Beat-Herder Festival have recently announced a host of new names in their second wave of musical announcements.

The independent Ribble Valley event will be kicked off by Catalonia-tinged headliners Crystal Fighters, whose recent third album ‘Everything Is My Family’ sees them continuing their quest to soundtrack the perfect psychedelic summer rave. They will be joined on the Friday by R&B legend Kelis, famous for hits such as ‘Bossy’ and ‘Milkshake’, and the highly tipped teenage odd-pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma, who herald from Norwich.

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Also on the bill are Joe Goddard of Hot Chip and The Two Bears, who recently dropped disco-tinged solo release ‘Electric Lines’, and up and coming Manchester five piece Cabbage. Meanwhile the pyrotechnic-heavy dance stage known as The Fortress will play host to revitalised rave pioneers Altern-8, Scottish techno legend Paul Taylor, Darren Emerson of Underwater and Detone, bass warriors Solardo and producer/DJ Justin Robinson.

These artists join the likes of Sleaford Mods, Toots and the Maytals and Trentemøller at the Lancashire bash. The festival, which boasts 21 specially constructed stages, is also renowned for it’s extra-curricular activities including tatoo parlours, a fairground and it’s own working men’s club.

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