Wakestock Gŵyl y Môr has been and gone for another year and what a great festival it was. We were lucky enough to get away with mainly sunny skies for the whole weekend, with the exception of a large downpour on Saturday night but this did nothing to dampen the spirits of the festival goers who came along in their thousands to enjoy three nights of banging music. Some highlights from the weekend include an epic set from Razorlight to a huge crowd, Clean Bandit smashing it, some of the best young riders we have seen in many years taking to the water, the bling Nautique tow boat providing some of the best riding in years, great local support and an event that had the feel of a festival that appealed to all, which was our aim from the start for this year. The title of 2014 Wakestock Champion went to David O’Caoimh and Ladies champ was Megz Barker. The Fox Big Air title went to CK Koester. Thanks to all those who came along and supported this year’s festival. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
- July 17, 2014
- July 17, 2014
Happy campers woke up this morning to glorious sunshine and those feeling up to it made their way down to Pwllheli Marina to enjoy the finals of the wake competition. With the site once again open during the day, they will be making their way back up here quickly to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment across the 5 stages with an exciting line up that includes all the local talent, from spoken word, and comedy through to bands and dj’s cumulating in tonight’s headline act John Newman. Don’t forget to catch festival favorites Levelers, whose back catalogue has been played out to festival audiences all over the world. Roll on Sunny Wakestock Sunday. See you on the other side
- July 13, 2014
Saturday’s Wakestock Gŵyl y Môr has had a great day with action going down both on and off site. With the Fox Big Air taking place down on Abersoch Main Beach, the Artisan Market, Funfair, Scavenger Hunt, 5 stages worth of music it was a fun filled day. The day dawned cloudy but, whilst a little over cast, the rain has stayed away for the majority of the day. By 11am the crowds gathered for the Fox Big Air. All wake results will be announced this afternoon following the main competition down in Pwllheli Marina early this morning. The Main arena opened earlier than ever before with a full line up on both the Huw Puw Stage and Focus Wales Stage of acts from in and around the region. The main tents action was smoking. The arena, really filled up as the evening drew on. As people enjoyed sets from the likes of Gorgon City, Jess Glynne, MNEK, Frank Turner and more. It is no surprise that Razorlight’s set saw the main tent packed out to capacity to listen to incredible festival anthems such as “Golden Touch” and “America” The audience were treated to an additional show by Johnny Borrell and Zazou on the Wakestock stage earlier in the evening. This was one of many impromptu performances that will be going on over the course of the weekend. There will be acoustic sets popping up all over the place! The arena is now open and filling up for the final day of Wakestock fun. The sun is shining, the artisan market is in full operation, the fun fair is running and the stage is set for another wonderful day. There are performances to look forward to from headliner John Newman, festival faves Levelers, Jimmy the Gent, Frightened Rabbit and many more. Tickets are available on the door so get down here and enjoy the sunshine!
The first night of Wakestock Gwyl y Mor has come to close and what a night it was. The crowds gathered on a festival site that was bathed in sunshine to enjoy a festival that has taken on something of a different feel this year. With a line up that appealed to all ages, it was great to see some little ones in the mix, enjoying themselves, for the first time this year. The sun shone down as the music kicked off on all 5 stages. The bars were heaving, as was the Rum Shack, as people settled in for a night of partying under the stars. The crowds grew as the evening’s wake competition came to a close down in at Pwllheli Marina to enjoy the likes of Ella Eyre, Chloe Howl, Frightened Rabbit, Duke Dumont, Craig Charles and many more including Ivor Novello winner Tom Odell who ended the night with an ace set in the main arena.
Campers are beginning to emerge from their tents ready to make their way to the Main Beach for the Fox Big Air which kicks off at 11. There are a tonne of beach games including volleyball, football, scavenger hunts and much more taking place along with fun on the festival site in the way of dance and drumming workshops and a parade, the artisan market, fun fair and much more including a music line up that kicks off at midday. We can’t wait. The headliners tonight at Frank Turner, Razorlight, Gorgon City, MNEK, B-Traits and loads of local talent on the Huw Puw and Focus Wales stages. Get you tickets on the door or in the local shops and get yourselves on site. It is going to be great!