Beacons Festival 2012 Preview

<p> <a href="features/beacons_festival_2012_preview/"><img src="http://www.qromag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/beaconspreview12.jpg" alt="Beacons Festival 2012 Preview" /></a> </p> <p> Skipton's Funkirk Estate in the stunning Yorkshire dales welcomes the Beacons Festival, Thursday to Sunday, August 16th to...
Beacons Festival 2012 Preview

Beacons Festival 2012 Preview

Skipton’s Funkirk Estate in the stunning Yorkshire dales welcomes the Beacons Festival, Thursday to Sunday, August 16th to 19th:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16TH

Beacons Social
19:00 – Ezy Ryder / The Cunning Stunts DJ Display Team with Bobalicious
22:00 – Filthy Dukes (DJs)

Post War Glamour GirlsInto the Woods
20:00 – The Miners Hymns (film)
21:00 – Biggie and Tupac (film, 15)
23:00 – The Perverts Guide to Cinema (film, 18)

Noisy / Vice Stage
19:30 – Honeytone Codey
20:30 – Dub Barn Collective
21:30 – The Marzec Group
22:30 – The Soul Circle Gang

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH
Veronica Falls
The Stool Pigeon Stage
12:00 – Dead Sons
13:00 – Post War Glamour Girls
14:00 – Arthur Beatrice
15:10 – Theme Park
16:20 – Veronica Falls
17:30 – Submotion Orchestra
18:55 – Jessie Ware
20:05 – Factory Floor
21:30 – Mount Kimbie
23:00 – Roots Manuva

Check out the glamour of Post War Glamour Girls (QRO photos), who just released Tragic Loss; He Had Such a Lovely House EP.

Whether it is his booming but calming timbre or the simply crafted stories of illness and loneliness, there is something eerie about Arthur Beatrice. He recently supported Beach House (QRO live review) in June, but make sure to check out recent releases of “Charity,” and “Not Without Thinking.”

London indie-pop outfit Veronica Falls (QRO photos) come to Beacons behind last year’s self-titled debut (QRO review).

The U.K. noise-core outfit Factory Floor supposedly rewards on further listens, if you can get that far.

Close friends to post-dubstep big-name James Blake (QRO live review), Mount Kimbie (QRO photos at a festival), bring a lighter electronica, and are currently working on their sophomore full-length, so expect new material at Beacons.

British rapper Rodney Smith – a.k.a. Roots Manuva – headlines Beacons after charting for over a decade.

The Greendales Stage
(In association with Resident Advisor, Flux, and Vagabondz)
Mount Kimbie12:15 – The Horn The Hunt
13:15 – Great Waves
14:45 – Outfit
16:15 – Disclosure
17:45 – Visions of Trees
18:15 – Wachs Lyrical
20:00 – Runner
21:00 – Sunless ‘97
21:30 – Jon K (Hoya Hoya)
23:30 – D/R/U/G/S
00:30 – Julio Bashmore

Euphoric synths that cascade over beautifully sung harmonies easily describe Sunless 97/s sound. They’re simple and psychedelic but absolutely catchy. They have released a single for sucker-punch stress, Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem”.

Catch the beats of D/R/U/G/S (QRO photos at a festival).

Noisey / VICE Stage
12:30 – Japanese Fighting Fish
D/R/U/G/S13:30 – Antibang
14:30 – Fawn Spots
15:30 – Wot Gorilla
16:30 – Runaround Kids
17:30 – Hey Sholay
18:30 – Pins
19:30 – Fun Adults
20:30 – Gross Magic
21:30 – Pale Seas
22:30 – Holograms
23:30 – Savages

Five-piece Hey Sholay hail from Sheffield & Leeds, and make psychedelic tunes with a fervor and catchiness of pop. They have released the single, “Burning,” that is set to be on their full-length album, ((O)), to be released in September.

Intertwining the bitter sweetness of folk and the infectiousness of pop, Pale Seas are able to craft well written songs of their own genre, dream pop. The four-piece band will release their much-anticipated album, Bodies/My Own Mind, on September 17th.

