Beautiful Days – at home with the Levellers

ESCOT Park, near Ottery St Mary, is the home of Beautiful Days, the Levellers’ independent family music festival, which has been running for 16 years and this year will be on from 16th to 18th August.

The festival’s starry line-up includes Skunk Anansie,  Ziggy Marley, the Sleaford Mods, the Black Seeds, the Stranglers, Kate Rusby, Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman and of course the Levellers. There are several stages, site art installations, a wild spa, crafts, a healing garden, children’s area, walkabout theatre, play zones in campsites, family camping, real ale bars from Otter Brewery, folk sessions and a vast selection of food and craft stalls. Beautiful Days has no sponsorship, branding and does not advertise.

Other performers this year include Less Than Jake, Songhoy Blues, Hothouse Flowers, Peter Hook & The Light, Steeleye Span, Cast, Ferocious Dog, Cara Dillon, Fisherman’s Friends and Karine Polwart,, as well as comedians John Shuttleworth and Robin Ince.

Pictured: Skin of Skunk Anansie