Wednesday, 29 June 2011


Wakestock Festival 2011
Wakestock will always hold a special place in my heart. It was one of the last gigs i played as a DJ before giving it all up for my new love... Dirty Smart.

This year Europe’s largest wakeboard music festival welcomes some of the biggest names in the music industry to the stunning location on the Llyn Peninsula for a weekend of top music and extreme sports action.
With just over a month to go before the gates to Wakestock 2011 open, things are really hotting up. With a bigger and better line up then ever before Wakestock 2011 is going to rock!

This year Europe’s largest wakeboard music festival welcomes some of the biggest names in the music industry to the stunning location on the Llyn Peninsula for a weekend of top music and extreme sports action.

The incredible line-up includes the likes of Scottish rock legends BIFFY CLYRO who will be playing Wakestock as one of only three festival dates this summer, Liverpool’s very own THE WOMBATS, girl of the moment, the stunning songstress ELLIE GOULDING, crowd pleasers CHASE & STATUS, THE CRIBS, KELIS, EXAMPLE, ZANE LOWE, KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, THE JOY FORMIDABLE, NOISETTES, ED SHEERAN, CHIDDY BANG, WRETCH 32, NERO, CASPA & MC ROD AZLAN, JAGUAR SKILLS, KISSY SELL OUT, NEON TREES, HUW STEPHENS, DJ FRESH, DANNY BYRD, HERVE, DEV, YASMIN, MASTERS IN FRANCE, REDLIGHT, ADS LEHANE and many more – for the full line up go to and book your tickets today.

Wakestock 2011 has so much to offer in terms of a full fun packed weekend by the sea. The unique event also sees the world’s best wakeboarders take to the water. Wakestock UK are stoked to have some of the biggest names in the sport confirmed. They will be travelling to the Llyn Peninsula to compete for the title of Wakestock champion! Already confirmed for this year’s competition are Wakestock 2010 pool gap champion Aaron Rathy, US rider Danny Thollander, previous Wakestock champion Dan Nott, world cable champion Nick Davies, Aussie rider Scotty Broome, Thai ripper Padiwat Jaemjam aka the Bomb, British rail master CK, and returning to Wakestock after a couple of years away are UK riders Marc Rossiter, Jonty Green and Ben Hitch..

This year will see the prize money split equally between the Wakestock boat comp and the WWA Rail Europeans which are taking place on the pool gap which for those of you who haven’t been to Wakestock before, is slap bang in the middle of the festival site. The already ridiculously high standard of riding on the pool gap is going to explode! The boat finals will be taking place on Saturday afternoon in Pwllheli Marina. We will be opening up the festival site from 2pm on Sunday for the WWA Rail Europeans finals, which will run from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday at the festival site. The new format means that the 16 best rail riders in Europe will be battling it out for 3 hours non-stop on the infamous Wakestock pool gap! The Wakestock crew have some amazing plans to improve the area surrounding the pool gap making it a far more interactive area to chill and watch some of the world’s best rail riding while taking in the festival atmosphere got to to read more about the action on the water this year.

Wakeboarding Schedule


11.20am – 3.20pm Practise Session – (Pwllheli Marina)


12.20pm – 4.20pm Pro Qualifying – (Pwllheli Marina)


1.30pm – 5.30pm Pro Finals – (Pwllheli Marina)


11.00am – 1.00pm Mystic Big Air Competition – (Abersoch Main Beach)

3.00pm – 6.00pm Pool Gap Finals (Festival Site)

There are 3 venues for the wakeboarding and 4 days of action in total. The main contest takes place in Pwllhelli Marina, just under 2 miles from the festival site. 2 epic rails are built and riders will be towed behind a the tow boat. In each run a rider can fit in over 10 wake style tricks and hit each rail.

Thursday is practice day and all the riders get the opportunity to dial their skills on the purpose built rails and boat wake. Friday is the pro qualifier and it’s hot competition this year. With more entries than ever before the standard of riding has never been so hot! 20 pros will be fighting out for places in the final and the chance to hit the jackpot on Saturday. The highlight happens on Saturday with the pro men final! 20 of the world’s finest wakeboarders will battle out for thousands of pounds and the honour of being a Wakestock Champion. Last year saw all 3 spots on the podium being taken by US riders so you can expect the British contingent to be fighting for revenge and their honour.

The second venue for the wakeboarding is the Mystic Big Air competition on Abersoch Beach on Sunday morning. Starting at 11am it is a 2 hour jam and the winner is the guy or girl who goes biggest! Two Yamaha WaveRunners will tow the riders around the course. They use a floating kicker to perform a trick of their choice. Biggest air gets £500 for their troubles.

The third venue is the Pool Gap on the festival site and this allows the wake action to continue well into the night. With wakeskating jams and the Rococo Rail Tour all taking place there is money to be won! We will be opening the festival site from 2pm on Sunday so you can catch all the action in the Pool Gap finals which will take place between 3pm and 6pm. All the wakeboard venues are linked together by shuttle buses so getting about couldn’t be easier. Make sure you check the timings and don’t miss out on the action.

Get your tickets now and don’t miss out!

With only weeks to go the tickets are still on sale and can be purchased through the website at or by calling 0844 873 7358. Get yours today! Tickets are also available through a number of local outlets around Gwynedd. The following shops will be selling tickets this year -

ABERSOCH – Fat Face and Abersoch Watersports

PWLLHELI – Bargain Box and Newsplus

PORTHMADOG – Outdoor World and Cob Records

CAERNARFON – Snowdonia Adventure

BANGOR – Cob Records


Single Night Tickets £45 (plus booking fee)

Single Night Camping Tickets £70 (plus booking fee)

Weekend ticket £100 (plus booking fee)

Weekend camping ticket £125 (plus booking fee)

Campervan Tickets £50 (Plus Booking Fee)

Thursday Night Arena Pass for the Propaganda Pre Party £7.50

Car Parking Ticket £10 - These will be £15 if purchased on the day

Shuttle Bus Pass £5 Per person

There are loads of cool VIP options available which come with a whole host of perks at the festival. For all the options, important information and to purchase these go to the

There are loads of options for getting to and from Wakestock, whether you are planning to come by car, bus, train or plane. We work together with travel partners including the likes of Big Green Coach Company. These guys 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. By choosing Big Green Coach, you are doing your bit for the environment as coach travel is the most environmentally friendly way of getting to Wakestock (apart from walking, cycling or surfing there!). Big Green Coach will even plant a tree for every full coach they take into the festival! They planted 14 new trees thanks to your help last year. Why not visit for more details and to book.

Keep checking the website over the coming weeks as there is still a load more news to come. Go to the website today - or call 01758 741095.

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