Wakestock 2012

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2012
Pwllheli Inner Marina and Abersoch Beach, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales MAP
£125 with camping, £100 without camping
daily capacity: 45000
last updated: Wed 4th Jul 2012

around the festival site (Pwllheli Marina)

Wakestock is Europe's largest wakeboard music festival with free-to-watch wakeboarding by day and music by night. Right next to the beach, as well as featuring a competition for the wakeboard title, there are live bands and DJ's for two nights. The dates for the 13th Wakestock are confirmed as Friday 6th until Sunday 8th July 2012, and will be held at Abersoch, North Wales.

around the festival site (Pwllheli Marina)


The latest additions are Huw Stephens, Aluna George, Koan Sound, A Plastic Rose, and Smiler.

Ed Sheeran will headline one of the nights, with Calvin Harris, and Dizzee Rascal also confirmed as headlining acts. Also announced are Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Jakwob, Goldierocks, Clement Marfo & the Frontline, Random Impulse, Disclosure, Rizzle Kicks, DJ Fresh, Katy B, Flux Pavilion, Funeral For A Friend, Straight Lines, High Contrast feat Jessy Allen & Dynamite MC, Doctor P, Youngman, The All-American Rejects, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Ms Dynamite, Redlight, Breakage, Friction, B.Traits, and more. For the line-up details, stage and day splits, as available please click here. Azealia Banks has pulled out.

The 'Beach Stage' is expected to return in 2012 with various artists performing right next to the wakeboard pool gap, and closer to the crowd.

Wakeboarding talent

So far the following are confirmed to compete this year are Nico von Lerchenfeld (GER), Marc Rossiter (UK), Nate Perry (USA), Nick Davies (UK), Mitch Langfield (AUS), Kaesen Suyderhoud (USA), Dylan Miller (CAN), Daniel Powers (USA), Ben Hitch (UK), Nick Jones (USA), Johnny Carne (UK), Jonty Green (UK), Jorge Gill (UK), Leo Labadans (FRA), Lee Debuse (UK), Nicola Butler (UK), Amber Wing (AUS), Ollie Moore (UK), Robbie Rendo (ARG), Julia Haley (UK), Scotty Broome (AUS), Steph Caller (UK), and Steven Dyer (UK).


Organisers are freezing the ticket price for 2012 on all of the main ticket options. Prices for the 2012 tickets are listed below – day tickets will go on sale at a later date.

A weekend camping ticket is priced at £125, a weekend ticket without camping is priced at £100 and a quiet camping option is also available priced at £130, alongside advance car parking at £10. Thursday night pre party tickets are priced at £10, a campervan pass £50, and a charge and store (locker) ticket £14.

To buy tickets with Ticketline click here.

To buy tickets with Seetickets, click here.

Note: This is a 16 or over event. Photo ID in the form of a passport, driving license, or proof of age card may be required to gain entry to the festival site, and may also be required to prove you are 18 & over to purchase alcohol. Under 16's will NOT be permitted entry to the festival site, even if an adult accompanies them.

Get there by coach

Big Green Coach is running coaches to Wakestock from 30 locations.
To book, click here.

Park & Ride

The build up of the festival is progressing well and on schedule at Wakestock. Like the rest of the country the site has received a significant amount of rainfall over the past few months and weeks. Due to this the car parking fields are fairly soft and this may cause some difficulty when driving on or off the site.

Wakestock has therefore arranged a park and ride location at Pwllheli Marina in the Yacht Club car park where festival goers can park up and meet the shuttle bus service which drops off right at the festival entrance. The shuttle buses run on a continuous loop between Pwllheli Maes, the Yacht Club and the Wakestock Festival site at Pen Rhos.

This facility is also available for people dropping off and picking up festival goers. The car parks at the festival site will be open but it is recommended that car users use the park and ride as an alternative to avoid potential delays.

Special needs

Wakestock welcomes people with special needs. Please call the Wakestock Ticketline on 01758 710000 before the event to book your tickets and they will send an information pack before the event with all the details.

WWA Rail Europeans

The WWA Rail Europeans will be returning to Wakestock's Pool Gap, bringing some of the world's best rail riders to test their wakeboarding skills on one of the most legitimate rail set ups ever created in the sport, designed with a heavy skate and snow influence. Last summer's set up had 2 metal hand rails, each of which was less than 4 inches, and an incline rail.

Try Wakeboarding

Wakestock is offering the chance for festival goers to have a go at wakeboarding whilst at the festival at Glasfryn Wake Parc which is open throughout the Wakestock weekend and offers both beginners, and more experienced riders an easy, cheap and fun way to get out on the water.

Glasfryn Wake Parc is situated just 15 minutes away from the festival site and will be running direct buses every hour from the festival site to the lake. All equipment is included in the price and the bus will bring you back to the festival site after your session. Places to ride are limited so booking in advance is recommended.

The site boasts great facilities including changing rooms, showers, club house, licensed bar, cafe and much more. There are also many other activities like go karts, quad bikes and ten pin bowling so you can really make a day of it. For further information about the Wake Parc and to book your session, please email wakeboard@glasfryn.co.uk or call 01766 810202.

The site

The site overlooks Cardigan Bay and across to Snowdonia and has facilities to entertain 25,000 people each night.


Camping is next to the festival site and is available from Thursday (from 5pm) to Sunday (until 5pm). Booking fee applies. Camping is limited so it is better to book well in advance as space runs out quickly.

Quiet camping

The festival has a Quiet Camping area with a strict quiet policy that comes into effect at 11pm each evening. Set next to the sea in 10 acre field, it benefits from being out of the main run of festival and football traffic and yet still close to the car park, with a view overlooking Cardigan Bay. The festival site will be just over a 5 minute walk and the beach only 2 minutes away.

Girls only camping

New this year is a female only camping area away from the hustle and bustle of the main campsite? 'Camp G' offers the chance to camp with girlfriends in a female only campsite, completely separate from the main campsite for no extra charge. You simply need to buy a weekend camping ticket for the festival and then register for Camp G in advance.


Courtesy buses usually run all weekend between the music site at Penrhos, the wakeboard competitions and Abersoch, Pwllheli and Nefyn, so those who live locally who don't want to camp will still be able to get home.

More information will be here when available.

around the festival site (1)

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2012
Pwllheli Inner Marina and Abersoch Beach, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales MAP
£125 with camping, £100 without camping
daily capacity: 45000
last updated: Wed 4th Jul 2012

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