Wakestock 2013

Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July 2013
Penrhos, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 7HG, Wales MAP
£135 with camping, £110 without camping
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Thu 13th Jun 2013

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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 three nights. The dates for the 14th Wakestock are confirmed as Friday 12th until Sunday 14th July 2013, and will be held at Penrhos, Pwllheli, in North Wales.


Latest additions are Echo and the Bunnymen, Raleigh Ritchie, and Wakestock 2013 Battle of the Bands Winner Yr Eira.

They join headliners Bastille, Example, and Rudimental, plus Magnetic Man, Zane Lowe, Twin Atlantic, Jakwob, Dog is Dead, The Howling, The 1975, Wretch 32, The Toddla T Sound, Kids in Glass Houses, We Are The Ocean, Watsky, Canterbury, We Are Animal, Mistajam, Huw Stephens, Wiley, K-Koke, King Charles, Mallory Knox, Lucy Spraggan, Ms Mr, Willy Moon, Russ Chimes, Loadstar, Tich, Heavy Feet, Jigsaw, The Kickbacks, Plastic Thumbs, NANCY, Dash & Ben Proudlove, True and False, Simplex, Jimmy Needles, Ed Mackie, Ken Marks, and Jack Meeks, Cyril Hahn, Andy C, Fred V And Grafix, TCTS, Jacob Banks, Jackmaster, Mele, James, Swim Deep, Chloe Howl, Ella Eyre, Esco Williams, Monki, with Mistjam, Goldierocks and Jigsaw, appearing on Thursday for the night pre-party. With a few more still to be revealed.

For the line-up details, say and stage splits, as available please click here.

Wakeboarding talent

The competitors for 2013 are James Windsor, Brenton Priestly, Mitch Langfield, Scotty Broome, Kaesen Suyderhoud, Lior Sofer, Nick Davies, CK Koester, Lee Debuse, Matt Crowhurst, Jonty Green, Felix Georgi, Nico Von Lerchenfeld, James Windsor, and Marc Rossiter.

The programme is as follows:
8.45am – 12.45pm Boat Comp Practise Session – Pwllheli Marina
9.20am – 1.20pm Pro Qualifier – Pwllheli Marina
4pm onwards Wakestock Rail European Heats – Festival Site
11am – 1pm Pro Finals – Pwllheli Marina
4pm onwards Wakestock Rail Europeans Heats – Festival Site
11am – 1pm Big Air Competition – Abersoch Beach
3 – 6pm Wakestock Rail Europeans Finals – Festival Site
6.30pm Prize giving – Festival site


The early bird offer has ended. A weekend camping ticket is priced at £135, a weekend ticket without camping is priced at £110 and a quiet camping option is also available priced at £140, alongside advance car parking at £10. Thursday night pre party tickets are priced at £10, a campervan pass £60, and a charge and store (locker) ticket £14. Deposit tickets are available pay a non-refundable deposit of £50 on booking and pay the balance by 31st May 2013.

A single day ticket for Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be priced at £40, or £65 with camping (Please note that this allows for camping on site for 4 nights from the Thursday and arena access on the day of your choice). There are also some new options for 2013, a two day ticket (for either Friday & Saturday, or Saturday & Sunday) priced at £75, or £100 with camping. VIP, family, and bespoke camping options are also available.

VIP, family, and bespoke camping options arte also available.

Note: The minimum age limit is 12, although attendees between the ages of 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 25 to gain access to the festival site or any of the campsites.

To buy tickets, click here.

Special needs

Wakestock welcomes people with special needs. Please call the Wakestock Ticketline on 01758 741095 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 15,000 people each night.

search for new local talent

In addition to the latest line up announcements, Wakestock announce the addition of another stage 'The Pub Stage' offering new acts a platform to show off their talents. Wakestock are looking for up and coming acoustic, musical comedy, folk acts and duos from across Wales and the North West to play. The stage will run throughout the weekend - those wanting to be part of Wakestock this year send their details to info@wakestock.co.uk. The Pub Stage will also include a bar, a seated chill out area along with some classic pub favourites including a pub quiz.


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 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.

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Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July 2013
Penrhos, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 7HG, Wales MAP
£135 with camping, £110 without camping
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Thu 13th Jun 2013

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