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  • Tom Odell

    Tom Odell

    Tom Odell is the name on everyone’s lips. Last year Tom’s critically acclaimed debut number 1 album, Long Way Down, went gold. He also supported his hero Elton John at The Roundhouse in Camden. This time last year, a little- known pianist called Tom Odell had just picked up the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brits, a prize that anoints a future star and pretty much guarantees good times ahead. It worked that way for Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding, Florence Welch and Adele, so it’s not surprising that it signalled 12 extraordinary months for the deserving Odell. One gold-selling debut album and some high-profile gigs later, there’s no question about it, he says: “It’s definitely the best year of my life.” He returned to the Brits, where this time he was up for for British Male and British Breakthrough. He was pipped at the post this year however, he is currently embarking on a full UK tour, this guy’s star is set to rise further. Tom performed his first new song since the release of Long Way Down, entitled "Alex" as part of his tour this month and listen out for more air play over the coming months.  
  • Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

    Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

    The story of Frank Turner, the former punk rock frontman, the man who tours harder than anybody else, is one of the most heart-swelling there is. Frank Turner is an English folk/punk singer-songwriter from Hampshire. He was initially the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, however, Turner embarked upon a primarily acoustic-based solo career following the band's split in 2005. Starting off in London's tiniest boltholes and grottiest pubs, he's risen slowly but surely, album by album, gig by gig. Pubs have given way to top rooms of venues, which have given way to theatres, which, in 2012, gave way to Wembley Arena. This time out, touring in support of new record Tape Deck Heart, he's taken on arenas all over the UK, including the biggest of all, the O2. Both in the studio and during live performances, Turner is accompanied by his backing band, The Sleeping Souls, which consists of Ben Lloyd (guitar, mandolin), Tarrant Anderson (bass), Matt Nasir (piano) and Nigel Powell (drums). To date, Turner has released five solo albums, two rarities compilation albums, one split album and five EPs. Turner's fifth studio album, Tape Deck Heart was released on 22 April 2013. He will go down a storm at Wakestock, but be sure to check him out before he takes to the stage  
  • John Newman

    John Newman

    John Newman’s soulful voice has made him one of the hottest stars in Britain, the voice of two No 1 singles and albums, with the group Rudimental and solo. Conveniently stepping into the gap currently vacated by Plan B and CeeLo Green, and filling the need for a male counterpart to the likes of Adele and Emeli Sande, John Newman’s soulful, gospelly big beat sound has proved irresistible. Hailing from not too far up the road from Leeds in Settle, and most definitely a product of Yorkshire, it’s not surprising that all the tickets for his show at the O2 Academy Leeds were snapped up swiftly. His album Tribute went to No 1 on release last year and this year sees him nominated for two BRIT awards for Best Single and Best British Male. His sound blends the organic feel of Sixties soul with the thick pulse of modern pop and the piano-driven energy of house music. He has across the board appeal and is sure to be a hit on stage this year. Check him out at
  • Razorlight

    Razorlight

    Razorlight are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 by lead singer and rhythm guitarist Johnny Borrell. The band are primarily known in the UK, having topped the charts with the 2006 single "America" and its parent self-titled album, their second. With huge hits under their belts including America, Stumble and Fall, Golden Touch and In the Morning their set at Wakestock this year is sure to be well received. Front man Johnny Borrell is currently promoting his solo material however the band are touring and will be coming to North Wales to rock the stage and make the crowd go wild. Check them out
  • Clean Bandit

    Clean Bandit

    Clean Bandit is a band with four core members who call on an array of vocal collaborators to create their unique sound. The culture clash of bass, beats and soaring strings evokes memories of classic Massive Attack and their live shows, when they are joined by crazy dance crews, evokes classic Basement Jaxx yet all this is done with a brand new twist. They topped the UK singles charts with their third single “Rather Be” back in January where they remained for four weeks. Singed to Black Butter Records they are going to smash 2014. 2013 saw them supporting Redlight, Big Boi and Rudimental alongside appearing at: Secret Garden Party, Bestival and Field Day. As well making music, their own videos, running their own record label and DJing they also run a successful club night called National Rail Disco, for which they’ve booked James Blake, Deadboy, Pariah, and Submerse amongst others. Their debut release "Mozart’s House" on their own label Incredible Industries achieved great support from DJs like Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens, John Kennedy, Eddie Temple Morris and Fearne Cotton. The self directed/produced music video for their second single "UK Shanty" was commissioned by Channel 4, featuring supermodel Lily Cole as a mermaid-siren, was premiered on the channel's Random Acts programme.
  • Duke Dumont

    Duke Dumont

    Duke Dumont, is a British DJ and music producer. Still haven't got the earworm of Duke Dumont's Grammy-nominated "Need U (100%)" out of your head? The song has topped the UK Singles Chart, and also charted in Belgium and the Netherlands. The supremely catchy follow-up from the British electronica producer is here. With over a million SoundCloud hits and early support from the ever on-trend Annie Mac, it's looking like "I Got U", set for release in March, is the sound to kickstart the summer. Having teamed up with fellow producer Jax Jones, the track blends a bouncy Caribbean steel drum rhythm with a sample of Whitney Houston's evergreen "My Love Is Your Love". The video shows a young tea-drinking loner receiving a Daft Punk worthy waiver which allows him to (virtually) experience the holiday of his dreams. You won’t be able to get this song out of your head by the time Wakestock hits the Llyn.
  • Gorgon City

