How well do you know Beacons festival? A little, perhaps, but when we asked then to answer our Getting To Know You questionnaire it turned out that the Yorkshire 3-dayer likes hip-hop more than we ever imagined


On August 7th – 10th, we’ll host the main stage at Beacons festival for a second time, this year alongside, at the three-day party on the Yorkshire Dales in Skipton. It’ll be their third year, and so we gave them our Getting To Know You questionnaire to fill out. Here’s how Beacons sees the world!

Your pet-hate 

People who talk to you about an inch away from your face and people who you let out in front of you when you’re at a junction and they don’t wave to say thank you.

If you could only eat one food forever, it would be…


The worst job you’ve had

Stopping people in the street trying to get them to change gas companies. There’s no worse job, you feel like a total nob and everyone wants to punch you.

The film you can quote the most of

Scarface and Boyz in the Hood. “Hoes gotta eat too!”

Favourite place in the world

That extra hour you get in bed when someone cancels an early morning meeting.

Your style icon

John Candy in Uncle Buck.

The one song you wished you’d written

Either ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ by George Gershwin or ‘Nutz on Your Chin’ by Eazy-E.

The most famous person you’ve met

Countdown’s Richard Whiteley. He was a real hustler.

The thing you’d rescue from a burning building

My car keys.

The worst date you’ve been on

A girl invited me round to her house and I watched Home and Away with her and her mum and I’d already seen that episode in the afternoon when I was skiving school, so no holding hands and I knew what the cliffhanger was.

Your guilty pleasure

Picking my nose. It’s even better when you get older as there’s nasal hairs in it. It’s like an assault course.

The worst birthday or Christmas present you’ve received

A nasal hair trimmer. It was the most painful thing I’ve ever used.

The characteristic you most like about yourself

My ability to sleep anywhere I am.

Your hidden talent

My ability to sleep anywhere I am.

Your favourite item of clothing

All my socks that don’t have holes. The ones that do I still keep in case I can convince my girlfriend to mend them one day.

Your biggest disappointment

Having a pair of socks for a week to discover a hole in the big toe. Either that or my sloping shoulders.

The celebrity that pisses you off most even though you’ve never met them

Q-Tip for breaking up the best rap group that ever existed.

Your biggest fear

Another iPhone.

The best book in the world

Probably Cooking with Coolio. He calls it ghetto gourmet. He undersold it drastically.

What is success to you?

A gold plated car with the hubcaps that look like they’re spinning.

What talent do you wish you had?

Body popping.

How do you want to die?

In a dance off.

What is the most overrated thing in the world?

Footballers’ celebration dance moves. What’s wrong with a nice handshake or a wink?

What would you change about your physical appearance?

My incredibly soft feminine hands.

What’s your biggest turn-off?

Weeing after chopping chillis.

What would you tell your 15-year-old self?

During no conversation or discussion is it appropriate to quote Eddie Murphy and don’t get too excited for Phantom Menace.

Your best piece of advice for others

Life can be like one long Bone, Thugs and Harmony video if you walk slow enough and iron your khakis.

Enter our Beacons ticket competition here.


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