Beach Break Live 2013 – Thursday & Friday Review

Thursday provided the festival with an opening night that was more of a fizzle than a bang. Transport problems, computer issues meaning waiting around two hours to get a wristband, and rain all contributed to that festival nightmare that every festivalgoer has to experience. Although you could hear people chatting away and having a good time if you ever left the tent all you would find was a deserted mound of tents surrounded by mud. Friday however definitely made up for anything that may have gone wrong the night before.

Jumping on the bus with a load of hung-over, tired students for the 20 minute journey into town where a 10 minute walk was waiting for us to get to Fistral beach.  It was most definitely worth it when you talk those last few steps before you see the stage and the view that surrounds it, you start to hear the beat of the drums and you know it’s going to be a good day.  The weather however teased us into thinking it was going to be terrible but the moment Gentleman’s Dub Club jumped on stage the sun came out and it no longer felt like you were just on a beach in Cornwall.

Stand out act of the day had to be Cuban Brothers, recommended for those who like to have a good laugh. The first thing the lead singer did was jump straight out into the crowd; the sea of people parted to form a perfect circle around him as he continued with the song. He danced with as many people as he could, people were jumping on his back, and I believe he got hit in the head with several beach balls and yet never missed a beat. If you search them up and read the bio of their website the first thing you read are the words “They will make you laugh, sing along, cry with joy, shit your pants and shake your booty” and I don’t think I could sum them up any better.

Following on from the Cuban Brothers were Foreign Beggars who weren’t really my cup of tea but they definitely put on a show; providing beats and an overall vibe that their fan base would love. Bouncing around on stage making sure all of the crowd were involved, getting people to put their hands up, sing along and even managed to chuck in a couple of jokes now and then. After Foreign Beggars was Devlin.  His grime collective teased the crowd as they came on one by one over a long period of time; I’m not sure whether this is their usual plan of action but it definitely frustrated the crowd. Once they were all on they did put on a good show; much to the relief of the security guards who really didn’t want to have to control a crowd of hundreds of people. Shock of the day came last; the entirety of the press pit was shocked as the man we all thought was getting the stage ready was actually David Rodigan himself. On came the remixes of original reggae which was an incredibly way to end the night at Fistral beach; they were pieces of music that everyone could admire and have a casual groove to. The crowd that was still standing, even though the sun had gone away and the weather had started to take a turn for the worst, definitely enjoyed David Rodigan and left leaving positive and still dancing.

Beach Break Live 2013

The overall vibe of the day was perfect, you had people walking around in their swim wear with flip flops on as they paraded on the beach section of the festival. There were people dressed up as clowns, pirates, and many other strange combinations of costumes who all provided a source of energy and fun when no one was on stage. To sum up the day in general I would have to say it was a day to remember, and if the rest of the weekend is like this I recommend buying a ticket for 2014. 

Extreme Games lineup set for Beach Break Live

Today Beach Break Live announces the Extreme Sports taking place at this year's event set in the surfing paradise of Newquay. Returning to their spiritual home, the four day festival extravaganza is making use of its stunning location. Revellers can compete in Windsurfing,KitesurfingSurfing and Wakeboarding as well as a host of beach based activities from beach rugby to beach football. Competition application opens this Friday at 12:00pm, visitwww.beachbreaklive.com for more details. With tickets starting at just £40, the new music holiday is set to be the summer highlight for 2013.
 
Well known for being the surfing capital of the UK, Newquay has attracted hundreds of thousands of surfers and water sports fans for the past 40 years. From 20th – 24th June, Beach Break Live will take over the town, beaches and waves to bring the best in new music and extreme sports. Taking place over two of the most famed beaches in England, Beach Breakers can take to the water at either Watergate Bay or Fistral Beachbetween 20th – 24th, competing against hundreds of semi-professional, professional and country wide societies for the title of Extreme Sports Champion. Last year's winner and Professional Kitesurfer, Ali Barrettsays "I'm stoked about the move down to Newquay, it's such a perfect setting for Beach Break. Music on the beach, kiting competitions at Watergate bay and we've got the wake board pool gap right next to the campsite! What more could you ask for!"

