Beat-Herder is an annual summer festival, which has been running since 2006. The festival covers several musical genres including breakbeat, dub, reggae, dubstep, techno, house, drum and bass, folk, dance-punk, and psychedelic rock.
The festival organizers say:
“Beat-Herder is different from other festivals; it is built on unconditional love and the tireless efforts of many. From plants grown from seed, hand-painted signs, and flags, restoring old cars, to homemade hymn books; the detail and creativity is endless. Most of the stuff you will see here is unique to Beat-Herder. Like most things at Beat-Herder, ideas begin with a crude sketch on a fag packet. We then get out a roll of brown wrapping paper, tape to a table and begin scrawling random ideas, words, and pictures. We did this 15 years ago whilst conjuring up the name for the festival and, after hours of scrawl, we all knew when Beat-Herder was written that it was the right name.
And so 15 years on, we all sit here with scribbles on fag packets and brown paper taped to table –scratching out names of the countless individuals, organizations, groups n all that who have contributed to making Beat-Herder what it is and who we want to say thank you to.”
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