Beacons Festival – more than just the music

Yorkshire’s Beacons Festival is again set to prove why it should be on your ‘unmissable’ list of 2014 events.

Unlike most small festivals, Beacons does not just boast an impressive list of musical performers. Hand in hand with family-friendly activities, art and culture reigns supreme – arguably more so than the exceptional line-up of bands and artists.

Art installations, vintage shops, film and documentary screenings; Q&A’s with directors and writers, stand up comedy, craft workshops; fancy dress competitions, dance-offs, and a tropical cocktail bar;  body art pampering sessions, early morning yoga classes,  traditional tea shops; relaxing areas with squashy sofas, bookshops and bloody mary bars to cure the previous nights ailments; all of these wonders will be crammed into the bill across the 7-10 August. We’re exhausted just reading it. But have no fear, you can replenish your energy levels with the finest festival dining you’ve ever imagined – local street food stalls and breweries will be exhibiting exactly why their drool-worthy talent is fit for our hungry bellies.

As if all this wasn’t enough to ensure that you’ll be busy night and day, Beacons also needs your help. Currently casting open calls for all forms of art, dance, and video visuals, small bursaries are available from the festival team to give you the opportunity to showcase your work at once of the UK’s most unique festivals. For more information on the open calls, or ticket information, you can visit the festival website here. See you in the dales.


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