The announcement, via Magical Sounds own facebook page, came as a bit of a shock. The brilliant and beautiful dance tent to be found year upon year at Bearded Theory festival, pulsating away into the music-filled atmosphere, will no longer be on site. Starting in 2024, the festival’s new owners will programme their own dance tent.
So, no more Magical Sounds with its creative decorations, lights, intricate ceiling, DJs and live artists of all dance-related genres.
Magical Sounds has, over the years, built itself a beautiful and appreciative fan base, folk all ready to don their finery with angel wings, wizard costumes, Lego beards and whatever else. Enter the tent’s warm cocoon and you’ll find a friendly crowd amid that warm thud of bass and beats, where you can lose yourself for a few hours in the company of Transglobal Underground, Astralasia, Glowbones, Ed Tangent, DJ Templehead, Banco de Gaia, Eat Static, Mad Mick… or many others from a huge roll-call of well loved bands and DJs.
I was first smitten by Magical Sounds in 2013, and that love has continued over the years. Here’s looking forward to the tent’s new home. Build it and they will come. Magical Sounds will rise again.
UPDATE DECEMBER 2023: Magical Sounds will be at Rising Festival for 2024!