This year The Pool Gap returns and festival goers will be able to watch the danger filled Wakeboardingcompetition right from their tents as Beach Break Live brings the two pool set up to the Golden Ticket campsite. 2013 sees Watergate Bay play host to the most incredible Windsurfing event ever, The Student Windsurfing Association – SWA will be putting on an awesome show with both a team racing competition and an Expression Session style competition where competitors will be judged on wave riding, jumping and freestyle moves. Kitesurfing returns to Beach Break Live at Watergate Bay this year, through both a spectacular competition and free beginner taster sessions all weekend! The famous Fistral Beach will be a wash with Surfers throughout Beach Break Live as they compete for the title of Surfing Campion, all whilst listening to the likes of Jake Bugg, AlunaGeorge and Lucy Rose on the first ever main stage on Fistral. 

 

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 / Lucy Rose / 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

 

The Cuban Brothers and more added to Beach Break Live lineup

Today Beach Break Live announce a monumental array of artists to add to their already bulging carnival line-up. Featuring everyone from the globally renowned Cuban Brothers to the phenomenal Dizraelli & the Small Gods. This year Beach Break Live brings ticket holders its best offering yet, taking over the surfer paradise of Newquay from 20th – 24th June. The new music holiday will be creating a carnival extravaganza like no other with ticket holders enjoying everything from cliff-top choirs to cave performances, 2013 is set to be better than ever before. Beach Break Live is discounting a limited number of standard silver tickets for local residents on 6th May at 10am, music lovers living in the postcode of TR7 or with a Sailors Card can purchase tickets for just £20 here. Standard silver Beach Break Live tickets are available now from just £40, for more information please visit www.beachbreaklive.com
 
Cuban BrothersBeach Break Live announce over 100 artists to join the already astonishing line-up, confirming the new music holiday as one of the best places to hear new music and breaking talent this summer. Featuring the likes of Passport To Stockholm, the London based trio who have been pumping fresh air into the lungs of the acoustic genre since forming at the beginning of 2012 they are set to take the festival season by storm this summer. The wonderful Cuban Brothers will no doubt be entertaining the masses at the beach side paradise alongsideShadow Child, originally a side project for Simon Neale, Shadow Child has gone from strength to strength attracting thousands of international fans. 

Also joining the bill is breakbeat aficionados Freestylers, who have been dominating the genre since their inception in 1996. Flying the Beach Break Live flag in 2013 will also be Coda, the amazing Gentlemens Dub Club, house icon George Fitzgerald and Eddy Temple Morris' number one producer of 2012, Maribou State. A host of additional artists are also announced today, including Abigail HubbardAlice AmeliaBattle of YouBoddika,Laura FlethcerLazy HabitsOnly JoePlanesSecond CitySubmotion OrchestraUrban Folk QuartetTom Bradley and many more. 

On 6th May at 10am a limited number of silver tickets will be available at just £20 to residents living with the TR7postcode or with a Sailors Card, these will be able to purchase the discounted tickets via the website here:www.beachbreaklive.com/localtickets. 2013 sees Beach Break Live move to the stunning surfer paradise of Newquay, its original home. The new music holiday will showcase the best in underground and up and coming music from across the globe, AlunaGeorge and Jake Bugg headline the event on 20th -24th June. 

Craig BurnettOcean Lodge owner, Newquay says: "I'm really looking forward to having Beach Break back in Newquay this summer and more-so I'm thrilled to be an affiliated accommodation provider. Festivals like this bring lots of trade to the area and it's great that they are supporting local businesses like Ocean Lodge. Now fingers crossed we get the weather!" 

