Wakestock (Wales)

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Location(s)

CYMRU

Penrhos, North Wales (since 2000)

Years active2000-present
Founded byMark Durston
Date(s)1st Weekend In July
GenreIndie rock, Dance, Rock, Grime, Rap
Websitehttp://www.wakestock.co.uk
 
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Wakestock Wakestock 2007 Small.png
Location(s)

CYMRU

Penrhos, North Wales (since 2000)

Years active2000-present
Founded byMark Durston
Date(s)1st Weekend In July
GenreIndie rock, Dance, Rock, Grime, Rap
Websitehttp://www.wakestock.co.uk

Wakestock is Europe's largest wakeboard music festival, combining the cultures of music and the world's fastest growing watersport in a weekend of high-octane excitement! It is held on the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales, in between Pwllheli and Llanbedrog.

Founded by Mark Durston, the festival began in Abersoch, North Wales back in 2000, when it was a wakeboard contest with a party in a car park for 800 people, and from then on played host to some of the industries leading bands and DJ's, along with the biggest wakeboard competition in Europe. In 2010 the festival enters its second decade and becomes part of the World Wakeboard Series.

The festival is split over three sites - the main festival site at Penrhos, Pwllheli Marina hosts the main wakeboard competition and Abersoch Bay hosts the Big Air Classic competition. The festival prides itself as being at the foot of the Snowdonia Mountains and looks out over Cardigan Bay.

The festival has its own wakeboard 'Pool Gap' that allows the wakeboarders to showcase the sport up on the festival site. The Pool Gap consists of two pools containing a total of 200,000 gallons of water. They are connected by street style handrails that the wakeboarders slide along being towed by an overhead cable system.

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Staging

Previous years have seen three stages at Wakestock, the first being the Open Air Stage, followed by the Misadventures Stage and finally the smaller Relentless Stage. Across all three stages there is a mix of live bands and DJ's. There is also a private VIP tent which features DJs throughout the weekend.

2012 Line-up

The campsite opened from 1pm on Thursday 5th July. From 6pm the campers could attend the Wakestock pre-party if they had purchased a Thursday night arena pass for £10. They also needed to be in possession of a weekend camping, single day camping or vip weekend camping ticket. Nitro hosted the Thursday night pre-party with DJ’s Jaguar Skills, Nitro resident Jigsaw and Plastic Thumbs in the East Arena, doors opened from 6pm-12am.

On Thursday 19th July at 12.50am Channel 4 aired a programme showing the highlights of the festival.

West Stage
Friday 6 JulySaturday 7 JulySunday 8 July

Calvin Harris
Rizzle Kicks
Huw Stephens
Random Impulse
Alunageorge
L Marshall
Burns
Lilygreen & Maguire

Dizzee Rascal
Katy B
Zane Lowe
Goldierocks
All The Young
Swiss Lips
Y Bandana

Ed Sheeran
Chiddy Bang
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Clement Marfo
Mikill Pane
Ryan Keen
Br Lewis

East Stage
Friday 6 JulySaturday 7 JulySunday 8 July

Flux Pavilion
Hadouken!
Koan Sound
Smiler
Bastille
Lulu James
Sen Segur

Annie Mac
DJ Fresh Live
Ms Dynamite
Breakage
Karma Kid
Jigsaw
Ifan Dafydd

The All American Rejects
Funeral for a Friend
Yashin
Straight Lines
A Plastic Rose
Swnami

South Stage
Friday 6 JulySaturday 7 JulySunday 8 July

High Contrast feat Jessy Allen and Dynamite MC
Friction
Major Look
Plastic Thumbs
Jigsaw
Ed Mackie
F-Block

Jacwob
Doctor P
Delta Heavy
Jagga
Simplex
Ben Proudlove
Andy Carr

Redlight
B.Traits
Youngman
Jimmy Needles
Heavy Feet
Church

2011 Line-up

West Stage
Friday 8 JulySaturday 9 JulySunday 10 July

Ellie Goulding
Kids in Glass Houses
Huw Stephens
Lethal Bizzle
Neon Trees
Wolf Gang
Ben Howard
Mr Phormula

The Wombats
Beardy Man
The Joy Formidable
Fenech-Soler
Little Comets
All the Young
Bare Left

Biffy Clyro
The Cribs
The Noisettes
Charlie Simpson
Pulled Apart by Horses
Sibrydion

East Stage
Friday 8 JulySaturday 9 JulySunday 10 July

Chase and Status
Zane Lowe
Chiddy Bang
Kissy Sell Out
Dev
Yasmin
Rizzle Kicks

Kelis
Sub Focus
Far East Movement
Modestep
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Friends Electric
Giant Steps

Example
Wretch 32
Ed Sheeran
Jaymo and Andy George
Random Impulse
Encore

South Stage
Friday 8 JulySaturday 9 JulySunday 10 July

DJ Fresh and Dynamite MC
Danny Byrd
Brookes Brothers
Union
Tek 1
Micky Slim
Gutterfunk

Caspa and MC Rod Aslan
Herve
Nero
Redlight
Plastic Thumbs
Jigsaw

Jaguar Skills
Masters in France
Colorama
Mr Huw
Inner Party System
Pocket Trez

2010 Acts

Friday 2 July

Open Air stage

Misadventures Stage

Relentless Live

Saturday 3 July

Open Air stage

Misadventures Stage

Relentless Live

Sunday 4 July

Open Air stage

Misadventures Stage

Relentless Live

2009 Acts

Full list of acts as follows:

Friday

Open Air Stage

XFM Stage

Relentless Pyramid stage

Saturday

Open Air Stage

XFM Stage

Relentless Pyramid stage

Sunday

Open Air Stage

XFM Stage

Relentless Pyramid stage

2008 Acts

Full list of acts as follows:

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

2007 Acts

Incomplete list of acts:

Partners & Sponsors

Wakestock is very much involved with the local community and has many partners from the surrounding area as well as some huge global names.

Current 2010 partners list

See also

External links