Ribble Valley's Beat-Herder Festival announces Rudimental, Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx and more as first acts for 2019

Beat-Herder 2018
Beat-Herder 2018
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The countdown is on! The wonderfully weird and wild Beat-Herder Festival has announced its first names for 2019.


Headlining the main stage this year are the dominating drum and bass sounds of widely successful British four-piece, Rudimental; alongside celebrated dance music pioneers Groove Armada, whose 15-year career has been marked by huge singles 'Superstylin' and 'I See You Baby' and phenomenal worldwide success.

Beat-Herder 2018

Beat-Herder 2018

They're joined by dance legends Basement Jaxx (DJ set), who rose from underground house music sensations to chart-topping, Brit-award winners, with huge dance floor-pleasers 'Romeo', 'Where's Your Head At?' and 'Do Your Thing'.

Seminal hip-hop group The SugarHill Gang & Melle Mel & Scorpio Furious Five also join the party at the main stage, alongside eclectic, extraterrestrial beat-makers Henge;14-piece live spectacle Dutty Moonshine Big Band; and local favourites The Lancashire Hotpots.

Confirmed for the Toil Trees stage, a majestic woodland setting and the beating heart of Beat-Herder, revellers can expect the bass-orientated, garage-influenced sounds of DJ/producer Hannah Wants; a dubstep pioneer and one of the UK's best loved selectors Skream; and Australian upstart Sonny Fodera, who is best known for his technical wizardry on the decks.

Joining them are Solid Grooves label boss Michael Bibi; DJ Mag's breakthrough producer Latmun; Swedish DJ/producer and Power Plant Records label honcho La Fleur; and prolific producer Purple Disco Machine, whose massive hit 'Dished (Male Stripper)' had everyone dancing all Summer long in 2018; all set to grace this legendary stage.

Beat-Herder 2018

Beat-Herder 2018

Beat-Herder will take place from July 12th - 14th.

Tickets are on sale now and more of the lineup can be found here