    Gorgon City

    Both respected and renowned for their individual producing pursuits, Gorgon City serves to fuse the deeper, sexier sounds that have excited the two producers for years but remained untouched. Releasing on Black Butter Records, their polished, powerful and party-minded sound has already caught the ears of tastemakers across the globe. You can thank their strict childhood diet of jungle, house, grime, hip-hop and garage. You can thank the many messy sessions they’ve spent DJing on the White Isle. You can thank the sonic chemistry between the pair in the studio. Either way, this exciting new project from Gorgon City is the sum of their many influences, inspirations and ideas; and right now they’ve only just scratched the surface. Matt & Kye have capitalized on their successes of 2013 with their smash new single ‘Ready For You Love. Featuring the vocal talents of rising star MNEK, RFYL has been played practically non-stop since its announcement; Supported by Radio 1, I Xtra and added to the Kiss FM playlist 8 weeks upfront of release, the single is set to help stamp Gorgon City’s mark well and truly all over 2014.
  • Frightened Rabbits

    Frightened Rabbits

    Frightened Rabbit are a four-piece band from Selkirk, Scotland, now based in Glasgow. Essentially the work of songwriter/frontman Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit play intense, emotional guitar-rock, categorized by Hutchison's raw vocals, which are often pushed into a keening, faltering falsetto, and predilection for writing songs about heartbreak. The band has been cited as leaders of a vague 'Scottish emo' scene, which includes other bands like The Twilight Sad and We Were Promised Jetpacks. Frightened Rabbit began as Scott Hutchison's side-project in 2003. Hutchison grew up playing guitar, and spent his teenaged years playing in high-school bands covering Jimmy Eat World and Foo Fighters, writing songs of his own was something Hutchison "didn’t even have the notion that [he] could actually do." Until, one day, in 2003, a song came forth. From that very first song, Hutchison has written songs about a singular subject, heartbreak. Hutchison spent three years home-recording and assembling the sad, sad songs that would populate the first Frightened Rabbit record, 2006's Sing The Greys. Made with his brother, Grant, whilst they were students at the Glasgow School of Art, Hutchison thought of his band as a "hobby" even after they'd released their first record. In 2010, Frightened Rabbit released their third LP, The Winter of Mixed Drinks. A brander, bigger, louder-sounding record, it cemented their status as an established, important indie act. After two albums of staunch Scots miserablism, the set was their most upbeat and optimistic. The band’s popularity has soared in the last few months as their new album Pedestrian Verse smashed the Top Ten as they finally broke the mainstream. If you don’t know of them already, maybe it’s time you should! Check them out
  • Ella Eyre

    Ella Eyre

    Word of mouth can work in mysterious ways, making or breaking a person’s career or reputation. Luckily for Ella Eyre it’s the former that has helped kickstart her career. Signing in July 2012, she has already attracted the enthusiastic attention of Professor Green, Disclosure and Rudimental. With an extraordinary voice that belies her young years and a skill for songwriting that manages to be mature but not precocious, the 18 year-old is an intriguing and enigmatic new talent. It’s perhaps also helpful that she possesses a captivating personality; self-deprecating, sharp and bright, Ella is really good company. Despite venturing into songwriting just two years ago, Ella has already accumulated an impressive list of musicians keen to collaborate. Initially working with inspiring unknown writers in order to sharpen her skills, Ella quickly found herself in Copenhagen with Cutfather (Kylie, Brandy) and Sweden with Ishi and Eric Turner (Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Cheryl Cole). Bold, edgy and occasionally a bit swear-y, with an incredible vocal to boot, Ella’s buzz grew exponentially. She now counts Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Taio Cruz), Claude Kelly (Bruno Mars, Jessie J), Raphael Saadiq (Joss Stone, John Legend) and Chris Loco (Rita Ora, Emeli Sandé) among her producers and co-writers. Until recently unsigned, when Ella’s name repeatedly cropped up at an unofficial writers and publishers powwow at an Ivor Novellos after party, she was offered a number of publishing deals quite literally overnight. She signed to Warner/ Chappell in July 2012 and then Virgin/ EMI shortly after. Since then her career has taken quite an incredible trajectory. Ella featured on indie buzz band Bastille’s cover of TLC’s No Scrubs classic, No Angels, which shot straight to the top of the Hypemachine chart. Shortly after, a casual songwriting session with Rudimental evolved into Ella contributing to the band’s debut album, and she can be heard on a track with Emeli Sandé. Ella Eyre featured on Rudimental's single "Waiting All Night", the single was released on April 14, 2013 and peaked to number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, making it her first number 1 single in the UK. Ella released an EP in June 2013 with the lead single "Young Forever" so check her out before she hits that Wakestock stage
  • Chloe Howl

