Manchester’s favourite pop-up beach returns this Saturday for what is fast becoming the city’s hottest summer music event.
And with the Futureheads, The Whip and Kid British pulling in the crowds, Beached Festival 2012 looks set to kick off the big British weekend in style.
Last year’s debut festival attracted thousands and the trend looks set to continue this year, with organisers confirming that the 5,000 tickets are selling fast.
The Castlefield Basin gig will feature 30 acts, three stages, a party barge and, of course, tons of sand.
A real-life Fosters beach hut, decked out exactly like the TV ads, will play host to Manchester bands Frazer King and The Naughtys – as well as Dirty North, who will be warming up for their gig as support act for the Stone Roses later this summer.
Event organiser Mark Lippmann said securing newcomers The Futureheads was a massive coup for the festival.
He said: “They’re huge at the moment and BBC6Music has been championing their new album, Rant!, which we love. We can’t wait to see them perform.”
Beached kicks off at 12pm Saturday June 2 and runs until 11pm. Tickets and further information are available from www.beachedfestival.com