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 / Lucy Rose / 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

Jake Bugg, AlunaGeorge + more for Beach Break Live

Not content with changing an entire industry, Beach Break Live has also assembled a phenomenal line-up of artists, which includes the likes of Jake Bugg one of very few UK festival performances this year, AlunaGeorgeDevlinLulu JamesLucy Rose and Foreign Beggars. For the first time ever, Beach Break Live is also collaborating with some of the UK’s biggest labels, curators and promoters includingHospitalityRinse FMDigital Sound BoyThe BedfordSB.TV, Emerging Icons and many more for what promises to be one of the most diverse music programmes this summer. From20th – 24th June 2013 Beach Break Live will take over the streets, bars, clubs and beaches of Newquay to transform the entire surfing town into the ultimate festival carnival mash up. With tickets starting at just £40, Beach Break Live promises to be the most exhilarating experience at the most affordable price available anywhere in the world. For tickets and further information see www.beachbreaklive.com

 
Jake Bugg
 
With over 700 festivals taking place in the UK each year, it is no longer acceptable to simply provide a green grass festival to several thousand ticket holders. Beach Break Live’s announcement today will transform the idea of a traditional festival format and location. Taking over Newquay to become the first UK Music Holiday, Beach Break Live has announced a plethora of entertainment including a main stage on the award winning Fistral Beach for the first time ever, secret sets in greasy spoons, feverish DJ’s in classic clubs, hidden rooftop raves, beach discos, boat parties and more. Glamping, camping and caravans will all be available for those wanting to retain some of the elements of a traditional festival while Beach Breakers are encouraged to use local businesses, accommodation and facilities wherever possible during their stay in Newquay. Revelers will be transported to a seaside heaven with pool parties, street art, circus, comedy, exclusive after party’s hosted by the likes of Hospitality, Digital Soundboy and Rinse FM, pasty parties, harbor side cinema, theatre, extreme sports, laser shows and much more. 
 
Ian Forshew, Beach Break Live founder says:
“The festival world is changing; we need and want to bring our ticket holders more than just musicians on a stage. Beach Break Live has always had its community and the experience at its heart and over the years we have grown to become one of the biggest festivals in the UK. Now we’re playing the game changer, we’re bringing something that no one else can or will, we’re transforming not just Newquay but the whole experience, I cannot wait for what is set to be the ultimate music holiday.  Imagine Rio Carnival surfing the perfect turquoise wave of Cornwall!”
 
Jake Bugg, the BRITS-Award-nominee and Harry Styles’ nemesis has seen a phenomenal rise to fame, not to mention critical acclaim, throughout the last year. The Nottingham born singer-songwriter has been tipped to become the sound of 2013 and Beach Break Live is thrilled to announce him as the Sunday headliner for the very first music holiday. As one of Buggs only festival dates in 2013, no doubt revellers will flock to Newquay to hear him perform live. Jack Bugg joins duo AlunaGeorge who’s recent single Attracting Flies is a sure fire hit, blending their unique melodic electro pop with lead singer Aluna Francis’s beautiful vocals. 
Other artists announced today include the sultry Lulu James, London rapper Devlin, Seminal DJ FormatScratch Perverts, and hotly tipped Lucy Rose also join the eclectic line-up, establishing Beach Break Live as a festival for new and emerging artists. Having supported the likes of double BRIT's winner Ben Howard and Ed Sheeran, Beach Break Live has always been a platform for the new and fresh, this years line-up is no different, introducing the likes of Alice Jamima whose soft vocals are set to wow crowds and Jack Wallen's easy going melodic sound coupled with his frank vocals will no doubt accompany the surfer paradise of Fistral Beach. 
 
Beach Break Live is set to bring significant income into Newquay  and is working closely with the local council, Newquay BID and all Newquay businesses, clubs, pubs and community to ensure the event is beneficial to everyone involved.
 
Eve Wooldridge, BID Manager for Newquay says:
“We are working with Beach Break Live this year to ensure that the event is beneficial to all businesses across Newquay from hotels to retailers, we want to make sure that businesses understand the event and how they can get involved to maximise on the additional footfall that will be in Newquay for the event. The concept of the event has changed and the organisers want it to work for Newquay and we have to embrace this opportunity”
 
