Electric Beach Festival returns to the golden sands of Fistral Beach, Newquay on Friday 8th – Saturday 9th July 2016. A two-day event fusing international artists with rising stars, this intimate festival is geared up to be one of the hottest beach parties in this year’s calendar. Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Electric Beach is thrilled to announce De La Soul and Levellers as official headliners for 2016.
Located on the rugged north Cornwall coastline and nestled amongst jaw dropping cliffs, Electric Beach Festival is perfectly positioned on the UK’s most iconic surf beach. Backed by rolling sand dunes and fronted by the Atlantic’s peeling waves, Fistral Beach provides a beautifulbackdrop for a summer party. With an eclecticprogram of live music and a refreshing menu of locally produced beers and ciders, Electric Beach Festival is the ultimate seaside celebration.
Topping the bill Saturday night and no stranger to the festival, are the ever-fun and inspirational De La Soul. With the release of their upcoming album ‘And The Anonymous Nobody’ fast approaching, the American hip-hop trio are eager to share a slice of their exciting new project with Electric Beach revellers. Commenting on their return, the Long Island group stated: “We are really excited to be coming back to Newquay. We can’t wait to play at Electric Beach and give the crowd a taste of what we’ve been cooking for our new album.”
Swapping Brighton’s North Laine for Newquay’s consistent surf,punk/folk band Levellers will take to the stage to headline Electric Beach on Friday night. Famed for their live performances, huge crowds and platinum selling album, these festival veterans have been rocking the UK scene since 1988.
Other confirmed acts include dub/dance pioneers Zion Train, the insanely danceable alt-ska band Imperial Leisure and Bristol collective Dr Meaker, hailed one of the hottest live UK dance acts around. Further artists are to be announced in the coming months.
Festival organiser Ben Hall said: “Electric Beach Festival is all about letting your hair down, dancing next to the ocean and enjoying some of the most fun bands on the festival circuit. We’re really excited about this year’s event and it’s great to be welcoming back De La Soul on the 5th anniversary. These guys helped us kick start the first ever Electric Beach and so having them back after all this time is just brilliant. They are a great bunch and true musical legends. I have a feeling that this could be the best year yet.”
Following live performances, Electric Beach will also host a medley of post festival parties at a selection of Newquay’s best nightclubs. Early bird day and weekend tickets are currently on sale with prices starting from £25 (excl. booking fee). For further information and to purchase tickets please visit www.electricbeachfestival.co.uk
Photographer credit: Lewis Harrison-Pinder