“An impressive, eclectic bill of art” – Creative review

“it’s genuinely pleasing to see a festival totally fulfil the potential shown through nuanced curation, extremely well-considered partnering, a bucolic setting, atypically low cost and a genially chilled atmosphere” – Crack

‘the selection of acts was diverse and of a ridiculously high standard’ - Amazing Radio 

‘Same again next year please, Beacons.’ - Clash

‘Beacons has done very, very well at mixing both electronic and analogue acts in its billing.’ - The Skinny 

Beacons ‘put together an understatedly bold line up from the music industry’s twilight zone.’ - The Times 

Beacons ‘boasts the perfect trailmix of heavyweights and our favourite need-to-know acts’ - The Fly 

‘Beacons Festival showed the big dogs how it’s done.’ - The Fly 

‘Back to back awesome music.’ - Urban Outfitters 

‘the finest festival food we’ve ever encountered’ - Urban Outfitters 

‘be damn sure to add Beacons to your festival schedule for 2014’ - Urban Outfitters 

‘The genre-bending line up hints at organisers who really know their stuff’ - Urban Outfitters 

‘a super-promising eclectic line up ‘ - Virtual Festivals

‘Beacons proved that it’s perhaps the friendliest fixture on the festival calendar’ - Efestivals 

‘if this year was anything to go by, Skipton could be the home of a real gem of a festival for years to come’ - Yorkshire Evening Post 

‘fantastic array of music and other cultural parades’ - Contact Music

‘there are few other small festivals that can offer such satisfaction and variety in such a small place’ - Contact Music


“a frankly stunning bill” – The Guardian

“A Feast of buzz bands and local heroes” – NME

“It’s music programming is flawless” – The Fly

“Alongside some good live bands there is a sizeable club element, ensuring the tents are full of interesting and contemporary acts ” – The Guardian

“One of the friendliest, warmest and most inviting festivals I’ve ever attended” – DIS

“The rebooted dales festival reigns” – The Stool Pigeon

“An all-encompassing festival, overflowing with musical enthusiasm” – Clash Magazine

“Beacons appeals to the serious muso without being po-faced – conveying a relaxed air and a very definite sense of fun” – Music Radar

“A very welcome addition to the UK’s festival circuit” – Virtual Festivals

“A young festival with a defiant spirit and truly cutting-edge line up.” – Skiddle

“If the commercial alternative of Leeds isn’t your thing, then festivals in the North simply don’t get more unique and well curated than this one” – This Is Fake DIY

“Catering for families and hardcore festival goers alike, there really was something for everyone” – Contact Music