LINE-UP SO FAR…
 
ALEX DAVIES / ALICE JEMIMA / ALUNAGEORGE / ANDY H / ANNACA / ASTROID BOYS / AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB / AUDIO SLEAZE/ BEAR ARMS / BEN JAMES / BENJI BOKO / BIM / BLAIR & THE MACKICHAN BAND / BREAKAGE / BRIDGES / BROWN BEAR / BROWSE / BUDOS / CALLUM BEATTIE / CAPTAIN BACKFIRE / CHAKA CHAKA / CHLOE FOY CORP / DAVID RODIGAN / DANNY BYRD / DEEP MEDI / DEVLIN / DISMANTLE / DJ DEMONISE / DJ DUBMAN / DJ FORMAT / DR KOTCH / DUB PISTOLS / EATS EVERYTHING / EMERGING ICONS / EMILY & THE WOODS / ERIN K/ FELIZ HAGAN & THE FAMILY / FOREIGN BEGGARS / FRENCH WIVES / FRISKY NIPPA / GARETH LEE / GHOULS / GIL DECH / GLOT / GRETA ISAAC / GRUDGE / HIDDEN RIDDIM / HIGH CONTRAST / HONG KONG PING PONG / HOSPITALITY / IMPERIAL LEISURE / INJURED BIRDS / JACK LIGHT / JACKMASTER / JACK WALLEN / JAKE BUGG / JARKARTA CLUB / JASPER IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS / JAY BEE / JAY PARSONS (TBC) / JELLO / JMAN  / KEZIA / KILLAMONJAMBO / KOLA / LAGO / LEANNE SMITH / LEROY / LFM & MALI / LITTLE ARROW / LOVELIGHT SOUNDSYSTEM / LUCA / LUCY ROSE / LUKE RITCHIE / LULU JAMES / MAGNUS PUTO / MARK NICHOLS / MARTIN VITAL / MATT ANDERSON / MISTAJAM / MODU / MORIATY / MYSTERY / NEIL HALSTEAD / N.U.M.B. / NU:TONE / NU LOGIC METRIK / OBLIQKA / OLEE & MR MORRI  / PHRIZUS / PLANES / POLAR CAPS / PROSPERO'S JUDGEMENT / RECKLESS / REDEFEAT / RINSE FM / ROGUE ELEMENTS / ROSIE & THE VANDALS / ROSKA / SAM BEETON / SCRATCH PERVERTS / SHARK BAIT / SHY FX / SKREAM & SGT POKES / SOUTH / SPY / STEVE MOORE / SUITENOIR / SWISS ELF / TANKUS THE HENGE / TEN STORY / THE ATTIC PROJECT / THE BEDFORD / THE DAYDREAM CLUB / THE ICARUS YOUTH / THE KIND REGARDS / THE NEXTMEN / THE OXBOX / THE SOULD CIRCLE GANG / THE STANDARDS / THE VERTIGOS / THE WINTER OLYMPICS / THEY SAY JUMP / THIS CALAMITY / TOM AUX / TOM BRADLEY / TOM BRADY / TOM DIBB / TOM FIGGINS / TOM GALL / TOM JAMES / TOM STANIFORD / TRICK THE FOX / TRUE AND FALSE / TWO FOLD / VENDETTA / WAYLAYERS / WHISKY JAX / WILL & THE PEOPLE / WISEMAN / WREC & DYNAMITE MC / XANDER RAWLINS / XHOSAH / YANNICK

 

Beach Break Live 2013 announced + early bird tickets on sale now!

Festival organisers advise to grab tickets quickly, at such a reasonable price they will run out fast! On top of this, the festival promises to present its trademark array of events and more! Whether its beach zumba, beat boxing or entering the quirky Celtic Games, Beach Break has it covered with its eclectic mix of musical alternatives.

Beach Break Live 2013 builds on the overwhelming success of last year, which played host to a phenomenal music line-up. Headliners, Chase & Status, Dizzee Rascal and Friendly Fires were among the artists play to the crowd of 20,000 people. Even the drizzle, which plagued the first two days, couldn't stop the revelers from embracing everything the festival has to offer and eventually glorious sunshine prevailed.
 
Nestled in the beautiful Pembrey Country Park, Beach Break Live embraces the versatility of this outstanding eight mile stretch of award winning golden coastline. The festival also boasts a dry ski slope making it the ideal location for the Extreme Student Games. All this has been organised by Beach Break Lives dedicated team who even had the pleasure of turning down an offer on the BBC’s ‘Dragons’ Den.’ Beach Break Live is a highlight of the year to thousands of students around the UK, 2013 will yet again offer a plethora of extraordinary experiences and musical stars! 

