Wakestock

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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.

Rumours

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Lineup

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Vibe

The festival prides itself as being at the foot of the Snowdonia Mountains and looks out over Cardigan Bay.

It is well known for 'great music, the world's best wakeboarders, golden sandy beaches, cool people and arguably the most stunning location on the festival calendar. ' No doubt meaning its fun and cool atmosphere is very popular amongst festival goers.

Stages and other entertainment

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.

There’s a mini funfair in the campsite, and a much bigger one in the main arena. Please make sure you secure your valuables securely before going on the rides.

Tickets

Earlybird tickets will be released on Friday 7th December at 9am.

VIP

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Children

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Disability Access

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Weather

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Location

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Local Information

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Travel

Car

FROM THE NORTH – Follow the M56 for Chester and North Wales (A55). Stay on the A55 past Rhyl, Llandudno, and Conwy. Take the turning for Bangor and Caernarfon (A487) and follow the signs for Caernarfon. Stay on this road through Caernarfon and then take the A499 for Pwllheli. Upon entering Pwllheli follow the yellow directional signs which will take you through the town and along the A499 towards Abersoch. The Penrhos festival site is approx a mile and a half along this road on the right hand side – keep an eye out for the signs that direct you to the correct car park.

FROM THE SOUTH – Take the M54 to Telford, and then join the A5 towards Shrewsbury. Follow the A5 through Oswestry, Llangollen and Corwen. Follow the signs for Bala (you will turn left onto the A494) After about 10 miles you will arrive in Bala, as you enter Bala take a right onto the A4212 stay on this road for about 20 miles when you will reach a T-junction. At this junction turn right onto the A470 towards Porthmadog. Carry on through Porthmadog until you reach a roundabout – take the first exit on the left for the A497 to Criccieth and Pwllheli. Upon entering Pwllheli follow the yellow directional signs that take you to the A499 towards Abersoch. The Penrhos site is approximately a mile and a half along this road on the right hand side – keep an eye out for the signs which will direct you to the correct car park.

Coach

Big Green Coach exclusively offers return coach travel direct to the heart of Wakestock 2011 from 24 locations. No need to worry about driving, changing trains, lack of sleep or suffering from any over indulgence! Big Green Coach takes the hassle out of your travel.

Shuttle Bus

Costs £7 for an unlimited bus service throughout the weekend.

Train

Bangor Station is the nearest to the festival site and a direct bus service operates to and from the station to the site. We recommend pre-booking your bus travel between Bangor station and the festival site as there are limited places and they sell out in advance. The bus journey costs £7.50 per person each way.

Accommodation

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What to wear

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Camping

The campsite is within close proximity of the festival site, and the green fields overlook Cardigan Bay and the Snowdonia Mountain range.

They have a whole host of different camping options available – you can choose between bringing your own tent, camping in the quiet campsite or booking one of our amazing VIP camping options such as the 5 star service you get with one of the Glamorous Camping Company’s Yurts.

MAIN CAMPSITE - This is the most popular choice – the campsite is set right next to the festival site itself and has all the facilities you would expect from a major festival including toilets, showers, a secure cloakvroom for storing valuables, food and drink stalls, a mini fairground, a camping shop where you can stock up on any essentials you may have forgotton, a selection of shops, 24hr security staff, CCTV and our friendly campsite team who are on site to assist you if you have any queries.

Site Information

There are toilets in the campsite and arena which are cleaned regularly throughout the weekend.

The showers in the campsite are available between 8am and midday and 4pm and 10pm each day. At peak usage times the water pressure can be low.

We have extensive medical facilities on site throughout the weekend which are staffed 24 hours a day should you need them.

There will be ATMs available in the main arena – alternative cashpoint facilities are available in Pwllheli or Abersoch.

The set times for all the acts will be available on the festival lanyards which you can buy on site –or you can buy the Wakestock phone app which will also contain all the set times.

Food and drink

There’s a wide variety of food stalls open throughout the festival in both the campsite and main arena.

There are standpipes which provide FREE drinking water in the campsites and arena.

We recommend bringing a plastic bottle with you that can you refill – but please don’t bring anything bigger than 1 litre in size.

You can also purchase water and other soft drinks from the catering units throughout the site. There are a number of bars throughout the site, including a bar in the campsite.

Trading

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Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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Stream online

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Mobile Apps

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Trivia

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.

Past lineups

2012 Artists confirmed so far include Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal and Ed Sheeran. To view the line-up click here.

The 2011 line-up included Ellie Goulding, The Wombats, Biffy Clyro, The Noisettes, Kids In Glass Houses, Chase and Status, Example, Kissy Sell Out, Jaguar Skills, Kelis, and many more.

For past line-up highlights, click here