Feeling a little nostalgic and looking back over the years, the late Wakestock festival has paved the way for some fresh blood and new direction in the form of Wakeboard events. Even though Wakestock is now at rest it has opened up doors for events with a fresh perspective and new ideas to move forward. Let’s face it, the UK knows a thing or two about music festivals and also a thing or two about Wakeboarding. Put this magical mix together, throw in some sunshine(or not so much sunshine), friends, beverages, and a good old knees up, how else would you want to spend your weekend?
There’s no better time to be in the UK than now. As the summer heats up we thought we would give you a run down of what’s to come on our small island in the way of Wakeboard/Music festivals spread over the next 8 weeks. All of which will be covered by Hybrid Wake, but we highly recommend you get our there and experience these epic spectacles in the purest forms yourself and not through a screen!
Plastic Playgrounds – July 16th / London, Liquid Leisure – wwwplasticplaygrounds.co.uk
Not only is this the premier cable event on the calendar this season, Plastic playgrounds boasts much more than just an international wakeboard comp. On the Sunday there will be FMX demonstrations, Jetski show, Trade village, boat wakeboard displays and a huge after party. Get down to Liquid Leisure this Saturday to watch the worlds best riders throw down right in front of your eyes. There’s also a chance to grab a bargain from the top wake brands in the business! You shouldn’t hesitate to cancel plans and jump in your car Saturday morning!
Daniel Grant – Thailand
Dominik Herneler – Austria
Aaron Gunn – Australia
Julian Cohen – USA
Liam Peacock – UK
James Windsor – Australia
John Dreiling – USA
Dominik Guehrs – Germany
Chandler Powell – USA
Yonel Cohen – USA
Guenther Oka – USA
Nick Davies – UK
Victor Salmon – Belgium
Busty Dunn – Australia
JB O’Neill – USA
Guy Frier – Israel
Ryan Peacock – UK
Lior Sofer – Israel
Freddy Carter – UK
Matty Hasler – Australia
Alex Aulbach – Germany
Transitions – 30th July / London, JBski – www.transitionslondon.com
Transitions Festival is in its second year now and is located on the outskirts of London. It melds internationally renowned DJs with the London leg of the European Wakesurf Championships and a wakeboarding events. Located in picturesque surroundings, Transitions Festival takes place on an Island surround by a lake, fully equipped with sandy beaches as well as 2 Stages of incredible musical performances.
The festival has lined up a big rosta of artists for this year: Mistajam, Artful Dodger, Tough Love, Eton Messy, Too Many T’s and Becky Hill plus many more to be announced as well as lining up some of the biggest names in Wakeboarding and Wakesurfing from around the globe.
Transitions London will be a Summer 1 Day Festival like no other!
Direct train from London Waterloo in under 40 minutes! The closest beach festival to London EVER!!
Having gained momentum from an awesome first year, we are excited to see what goes down on the shores of JBski for London’s Summer Extreme Sports & Music Event!
We’ll see you there!
& many more
GlassButter Beach – 19th -21st August / Abersoch, North Wales – www.glassbutterbeach.com
The third and final of our events for our hottest 3 this summer is Glass Butter Beach, which also doubles as a stop to the Industry Wake Parks UK pro tour. On top of this GBB is introducing a brand new event to the festival in the form of an international wakeboarding competition, uniquely combining all 4 disciplines of the sport to crown the best all round wakeboarders with this coveted title and a £10,000 PRIZE PURSE. The event will include – The Harbour project, Pool Gap, Beach big air kicker competition and Boat free ride. This event will bring out the best all round wakeboarder, and they will be claiming the Quadra crown title for the very first time.
On to the music! The line up includes: Katy B, Wolf Alice, Andy C, Kodaline, Julio Bashmore, Mystery Jets, Redlight, Tom Walker and many more.
Glass Butter Beach festival is crammed full of entertainment, activities and memorable experiences both on and off the water. You can indulge in as much or as little as you want, let the festival do the entertaining across 5 music stages, world class wakeboarding, surfing and so much more or get involved yourself. Have a go at stand up paddle boarding, paint fights, surf sessions, bungee jumps and a stack load more. We can’t wait! Make sure you get involved and check out the website www.glassbutterbeach.com