    Chloe Howl

    Citing a diverse range of influences, from Amy Winehouse to New Order, Chlöe Howl’s frank lyrics and electro beats have drawn comparisons to the likes of Icona Pop, Lily Allen and Katy B. She first came to attention in late 2012 with No Strings, a furiously sweary pop belter about a feckless boyfriend. "You don't even know if I'm the right sex, do you?" she taunted. Her Rumour EP followed this year, with similarly sassy observations on being a modern British teenager – many inspired by her traumatic school years, which she describes as “like being in prison”. The Maidenhead singer was signed only weeks after finishing her exams and has since spent time in the studio with hitmakers such as Eg White (Adele, Duffy) and Richard X (Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys). Her early interviews display a pleasing disregard for conventional media-trained pop star tropes. “I hate it when Rhianna does the whole 'I don't want to be a role model – I never signed up for that' thing,” she told The Guardian. "I'm like – yes you did, stop rolling weed on someone's head. Your fans are all 14!" Following the success of her Rumour EP, she’s been invited to support the likes of John Newman, Bastille and Alex Clare. She’s also picked up plaudits from the likes of Huw Stephens, Zane Lowe and Annie Mac. Check her out in advance of her return to Wakestock this year
  • B.Traits

    B.Traits

    Embracing genres from across the bass music spectrum, including garage, drum 'n' bass, reggae, jungle, dubstep and carnival house, B. TRAITS has earned herself a well-deserved reputation as one of the moment's most eclectic DJs and producers. Currently working on her debut album, B holds down a permanent show on Radio 1, following a stint as a monthly In New DJs We Trust presenter. Currently smashing up a tour of Universities across the country we are very much looking forward to bringing her to North Wales this year. Check out her Radio 1 show here
  • MNEK

    MNEK

    MNEK may only be 19 but Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike (MNEK for short) is certainly one of the best connected men in the UK music industry. Zane Lowe recently said of him “His star is on the rise and his talent is so evident in everything that he’s done so far.” He has credits on songs by Rudimental and Little Mix, and scored his first number one this April on Duke Dumont and AME’s club Anthem Need U (100%). In his downtime, he remixes hits for A-list artists including Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez and George Michael. Born in Lewisham, London, he started making music in his bedroom at the age of nine, and had a publishing deal by the time he was 14. A fan of pop production house Xenomania (Pet Shop Boys, Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue), he got in touch with their songwriter Miranda Cooper on Facebook and ended up in their Kentish hit factory, co-writing The Saturdays’ All Fired Up. Sharing a haircut with ‘80s hip-hoppers Kid ‘N Play, he is signed to dance collective Rudimental’s label, Black Butter. His sultry, soulful vocals recently got an outing on the Gorgon City’s house track Ready For Your Love but MNEK, who cites Janet Jackson and Timbaland amongst his formative influences, is yet to release any material under his own name but 2014 is going to be a big year for this guy. Check him out
  • Charlotte Church

    Charlotte Church

    Charlotte Church is now enjoying the freedom of producing her own music and we look forward to hearing it on the Focus by the Sea Stage this year. The music she's making now in tandem with her partner Jonathan Powell is both expansive and experimental feeding off a smorgasbord of stylistic delights from pop, funk and soul to drum 'n' bass, electronica and the ever present etherealism which recalls Sigur Ros fronted by The Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser. It's an evolving sound that suits the octave-vaulting range of her astonishing voice – at turns powerfully unhinged and subtly graceful, but underpinned by a sonic thrum. Her latest release “Four” is the fourth extended play in a series of five EPs released by Church. Her fourth alternative rock material, it was released on 10 March 2014 and was preceded by the lead single "Little Movements". She says that the tracks on Four are like “futuristic driving music” and very different to her last “dark and brooding” recording, Three, as she doesn’t want to be pigeon-holed as an artist. But despite experimenting with different sounds she’s adamant that she will not sing the kind of classical music that made her a star at the age of 12. Check her out and hear her new sound
  • REDLIGHT

    REDLIGHT

    Redlight occupies the airspace between house, bass and beyond. Having already crafted a handful of jet-propelled bangers which have won over fans and followers including Skream, Toddla T, Jack Beats, A Trak, Mark Ronson, Zinc and Annie Mac. 2010 saw Redlight's rapid rise with the release of two dance floor destroyers. The first, 'Stupid' on Digital Sound Boy featuring the vocals of Roses Gabor. The second 'What You Talking About!? on Chase & Status' More Than Alot imprint, which saw the return to form of Ms Dynamite with devastating effect. In the last 12 months Redlight has released two more unground bangers via Digital Sound Boy in the shape of 'Source 16' & 'Progress' as well as selectively remixing some choice artists from Ceelo Green to Mavrick Sabre to Ms Dynamite as well as continuing to produce tracks for some of the most promising up and coming UK acts. The Redlight sound is spreading fast with his unique DJ sets throughout the UK and Europe and with his bi-monthly Rinse FM show this ensures people are sitting up and paying attention the World over. He has made the trip to Wakestock before and we can’t wait to welcome him back.
  • Craig Charles

