Win 2 tickets to Beat-Herder Festival

Creative Tourist

Here’s an offer readers of Creative Tourist shouldn’t pass up: the chance to win a pair of tickets to this summer’s Beat-Herder Festival. What, in the name of all things whimsical, is Beat-Herder? Organisers call it ‘festival land’s best kept secret’. We prefer to describe it as an independently minded music festival set in the lush rural landscape of the Ribble Valley (just up the road in Lancashire) that features the likes of Krysko, Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Leftfield’s Paul Daley. More than that, though, this is a festival completely devoid of sponsorship, allegedly without egos and which features the Holy Grail of music festivals: cheap food and booze. All that and you get to dance until dawn beneath the trees, making out like its Glasto circa 1972.

Beat-Herder runs 2-4 July 2010. Check out the full line-up here.

If you fancy winning a pair of tickets (worth £140) to what promises to be one of this summer’s most eclectic festivals, all you need to do is fill in your details below. Easy.

This competition is now closed. Winners will be selected at random. Terms and conditions apply (see below).

Terms and Conditions

1. This competition is not open to employees of Manchester Museums Consortium and its nine associated venues; Marketing Manchester, Visit Manchester or any agency or company connected with this competition or family members of employees of these organisations.

2. Only one entry per person. All entrants must be aged over 18.

3. No cash alternative is available. Prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-changeable. Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

4. The competition will be closed at 5pm on Monday 7 June. Any entries received after this date will not be entered into the prize draw.

5. The prize is for two tickets to the Beat-Herder festival in Lancashire on 2-4 July 2010 only. The prize does not include travel to and from the festival or accommodation or any other costs incurred during a visit to the festival. Any additional beverages or goods consumed or services used during the festival will have to be paid for by the winner.

6. Entrants acknowledge that their entries may be released or displayed to the public by Manchester Museums Consortium/Creative Tourist and/or or any agency connected with the competition and assign all rights necessary for promotion and publication of such entries to Manchester Museums Consortium/ Creative Tourist. Winners agree to grant Manchester Museums Consortium/ Creative Tourist or any agency connected with the competition the right to use their name and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without any additional compensation.

7. The competition shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.

8.These terms and conditions do not confer any rights to any third parties under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

9. Your email address will be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list. You may opt out of this at any time.

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