Bulmers Unveil Lineup of Iconic Sounds At Beyond The Pale

Words: Dray Morgan

Words: Dray Morgan

Bulmers have released their lineup for the first rendition of their Bulmers stage at Beyond The Pale and this roster is packed with legends of the game. Caribbean institutions, cultural icons and veterans of sound will be packing out the stage come 21st June.

Beyond The Pale takes place on 21st to 23rd June on the Glendalough grounds, with the Bulmers stage joining what is set up to be one of the best curated festivals in the country. Bulmers have added Klaus Blatter (the alter ego of Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh), Portishead associate Andy Smith and the Caribbean institution which is the Trojan Sound System alongside se7en inch collective.

Beyond The Pale does a fantastic job of including names on their billing you will catch nowhere else in the country and the Bulmers stage exemplifies that.

To celebrate the lineup dropping, Bulmers are giving away pairs of weekend camping tickets. All you have to do to enter is head over to Bulmers website here.

Ahead of the night, we’ve highlighted the acts you need to see.


Klaus Blatter

The fact that the guy who wrote Trainspotting has a German DJ alter-ego is some of the best trivia out there. The fact is that Irvine Welsh was a musician before a writer. He would come up with songs which he’d then turn into novels. After being tired of being kicked out of bands, he decided to swap the plec for the pen. Klaus on the other hand stands as a figurehead for the acid house generation. Sporting a Heisenberg-esque fit, expect some sounds that transport you back to the heydey of the night world.


Andy Smith

If you don’t like Portishead, your taste is questionable. Andy got his break alongside the band, DJing for the group in their prime, as they toured around the world. If there was a Mount Rushmore for UK DJs, Andy would be Abraham Lincoln. When dancing to Andy’s sets you can palpably feel his inordinate DJ IQ being brought to bear on the dance-floor. You are in the presence of a genius.


Trojan Sound System

Trojan Sound System display the iconic sound which travelled over the Atlantic Ocean, from the Caribbean in the 1960s. At this point, reggae was basically unknown outside the borders of Jamaica with the Trojan label taking over British culture in a matter of years. The Sound System is celebrating its 20th birthday, touring and preserving the Caribbean culture which suits the summer evening at a festival so well.


Se7en Inch Collective

If your passion for pressings isn’t satisfied by Andy or Trojan, then Se7ven Inch Collective will be engulfing the Bulmers stage in vinyl sounds, across the weekend. Operating out of a converted horsebox, expect a lot of soul from a little container.

Beyond The Pale takes place from 21 to 23 June, tickets are available right now.

Click here to grab tickets.

Please drink Bulmers responsibly.

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