The organisers behind the Beacons Festival have announced it will be leaving its home of Skipton and will be spread across 3 cities; Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. The festival will now be known as Beacons Metro.
Beacons Metro spokesman Simon Stevens said:
“After a great deal of careful thought and consideration, the Beacons team would like to announce that for 2015, Beacons Festival will bidding farewell to the green fields and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales to take up a series of exciting residencies in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, 3 of the North of England’s most vibrant and creative cities.
Despite then feeling that 2014 was the best Beacons Festival so far, the feedback we received from the vast majority of festival goers in 2014 was that the cost of attending a traditional, camping festival was becoming increasingly difficult to meet.
Our desire to make Beacons more accessible combined with the opportunity to work with some amazing partners at some truly unique spaces, was enough to convince us that the time was right to move onto the next stage of the festival’s evolution.
Further details about Beacons Festival are expected in March.