Beautiful Days announce their headliners Big Audio Dynamite, Gogol Bordello, Carter USM and The Levellers (of course)
The original Big Audio Dynamite line-up featuring Mick, Don, Dan, Leo and Greg head to Devon in August! The groundbreaking rock-hiphop-reggae outfit, formed by Mick Jones in the wake of The Clash have reunited after twenty five years and will headline the Friday night at Beautiful Days. Credited with popularising sampling techniques and combining rock guitars with world beat, B.A.D has influenced everyone from Beastie Boys to Chemical Brothers.
They share the bill on Friday night at Beautiful Days with the return of gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello. They are back by popular demand after a storming set headlining the festival in 2007. Led by the energetic and charismatic Eugene Hutz, Gogol Bordello - a nine-piece juggernaut of gypsy rebel soul - has become an international force to be reckoned with and is arguably one of the best live acts around.
Headlining the Saturday night at Beautiful Days are Carter USM making their first festival appearance in 14 years and their only UK festival appearance this year. In a career that spanned 10 years, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine's achievements included a Number One album and many hit singles whose lyrics have dealt with very unlikely pop themes. Their ferociously entertaining live shows have earned them the most dedicated fan followings in the wonderful world of alternative pop.
Festival founders Levellers will close the festival on the Sunday night followed by a firework finale.