Beach Break Live returns to its spiritual home of Cornwall this year and organisers will be ensuring that festival goers get to see all the area has to offer via local talent showcases and working closely with the local community. Beach Break Live will be championing a myriad of local musicians, including the reggae-funkatron sounds of Cornwalls' Backbeat Soundsystem, Devon bass-head Hidden Riddim and Newton Abbot's hotly tipped Alice Jemima who has already earned herself a strong following with plays on BBC Radio 1 and 6Music. Organisers have also set out to find the next big thing this year in the Battle to the Beach competition, which will give one lucky act the chance to perform on the first ever Fistral Beach Main Stage. Three finalists have already been picked, with Cumbria indie-rockers Missarioty, Hip Hop, Soul, Folk band Scott James & The Revolution and funk hip-hoppers Sounds Of Harlowe, who will all receive VIP passes to the festival to thrash it out in front of an industry judging panel. For regional discounted tickets visit beachbreaklive.com/cornwall
With Newquay hosting this year's game-changing event, festival organisers are keen to give back to the surf-town and local community. Beach Break Live will be working with over 30 local businesses including the local council, Newquay BID and the town's clubs and pubs. 2013 will see an estimated 2 million pounds put back into the community via food, drink and accommodation which is all being provided by Newquay's businesses; even production staff have been sourced from Cornwall ensuring that not a penny is overlooked when giving back to the area.
To get an idea of the scale of this years bash, Beach Break Live predicts that over 30,000 pasties will be eaten on-site, over 25,000 ice creams will be consumed and surfers will take to the waves a whopping 25,000 times!
Jane Hawkey, Fistral Beach Bar said: "Beach Break Live will be great for the town as it's happening within established premises, rather than out of town in a field. It's not just bars and clubs that will benefit either as people will be wanting a pasty, fish and chips, or a cup of coffee. We should welcome the festival with open arms."
Local Beach Breakers will be happy to hear that they can get half price tickets for the festival. Organisers are offering a 50% discount on Silver Tickets for anyone living in the Cornwall area – that's just £20 for the entire 4 days! Those with Sailors Card, Salt Card or Berties Card are also eligble for the discounted offer.
Today boffins reveal that there are more amazing things to do at Beach Break Live 2013 than there are stars in the universe, in fact there is 1259, a number which isn't even comprehendible to most! Festival goers will be a wash with things to do at the carnival style surf paradise takeover, from Kebab Shop light shows to cliff top choirs and more! Click below for all the different performers, arts and fun to be had at Beach Break Live this year.
LINE-UP SO FAR…
Abigail Hubbard / Adam Burridge / Albert Jones / Alex Davies / Alice Amelia / Alice Jemima / AlunaGeorge / Andy H / Annaca / Astroid Boys / Auction For the Promise Club / Audio Sleaze / BackBeat Soundsystem / Badger / Battle of You / Bear Arms / Bela Takes Chase / Ben & Lex / Ben James / Benji Boko / Bim / Blair & the Mackichan Band / Blue Rose Code / Boddika / Breakage / Bremond / BRIDGES / Brown Bear / B-Traits / Budos / By The Rivers / Callum Beattie / Captain Backfire / Chaka Chaka / Charlie Wingfield / Chloe Foy / Chunky / Club Peel / CODA / Corp / Cuban Brothers / Danny Byrd / David Rodigan MBE / Devlin / Dismantle / DJ Boundski / DJ Chamber / DJ Demonise / DJ Dubman / DJ Edge / DJ Format / Dr Kotch / DJ Shockproof / Drakelow / Drumachine Project / Drop DJs / Dub Pistols / Duro / Dusky / Eats Everything / Ed Solo, Dekline, JFB / Ejeca / Ellie Rose / Emily & The Woods / Empire of Fools / End of Level Baddie / Erin K / Eton Messy / Felix Fables / Felix Hagan & The Family / Fjokra / Foreign Beggars / Freerange / Freestylers / French Wives / Frett / Fringe Man / Frisky Nippa / Funky Drop / Gang Colours / Gareth Lee / Gentlemens Dub Club /Gentlemen Duke / George Fitzgerald / Ghouls / Glot / Great Plain Sundance / Greta Isaac / Grudge / Hanna Jacobssen / Helen & The Sirens / Hidden Riddim / High Contrast / Hoi / Honey / Honeyfeet / Hong Kong Ping Pong / Huxley / Iago / Iller Instinct b2b Shortson / Ilona / Imperial Leisure / Injured Birds / Intermission Project / Island Cassettes / Jack Light / Jack Wallen / Jackmaster / Jacob Curtis / Jakarta Club / Jake Bugg / Jamie Lawson / Jasper in the Company of Others / Jay Bee / Jello / Jenna Bennett / Jman / Joseph / J Robot / Jungle Doctors / Kezia / Killamonjambo / Klose One / Kola / Krafty Kuts / Laid Blak / Land of the Giants / Laura Fletcher / Laurence Fox / Lazy Habits / Leanne Smith / Le Chat / Leroy / LFM & Mali / Little Arrow / Lion The Weak / Loefah / Loose People / Lovelight Soundsystem / Luke Ritchie / Lulu James / Magnus Puto / Major Triadz / Maribou State / Mark Nichols / Martin Vital / Matt Anderson / Mele / Metrik / Minuten / Modu / More Like Trees / Moriaty / Mystery / N.U.M.B. / Natasha North / Nathan Ball / Neil Halstead / Nu:Logic / Obliqka / Olee & Mr Morri / Olos / Only Joe / Panda / Passport to Stockholm / Pedestrian / Phrixus / Planes / Polar Caps / Polly Money / Prospero's Judgement / Rag & Bone Man / RAPHAELLA / Reckless / Redefeat / Richie T / Riddim Fruits / Riott Jazz / Robb Maksimcyz / Rock & Oben / Rogue Elements / Rory Hoy & Kitten & The Hip / Rosie & the Vandals / Roska / Rushil / Sam Beeton / Sam Supplier / Sam Williams & the Flock of Bats / Scratch Perverts / Seattle Yacht Club / Sebastien / Seizure / Shadow Child / Shark Bait / Shout Timber / Shy FX / Sion Russell Jones / Si Roxwell / Six Kinds of Wednesday / Skream & Sgt. Pokes / Sky Murphy & The General / Snatch the Wax / Sneaky Nuts DJs / Sophie Scott / South / Spy / Steve Moore / Submotion Orchestra / Suitenoir / Swiss Elf / Tall House / Tankus The Henge / Ten Story / The Attic Project / The Boston Tea Party / The Boxettes / The Dark Lights / The Daydream Club / The Great Nothing / The Icarus Youth / The Intermission Project / The King Regards / The Magnet / The Nextmen / The OxBox / The Peoples String Foundation / The Shallows / The Skints / The Soul Circle Gang / The Standards / The Vertigos / The Winter Olympics / The Worries / The Zookeepers / This Calamity / Those Damn DJs / Tom Aux / Tom Bradley / Tom Brady / Tom Dibb / Tom Figgins / Tom Gall / Tom James / Tom Jarvis / Tom Staniford / Trick the Fox / True & FalseTwo Fold / Urban Folk Quartet / Vendetta / Victoria / Waylayers / We, The Undersigned / Whisky Jax / Will & the People / Wiseman / Wokka / Wrec & Dynamite MC / Xander Rawlins / Xeno / Xhosah / Yannick / Ygnve & the Innocent