique innovative arts program.

Noisily 2013 features two main music stages: The Tipi and The Tree House. The Tipi plays host to electro-house big-guns Plump DJsalongside a superb selection of electro and breaks acts on Friday. Saturday focuses on techno and if last years headliners Spektre and Matador are anything to go by, expect some great names! Sunday sees Bristol-based outfit Real Nice roll out fat and funky disco joints. Saturday and Sunday kick off with electronic live music from acts like DEMS and the superb Mt Wolf.

Heading over to The Tree House London promoters Saints Don’t Sleep, who’ll be bringing a selection of cool house guests alongside residents. Saturday sees another London-based promoter Soltek who specialize in bass-heavy beats featuring one of the hottest names in futue house Dale Howard (Noir) and Mak & Pasteman (Lobster Boy) Finally Sunday is aptly named ‘Psychedelic Sunday’ featuring one of the leading international progressive psychedelic performers on the planet Perfect Stranger headlining ensuring Noisily 2013 finish with a bang.

 Music stages are licensed until 6am all weekend with bars licensed until 5am.

 Although its heart is set in the pulsing rhythms of dance music, Noisily is also a place of artwork, performance and participation. We invite attendees to get involved – we want you to be part of Noisily, whether it be just by dazzling the crowds with your finest dance moves or designing and building an interactive art installation. We are merely Noisily’s curators. With multiple plans already flooding in that will amaze and hypnotize you, this years festival will be a place that takes your breath away.