Beautiful Days is without a doubt a top contender for best weekend of the year. This goes not just for my family, but for thousands of its loyal patrons.
Every year the Levellers host an amazing festival that I think is impossible to out do, and yet it continues to improve. We have been to six Beautiful Days now as it is so brilliant for families. Indeed it is good for every age group, and I would have just as good an experience (although different) with or without children.
The first time we went to Beautiful Days in 2011, we knew we’d found a very special event. This was our fifth Beautiful Days, and it is still our favourite place to be.
We had such a lovely welcome as we approached the information tent, the guy that runs it (I can’t believe we don’t know his name yet) called out, “You’re back!”
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“Mummy, can we come back here again?” asked my six-year-old as we made our way towards the car park. The end of ‘What a Beautiful Day’ was playing out from the Levellers’ encore on the main stage. To the left of the stage fireworks fizzed and cracked in the night sky.
“Would you like to?” I asked him.
“Oh, yes, I really do. I don’t want to leave.”
The Levellers are currently touring, and Festival Kidz have been invited!
Do you have any questions you want to ask them? Please let us know and we’ll ask them for you!
On Monday, the Levellers Greatest Hits will be released!
The 2CD/DVD set includes all the Levellers’ singles and videos together on one album for the first time.
They kindly let me have an advance copy to review – and as a Levellers fan I love that I can listen to all their best hits on one album. There are also a few new remixes – I particularly liked Imelda May singing on Beautiful Day, and the restyling of Frank Turner on the track Julie… although as a fan it’s great that there are also the original versions on the album too.
My favourites are all there – Far From Home being my absolute favourite festival track – we listened to it on the way to Beautiful Days this year and the children loved singing along to Beautiful Day before the festival!
You can also buy a Digital Box Set containing a 5 volume digital LP containing B-Sides, Covers, Remixes and live versions.
In November, Levellers embark on a European wide Greatest Hits tour, and Festival Kidz will be at the London date – there’s only one thing better than a Levellers album and that’s seeing them live!
Buy or preorder your album here….