Beacons Social
Hosted by Freakin
12:00 – Get Funked DJs ft. Bob le Funk, Tunesouttaloft & Dan Watts
18:00 – Luv Jam
19:00 – Freakin
22:00 – Daniel Avery
00:00 – Marcus Worgull
02:00 – Freakin

Factory FloorElfm Caravan of Love
13:00 – Jacobean Ruff
13.45 – Francesca Pidgeon
14.30 – The Theatre Dukes
15.15 – Jasmine Kennedy TBC
18:00 – Hayley Gafftarnick
18.45 – Sam Thonton
19.30 – The Black Sea
20.15 – Dancing Years

Into the Woods
09:30 – Wigan Pixie Yarns & Crafts
10:00 – Singing with Tessa Smith
10:30 – Yogalates
12:00 – Nicola Peel ‘Eyes of Gaia’
13:00 – Liars League (spoken word)
14:00 – Mayday (theatre)
15:00 – American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) with Q&A by Director Matt Harlock
17:00 – U Tube Mix by Tim Ineaux
18:00 – Tibetan Youth
19:00 – Stuart McCallum
20:00 – The Wonderful Sound of the Cinema Organ
Theme Park21:00 – Being 747, The Clockwork Universe
22:00 – Able Philbin Bowman (Comedy)
23:00 – LAB MEAT (Cabaret)
00:00 – Dark Star+Animat
02:00 – Indie Game

Ladybird Project
Mad Science Day
09:00 – Drop-in Crafts and Workshops (in Kids Club)
12:00 – Mad Science Experiments
14:00 – Flash Mob Workshop
15:00 – Science Olympics
16:00 – Amazing Bottle-Rockets
17:00 – Storytelling
20:00 – The Ladybird Project Fantastic Family-Friendly Cabaret

Cass McCombsKopparberg Cube
12:00 – Docfest Party
15:00 – Tactik
16:00 – Get Down or Die
17:00 – Holding Hands
18:00 – Robert Cary
19:00 – Theme Park DJs
20:00 – Straight Up
21:00 – El Diablo Social Club
22:00 – Picturehouse
23:00 – Filthy Dukes

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH

The Stool Pigeon Stage
Still Corners12:00 – The Magnetic North
13:10 – Kwes
14:20 – Cass McCombs
15:30 – Still Corners
16:40 – 2:54
17:40 – Clock Opera
19:00 – Japandroids
20:10 – Ghostpoet
21:40 – Junior Boys
23:00 – Wild Beasts

Alt-musician Cass McCombs (QRO photos outdoors) defies easy categorization, while Greg Hughes & Tessa Murray teamed up to create the dream-pop of Still Corners (QRO photos).

After the ethereal 2:54 (QRO live review) comes the well-timed indie-rock/tronic Clock Opera (QRO live review), who come to Beacons (QRO photos at a festival) behind this year’s Ways To Forget (QRO review).

Vancouver garage-rock guitar-and-drums (QRO photos at a festival) outfit Japandroids have moved from festivals up north to those in America (QRO photos at a festival) & Europe (QRO photos at a festival in Europe), and are one of the best guitar & drums duos out there (QRO photos at a festival). They come to Beacons behind their new & excellent Celebration Rock (QRO review).

Singer Obaro Ejimiwe – a.k.a. Ghostpoet – comes to The Stool Pigeon Stage.

Ontario’s Junior Boys are one of the most reliable faces on the indie-electronic scene, with their fourth full-length, It’s All True, out last year.

From the Lake District is the dream-pop Wild Beasts (QRO live review), who are neither wild nor beastly (QRO photos at a festival).

The Greendales Stage
(in association with Resident Advisor, Flux Vagabondz)
12:00 – Ilghaz
2:5413:00 – Seven
14:00 – Donga
15:30 – Lakosa
17:00 – Jam City
18:30 – Bok Bok
20:30 – Stay+
21:30 – Koreless
23:00 – Oneman
00:30 – Pearson Sound

Noisey / VICE Stage
(in association with Sexbeat)
12:00 – Imp
12:50 – Stalking Horse
13:40 – Au Palais
14:30 – Juffage
Weird Dreams15:20 – Grass House
16:10 – Weird Dreams
17:00 – Best Friends
17:50 – Plank!
18:40 – Paws
19:30 – Splashh
20:30 – King Krule
21:30 – Swim Deep
22:30 – Eagulls
23:30 – Jacuzzi Boys

Similar to the voice of Morrissey (QRO live review) mixed with sinuous guitar melodies, and jaunt progression, Grass House is very nostalgic. They have been touring in support of their release of their second EP, Ant Giant Ant, on vinyl.

East London popsters Weird Dreams (QRO live review) have been hitting the right notes, with debut Choreography out recently.

Arch Marshall – a.k.a. Zoo Kid, a.k.a. King Krule (QRO photos at a festival) – has been riding a lot of buzz.

The Noisey/VICE Magazine Stage is headlined by Eagulls (QRO photos at a festival) then Jacuzzi Boys (QRO photos).

