CALVIN HARRIS, CHASE AND STATUS, ELLIE GOULDING, PLAN B, THE FUTUREHEADS, EXAMPLE, NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB, DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIUS PIP, I BLAME COCO, DAISY DARES YOU, BEARDY MAN, FENECH SOLER, KURRAN & THE WOLFNOTES, DOLL & THE KICKS, THE MILK, FIRST DEGREE BURNS, GENTLEMENS DUB CLUB, DUB MAFIA, JAMES OWEN FENDER, THE CORRESPONDENTS
ANNIE MAC, HIGH CONTRAST, SUBFOCUS, FAKE BLOOD, SCRATCH PERVERTS, ZINC, JACK BEATS, JAYMO & ANDY GEORGE, TODDLA T FEAT. MC SEROCEE, NERO, DUB PISTOLS SOUNDSYSTEM, BURNS, ZERO T, MARC ROBERTS, DECIBEL
14th-18th JUNE 2010
PEMBREY COUNTRY PARK, SOUTH WALES
Roll up roll up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… the one and only student festival Beach Break Live have not only gone and bagged themselves a breath taking new site complete with 8 miles of pristine silky white sand and a woodland adventure park with its very own dry ski slope but they have also managed to pull a whopper of a line up out of the (beach) bag!
Surfing on an eclectic wave of big beats, spoken word and ethereal pop, 2010’s line up is as diverse and unique as its crowd and is shaping up to be the biggest to date! We can exclusively reveal that synth pop’s finest (and tallest) Calvin Harris will be switching his skinny jeans for a wet suit this summer as he heads down to the beach to headline one of the three fantastic days.
Joining him on the beach bill will be drum and bass boys and rising stars Chase and Status who have seen a massive year tearing up the charts and dance floors around the country with their huge live show.
Next up is electro pop starlet Ellie Goulding whose weightless Tracy Thorne-esque vocals and glistening synth pop beats have marked her out as a definite one to watch and after scooping the Brits Choice Award and following in the footsteps of Flo and Adel; the sky seems to be the limit for this starry eyed songstress.
Also confirmed are London rappers potty mouthed lyrical genius Plan B and electro boy Example who will also be joined by BBL veteran and Essex’s freshest performance poet, Scroobius Pip and his trusty comrade and Mac knob-twiddler Dan Le Sac. Rhyme- spitter extraordinaire, the legendary Beardyman will also be on hand to wow you with his jaw dropping performance.
Flying the flag for the indie kids are Sunderland’s very own post punk rockers, the fabulous Futureheads. Expect high-energy super charged riffing with more hooks than a pirate’s convention as the boys treat you to a flawlessly tight performance you won’t forget in a hurry!
Next in line are super sexy electro outfit and purveyors of cool, the fantastic New Young Pony Club. Strutting, sparkle and bags of sass are what this four piece do best and with a stunning brand new second album under their studded belts, put on your dancing shoes as this foursome won’t fail to get you bopping!
They will be joined by some brand new faces including 16-year-old Daisy Dares You. Dubbed the British Avril lavigne, expect bubble gum pink pop with plenty of attitude as this one to watch gives it some serious welly!
And if pink’s not your thing then I Blame Coco (aka. Coco Sumner aka. Sting’s daughter) will be bringing her own blend of reggae tinged pop and a familiar husky voice to proceedings.
And as if this wasn’t exciting enough, Beach Break Live are also proud to announce a whole host of DJs to their bill including the likes of queen of the party set Radio 1’s very own Ms Annie Mac, Drum and Bass heavyweight Sub Focus, electro idol Fake Blood and Yorkshire big bass ragamuffin Toddla T along with old favorites, Scratch Perverts and Dub Pistols Sound system amongst others. We can’t wait!
Growing from just 1000 students in it’s first year to 5000 in it’s second and 10,000 in it’s third, 2010 will see a whopping 17,500 UK students flock to the Welsh coast in their masses for four days of sun, sea, sand, surf and music.
Think BBQs, sand castles, sun bathing, cocktail sipping and general beach side festival tomfoolery. Other amazing extras include some of 2009’s favourite venues, including the mighty Main Stage, the infamous party palace that is the Residential Dance Home, the Bass Busting Dance Tent, the Ridiculously Hot Tubs, the Camped Up Camp Fire and Chai Wallah’s to name a few. Of course we couldn’t forget the infamous Moustache Bar - where facial hair is not only recommended but essential! If dancing the hours away isn’t energetic enough then there will be a plethora of offsite activities such as surfing, coasteering, wakeboarding and paddle boarding as well as beach side sports ranging from volleyball to ultimate Frisbee and kiteboarding to land sailing. The popular BBL workshops will also be going full throttle every day, so if you fancy mastering the art of origami, backflipping over walls or knitting your A/W hat then this, and much more, will be going on!
The Beach Break ethos is a fair approach to the local community and ticket holders. Whether it's running buses from universities to reduce carbon emissions, or working with the local community, suppliers, businesses and charities, BBL works to contribute to the local surroundings and the people they share it with!
Early bird tickets sold out in record time but full price tickets are now available for the student friendly price of £89 per person with affordable boutique camping options available to those who fancy ‘splashing out.’ See you on the sand and in the sun!
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