Electric Beach Festival
Packing his trademark bobble hat, singer-songwriter Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy will be heading south to perform a selection of his favourite tracks on the golden sands of Great Western Beach on Saturday 17th June. Winning the Mercury Prize back in 2000 for his much-loved debut album, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, the Breightmet-born singer is certainly no stranger to the festival circuit.
Having attracted celebrity fans from Richard Branson to Elton John, The Cuban Brothers will join this year’s lineup for an undoubtedly dazzling blend of comedy, breakdancing, singing and high levels of energy. Whipping up a frenzy on Friday 16th June, this unique outfit are guaranteed to make party goers laugh, sing, shake and cry with joy.
Joining Damon onstage on Saturday 17th June is 8-piece funk reggae outfit Backbeat Sound System. Originally forming just down the road in St Austell, this home-grown Cornish collective are renowned for their infectious sounds and party vibes. Other confirmed acts performing at this year’s event include Wolf Club, Regime and Caravana Sun. More artists to be announced.
With an eclecticprogram of live music, a refreshing menu of locally produced tipples and the gentle sound of the ocean, Electric Beach Festival is the ultimate seaside celebration. Making the most of the Atlantic’s peeling waves, this year’s event is gearing up for something extra special as Electric Beach Festival welcomes the official Dick Pearce & Friends Bellyboard Bash. Taking place throughout the afternoon on Saturday 17th June, this fun and friendly competition is open to everyone no matter what skill level. From kid’s competitions and an adult open, to a flipper on event for the more experienced watermen, Dick Pearce & Friends will be on hand sharing tips and offering free testing sessions.
Weekend tickets are currently on sale with prices starting from £27.50 (excl. booking fee). For further information please visit www.electricbeachfestival.co.uk
Photographer credit: Lewis Harrison-Pinder