 

Beach Break Live announces Alternative lineup!

Beach Break Live is so much more than a music festival, programming over 500 performances across 13 venues from 10am-4am. No festival goer will ever suffer from boredom from the moment they arrive on site to the moment they pack up their tent, whether they’re flexing their sporting prowess or soaking up the rays on the beach! Revellers will have the chance to experience burlesque to beat box, woodland theatre to world food, all within the stunning Pembrey Country Park in South Wales.
 
Adventure knows no bounds at the Student Extreme Games where athletes from 50 different universities compete against each other in extreme sports including kite surfing, wake boarding, skiing and snowboarding for the chance to be crowned the Student Extreme Games Champion as well as winning top prizes donated by sponsors. Beach Break ship in a multi-hit, multi-line run that both freestyle skiers and snowboarders can rip into throughout the festival, plus a huge Pool Gap is being built amid the Welsh sands and professional demos and teams from across the country will be offering guidance and throwing down some serious moves across the weekend. As one of the only festivals in the country to offer such a substantial sporting programme, Beach Break Live attracts thousands of watersports and snow enthusiasts every year, providing not only some great opportunities to participate but also some awesome viewing. 

One sports showcase is not enough for Beach Break Live in the Olympic year.  The festival team are working with BBL staples Bearded Kitten to programme the rather more tongue-in-cheek Celtic Games. Causing havoc is the name of this Olympic-themed game as festival goers are invited to get involved in everything from human curling and blind folded long jump to the more serious cheese rolling…  With all this sport and activity taking place, it's no wonder that Beach Break Live's theme for 2012 is 'VIVA LA GAMES', a true homage to the Olympics and all the encouragement that the revellers will need to arrive in togas, spandex and any other sporting clobber at their disposal.

Basking in Britain's games glory is very much the order of Beach Break Live this year.  No festival goer will go untouched from the frenzy of what is set to be a menagerie of mayhem with an Olympic twist.  Set on eight miles of award winning, Welsh beach with a woodland backdrop the festival has it all. Global superstars from Dizzee Rascal to Friendly Fires will grace the stages as contortionists and teams of parkour artists roam the grounds ensuring every festival goer has a truly magical and unique four days. 
 
Beach Break Live’s early bird tickets have sold out in record time, proving that the festivals ability to provide so much more than music is popular with this years festival goers. Tickets are now priced at £109 for four days, with only £40 deposit needed, Beach Break Live is no doubt the hottest ticket around this summer. www.beachbreaklive.com

FRIDAY LINE-UP

CHASE AND STATUS [live]
CLEMENT MARFO & THE FRONTLINE 
DELILAH
EATS EVERYTHING 
FREE PEACE 
JAKWOB
LABRINTH
MAVERICK SABRE 
MISTAJAM 
NERO 
RANDOM IMPULSE 
RODIGAN 
THE SAVAGE NOMADS

SATURDAY LINE-UP

BENGA [LIVE] 
BROTHER & BONES 
DIZZEE RASCAL 
DJ FRESH [LIVE] 
DOORLY 
GHOSTPOET
JACK BEATS 
ONEMAN 
RUSKO 
SCROOBIUS PIP 
SKREAM & SGT POKES 
THE WHIP
TODDLA T 
WRETCH 32

SUNDAY LINE-UP

ABANDONMAN
AYAH MARAR
BEN HOWARD 
CAMO & KROOKED 
DANNY BIRD 
DYNAMITE MC 
FRED V & GRAFIX
FRIENDLY FIRES 
HIGH CONTRAST 
JESSY ALLEN 
NETSKY 
THE MILK 
WREC & CARASEL 
YOUTHSTAR

 

Dell™ Digital Festival Experience comes to Beach Break Live

The Dell Digital Festival Experience is a chance for festival goers to be involved in every element of the event, from tagging themselves in photos of their crazy antics with Bearded Kitten to watching interviews backstage with headline acts. The Digital Festival Experience will also provide Spotify playlists to download, ensuring that no moment is without the perfect soundtrack; as well as an interactive map tagging artists’ whereabouts when at the festival and lots of other amazing and otherworldly technology treats.

