In Pictures: Beacons Festival 2014

Gallery | 18 Aug 2014

In Pictures: Beacons Festival 2014

Not even the late arrival of Hurricane Bertha on the Sunday morning could dampen the spirits of several thousand revellers who took to the Yorkshire Dales for three days of diligently-curated live music, DJ sets, art and food. Among the stand-out bigger names were Mercury nominee Jon Hopkins, whose constantly re-morphing techno brought the second day to a thunderous close under the cavernous main stage tent. Meanwhile veteran post-punks The Fall battled through a mid-set stoppage owing to the weather, while the cinematic electronic pop of Darkside left those who'd stuck it out feeling like they were walking on air as they headed back to their tents for the final time.

There were plenty of local highlights too – Leeds' Hookworms and Eagulls both decimated crowds with their differing hardcore-influenced tangents in the Noisey tent, while drum 'n' synth duo Galaxians brought about one of the most unexpectedly joyous party sets of the whole weekend. An intimate site layout meant that you were never too far from what you needed to see, but it never felt claustrophobic either, punters finding plenty of room to stretch out and bask in the sun that shone over Saturday. Even when the wind and rain did come, the party simply raged harder. [Simon Jay Catling]

Read our reports from Beacons: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

Here's what our photographers Sam Huddleston and Tom Connolly caught of the action.