Beautiful Days 2011 site to open on the Thursday

Those wanting a little bit more Beautiful Days 2011 have just got their wish as organisers announced that the festival will open a day earlier, with the festival to run from Thursday 18 August until Sunday 21 August at Escot Park, Devon.

Weekend camping ticket holders will be able to enter the site between 2pm and 9pm on the Thursday to set up camp. The gates will then re-open for entry at 9am on Friday morning.

Stages will not start until Friday afternoon but caterers, traders and bars will be open on Thursday.

“By opening the gates on Thursday the festival hopes festival-goers will be able to enter the site on Thursday or Friday and set up camp at a more leisurely pace. And they won’t have to get up as early on the Friday morning as in previous years!” said organisers.

The Sunday theme for Beautiful Days 2011 has also been confirmed as ‘Spots & Polka Dots’, so it’s time to get open the fancy dress box again with festival chiefs preparing site art to tie in with the theme.

Big Audio Dynamite, Gogol Bordello, Carter USM and Levellers will headline the Beautiful Days 2011 line up with Pop Will Eat Itself, Flogging Molly, Stereo MCs, I Am Kloot, John Grant, The Blockheads and many more to play too.

Click here for the latest Beautiful Days line up.

Adult weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £110. Campervan tickets are also selling very fast.

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Organisers have also confirmed that there will be a SILENT DISCO in The Little Big Top going on into the small hours on the Saturday and Sunday night for the first time.