Great Western Beach

Newquay, Cornwall


Welcome to Electric Beach Festival - The UK's greatest beach party!

We are back with a bang at a brand new location ... the golden shores of Great Western Beach, Newquay, Cornwall.

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 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.

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.


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.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Yoga Sessions

Fire Shows

Surf Simulator

More to be announced...

Tickets And Accommodation


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How do I get there?

The festival site is within walking distance of Newquay town centre, a short walk from the bus station and a 2 minute walk from the train station and only a 5 minute walk to the after party at the Chy Bar.

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?

Yes, but they must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Strictly no alcohol for under 18s.

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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