The infamous wakeboard and music festival Wakestock in Welsh Abersoch is gearing up for yet another amazing event, hitting the UK from July 12-14th 2013 with an even bigger line up and more festivities than ever before, including another 'Battle of the Bands'... Check the press release below for the first announcement and make sure to check back for more updates following soon!
We know that you have been waiting with baited breath for another announcement from the Wakestock camp and here it is! Glaswegian rockers TWIN ATLANTIC are one of the latest additions to the line-up. With brash and ballsy hits like “Free" and “Make a Beast Of Myself" these guys know how to raise the roof at any festival. In the summer of 2012 the band supported Blink-182 and The All American Rejects and have a busy summer ahead of them this year, including a visit to North Wales to take to the stage at Wakestock!
Genre splicing producer and DJ JAKWOB will be bringing his full live show to Wakestock this summer. Having remixed everyone from Busta Rhymes to Usher, Jessie J to Lana Del Rey, and his remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Starry eyed" he has had over 17 million views on youtube alone. Now releasing his own material, “Fade", his biggest single to date was released in March and he has been championed by Annie Mac, Mistajam, Zane Lowe and beyond. Check him out this year.
Nottingham based DOG IS DEAD are a five-piece who describe their music as being harmonious, indie-pop in the disco, with a cheeky jazz hint. Their debut album, “All Our Favourite Stories", received a flurry of glowing reviews upon its release and the songs chart the band’s rise, from a group that formed to perform at a school talent show, to indie’s latest big pop hope. They have been championed by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and a definitely are a band to watch.
London’s newest band THE HOWLING are showcasing punk rock to a new generation. Mixing punk riffs with beats, samples and gut wrenching bass lines these guys will be popular with the Wakestock crowd. Every London show the boys have played to date has sold out. They make light work of bringing a full throttle energetic performance to every stage they grace. You may recognise drummer Jack Wayne who has competed a number of times at Wakestock as a pro wakeboarder, before retiring to concentrate on the band full time. You’d best believe the hype surrounding these guys and see for yourself.
Wakestock are also stoked to announce the return of this year’s Battle of the Bands competition. With so much up and coming talent across Wales we want to give the hottest new Welsh band a chance to play Wakestock 2013. The competition winner will be chosen by Radio Cymru’s Lisa Gwilym, and the winning band will open the East Stage for Twin Atlantic on Sunday 14th July. Lisa is a champion of new music in Wales and told us -
“Supporting new Welsh music is something I’m very proud to do on my show on C2 BBC Radio Cymru, and on S4C through “Stiwdio Gefn" and “Pethe", so I’m very excited to once again be judging the Wakestock Battle Of The Bands. I was so pleased last year to be able to give one of my favourite new bands – Swnami – the chance to play on such a big stage, and I know that Wakestock was one of their highlights of 2012. There’s so much exciting new Welsh music around at the moment, and it’s a pleasure to be able to give someone a great opportunity"
So, if your band have what it takes to raise the roof at Wakestock, why not send a demo through to firstname.lastname@example.org entitled “Battle of the Bands 2013". Make sure you include some info about the band, and links so we can listen to your music online. This is a fantastic opportunity for any band and could be the start of something huge! Good luck / Pob Lwc!
We’ve got loads more bands and DJs to announce over the coming weeks, plus news on the mind blowing wakeboarding, and entertainments galore up on the festival site. Tickets on sale now and are available through the Wakestock website or by calling 0844 888 9991. If you haven’t already got hold of your tickets then get them now!