Chy Bar & Kitchen & The Koola Klub

Above Towan Beach, Newquay, Cornwall



Due to last minute licensing complications, Great Western Beach have announced that they are unable to accommodate this weekend’s Electric Beach Festival as planned. Scheduled to take place on Friday 16th June – Saturday 17th June, Electric Beach Festival will now be at the new location, The Chy Bar & Kitchen and The Koola Club.

With this year’s music schedule still going ahead as planned, Electric Beach Festival organisers can confirm that headline acts Badly Drawn Boy and Cuban Brothers will be making their way to Newquay to perform at the new location.

Commenting on recent developments, the new lease-holders of Great Western Beach, said: “We are truly sorry for the inconvenience that the move of Electric Beach from Great Western Beach has caused. We hope the event is a great success and once again offer our sincere apologies to both ticket holders and to those due to work at the beach.”

Festival Director Ben Hall states: “In light of the news from Great Western Beach lease-holders, Electric Beach Festival has been forced to move location. The event will now be taking place at The Chy Bar & Kitchen and The Koola Club with the full music line up going ahead as planned. We deeply regret the disappointment caused but hope ticket holders will be keen to join us at the new venue. Unfortunately due to the change of venue there will be no access for under 18s please email for refunds

Festival guests wishing to demo bellyboards or take part in the official Dick Pearce & Friends Bellyboard Bash are advised to meet at The Chy Bar & Kitchen from midday on Saturday 17th June.

Please note: New Act times have been announced please see the Set Times section

Tickets are currently available here...Buy Tickets and can also be purchased from the onsite box office during the event.

Electric Beach Festival will also host a medley of post festival parties at The Chy Bar & Kitchen and The Koola Club.


Welcome to Electric Beach Festival!

Expect world class acts, hip hop, dance, reggae and more, all with the sound of the waves lapping against the shore and the sand between your toes.

Mojitos, ice cold beers and cider. Not to forget the most epic VIP after parties that run all night after the festival until the early hours at the Koola Club and Chy bar, just a quick walk away...

2017 Headliners

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 Saturday 17th June at the Koola. 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.

Cuban Brothers

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, this unique outfit are guaranteed to make party goers laugh, sing, shake and cry with joy.

Backbeat Sound System

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.

Wolf Club

WOLF CLUB is the stage name for electro duo Steven Wilcoxson (Aquarius) and Chris Martin (Leo) Blending a myriad of influences from electro, house, synth-pop and indie rock, they create a confusing yet alluring sound. They play rough. Influences: DAFT PUNK, MSTRKRFT, CRYSTAL CASTLES, BOYZ NOIZE, DIGITALISM, CALVIN HARRIS, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, ELECTRIC YOUTH, FENECH-SOLER, JUSTICE, KAVINSKY, COLLEGE, ESSENTIALLY THE DRIVE SOUNDTRACK, DAVID GUETTA, FOUR TET, THE RAPTURE, FRIENDLY FIRES, THE FOALS, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB…ANYTHING ELECTRONIC Check out Athens the soon to be released 1st single, currently being played on BBC radio


They may be considered Bristol's newcomers, but having shared stages with the likes of: The Skints, Gentleman's Dub Club, Scroobius Pip and Akala, Regime have quickly earned their stripes alongside some of the U.K's finest acts. Being raised on the likes of Rage Against the Machine, Dead Prez and The Roots has helped create this unique and ever conscious band. Regime's new e.p 'PUSH' was crowd funded by their loyal fan base in early 2014 as part of their third year project at The Bristol Institute of Modern Music. Having joined forces with booking agency MojoHobo ( 2015 will see Regime tour the U.K and Europe extensively. Watch this space.


Antimatador are an 8-strong synth laden, horn heavy outfit from SW:UK, fusing hiphop, funk, jazz, electronica, soul, rock and DnB. They deliver a nuclear explosion of high energy and positive vibes and have crafted a sound all of their own. Whether it's the cerebral vocals and tricksy horn licks or huge synths and earthy rhythms, they bring something for everyone to every show.

Set Times

Friday 16th June

New line up times at the Chy bar/Koola club


DJ Samiad 01:00 - 04:00

Cuban Brothers DJ Set - 00:00 - 01:00


DJ Sam Supplier 23:15 - 00:00

The Cuban Brothers 22:00 - 23:00

Wolf Club 20:30 - 21:30

Hedluv & Passman 19:00 - 20:00

DJ Samiad 18:00 - 19:00

Jeanne Naylor 17:00 - 18:00

Charlie Bowdery 16:00 - 16:45

Saturday 17th June

New line up times at the Chy bar/Koola club


DJ Sam Supplier 02:00 - 04:00

Hip Hop Karaoke 01:00 - 02:00


Backbeat Soundsystem - 23:30 - 00:30

Badly Drawn Boy - 22:00 - 23:00

Regime - 20:30 - 21:30

Antimatador - 19:00 - 20:00

Dj Samiad - 18:00 - 19:00

Aaron Douglas - 17:00 - 18:00


Sharps Brewery Presents...
Dick Pearce & Friends Bellyboard Bash

With an eclectic program 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, With heaps of great prizes Dick Pearce & Friends will be on hand sharing tips and offering free testing sessions.


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How do I get there?

The festival is at the Chy Bar & Kitchen and Koola Club on Beach Rd, Newquay, TR7 1ES within Newquay town centre, a short walk from the bus station and a 5 minute walk from the train station and only a 1 minute walk to Towan Beach below the new venue

Is there camping?

There is no camping at the festival itself. Accommodation must be organised separately. There are plenty of campsites and hotels in the nearby area, so please have shop around for the best Cornish places to stay.

Can I buy food?

A wide selection of food will be available at the festival

Can I bring my own drinks into the festival?

No alcohol is to be brought to the festival. A fully licensed bar will be serving alcoholic and soft beverages. A strict challenge 21 policy will be in operation.

Are under 18s allowed at the festival?

We regret that due to the change in venue, under 18s will no longer be permitted, all refunds can be claimed by emailing

Are there any after parties?

Each night of the event an after party will be held at Newquay's best venue, The Koola Bar and Chy Bar. Tickets available online, over 18s only. Information about acts playing the after parties coming soon.

Can I bring my dog?

Nope, sorry.

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