Beacons Social
Hosted by Freakin
12:00 – Give It Some ft.
King KruleGeorge Mahood (Soul City / Big Daddy Magazine)
Dean Atkins (Soul Jazz)
Lyley (Wax Off / Scratch)
Gumbo (Work Your Soul / Oz)
Jonny Crawshaw (Give it Some! / The Get Down)
18:00 – A Rave Called Sharon
20:00 – Acid House Gentlemen’s Club
22:00 – A Love from Outer Space: Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston
02:00 – Freakin

Elfm Caravan of Love
13:00 – Housekeeping Society
13.45 – Jamie Fletcher Band
14.30 – Seas of Green
15.15 – Louise Distras
18:00 – Talk To Angels
18.45 – Secret Sirens
19.30 – The Artists
Eagulls20.15 – Soul Circus

Into the Woods
09:30 – Drop-in Craft
10:00 – Cardboard Cameras
10:30 – Aerockbics
12:00 – Sue Christoforou – Equality Trust (talk)
13:00 – Matthew Bellwood (spoken – word, 14+)
14:00 – It Starts Like This (theatre, 18+)
15:00 – Yorkshire Onland Boating Club (film+talk)
17:00 – U Tube Mix by Tim Ineaux
18:00 – Martin Smith
19:00 – Animat and the Third Half
20:00 – Kefaya
21:00 – Dead Belgian
22:00 – Able Philbin Bowman (comedy)
23:00 – Frank Chickens
00:00 – Ed Carter Aprosodia
Jacuzzi Boys01:00 – Winnebego Man
03:00 – Man with a Movie Camera

Ladybird Project
Circus Day
09:00 – Drop-in Craft and Workshops (in Kids Club)
10:00 – Giant Tug-o-War (in Kids Club)
12:00 – Hula Hooping Workshop
13:00 – Circus Skills
14:00 – Clown Cricket: not to be missed!
16:00 – Circus Sports Day
17:00 – Storytelling
20:00 – Family-friendly entertainment

Kopparberg Cube
12:00 – Tom Smith
Clock Opera15:30 – Karma
16:30 – Joe’s Bakery
17:30 – Balearic Social Club
18:30 – Disko Stew
19:30 – Now Wave
21:30 – Jon K (Hoya Hoya)
23:00 – Oh Mobbs

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19TH

The Stool Pigeon Stage
12:00 – Goodnight Lenin
13:00 – Admiral Fallow
Admiral Fallow14:00 – Frankie & The Heartstrings
15:00 – Willis Earl Beal
16:00 – Willy Mason
17:00 – Errors
18:10 – Lanterns On the Lake
19:20 – Patrick Wolf (acoustic)
21:00 – The Felice Brothers
22:30 – Toots & The Maytals

Inspired by the likes of Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel, Goodnight Lenin channels incantatory timbre with intimate stories. They supported Beth Jeans Houghton on a full U.K. tour in February and March but have recently been in the studio for their first full-length album.

Scottish folk/pop outfit Admiral Fallow (QRO photos) is hitting all the U.K. festivals this summer.

Sunderland’s Frankie & The Heartstrings (QRO photos at a festival) charted last year in the U.K. with debut Hunger. Meanwhile, Americana singer/songwriter Willy Mason plays the kind of folk that gets you charted in the U.K., but not America…

Glasgow’s Errors follow in the footsteps of Glaswegian post-rock icons Mogwai (QRO live review), as they’re signed to Mogwai’s Rock Action Records and have opened for the group (QRO photos) – as have Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Lanterns On the Lake (QRO photos).

A singular composer, Patrick Wolf (QRO live review) ranges from romantic folk to techno-pop. He comes to Beacons playing acoustic, in the run-up to next month’s release of his latest, Sundark and Riverlight.

The Catskills’ Felice Brothers (which includes both actual and honorary Felices – QRO spotlight on) have moved up from playing in subways stations (or, only slightly more up-market, for tips at Living Room – QRO live review) to becoming the go-to band (QRO live review outdoors) in today’s roots-revival with records like The Felice Brothers (QRO review) and Yonder Is the Clock (QRO review). After the departure of Simon Felice (for The Duke & The King, and now solo – QRO photos) in 2009, the brothers Felice (QRO interview) took a break from touring (QRO photos at a festival) and recording, but are back with last year’s Celebration, Florida (QRO review), where they change-up their backwoods stomp for some sadder & even techier fare – but still hit up great live staples like “Whiskey In My Whiskey” (QRO video), “Love Me Tenderly” (QRO video), and “I’m Saved” (QRO video).

