The Pogues to headline Beautiful Days

The Pogues have been confirmed as headliners for this year's Beautiful Days festival.

Shane MacGowan and Co will top the bill on the Saturday (22 August), while space rockers Hawkwind will mark their 40th anniversary in style with a one-off light and laser spectacular, bringing the Friday (21 August) night to a close.

As always, The Levellers will headline the Sunday (23 August), while organisers have also announced that The Saw Doctors, the reformed Lamb, Gong and The Imagined Village will perform over the weekend.

Other names confirmed today include Pendulum who will DJ in The Little Big Top, Dub Pistols, who will be playing live, Cara Dillion, punk newcomers The King Blues and Eliza Carthy.

Lau, Imelda May and the reformed Edward II will also play the boutique bash along with Kris Drever, John McCusker & Roddy Woomble Trio, singer songwriter John Smith, Sonic Boom Six, Les Truttes, Chris T-T, Jay Jay Pistolet and Rurrai Joseph.

Beautiful Days 2009 will take place at Escot Park, Devon from 21-23 August.

Tickets are already on sale at £100 for a weekend camping pass. There are children tickets and campervan passes available too.

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The festival is the brainchild of The Levellers and it boasts live music over five stages, family camping, a huge children’s area in the centre of the festival, food & craft stalls, real ale bars and onsite art with many more acts yet to be confirmed.