Beach Break Live moves back to Cornwall to takeover Newquay

with Jake Bugg, AlunaGeorge, Devlin, and over 150 more

By Scott Williams | Published: Wed 13th Mar 2013

Beach Break Live 2013 - Jake Bugg
Photo credit: Rob Matheson

Beach Break Live 2013

Thursday 20th to Monday 24th June 2013
Newquay and Fistral Bay, Cornwall, SA16 0EJ, England MAP
£119 including camping
Daily capacity: 20,000

The seventh annual Beach Break Live the student festival for 20,000 people in mid June to celebrate the end of exams and the start of summer has moved this year to take over Newquay and Fistral Bay, in Cornwall, abandoning a single site set up for a complete urban festival style takeover from Dates are from Thursday 20th to Monday 24th June 2013.

Jake Bugg
The festival takes over the Cornish town utilising more than 30 venues along the coast from cafes to local clubs, beaches, pubs, hidden rooftop raves, beaches, pool parties, harbour side film festival, street art, circus, comedy, cider n ale festivals, after parties, laser shows, theatre, boats and more. The local is perfect to enjoy sports including kitesurfing, surfing, wakeboarding and windsurfing with competitions, taster sessions, pro demos, and tuition.

The first acts for the line-up of over 300 acts includes Jake Bugg, AlunaGeorge, Devlin, Lucy Rose, Foreign Beggars, Lulu James, Dub Pistols, High Contrast, David Rodigan, Danny Byrd, Nu:Logic, Metrik, MC Wrec & Dynamite MC, Shy FX, Breakage, B.Traits, Dismantle, Skream ft. Sgt Pokes, Eats Everything, Jackmaster, and Roska.

This is the first time, that eFestivals is aware of, that an established festival has abandoned the usual enclosed set up in favour of a more urban model of multiple venues and no dedicated campsite. Existing campsites, hotels, hostels, and self catering apartments will be used for the festival period.

Ian Forshew, Beach Break Live founder said, "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!"

The line-up also includes Will And The People, Scratch Perverts, The Nextmen, DJ Format, Benji Boko, Imperial Leisure, Alice Jemima, Neil Halstead, Panda, J-Man, Marc Roberts, The Intermission Project, The Drum, Machine Project, By The Rivers, Mystery, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Hidden Riddim, Andy H, The Magnet, More Like Trees, Emily And The Woods, Greta Isaac, Luke Ritchie, Sam Beeton, Wokka, Sebastien, Minuten, Rondo Linx, Rogue Elements, Astroid Boys, True And False, Tankus the Henge, Auction for the Promise Club, Annaca, Erin K, Ten Story, Shark Bait, Audio Sleaze, Jack Light, Ben James, The Attic Project, Gareth Lee, Kola, Rosie & The Vandals, Blair & The Mackichan Band, LFM & Mali, Brown Bear, Olee & Mr Morri, Matt Anderson, Frisky Nippa, Phrizus, Tom James, FIM, N.U.M.B, Xander Rawlins, The Daydream Club, Glot, DJ Demonise, Jay Bee, Lovelight Soundsystem, Yannick, Trick The Fox, Felix Hagan And The Family, Whiskey Jax, Iller Instinct b2b Shortson, Modu, The Budos Band, Xhosah, Prospero's Judgement, Bear Arms, The Magnus Puto Band, Jasper in the Company of Others, The Standard, andJakarta Club.

Beach Break Live will have a main stage on Fistral Beach for the first time ever, secret sets in greasy spoons, 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.

Also confirmed for the four day event are Alex Davies, Bim, Bridges, Browse, Callum Beattie, Captain Backfire, Chaka Chaka, Chloe Foy, Deep Medi, DJ Dubman, Dr Kotch, Emerging Icons, The French Wives, Ghouls, Gil Dech, Grudge, Jack Wallen, Injured Birds, Nu:Logic, Jello, Kezia, Killamonjambo, Lago, Leanne Smith, Leroy, Little Arrow, Luca, Mark Nichols, Martin Vital, Mistajam, Moriarty, Nu:Tone, Obliqka, Planes, Polar Caps, Reckless, Redefeat, South, Spy, Steve Moore, Suitenoir, Swiss Elf, The Bedford, The Icarus Youth, The Kind Regards, The Oxbox, The Soul Circle Gang, The Vertigos, The Winter Olympics, They Say Jump, This Calamity, Tom Aux, Tom Bradley, Tom Brady, Tom Dibb, Tom Figgins, Tom Gall, Tom Staniford, Two Fold, Vendetta, Waylayers, and Wiseman.

Newquay locals have in recent years been increasingly opposed to Newquay's established drink culture and party capital of the south tag. However Eve Wooldridge, BID Manager for Newquay pointed out the potential benefits adding, "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."

Tickets are priced from £79 to £119 including 4 nights accommodation, either caravan or camping, and you don't have to be a student to buy them. A full pass is priced at £40 for access to every venue and all entertainment across Newquay and Fistral Bay which does not include accommodation, and it's £20 for a day ticket.

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