In the run up to the Quiksilver Surf Showdown, Quiksilver are searching for local bands to play live at the Gibson Tour Bus & Quiksessions Stage during the event on 29th / 30th August 2009 on the Fistral Beach in Newquay!

All local bands and solo artists can win the chance to ‘Play on the Beach’. We’re looking for up to 6 bands and the best performance over the weekend will win Quiksilver product & Gibson Guitar.


Go to the “Play On The Beach tab" on and register your details.

Local bands will be selected from this site and contacted up to 3 days before the event!

Quiksilver’s Ben Howard, who recently supported Paul Weller, Fink, Xavier Rudd, and performed at this years Glastonbury, Lovebox & Boardmasters festivals, will also be live on stage. His increasing success has followed after winning the Red Stripe Music awards, and release of his new EP These Waters.

To complete the rock ‘n’ roll experience, the Gibson Guitar Tour Bus one of only five in the world will be parked exclusively on Fistral beach and will provide a media hub, hospitality and a place to relax for Gibson's special guest artists and all surfers.

For more information on The Quiksilver Surf Showdown click