    Craig Charles

    Who better to bring you funk and soul than the one and only Craig Charles? Actor, stand up comedian, poet, radio presenter and club DJ Craig Charles has been a dedicated soul boy from a tender age. Since 2002, Charles has been a DJ on BBC Radio 6 Music, presenting The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, where he plays a diverse range of funk and soul music, from the roots of black music through to the current club sounds, featuring classic tracks, new releases, sessions and interviews. In 2001, as the BBC prepared to launch the new digital radio station 6 Music, he was asked to present a show – Over 10 years on from the debut broadcast, the show is now the award winning stations longest running, and has the biggest share of audience too, a very impressive result for what was originally thought of as a ‘niche’ programme! It wasn’t long before promoters of club nights and festivals were asking for Craig to bring his ’Trunk Of Funk’ out on the road, and countless DJ slots across the UK and into Europe included Mostly Jazz Festival, The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Kendal Calling and the Big Chill, Vintage at Goodwood and even the world renowned Glastonbury Festival. As it was clear there was huge demand for more – monthly ’Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club’ nights began at The Wardrobe in Leeds, Band On the Wall in Manchester, and attendance records were smashed as eager funk fans created road blocks as they clamoured for the combination of nights of top DJ tunage and blistering lives sets from the likes of Maceo Parker, The New Mastersounds, JTQ and The Fantastics!. 2012 saw Craig release his first DJ compilation album – The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club – on Freestyle Records, containing 19 “rip snorting, bass drum banging, brass blaring booga-bloody-loo, big beats, bass lines and blooming brilliant vocals”. It includes tracks by artists as varied as Nostalgia 77 & Alice Russell, T Bird and the Breaks, The Excitements, and Smoove & Turrell. He should go down well at Wakestock Gŵyl y Môr.
  • Shy FX

    Shy FX

    Shy FX is, without question, one of the original pioneers of the Jungle and Drum & Bass scenes, a true innovator for dance music across the globe. Shy’s career has spanned almost twenty years, cementing his name in both the underground and mainstream folk-law. A true stalwart, Shy continues to maintain his legendary status, whilst staying true to his art form, and staying relevant and at the forefront of eclectic dance music. Having released countless classics over the year on London Records, EMI, Warner and his previous label ‘Ebony.’ including the massive 90s anthems ‘Original Nuttah’ feat. UK Apache and ‘Bambaataa’, Shy has gone onto release over 350 releases including the chart smash ‘Shake Your Body’ (which reached No. 7 in the UK Charts), as well as ‘Don’t Wanna Know’and ‘Murderation’, to name but a few. Shy promotes quality over quantity ethos, steeped in flawless production, dance floor anthems and some of the finest guest vocal features. Stamina MC is a stage name of drum & bass Emcee and vocalist Linden Michael Tarquin Rippington Johnson Spitfire Reeves Smythe. Stamina MC used both rapping and vocalizing. He began performing in 1994. In 2000 he met DJ Marky, DJ Patife and XRS Land. Stamina is said to have the ability to MC to any style of music in any way. He is best known for providing vocals for chart-topping singles Barcelona by D. Kay and Epsilon and LK by DJ Marky and XRS Land. Stamina MC has also collaborated with Makoto and London Elektricity and will take to the stage with Shy this year. Why not follow him before he hits our stage
  • The Rifles

    The Rifles

    In January of 2014, when the new, fourth album from The Rifles arrives, it will be a full decade since their first ever gig. The venue at which it took place, The Bull & Gate in Kentish Town, is no longer with us, just like so, so many of the bands who began their journey around the same time. Most of those bands enjoyed a couple of months of hype, managed to get an album or at least a single out, then felt the hype die down and the magazines, blogs and radio lose interest, and so packed it in. The Rifles did not, because they were never in it for any of the above things, and still aren’t. The radio doesn’t play them, people don’t write about them, but they’re still after all of this time making a very powerful connection with a certain type of person. The last Rifles album, September 2011’s ‘Freedom Run’, saw a lot of changes for the band. The bigger change, though, was in the sound of the record: the Jam-esque power-pop of the first two albums traded in for a fuller, poppier, more lush-sounding aesthetic, best exhibited by the strings and keyboard-assisted ‘Tangled Up In Love’, and ‘The Sweetest Thing’. Some of the hardcore fanbase may have baulked at such a radical change in direction, but it’s credit to The Rifles creative core that they felt they had to go there, and did. All of which brings us to ‘None The Wiser’, a fourth album that has evidence of the band that made ‘Freedom Run’, but is also a much-more unmistakably “Rifles” record. The return to the original line up is symbolic of something bigger, of a band who are now comfortable with what their classic sound is, and how to expand upon it rather than completely change it up. Truly, The Rifles story has only just begun. Check them out
  • Catfish & the Bottlemen

