Beat-Herder 2023. Photo: Andrew WhittonBeat-Herder 2023. Photo: Andrew Whitton
Beat-Herder 2023. Photo: Andrew Whitton

Beat-Herder Festival 2023: Revellers tell us what makes the four-day Ribble Valley party so special

Come rain or shine, the Beat goes on.

The heavens may have opened over Dockber Farm for a wet and wild four-day Beat-Herder, but that didn’t stop thousands of hardy souls from wellying up and partying until the sun came back up (some time Sunday).

Pendulum, Peter Hook and The Light, DJ Boring, Gok Wan, Shades of Rhythm, Seb Fontaine, Tall Paul – along with a host of local acts including Matty Robbo, The Switch, Billy and The Biscuit Brothers, and J Bear and The Giants – joined hundreds of acts across a glut of lovingly crafted stages for a weekend of mud, magic and merriement.

We asked some of this year’s herd to tell us what it is about Beat-Herder that they think makes it so special:

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