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Wakestock UK 2013


MELÉ and MONKI are the first acts to be announced for Wakestock 2013!

Wakestock 2013Wakestock returns to the stunning Llyn Peninsula this July, and with preparations already in full swing for this year’s festival we’re pumped to announce EXAMPLE, MAGNETIC MAN, ZANE LOWE, BASTILLE, THE 1975, JACKMASTER, MELÉ and MONKI as the first wave of acts playing this year.

EXAMPLE has had a busy start to the year, currently touring Europe promoting his fourth album “Evolution of Man” he has a jam packed schedule that includes a trip to sunny North Wales in July. With a huge catalogue of hits that includes the Brit award nominated “Changed the Way You Kiss Me”, “Won’t go Quietly”, “Stay Awake” and with his new single “Perfect Replacement”, we can’t wait to welcome him back to Wakestock this year!

ExampleThere is no more influential or ambitious dubstep act in Britain today than MAGNETIC MAN. The electronic music project fronted by three of the scene's most respected figures Skream, Benga and Artwork, has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2007. These three legends come from the deep underground roots of record shops and pirate stations, through club nights, self-funded tours and enormous festival shows. With hits including “I Need Air” and “Perfect Stranger” get ready for the audio visual spectacle that is a Magnetic Man show.

Broadcaster, DJ, producer, new music pioneer and Wakestock regular ZANE LOWE is one of the most respected names in UK music. His encyclopaedic knowledge has helped make his DJ sets renowned for their explosive energy and eclectic genre-hopping, combining old school samples, disgusting bass lines and huge drops. When we invited Zane back he told us “I can't wait to come back to Wakestock and rock the main stage. Working on new beats as we speak.”

Plus we have knock out appearances from the likes of indie newcomers BASTILLE. The band have been hard to ignore over the last few months with high profile tour support slots, Radio 1 Airplay as well as having their song “Flaws” featured on TV show 'Made in Chelsea'. Now the South Londoners current single “Pompeii” is all over the airwaves, and their debut album “Bad Blood” is set to be released next month. This band are set for great things in 2013 - watch out for them.

THE 1975 are a band to take note of in 2012. We can’t get enough of this brilliant four piece from Manchester, who have won major support from Radio One. Their alternative mix of genres is already getting them lots of attention, with a few EPs under their belt and an upcoming album set for release in May 2013 you will be hearing a lot of them this year.

That is not all! JACKMASTER will be putting in an appearance at this year’s festival. With an instinct for creating and riding the energy of a crowd, few can get a dancefloor as hyped as Jackmaster. This man has more options up his sleeve than just about any other DJ out there, and he plays anything from from techno to house, and disco to dubstep. Jackmaster has recently been announced as one of the new batch of BBC Radio 1′s “In New DJs We Trust” DJ’s and will be hosting a monthly show on the station, as well as joining the fun at Wakestock this summer.

Elsewhere on this year’s line up is DJ MELÉ. At just 20, he is already recognised as an established producer, with a series of releases that have got both artists and critics hungry for more. With a unique sound, it’s Melé’s rhythmic inventiveness, and virtuoso touches that really set him apart. His productions have a style and flair that we love, as does new music champion Annie Mac.

Joining him will be DJ MONKI. This pint sized 21 year old selector has been steadily making her way across the airwaves and dance-floors with a residency on Rinse FM and DJ gigs at clubs and festivals around Europe. She is officially endorsed by Annie Mac as a resident for the ‘AMP’ club night and has recently joined Radio 1 as part of the “In New DJs We Trust” series. She joins the likes of Jackmaster and Mosca, and following in the footsteps of Radio 1 regulars Skream and Benga, and Toddla T.

We have of course got loads more bands and DJ’s to announce over the coming weeks and months, plus news on the mind blowing wakeboarding both on site and in the waters of stunning Cardigan Bay, our infamous warm up party and and entertainments galore up on the festival site. So make sure you join us in 2013!

Tickets are available through the Wakestock website or by calling 0844 888 9991.

If you want to spread the cost of your festival tickets then the deposit scheme may be a great option for you. All you do is pay a £50 deposit now to secure your ticket, and then you have until 31st May to pay the balance to secure your tickets and get access to the festival. Deposit scheme tickets are available through You can also buy deposit scheme coach travel and ticket packages through BIG GREEN COACH COMPANY. Your £50 deposit secures you not only your festival ticket but also your seat on one of the Big Green Coach’s direct services to the festival. Brand new for 2013 we are also offering VIP Deposit scheme tickets. This means that for £50 you can secure your VIP weekend or VIP weekend camping ticket to the festival. You then have until May 31st to pay the balance. To book please go to the VIP packages page and make sure you choose the VIP deposit scheme option.

Our exclusive range of VIP packages are now also on sale and this year we have some amazing new options for those of you who wish to spend your weekend in style! With a fantastic selection of yurts, tipi’s, podpads and other wonderful camping options, plus VIP weekend tickets if you don’t want to camp on site make sure you don’t miss out. The VIP packages all include access to the VIP lounge in the main arena which has its own exclusive bar, toilets, fantastic line up of DJ’s playing all weekend and you could find yourself hanging out with the artists and riders. For more information on the VIP packages available please go to

The Wakestock Ambassador Scheme is also back in play again this year. As an ambassador you are basically acting as a Wakestock rep to your mates. If you are picked as an ambassador you will be issued with a booking code for your mates to use when they book tickets. All you need to do is to help us to promote the event in your local area. We’ll supply you loads of promo bits and bobs to make your job really easy. You still have time to apply before the deadline of 28th February. We have been inundated with applications for this year’s scheme but apply today via

If you have any queries then please email us at or call us on 01758 741095.


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