    Catfish & the Bottlemen

    Catfish and The Bottlemen play loud, explosive, sexy rock and roll songs - full of guitars and energy. The 4 piece from Llandudno, who met at school, have honed their amazing live show over the last 18 months, which sees vocalist and guitarist Van McCann climbing the walls and playing as though his life depends on it, whilst Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums) keep up the action their end with powerful, thrilling tunes. With a brand new single, tour and appearances at The Great Escape, Dot to Dot and Tramlines Festival the summer is looking decidedly busy for these four young men. The band signed to Communion Records in the spring of 2013 and released their debut single last year. 'Homesick' starts off gently before bursting into a full-on rock/pop classic with thrashing guitars - infectious and exciting and all under three minutes. Working with producer and Communion co-founder Ian Grimble at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales, 'Homesick' is the band's first offering from what was a hugely productive session. The track has already been played by Steve Lamacq on 6 Music (who also tipped them in the Independent on Sunday) and Zane Lowe on Radio 1, who made them his 'Next Hype' By bugging promoters for gigs up and down the country and beyond they ended up playing over 100 shows last year both here and in Europe. When they bumped into Carl Barat in Germany he invited them to play his weekly club Jubilee in London, they dragged The Vaccines to see them whilst they were hanging about backstage at an Arctic Monkeys gig and they've also played Chris Hawkins' (6 Music) club in Islington. Along the way they put a couple of tracks online, including 'Sidewinder', which gained them more fans along the way courtesy of YouTube and their website. 2014 looks set to be the year they make their mark. Check them out
  • Jess Glynne

    Jess Glynne

    Jess Glynne is a British singer/songwriter. She is best known for featuring on Clean Bandit's 2014 single "Rather Be"; the song reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and number 1 on the Irish Singles Chart. She also featured on Route 94's single "My Love" which was released weeks later on 28 February 2014. On 5 March 2014 the song was at number 1 on the Official Chart Update and it went on to enter the chart at number one. She is also signed to Black Butter Records publishing.
  • Kidnap Kid

    Kidnap Kid

    Kidnap Kid made his name with a string of successful singles, with debut ‘Vehl‘ on Black Butter going on to receive the accolade of US iTunes ‘Best Electronic Song of 2012‘. Follow up ‘So Close‘ racked up over 100k plays on Soundcloud in just one week, and summer anthem ’Survive‘ went straight to the top of the Hype Machine charts. These bonafide club favorites, alongside official remixes for Disclosure, Emile Sande and Rudimental among others, have seen him rack up a 1.4 million strong following on Soundcloud. Kidnap Kid returns with a new single ‘Stronger‘, which sees Matt Relton apply his singular touch to a six-and-half-minute dark and emotionally charged house epic. Highlighted by expressive piano chords and a haunting vocal refrain, ‘Stronger’ displays the deft musical instincts and production flourishes that have singled him out as one of the UK’s hottest up and comers. Things continue full steam ahead in 2014, having just come off a European tour supporting Disclosure in Europe and Matt prepares for a sixteen date US tour supporting Rudimental, TEED, AlunaGeorge & Disclosure. Following a UK run in April as main support to Clean Bandit the summer will see him gracing the festival tents of Glastonbury, Parklife, Hideout, Miami Winter Music Conference and of course Wakestock in July.
  • A Plastic Rose

    A Plastic Rose

    A Plastic Rose kicked off 2014 with the announcement of new single “Someone’s’ Daughter” a UK headline tour and a Maida Vale session for BBC Radio 1. Their most recent single “This Side Of Winter” gained support from Fearne Cotton, Huw Stephens and Phil & Alice on BBC Radio 1, as well as heavy rotation on XFM, Amazing and Absolute Radio. The current A Plastic Rose single “Someone’s Daughter” establishes the bands plans for the release of their 2nd album “Flickering Light Of An Inner War”. After the critical acclaim of their debut album “Camera.Shutter.Life” and phenomenal live reviews it seems there’s no stopping A Plastic Rose. Having relocated to Nottingham, the band are keen to prove their commitment and desire to inject the music they make into the arms of the masses and prove they are a force to be reckoned with on any live circuit. In 2013 A Plastic Rose played alongside The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park as Sonys guests on the Sony Music Unlimited Stage.
  • Shift K3y

    Shift K3y

    A London kid through and through – born, raised and living in the city this 19 year old is an early adopter to the trade of a musician, in part due to his musical family but convinced it was in his blood anyway. Lewis ’Shift K3Y’ Jankel started playing around on the piano at an pretty early age. Since the release of the Froze EP the demand for Shift K3Y’s expertise has risen from many labels and artists demanding remix work. He can now count the likes of Angel, Kat Dahlia, AlunaGeorge and King L as fans with an impressive string of remix releases. On top of that DJ bookings at Annie Mac Presents (London), Outlook Festival (Croatia) plus a mini tour at a selection of the best promoters in the UK has seen Shift K3Y become an all-round performer and entertainer as well as an incredible vocalist and producer.
  • Le youth

    Le youth

    Wes James, better known by his stage name Le Youth, is an American electronic musician, DJ, and producer. He is known for combining R&B with 90's house music. James was raised in Ohio and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Le Youth gained attention on the internet when his track "Cool" featuring a sample from Cassie Ventura's Me & U rapidly received over 200,000 plays on Soundcloud in a short period of time. The single was picked up by Ultra Records and the Cool EP was released on July 2, 2013. The music video for the song was directed by Renata Raksha and was released on April 9, 2013. On July 22, 2013 Nick Grimshaw selected "Cool" as the Record of the Week on BBC Radio 1. 'Dance With Me' was his second official single and is set for big things this year.
  • Goldierocks

