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Beacons Festival has Gone All Metro

Our beloved Beacons Festival has decided to further endear itself to the hearts of normal punter by making the event even more accessible for the everyman.

The organisers have decided to move the event from a muddy field in Yorkshire to 3 of the most vibrant cities in Northern England. Read the full press release below for all the information.

“After a great deal of careful thought and consideration, the Beacons team would like to announce that for 2015, Beacons Festival will bidding farewell to the green fields and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales to take up a series of exciting residencies in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, 3 of the North of England’s most vibrant and creative cities.

Despite the feeling that 2014 was the best Beacons Festival so far, the feedback we received from the vast majority of festival goers in 2014 was that the cost of attending a traditional, camping festival was becoming increasingly difficult to meet.

Our desire to make Beacons more accessible combined with the opportunity to work with some amazing partners at some truly unique spaces, was enough to convince us that the time was right to move onto the next stage of the festival’s evolution.

In October 2015, Beacons will be taking over an incredible 3 storey, former textile mill in the heart of Leeds city centre. We’ll be collaborating with some amazing partners to deliver a full 12 week program of cutting edge music, art, film and food events in over 11,000 square feet of previously unused space.

In Manchester and Liverpool the Beacons team will be collaborating on a number of exciting events in some amazing spaces.

Full venue, programming and ticketing information for all events will be released over the coming weeks but for now we’re thrilled to announce a host of amazing partners for 2015 including Crack Magazine, Last.fm, Resident Advisor, Now Wave, Super Friendz, 2020Vision, Noisey.com, Leeds International Film Festival, Light Night, No Gloss Film Festival, Flux, Leeds Indie Food, Vice Films, Recon Festival, Village Bookstore, Melodic Records, Balearic Social Club, Welcome Skate Store and Bad Vibrations.

Finally, we’d like to apologise to all those who have already purchased early bird tickets for 2015. We have already contacted all customers and will be arranging full refunds as soon as possible. The team would also like to thank everyone who’s attended Beacons Festival in its various guises over the past years, we hope you’re as excited as we are about our plans for 2015!” 

Keep on trucking Beacons Fest we’re all behind you!

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Jack Whatley 

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