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8 Things We Loved About Beat-Herder 2022 - woodland rave to secret swimming pool
Beat-Herder is a magical oasis of pleasure seeking mayhem, hedonistic self-gratification and electronic debauchery.Nestled away slap bang on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, it’s been three whole years since the disco lords of the North West’s festival scene held their last weekend of mad house shenanigans.2022 was destined to be a classic – and boy did it deliver on a colossal scale.Here are Duncan Whittaker's favourite eight things about what will probably end up being his favourite weekend of the year...Beat-Herder usually has headliners such as Orbital, Basement Jaxx, Leftfield or Faithless – so Nile Rodgers & Chic were definitely a surprise when the promoters announced the bill.However, Nile Rodgers unleashed his artillery of monster tracks and gave us two hours of arms in the air euphoria.David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, Madonna’s Like A Virgin and Material Girl, Duran Duran’s Notorious and The Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight were all there – because Rodgers either wrote or produced the original versions of these hits.But the bomb was really dropped when they played Daft Punk’s Get Lucky – full on festival pandemonium.For 361 days of the year, these trees are home to deer, hares and other elements of Mother Nature.But for this weekend only, the wildlife appeared at the hands of Rob Da Bank, Marshall Jefferson and Roger Sanchez who all made sure that even the trees were rocking from side to side.Toil trees is the heart and soul of Beat-Herder – from 10am until 4am every day, the place was full on bouncing.There was a bar in there, a cave with a flashing dance floor, a man made waterfall – and a hairdressers just in case you fancied a snip.