Green Light to Beautiful Days 2005

We say a big 'Hoorah' as one of our favourite small festivals gets its license granted for 2005! Beautiful Days will this year be held over three days and will play host to 10,000 people.

Fans of real festivals (whose spirit extend way beyond just music in a field) will breath a sigh of relief that the powers-that-be have granted Beautiful Days its third consecutive public entertainments license for 2005.

This year the festival is growing up slightly as well, and both the dates and the capacity have expanded due to popular demand. Visitors will now be able to enjoy live music on the Friday as well as the Saturday and Sunday and the festival has increased in numbers slightly this year to accomodate more children and more weekend campers. A large amount of money has been allocated to massively increase the size of the children’s area and a new family camping area has been sited.

Acts confirmed include festival patrons Levellers plus Billy Bragg, The Wonder Stuff, Steeleye Span, Eliza Carthy, The Beat, Dreadzone and The Peatbog Faeries with many more to be announced in the next few days. Levellers, Rev Hammer and New Model Army will also be recreating Rev’s album Free Born John for three performances.

There will be more news about the artists, ranges of facilities and availability of tickets exclusively here on VF in a short while.

The festival is held at Escot Park in Devon between the 19th and 21st August. More information can be found on the shiny new VF-designed official website at