A brilliant little boutique festival in North Yorkshire that has caught the attention of festival goers and promoters alike. Beacons Festival 2013 is back this weekend from Thursday morning until Sunday evening on Helsaker Farm in Skipton, North Yorkshire.  This is the sort of festival that brings together the people that promote and the people that just want to play in the fields in Skipton for three days of mud stomping booze fuelled contemporary festival banter. Quite a simple scenario to follow if we're honest, the line up is one of the best we've seen with some nice heavy weight additions mixed with up and coming grass roots electronic music makers from local areas and across the fields and far away. Manchester is representing at yet another out of town festival and promises to bring a little bit of that charm and charisma to an already character filled festival.

The Trof contingency will be attending as Gorilla and The Deaf Institute are official partners this year, and for what is looking to be the foreseeable future. The overwhelming success of Gorilla's first year in Manchester has caught the attention of festivals like Beacons, and at next years festival they get to represent on a much larger scale, curating their own line up for their very own stage. A massive, and well deserved step for the popular Oxford Road club!

They’re not the only ones representing Manchester in Yorkshire at Beacons this year with alternative rock and indie promotion and Warehouse Project partners Now Wave getting involved, alongside what is arguably the most popular student night in the city, Juicy. Idiosync are providing the house and techno beats from behind the wheels of steel as well rounding off an amalgamation of Manchester talent and musical mash ups stepping over the Pennines to show Yorkshire what Manchester is all about.

The Beacons festival line up aside from our Manchester friends includes top bands and DJs such as Django Django, Ben UFO, Eats Everything , Bonobo and SBTRKT (DJ set), as well as a whole host of other fantastic artists, comedy and drama across the festival site. Food and drink is also on show across the festival from local sources, including Whitelocks real ale, Dough Boys Pizza and Porklife, rounding off what seems to be the recipe for success in the festival market nowadays, an eclectic mix of talent from across music, art and the performing arts crossed over with local and gourmet booze and grub set in a well decorated and inherently charming field in the countryside. We can’t wait for what stands to be a top weekend with Manchester representing in a field in Skipton, all aboard Beacons Festival 2013!

Full weekend tickets are £99.50, which for three days with that line up is a brilliant price! Fingers crossed for some sunshine over Skipton this weekend!