Wakestock 2013 round up and picture gallery

Posted on 15 July 2013
By Olivia Suco
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Wakestock festival was better than ever as Bastille, Rudimental and Example rocked the stages at Welsh seaside resort, Abersoch.

Bastille headlined on Friday night as they effortlessly flaunted the East stage, pulling in a crowd of screaming fans despite only recently entering the charts. Festival-goers expressed their admiration and support for the London band as they sang along word for word and bopped along to every song.

The London lads stepped up their performance and wowed the crowd even further as they welcomed newcomer Ella Eyre to the stage to perform No Angels, the BRIT School graduate at just 19 proving her status as up and coming Pop Princess.

Rudimental attracted the largest crowds of all as headliners on the Saturday of the festival. Shoulder to shoulder and unable to move, fans still insisted on making the most of their Rudimental experience by jumping and cheering the band along.

Opening the set with chart stopper Home, the a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere transcended throughout their performance, gradually building the energy by singing their hits.

Delighted fans appreciated the performance, consistently pleading for an encore. Their outstanding show finished with Rudimental singing Feel the love, ending on a high as the crowd acoustically repeated the chorus back at the band.

Example rocked the stage on Sunday night. From start to finish, the performance was spirited and exultant and he seemed certainly delighted to be a part of it. He opened his set with Kickstarts and not once did fans rest from boogying along. The energy and adoration between Example and his fans was profoundly inspirational. A much loved performance!

Not only does Wakestock provide such remarkable music acts but it is also holds Europe’s largest wakeboarding competition. On Saturday, Pwllheli Marina hosted the Mens’ wakeboarding finals and on Sunday, Abersoch Beach held the Big Air competition sponsored by Mystic Air.

Hundreds of people attended to show support for the riders and the beach was filled with sunbathers making the most of the sun. It’s evident that the support paid off, as UK rider Sam Carne was rewarded 1st position for both competitions.

The sun was constantly shining, the festival atmosphere was on an endless high and those we spoke to had only good things to say about the festival. Wakestock Festival was a great weekend and we hope to be returning next year!