Falmouth’s Live Drum and Bass legends Running numbers will be playing in their full band format alongside The Scribes who’ll be taking hip hop fun to the max. Zion Train will be swapping their instruments for the decks and spinning a mixture of dub and reggae and Jazzie B will be sending the after party into a frenzy with his vast and eclectic famous DJ skills.
The Scribes are a new wave hip hop four-piece formed in 2002 consisting of co-lyricists Ill Literate and Loki Steele, beatbox maestro Lacey, and turntablist Kenny Hectyc, whose unique talents have combined to make a much heralded sound quite unlike any other.
The Scribes debut, The Evolution EP, was released in 2004 on CD, Vinyl and iTunes through independent label Unsung Records, and the resulting tour saw them play Blade’s album launch at Cargo in London, and headline events from The Metaponto Beach Festival in Italy to student unions and nightclubs across the UK.
Once the sun has set on the beach, the acts and the crowd will descend into Newquay’s famous Chy Bar where there will be DJ Sets from Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B, a Zion Train Soundsystem set and an exclusive performance from The Nextmen ONLY at the after party, plus more special treats and live performances in store.
Be sure to buy the VIP afterparty ticket option now as this completely sold out last year.
Soul II Soul are a household name in the UK scene, with their notorious hits “Keep On Moving” and “Back to Life” topping the UK and US charts. Released in the summer of 1989 “Back To Life” has sold over 1 million copies worldwide and featured in the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. One of the founding members Jazzie B, has had international success winning 2 Grammy’s and an Ivor Novello award. He has not only been a part of chart topping Soul II Soul, but has remixed and produced songs for James Brown, Nas and Destiny’s Child to name a few.
ZION TRAIN are well known on the festival circuit and as part of their European tour they will be making a stop on Cornish shores. Purveyors of the finest Roots Reggae music, the group will be adding the vibrancy of a full acoustic band, dub mixing and quality vocalists.
The release of the band’s album “Live as One” was awarded a coveted Jamaican Reggae Grammy for ‘Best Dub Album’, and having produced and performed with some of the World’s most prolific dub, dance and reggae artists, their appearance at Electric Beach is sure to be an amazing eclectic set.
SWISS LIPS are Manchester’s answer to Empire of the Sun and MGMT. The five piece electro-pop, dance band are heavily influenced by the Manchester music scene, mixing guitars and dance music to create their fun new edge sound. Securing BBC Radio 1’s Record of the Week in recent months, and having toured with the likes of Bastille and Ladyhawke, Swiss Lips electric mix of high energy sounds are sure to get the crowd hyped.
HOT D’JOUR – Bristol based duo are brand new on the scene and headed for very big things. With upbeat and dancy tunes, this will be their first introduction to the Cornwall party scene and we can’t wait to show them how it’s done.
THE MARTIN HARLEY BAND – International legend – Martin Harley will be opening the festival and warming up the crowd with some of his smooth whisky fuelled blues and roots infused tunes.
Martin is a deeply important and respected voice in the evolution of popular blues and folk oriented guitar and vocals. He is now expanding on his international success with recent time spent in the US recording and touring.
This summer on the 31st August, Electric Beach is returning to the golden sands of Watergate Bay for it’s second year to recreate the best beach party ever.
Last year saw New York hip hop legends De La Soul take to the stage alongside acts such as Akil from Jurassic 5, The Nextmen and many many more – Thousands of sun and sea worshippers descended to the sand for what turned into one of the best beach parties of all time.
A limited number of super early bird tickets will be on sale before the main line up is released.
The party will continue late into the night in nearby Newquay, with DJ sets from acts at some of the top venues in town. – be sure to buy the VIP option for afterpartys as it is going to rock and completely sold out last year.
A very limited number of VVIP tickets will also be on sale, which allows access to the VVIP decking overlooking the stage and beach, plus access to a private VVIP lounge at the afterparty alongside some of the artists.
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Leave the A30 to take the exit for the Highgate Hill Roundabout and take the 3rd exit for the A39 towards Wadebridge & Newquay. At the Halloon roundabout, take the third exit, continuing on the A39 towards Wadebridge. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A3059, signposted to St Mawgan and the Airport. After about 1 miles turn right to St Mawgan and the Airport. At the B3276 ‘T’ junction, turn left to Watergate. Enter this postcode for sat nav guidance TR8 4AA -
The main Festival car park is located in the large field 400 metres to the south of the beach, this will be signposted.
A bus service is also available from Newquay bus station.
Direct to Newquay station, or to the mainline station of St. Austell. For more information visit www.firstgroup.com/uktrain
Daily flights to and from London, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff and Dublin from Newquay Airport.
Watergate Bay is conveniently located only 5 minutes from the airport (but you will not be aware of it!). Bio Travel offer a taxi service from the airport to Watergate Bay.
The party kicks off on Watergate Beach at 1pm and the finishes at 10pm. The after party starts at 11pm till late.
Food and Booze
No Alcohol to be brought onto the premises.
A delicious range of festival grub will be on sale and a fully licensed bar with competitive prices – £3.50 for premium lager and cider, or £10 for 3.
Kids 4 and under get in free, please email in advance to let us know numbers.
Under 10 – £12 from Seetickets.
£4 all day at a dedicated Festival Carpark 400 metres South (up the hill from the beach).
Running from Newquay Bus station and back all day – £3 return / £2 one way contact A2B taxis for more info.. email@example.com or 01637-875555
http://www.smugglershaven.co.uk/ (18 – 30’s) or http://www.trevelgue.co.uk/ (families) both 20 minute walk from Watergate beach.
The Chy Bar, Newquay – 11pm – 4am – Buses will be running from the festival car park back into Newquay.