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Electric Beach Festival 2017 – Festival Preview

Electric Beach Festival is set to hit Newquay this weekend for what promises to be the biggest and best beach party the UK has to offer. Granted, the weather might not be on a Benicassim level in terms of sunshine (this is the UK, don’t forget), but the line-up is just as envious, as the festival invites some amazing artists to take to their stages.

The festival takes place on June 16th-17th, and the setting couldn’t be more perfect. Western Beach, in Newquay, Cornwall, has been chosen as the new location in which the festival will be taking place. What more could you ask for? Sun, sea, sand and music makes for the perfect combination.

Photo: Lewis Harrison-Pinder

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos, and ticket information, head to our Electric Beach Festival page.

Genre-wise the festival has plenty of musical styles covered, with hip-hop, reggae, indie and dance music all being represented over the course of the two days. There are even afterparties planned at the nearby Koola Club and Chy Bar, so you can carry on well into the night, if the desire takes you!

Ticketholders are reminded that there will be no camping available on site. You may camp in one of the local campsites, or you can purchase tickets that include a hotel room in the price (be warned, these are almost sold-out).

So, what of the music? Well, first up we have the musings of cult singer-songwriter, Badly Drawn Boy. The artist is well known for his critically acclaimed debut album, released in 2000, The Hour of Bewilderbeast. His performances often take on a mixture of audience participation (by way of conversation and storytelling) and music (by way of…erm…music).

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos, and ticket information, head to our Electric Beach Festival page.

If you get the chance, you should definitely take the opportunity to check out electronic act, Wolf Club. The synthwave duo have been garnering the attention of many influential figures on the music scene, including the likes of BBC Radio One, who have been featuring their debut single, Athens, regularly.

The set times have been announced by the festival, and look something like this:

Friday 16th June

The Cuban Brothers: 22:00 – 23:00

Wolf Club: 20:30 – 21:30

Hedluv & Passman: 19:00 – 20:00

Jeanne Naylor: 17:30 – 18:30

DJ Samiad: 16:00 – 17:30

Saturday 17th June

Badly Drawn Boy: 22:00 – 23:00

Backbeat Soundsystem: 20:30 – 21:30

Regime: 19:00 – 20:00

Antimatador: 17:30 – 18:30

Hip Hop Karaoke: 15:00 – 17:00

Aza Dougles: 14:15 – 14:45

DJ Samiad: 13:00 – 14:15

Photo: Lewis Harrison-Pinder

Of course, in addition to their nifty little music programme, the organisers have plenty more beach-themed activities to keep you occupied, including stand-up paddle boarding (presumably this is to be taken in the literal sense, and not as a person on a paddle board delivering punchlines), yoga, fire shows, and a surf simulator if you’re too chicken to try the real thing…

For the full line-up, plus photos, videos, and ticket information, head to our Electric Beach Festival page.

 

Author: Ste Knight

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