On-site Dell will also be upgrading the festival’s tech presence, providing the now infamous Dell Dome where festival goers can check their all important exam results, Facebook feeds and surf the internet alongside the Welsh sea! Tired from the hundreds of free activities on-site festival goers will be able to relax in the comfy internet zone, catch up with their family over Skype and generally enjoy a bit of time out before they head back to the majestic mayhem! 

Beach Break Live has led the way in the festival landscape as the first ever Student Festival, bringing the hottest new talent from across the globe and now they continue to make waves in the industry as they partner with Dell to enable music fans to use technology and get closer to the artists they love – whenever and wherever they like.

Beach Break Live is the largest student festival in the UK, attracting 20,000 students from 14th to 18th June to celebrate the end of term and the beginning of the summer. Featuring some of the largest music stars on the planet including Dizzee Rascal, Chase and Status and Friendly Fires down to the hottest up and coming acts such as Ben Howard and Delilah. Beach Break Live offers so much more than music, from a beach full of kite surfing, windsurfing and wakeboarding to a forest flourishing with activities for everyone to get involved in. At only £109 for four days of full on fun, Beach Break Live is a bargain; visit www.beachbreaklive.com to find out more.

FRIDAY lINE-UP 

CHASE AND STATUS [live]
CLEMENT MARFO & THE FRONTLINE 
DELILAH
EATS EVERYTHING 
FREE PEACE 
JAKWOB
LABRINTH
MAVERICK SABRE 
MISTAJAM 
NERO 
RANDOM IMPULSE 
RODIGAN 
THE SAVAGE NOMADS 

SATURDAY LINE-UP

BENGA [LIVE] 
BROTHER & BONES 
DIZZEE RASCAL 
DJ FRESH [LIVE] 
DOORLY 
GHOSTPOET
JACK BEATS 
ONEMAN 
RUSKO 
SCROOBIUS PIP 
SKREAM & SGT POKES 
THE WHIP
TODDLA T 
WRETCH 32

SUNDAY LINE-UP

ABANDONMAN
AYAH MARAR
BEN HOWARD 
CAMO & KROOKED 
DANNY BIRD 
DYNAMITE MC 
FRED V & GRAFIX
FRIENDLY FIRES 
HIGH CONTRAST 
JESSY ALLEN 
NETSKY 
THE MILK 
WREC & CARASEL 
YOUTHSTAR

 

Chase & Status, Dizzee Rascal and more for Beach Break Live

Taking place from 14th – 18th June in Pembrey Country Park the four-day extravaganza will welcome the mighty Chase and Status, who will be performing live on Friday, grime maestro Dizzee Rascal who will be topping Saturday's bill and Friendly Fires, who will raise the roof on Sunday, closing what is without doubt the most exciting festival line-up of the summer. With tickets priced from just £109, Beach Break Live will be buzzing with festival goers enjoying the epic line-up and four fun-filled days in the sun which will see everything from Roller Disco's to The Celtic Games.   


Chase & StatusAfter Beach Break Live gave Chase and Status their first ever headline show in 2010, the duo have risen to global stardom pioneering drum and bass in the UK singles chart and bringing the genre to the forefront of the music industry. They will be joined by multi-talented producer and artist in his own right Labrinth, who shot to fame in 2011 with his numerous collaborations and hugely successful singles 'Let The Sun Shine' and 'Earthquake'. BRITs Critics Choice-nominated Maverick Sabrewill stun the crowds with his beautiful voice while hotly tipped London bandClement Marfo & The Frontline will be skanking down in their uniquely urban style. The coveted Delilah will no doubt be performing her single 'GO' which has received huge critical acclaim and resonated with fans across the UK. Dubstep chart toppers Nero will bring hits such as 'Me And You' and 'Promises' to the Beach Break Live Dance Stage.

