More Acts & Animal Theme For Beautiful Days

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Australia’s finest punk rock export The Living End return to Escot Park in Devon for the SOLD OUT Beautiful Days festival plus instrumental post-rock band 65daysofstatic, pop-rock trio Dodgy....

former InMe frontman Dave McPherson, Irish duo Hudson Taylor, punk-rock band Goldblade, Citizen Fish and Electric River to complete the bill on the Main Stage. And singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore, folk quartet The Long Hill Ramblers, Robbie Boyd, The Lancashire Hotpots and Martin Prahl's Skelter Wheel are the last acts to be announced for The Big Top stage.

In addition to Banco de Gaia and Andy C & Dynamite MC, The Little Big Top will play host in the evenings to Tricka Technology (Krafty Kuts, A Skillz & Dynamite MC), Mr Nice,  Ben & Lex,  DJ Ambiessence,  Lewah, Maxxi P,  Re-Defeat B2B Grudge,  Renzo,  Don Johnston and Andy Guthrie. Plus Urban Tourist,  Simplistix,  Dr Trippy,  Freshold B2B Catalyst and Stokka plus MCs: Agony, Crisis, Johnny G, Jay Tuns, Westman, Pacman and Mr English. The SSSSH Silent Disco will have music from Just A Couple of Mums, DJ Ambiessence, Golly, Slugrave, Dizzit, King Farmer and Snatch The Wax DJs. Afternoon sessions in The Little Big Top will feature music from The Correspondents, Monster Ceilidh Band, Subgiant,  Melosa,  Audio Razor and DJ: King Farmer.

The Sunday theme at Beautiful Days 2013 is ANIMALS.......whiskers or wings, tails or scales, hairy or scary - its up to you what you dress up as to join in the fun. 

The hugely popular seated Theatre Tent returns in 2013 with a programme including Rob, Dex & The Entertainingly Different Gang who will start the mornings off with their Rise and Shine shows and will also be bringing some 'Traditional Tales' to life during the weekend.  Festival favourites Le Navet Bete return to create more mayhem with their Extravaganza of clowning, acrobatics, mime and music. There is magic from the master of conjuring Peter Clifford and a fast paced juggling spectacular from Dan the Hat. Plus we travel back in time with Trifle Gathering Productions for a Curious Evening of Trance and Rap with The Ogden Sisters, and witness George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one Britain’s biggest starts in a unique one-man performance from Ewan Wardrop. To top it all off there’s extreme cabaret from Carney Cabaret and The Bo Diddlers (a Morris dance troupe with a difference) performing 'The Six Rods at Dawn'.

The evenings in The Theatre Tent once again feature stand-up comedy as 'Scary Dave presents' Robin Ince, Tom Price, Jim Smallman, Felix Dexter, Tony Cowards, Gareth Berliner, Nick Stein, Dougie Dunlop and Sully O'Sullivan. The Band Stand in 2013 will be playing host to The Martin Harley Band, The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Sly & Reggie, One Eyed Wayne, Lisbee Stainton, Brendan Behan's Pig & Whistle Band, Denis Jones and Walk. Plus Homebrood, Mrs Mills Experience, Winter Mountain, Midnight Barbers and The Wolves of Meantone. Plus John Robb in conversation with special guests and the Open Mic sessions, the 2013 Fancy Dress Competition and daily singing workshops with the Exeter Gospel Choir.

Beautiful Days is a family music festival which takes place at Escot Park in Devon with six stages, site art installations, a huge children’s area in the centre of the festival, comedy, theatre, family camping, licensed real ale bars from Otter Brewery & carefully selected food and craft stalls. The festival has no corporate sponsorship or branding and does not advertise. Acts already announced include headliners Primal Scream, Ocean Colour Scene and Levellers plus Sinead O’Connor, Arrested Development, Roy Harper, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Imelda May, The Skatalites, The Wonder Stuff, Clannad, Babylon Circus and many more. 

Published on 12 June 2013 by Ben Robinson

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