    Goldierocks

    Goldierocks, AKA Sam Hall, is an international DJ and broadcaster extraordinaire with a celebrity following that includes Madonna, Giorgio Armani, Richard Branson and Jade Jagger (she's performed exclusively for them all). Her weekly global radio show 'The Selector,' legendary to those in the know, goes out to a staggering 40 countries with over four million dedicated listeners, prompting The Sunday Times to recently describe it as "the most cutting-edge British music show out there." She also hosts a Friday late night specialist dance show ‘Selector After Dark’ on Mexico’s Ibero FM, China’s Loop FM & Warsaw’s Roxy FM. Sam visits the countries where Selector is transmitted and holds workshops with local youth forums, educating young people on working within broadcast media and more specifically careers for young women. As well as radio, Goldierocks performs at endless festivals worldwide including Creamfields, V, Leeds, Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Bestival to name a mere handful. Then, more unusual venues might be Soviet bunkers in Kazakhstan, inside igloo discos in Austria and then on slightly more luxurious super yachts in Monaco. She also has her own self-titled London club night and has been the official red carpet presenter at the BRIT awards for the past two years running. No wonder The Evening Standard said of her, "she could be the most influential woman in pop." Check her out
  • Fred V & Grafix with Felcon MC

    Fred V & Grafix with Felcon MC

    Fledgling stars Fred Vahrman and Josh Jackson a.k.a Fred V & Grafix signed to Hospital at the end of 2011 and have been making waves ever since. A pair of producers who have been working together for the past five years now and showing huge promise, the boys have already brought us such gems as “One Of These Days”, “Just A Thought“ and “Major Happy”, as well as featuring on a number of Hospitality compilations. When they’re not making uplifting liquid gems and charming D+B fans across the globe, the Devon duo are often found on BBC Radio 1Xtra or doing mini mixes for Annie Mac. Recent recruits to the scene, Fred V & Grafix were initially into live music, with Fred’s guitar talents still coming into good use in their recent contribution to the “Fifteen Years Of Hospital Records” album “Find My Way”. The pair converted to D+B when they heard Pendulum’s controversial and genre-changing album “Hold Your Colour” and High Contrast’s sophomore “High Society”. Influenced by an eclectic range of sounds outside of D+B, from electro/French house, ambient and hip hop, Fred V & Grafix cite artists such as Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Dilla and Jimi Hendrix as key inspirations, alongside fellow Hospital artists High Contrast and Logistics. Most recently, the boys have been in the spotlight with the resounding success of their Sick Music 3 contribution “Major Happy” which has garnered high profile support from Annie Mac and more. With plenty of charisma, talent and the backing of many of the industry’s key players, one thing’s for sure – as we look ahead, the future is most definitely bright for Fred V & Grafix. This year they will be bringing Felon MC to North Wales to perform with them. Don’t miss it.
  • Josh Record

    Josh Record

    Josh Record’s debut EP, Bones, charted at No 2 in the iTunes singer-songwriter chart, he has some summer live dates with Bruce Springsteen penciled in, as well as festival slots at Glastonbury, Latitude and T in the Park. Newly signed to Virgin, he has been working on his debut album with Mike Crossey (Ben Howard, Foals, Arctic Monkeys) on a slew of songs. “For Your Love” showcases Record's voice, which is well suited to melodrama. He has been working on his debut album with Mike Crossey, who has done the business for Arctic Monkeys, Foals, The 1975, Jake Bugg and Two Door Cinema Club. In 2013, Josh performed at Glastonbury, Hard Rock Calling, T In The Park, and support slots with London Grammar and Lorde. He ended the year with a tour of fans' houses and a slot at the Manchester leg of XFM's Winter Wonderland.His dramatic, lush music features a voice that recalls Tom Odell, Chris Martin and even the heightened melodrama of Jeff Buckley. Josh also runs a music and film studio for young people in London and is involved in projects taking young people from the city's estates to Kenya. Look out for this guy whose multi-tracked harmonies that are positively Brian Wilsonesque
  • Trojan Sound System (Dex & FX)

    Trojan Sound System (Dex & FX)

    Formed in 2004 from London Sound System legends, to represent the label in England and throughout the World. The Sound System has already had hugely successful shows as a single entity and with the greatest names in reggae. The Sound System comprises of Selectors - Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad. Earl Gateshead began DJ'ing in Brixton in 1979. He is well known in London for his 20 year residency at The Dive Bar in London's Chinatown and his Saturday residency at the legendary Blue Note club. He has worked as selector and MC with Cutty Ranks, Big Youth, Dr Alimantado, and Dennis Alcapone. His reggae nights at Plastic People received Worldwide recognition. Daddy Ad comes from Roots and Reality Soundsystem and has worked with Eek-A-Mouse and Tappa Zukie amongst many others and has always, like Earl, pushed for new sounds and acts to break on though. His experience as a drummer and audiophile has led Ad in a direction to be responsible for the Sound's FXs and Mixing. They are joined by vocalists, Superfour and Chucky Banton. The Sound System's vocalists have twenty years experience as members of the great South London Sound Systems: Taurus, Sir Coxsone and Saxon. They have been chosen as the absolute cream of London's Reggae entertainers. Legendary Recording Artists including Lee Perry, Dr Alimantado, Tippa Irie, Dillinger, Dennis Alcapone, Horace Andy and Gregory Isaacs have all worked with the Sound System. Check out what they are all about
  • The Virginmarys

