Other highlights on the Main Stage and Big Top this year include reggae legends Steel Pulse, Eighties indie heroes Echo and the Bunnymen, Martha Wainwright, The Proclaimers, ska legends The Selecter, Hayseed Dixie, Cara Dillon, Karine Polwart, Buzzcocks, Bhangra drummers Dhol Foundation, Seth Lakeman and Alamama 3 spin-off The Larry Love Showband.
The following are confirmed to appear on the Main Stage and Big Top:
3 Daft Monkeys / Benji Kirkpatrick / Bleeding Hearts / Buzzcocks / Cara Dillon / Chumbawamba Acoustic / Damien Dempsey / Dan Donnelly / DIvokej Bill / Dhol Foundation / Drunk In Public / Dylan Moran / Echo and the Bunnymen / Eighteenth Day of May/ Gomez / Hayseed Dixie / Hugh Cornwell / Julie Fowlis / Karine Polwart / Killing Joke / King Creosote / Larry Love Showband / Levellers / Lunasa / Mark Saul / Martha Wainwright / Neck / Nick Harper / Ox / The Fabulous Good Time Party Boys Medicine Show Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting Revue / Seth Lakeman / Steel Pulse / Subgiant / The Coal Porters / The Crimea / The Demon Barber Roadshow / The Proclaimers / The Selecter / The Toretz / Tin Tin Lady
Artists in the Little Big Top include Krafty Kuts, Barry Scratchy Myers (Clash tour DJ), Beatz & Bobz, Ben & Lex, Freq Nasty, Dib Dub, DIY, Pama International and Nick Mannaseh. A full list of Little Big Top artists and running orders for Friday, Saturday & Sunday for all stages will be posted on www.beautifuldays.org over the weekend.
The action takes place over five stages this year with the Main Stage, Big Top, Little Big Top and NEW FOR 2006 the Pussy Parlure (Spiegel Tent) and the Bimble Inn. Now in its fourth year, Beautiful Days has blossomed into one of the UK's most colourful and endearing festivals with its unique blend of of folk,comedy, punk and reggae. 2006 will also feature entertainment from Perrier Award winner Dylan Moran and a host of performance and walkabout artists.
Tickets are on-sale now here.