18 – 20 AUGUST 2017, ESCOT PARK, DEVON
“Beautiful Days offers a five star weekend!” efestivals.co.uk (2016)
Headlining Friday at the 15th Beautiful Days, the festival welcome back Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott who will perform songs from their two Top 5 albums and classic tracks from their impressive back catalogues. Headlining on Saturday is Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls – one of Britain’s hardest working musicians, Frank has just celebrated playing his 2,000th show. Sunday night headliners are the festival founders Levellers who bring the weekend to a close with a special show followed by the annual firework finale.
Joining them on the Main Stage bill are rock band The Sisters Of Mercy, musical duo Public Service Broadcasting, The Waterboys under the leadership of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Scott, Malian blues band Songhoy Blues, rock legends New Model Army who recently released new album Winter, Dubioza Kolektiv bringing hip-hop, reggae and dub from the Balkans and Irish punk rock band Stiff Little Fingers. The festival also welcome one of the finest indie bands of the last decade Turin Brakes, plus 90s legends Lightning Seeds, the amazing The Cuban Brothers, dub ensemble Zion Train, Hepcat, Talisman, Animal Noise and festival favourites Ferocious Dog.
Headlining The Big Top stage is one of Britain’s finest recording artists, Grammy-nominated Alison Moyet, plus one of the most creative and individualistic bands of their generation Therapy? performing an acoustic set and the creators of Rockgrass Hayseed Dixie. Joining them on the bill are folk super-group Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band fronted by traditional folk powerhouse Eliza Carthy, Irish folk group Kila, punk rock legend Glen Matlock, Ireland’s preeminent singer songwriter Damien Dempsey, pioneering contemporary folk trio Lau, plus Gaz Brookfield & The Company of Thieves, Lankum (Lynched), Manchester’s finest ethio-trad, folk-hop band Honeyfeet, Sean Mcgowan , American horn-and-percussion trio Moon Hooch and Levellers who open the show on the Friday with an acoustic set.
Full line-up HERE
The THEME for the 15th Beautiful Days festival is ROCK THE BOAT – the festival will be looking out for pirates, mermaids, sailors, fish and crustaceans to get on board!
“Its the festival that sells out every year – by simply not selling out” virtualfestivals.com