    The Virginmarys

    The Virginmarys are a three-piece rock band from Macclesfield, England. The band formed in 2006 and self released a series of EPs before releasing their debut album "King of Conflict" on DoubleCross/Cooking Vinyl and Wind Up Records (US) in February 2013. The album was awarded Editors Choice by iTunes US following their songs Bang Bang Bang and Just A Ride both being iTunes Singles Of The Week and was then nominated for Album Of The Year at the Classic Rock awards 2013 www.virginmarys.com
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    Off Axis’s Beach Olympics and Mystic Big Air Comp news

    There will be loads to enjoy down on Abersoch Main Beach at this year’s festival. The ever popular Mystic Big Air Competition will return on Saturday at midday. This hotly contested competition takes place in the waters off the main beach and makes for great viewing. We use 2 jet skis to tow the wakeboarders around a course, which includes a large kicker. The kicker is floating just in front of the beach and a large crowd. This is all about fun and going big! This year we are not running any other contests on the Saturday, we want you all to come down to the beach and spend the entire day chilling on the beach! We have the Mystic Big Air and the Off Axis Beach Games happening all day.

    Prizes for the Big Air include Best Trick, Best Fancy Dress Outfit, Best Trick from a local rider, Biggest Crash, Crowd Favourite.

    If you are a local wakeboarder and want to enter the Big Air then call in to see the team at Off Axis in Abersoch and but your name forward. We will then contact you nearer the event to let you know if you can enter.

    Saturday’s Beach Olympics Schedule

    1000 – 1200 – Off Axis Beach Football Competition – Teams will need to register on the day – £5 fee per team to play and all proceeds go to Wakestock charities.

    1200 – 1400 – Big Air Comp

    1400 – 1600 – Off Axis Beach Volleyball Competition – Teams will need to register on the day – £5 fee per team to play and all proceeds go to Wakestock charities.

    1600 – 1700 – An Epic Tug of War – Teams will need to register in advance via Off Axis in Abersoch and can pay on the day.

    There will be lots of other activities to choose from including Stand Up Paddle Board Racing (with optional fancy dress!) and a slack line to try your chances on. For those under the age of 10, look out for scavenger hunts, crafts, hair braiding, face painting and a great all day BBQ running from the Abersoch Beach Café. There will also be numerous trade stands offering an array of goodies.

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    Wakestock partner up with Nautique and Wake timings announced

    Over the past 14 years top international riders have travelled from all over to compete and this year is set to be no different. The Wakestock Boat Contest is where it all started back in 2000! This has grown into one of the most famous wakeboard events in the world. Even if you don’t have tickets for the festival site you can still come and enjoy the wakeboarding. We will be announcing the riders attending this year in the next few weeks. You can look forward to three days of full on wakeboarding action with the Pro Qualifier at Pwllheli Marina on Friday evening and the boat comp final on Sunday morning. Sandwiched in between this is the ever popular Big Air Competition on Saturday on Abersoch Main beach.

    We are stoked that this year’s tow boat will be the Super Air Nautique G23. Over the past year the G23 wakes perfect transitions and firm, clean lip has proven to be the launching point for the most progressive riding we have ever seen in wake sports, charging through rough water and big double ups without hesitation. It should make for some great viewing down at Pwllheli Marina, Glasfryn Parc and Abersoch Main Beach this year.

    WAKESTOCK 2014 WAKE COMP TIMINGS:

    Thursday 10th July:
    Rail Europeans Practice @ Glasfryn Wake Parc: All Day
    Wakestock Boat Practice @ Pwllheli Marina: 5:00pm till dark
    Friday 11th July:
    Rail European Qualifiers @ Glasfryn Wake Parc: 10am to 2pm
    Wakestock Boat Qualifiers @ Pwllheli Marina: 6pm to dark
    Saturday 12th July:
    Mystic Big Air at Abersoch Beach: 11am to 1pm
    Off Axis Beach Games @ Abersoch Beach: All day
    Sunday 13th July:
    Wakestock Boat Finals @ Pwllheli Marina: 7am to 11:30am
    Rail Europeans @ Glasfryn Wake Parc: 2pm to 6pm

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    A bucket full of beach fun for you this summer

    WAKESTOCK GŴYL Y MÔR IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST THE MUSIC. THE WAKEBOARDING ACTION RETURNS THIS YEAR WITH THREE DAYS OF WORLD CLASS WAKEBOARDING COMPETITIONS SPLIT ACROSS THREE SITES ON THE STUNNING PEN LLYN.

    PLUS WE’VE GOT HAVE A GO WAKEBOARD, WAKESURF and STAND UPPADDLEBOARDING SESSIONS RUNNING ALL WEEKEND VIA OUR FRIENDS AT OFF AXIS, PLUS A WHOLE DAY OF FAMILY FUN WITH THE OFF AXISBEACH OLYMPICS ON ABERSOCH BEACH. 