As with Chase & Status, Beach Break Live is hugely excited to be welcoming the return of another festival favourite, BRITs awards winner Dizzee Rascal who will headline The Dell Main Stage on Saturday. Having stuck with Beach Break through the infamous 2009 site move to perform his first ever headline festival show, Dizzee returns as the notorious icon of the UK grime and urban scene to blow the minds of 20,000 festival goers in Wales. Festival goers will be going 'Bonkers' for everything Beach Break this year, from Zorbing down the 8-mile beach to horseriding through the waves, this festival offers everything fun in one place. 

Dizzee RascalDJ Fresh, who has just reached No. 1 in the UK singles chart, will be showcasing his new live tour, which includes a full band and a tonne of technology as a back drop to his hard hitting bass lines. Since 2010 Wretch 32 has been steadily rising up the charts thanks to breakthrough singles from his hugely successful album 'Black and White'. 2012 is set to continue that trend, if not garner even more success for the grime MC when he performs at this year's Beach Break Live 2012. Embarking on UK tours this February, Beach Break is delighted to be welcoming both Manchester indie rockers The Whip and lyrical genius Ghostpoet to the festival for the first time while the newly appointed BBC Radio 1 contingent Benga [live] and Skream will be offering up the kind of cutting edge drum 'n' bass that has seen them become two of the most talked about DJs and producers in the business.  

The infamous Ghetto Blaster stage is returning yet again to Beach Break Live, true to form artists will be keeping festival goers up into the small hours with a mash up of unique dubstep from Toddla T, Rinse FM's very own Oneman and Glasgows champian DJ and Numbers label founder, Jackmaster, will be spinning the decks with a frenzy of electronic bass and beats. Blawan will also be joining the boys on the Ghetto Blaster stage, hotly tipped producer of 2011 will no doubt be bringing even more to the dance table in 2012. Festival circuit pros DJ ParkerDJ Cheebaand DJ Moneyshot will be spinning the decks in Chai Wallah whilst rising talentsMysterySDMMTD and Dutty Dan will also be performing around the site. Propaganda will be starting the post main stage party in the ActionAid tent every night, with some secret DJ sets to top it off!

With the highly anticipated second album from Friendly Fires tantalisingly close to being released, there's little doubt that the St. Albans trio will be a festival highlight for many a Beach Breaker in 2012 when the boys close proceedings on the Dell Main Stage on Sunday. They will be joined by Beach Break regular and rapidly rising singer songwriter Ben Howard while Merlin's Forest is set for the ultimate drum 'n' bass takeover when the one-and-only Hospitality unleash their collective on Sunday.  High ContrastNetskyCamo & KrookedDanny Byrd and more will take to the decks for what promises to be a unforgettable show.

Beach Break Live 2012 tickets on sale

Beach Break Live release tickets for the highly anticipated 2012 festival taking place between 14th – 18th June. The limited 500 discounted tickets are expected to sell out in record time. Plus, for the first time ever, Beach Break Live are offering one UK city the chance to be the host city for the 2012 line-up launch party. 

Buy tickets here: http://www.beachbreaklive.com/en-uk/content/view/73

Any university city in the UK has the chance to win the explosive Beach Break Live Line-up Launch Party, this year headlined by the one and only BBC Radio 1 Mistajam. Festival goers around the country can vote for their university city on the Beach Break Live Facebook page here between 1st – 10th February. The winning university city will be announced on 11th February, they will be playing host to a huge party for their students on 22nd Febuary, setting the tone for what is set to be the best Beach Break Live yet. The party will be hosted by maestros of mischief and BBL friends Bearded Kitten who have brought their fun filled antics to every festival from Glastonbury to Secret Garden Party. The widely known promoters will be whipping the crowd into a frenzy with crowd participation antics and the biggest floor fillers around. 

Beach Break Live is the UKs largest student festival attracting 20,000 festival goers to the stunning Pembrey Country Park, South Wales. Offering some of the globes best music stars, extreme sports and the ultimate end of exams party Beach Break Live is a highlight for thousands of people summer months. Showcasing both up-and-coming artists including the likes of Ben Howard and Ed Sheeran to globally renowned Tinie Tempah and Chase and Status.