Before there was reggae, there was ska. Before there was Bob Marley & The Wailers, there was Toots & The Maytals (QRO live review). The group broadened Jamaican ska into rock steady and eventually reggae – and are still going strong these many, many years later (QRO photos at a festival).

The Greendales Stage
Toots & The Maytals(in association with Resident Advisor, Flux Vagabondz)
12:00 – Aartekt
13:00 – Jacques Adda
14:00 – Casino Times
15:15 – KRL
16:30 – XXXY
18:00 – Huxley
19:30 – Star Slinger
21:00 – Lunice
22:30 – Maya Jane Coles

Manchester’s Darren Williams (QRO live review) slings the beats as Star Slinger (QRO photos).

Noisey / VICE Stage
(in association with Dirty Otter)
Star Slinger12:00 – Double Muscle
12:50 – B>E>A>K>
13:40 – Nope
14:30 – The Wave Pictures
15:20 – Hookworms
16:10 – Hawkeyes
17:00 – That Fucking Tank
18:00 – Tall Ships
19:00 – Mazes
20:00 – Blacklisters
21:00 – This Ain’t Vegas
22:15 – Cloud Nothings

Enjoy the charming pop songs of The Wave Pictures (QRO photos outdoors). That Fucking Tank sounds exactly like their name: a behemoth of aggressive sounds that are bound to pummel over anyone. The band have been on a relentless touring schedule with high- adrenaline shows and cacophonic chaos. The prog-rock band released their third album, TFT, back in March.

The three-piece Tall Ships is Brit-folk rock at its best. Pleasing vocal harmonies, rattling bass, and immense distortion easily describe their performances. Tall Ships are one of the few bands in the U.K. to take notice of. They have been recently releasing singles, “T=0” and “Gallop.” Meanwhile, get lost in the post-rock of Mazes (QRO photos at a festival).

Forming back in 2008, Blacklisters garnered the reputation as one of Leed’s most aggressive acts. Riddled with a barrage of drums and distorted guitars, Blacklisters have drawn comparisons to Jesus Lizard and Shellac. The band has been touring in support of their May full-length release, BLKLSTRS.

Young Dylan Baldi (QRO photos) throws back to music older than he as Cloud Nothings (QRO live review) with this year’s Attack On Memory (QRO review), and brings his bringing back of power-pop to Beacons (QRO photos at a festival).

Beacons Social
The Wave PicturesHosted by Irie Vibes Soundsystem
12:00 – Irie Vibes Soundsystem ft.
Bangarang DJs
Pig & KuDu Hifi
Red Dread
+ Special Guests
18:00 – Souljazz Records Soundsystem

Elfm Caravan of Love
13:00 – Matt Bentley
13.45 – Sabrina Piggot
14.30 – Ben Pike
15.15 – Liz Reynolds
18:00 – Boss Caine TBC
19.30 – The Finnlys
20.15 – Spirit Of John
+ Two Sevens Party DJs playing the finest selection of Reggae, Dub & Ska

Into the Woods
Patrick Wolf10:00 – Zine it Yourself
10:30 – Yogalates
12:00 – Aaron Meskin – The Art of Comics (talk)
13:00 – Clinic Presents (spoken word)
14:00 – Kill Lord Whitney (theatre)
15:00 – We Are Poets (film)
17:00 – New Order Play at Home (film)
18:00 – Sandrani
19:00 – Oui Bee
20:00 – Daniel Bye
21:00 – Thomas Truax
22:00 – Shut Up Little Man: An Audio Misadventure (film)

Ladybird Tent
Myths and Legends Day
Japandroids09:00 – Drop-in Craft and Workshops (in Kids Club)
11:00 – Knights’ Quest Treasure Hunt (go to Kids Club)
13:00 – Become a Rock Legend
14:00 – Junk Percussion
15:00 – Grand Carnival Pageant
16:00 – The Ladybird’s Legendary Dance-Off
20:00 – Party Games

Kopparberg Cube
12:00 – Red Dread
14:00 – Push It
15:00 – Game Time
The Felice Brothers16:00 – Mark Ryan (Amazing Radio)
17:00 – Luke & Rusty’s Rodeo Show
18:00 – Joe’s Bakery
19:00 – Balearic Social Club
20:00 – R. King
21:00 – Onset
22:00 – Tee Circus
23:00 – It’s a Bass Thing

For festival website, go here: http://www.greetingsfrombeacons.com/

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