    Over the past 14 years top international riders have travelled from all over the world to competeat Wakestock Gŵyl y Môr and this year they will be back in force for their chance to take the title of Wakestock Champion. You can look forward to three days of full on wakeboarding action with the PRO QUALIFIER at Pwllheli Marina on Friday evening and boat comp finalon Sunday morning. Sandwiched in between this is the ever popular BIG AIR Competition on Saturday on Abersoch Main beach. Plus the WAKESTOCK RAIL EUROPEANS will be taking place at Glasfryn Wake Park on Friday and Sunday afternoon. We will be announcing full details of the riders competing this year in the next few weeks.

    We are stoked to announce that the SUPER AIR NAUTIQUE G23 will be towing the competition this year. This boat was created from the dreams of the best athletes in the world. Over the past year the G23 wake’s perfect transitions and firm, clean lip has proven to be the launching point for the most progressive riding we have ever seen in wake sports, charging through rough water and big double ups without hesitation. It should make for some great viewing down at Pwllheli Marina this year.

    Loads of Wakestock fans are water-sports enthusiasts and if you are coming to the festival this summer and getting out on the water Wakestock Gŵyl y Môr are working with local surf and wake academy Off Axis. The Off Axis team will be running HAVE A GO WAKEBOARD & WAKESURF SESSIONS all weekend from their club in Pwllheli Marina and down on Abersoch beach. They will also be running SUP (Stand up Paddleboard) sessions. So if you fancy getting out on the water and enjoying all that Cardigan Bay has to offer make sure you give the Off Axis team a call on 01758 713407 to book your slots.

    Off Axis will also be running PRO RIDER CLINICS so if you fancy brushing up your skills with tuition from one of the Wakestock pro’s make sure you get your slot booked in. More details on these clinics will be announced in the next few weeks but places will be limited.

    The Mystic Big Air competition is one of the highlights of the weekend’s competitions – the riders are towed through the water and hit a kicker which is only metres from the shoreline, it’s a really simple format – biggest trick wins! We’ve got a whole day of activities taking place onAbersoch Beach this year with the first OFF AXIS BEACH OLYMPICS. There will be beach football, SUP fancy  dress races, tug of war, beach volleyball, slackline sessions and a the beach café will be hosting a big beach BBQ. Get yourselves down to Abersoch Beach from 10am on Saturday 12th July to take part, or you can just chill on the beach and take in the view!

    All of this is in addition to an epic music line-up that includes the likes of Tom Odell, John Newman, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, Razorlight, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Gorgon City, Frightened Rabbit, Ella Eyre and many more including top Welsh Acts Charlotte Church, Gulp, Cian Ciaran, The Earth and lots still to be announced. It is not a year you want to miss!

    For further news and information and to purchase tickets for the festival including some great VIP options go to www.wakestock.co.uk

    WAKESTOCK 2014 WAKE COMP TIMINGS:​

    Thursday 10th July:

    Rail Europeans Practice @ Glasfryn Wake Parc: All Day

    Wakestock Boat Practice @ Pwllheli Marina: 5:00pm till dark

    Friday 11th July:

    Rail European Qualifiers @ Glasfryn Wake Parc: 10am to 2pm

    Wakestock Boat Qualifiers @ Pwllheli Marina: 6pm to dark

    Saturday 12th July:

    Mystic Big Air at Abersoch Beach: 11am to 1pm

    Off Axis Beach Games @ Abersoch Beach: All day

    Sunday 13th July:

    Wakestock Boat Finals @ Pwllheli Marina: 7am to 11:30am

    Rail Europeans @ Glasfryn Wake Parc: 2pm to 6pm

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    What Charlotte did next

    Charlotte Church is now enjoying the freedom of producing her own music and we look forward to hearing it on the Focus by the Sea Stage this year. The music she’s making now in tandem with her partner Jonathan Powell is both expansive and experimental feeding off a smorgasbord of stylistic delights from pop, funk and soul to drum ‘n’ bass, electronica and the ever present etherealism which recalls Sigur Ros fronted by The Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser. It’s an evolving sound that suits the octave-vaulting range of her astonishing voice.

    She has been busy over the last 18 months and her latest release “Four” is the fourth extended play in a series of five EPs released by Church. Her fourth alternative rock material, it was released on 10 March 2014 and was preceded by the lead single “Little Movements”. She says that the tracks on Four are like “futuristic driving music” and very different to her last “dark and brooding” recording, Three, as she doesn’t want to be pigeon-holed as an artist. But despite experimenting with different sounds she’s adamant that she will not sing the kind of classical music that made her a star at the age of 12.

    Charlotte has been in the business since the age of 11 and 2014 will see her launch a new BBC Wales music talent scheme. The singer from Cardiff said the project will give 12 up-and-coming artists a platform to get their careers off the ground. She has said that the scheme would give the group a push in the “crazy music industry”. Charlotte is now self-releasing her new music via Alligator Wine Records and is excited about finding and nurturing new talent through See Monkey Songs, her music publishing company.

    Check her out and hear her new sound www.charlottechurchmusic.com www.facebook.com/charlottechurchofficial www.twitter.com/charlottechurch

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