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Watford Big Beach

Aug 3, 2015   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Beach Entertainments, Beach Events, Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

Taken from the Watford Observer- Beach build and Concessions delivered by Beach Events

Watford town centre is set to be transformed into a big beach for a week, with 100 tonnes of real sand to be set around the pond in The Parade.

The free beach – measuring 20 metres long by 15 metres wide – for residents and visitors to relax on as if they are at the seaside.
Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill said: “This beach is going to be great fun for everyone. Why go all the way to the seaside when we are going to bring the beach here? You can go to some brilliant shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs as well when you visit our beach in Watford.

“Plus we’re going to have a whole range of free activities going on every day at the Big Beach – from a children’s pirate party to a 40-piece brass band. Everyone’s welcome to join in, and they’re for all ages. Plus there will be beach huts and beach food here.”

The Big Beach will run from Saturday, July 25, to Sunday, August 2, staying open from 9am to 9pm every day. It is one of a series of major community experiences the council is staging as part of the Big Events series to celebrate its refurbishment of The Parade.

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On the Big Beach’s launch day, there will be face-painting, magic and even some yoga. Plus Everyone Active will lead an exercise class at 12.30pm and 2.30pm to help people get fit for summer.

The beach will be transformed into a pirates’ paradise on Sunday, July 26, when Fizz Kids hold a Pirate Party. There will be a pirate fancy dress competition and a host of swashbuckling games, including the limbo and a pirate themed magic show at 2.30pm.

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All at Sea this weekend

Jul 2, 2015   //   by Steph   //   Beach Entertainments, Beach Events, Blog  //  No Comments

All at Sea 2015All at Sea 2015 take’s place this weekend down on Small Hope beach in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.

Saturday will host the Isle of Wight Birdman competition at approximately 1.00, where the brave will leap from a raised platform into the sea in their best fancy dress or as rumour has it, with a giant helium balloon!

On Sunday will be the Cardboard Box Boat Race also at about 1.00, where the most valiant sailors will attempt to ride the waves in in their floating creations.

This is a free event, with the competitions open to everyone, Birdmen must be over 16 though. Anyone interested in taking part should contact or just turn up by 12.00 on the day.

There will also be food, drink, game’s for the kids, a treasure hunt, and a Sandown and Shanklin Lifeboat crew and The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

Wiil Clark Champion Birdman

Wiil Clark Champion Birdman



The Sampsons sailing the Queen Elizabeth

The Hoosiers to headline the Rhyl Beach Fest

Jul 24, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Entertainments, Beach Events, Blog  //  No Comments




The Hoosiers

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The mighty Hoosiers will be headlining the Rhyl Beach Festival this weekend on Rhyl Seafront.

Band members Irwin Sparkes, Martin Skarendahl, Alan Sharland and Sam Swallows will be putting on a typically slick and energetic performance including new songs from their latest album The News from Nowhere along with some of their previous hits including Choices and Goodbye Mr A.

Following on from their UK Tour and festival circuit the Hoosiers are looking forward to rocking in Rhyl.

Also performing are Kitten and the Hip including former Freakpower member Ashley Slater. With an electro swing beat that gets the crowd jumping, these guys are worth seeing.

The lovely and talented James Smith who reached the final of BGT this year will be joining us in Rhyl. He has a beautiful voice and really connects with his songs and audience. Check him out before he hits the big time!

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James Smith

James Smith

Rhyl Beach Festival July 26th and 27th 2014

Jul 18, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Entertainments, Beach Events, Beach Sports, Blog, Festival Beaches  //  No Comments


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The first ever Rhyl beach festival kicks off next weekend celebrating all the very best of the seaside. Featuring beach sports, sand artistry, live music and barbecues, there will be something for everyone young and old.

Headlining the event on the Sunday is The Hoosiers who are currently promoting their third studio album, they will be joined by James Smith who reached the final of BGT this year. Also performing are Kitten and the Hip featuring Ashley Slater of Freakpower fame.

On the Saturday the music stage will be showcasing up and coming local bands so come along and show your support for your aspiring young pop acts.

The weekend will be hosting some of the most exciting and fresh beach sports, kite surfing, foot volley and beach volleyball. There will be a chance for everyone to get involved and have a go aswell as to watch some of Britains finest young beach sportspeople showcasing their talents.


John Hawkins of Beach Events said

“We are so pleased and proud to be delivering the first ever Rhyl beach festival, championing beach sports and giving local people real opportunites to fully utilize this most beautiful coastline. We really hope over the coming years we can help discover the next beach sports star, world champion sand artist or break through act. We are absolutely delighted we can announce the Hoosiers will be headlining for us, they always put on a great performance”

So the beach isn’t just for sunbathing after all!

Rhyl Beach Festival – Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July 2014.




Rhyl Beach festival 2014

Jul 8, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Entertainments, Beach Sports, Blog  //  No Comments


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Denbighshire County Council is pleased to announce that on July 26th and 27th the first ever Rhyl Beach Festival will take place on the Promenade. This free to attend eventwill champion and display all the very best of the seaside. Add to the mix some foot stomping live music and a cocktail bar that will blow your flip flops off and this looks set to be a date that needs to be written into everyone’s diary.

 Each day will see an incredible selection of both ocean and sand based sports, with the option of not only to watch in awe the breath taking skills on show but also to have a go yourself, with free master classes given by many of the UK’s tops coaches and competitors. Also running over both days there will be a truly spectacular sand sculpture competition where you go home scratching your head not because of the sand but in wonder of how on earth did they do that!

“Rhyl beach is the absolute jewel of the town and the ideal location for a beach festival. Denbighshire County Council welcome this exciting addition to the summer’s event programme combining beautiful surroundings with a contemporary festival atmosphere.” Sian Davies, County Events Manager

Throughout the day, the very best in seaside fun will be served up in the event village, which will also house a stage and some impressivelive acts to entertain you throughout the day and keep you dancing into the evening.

This truly is an event for everyone, young or old, whether you want to play, watch, chill, dance or party, there will be something for everyone.

See you on the sand!

Lifes a Beach 2014

Jul 8, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Entertainments, Beach Events, Blog, Festival Beaches  //  No Comments


Chainska at Lifes a Beach

Chainska at Lifes a Beach


Life’s a Beach at the IOW Festival 2014 went with a bang and was our largest and most creative urban beach design yet.

The sun shone and made the beach the perfect place to relax with a smokin’ cocktail on our bespoke natural beach furniture whilst checking out the beach stage and the impressive graffiti and sand art.

All our acts were amazing (thank you) and brought the beach alive. Particularly popular as always was the islands very own Derek Sandy who got the crowd singing and dancing and Chainska who filled the beach and got everyone ska-dancing, and of course the loveable, Loveable Rogues put on a typically bold and lively performance to a packed (and hot!) beach.

Dagny was beautiful, the Hoosiers put on a slick performance, Kitten and the Hip were jumping and we had a surprise appearance by James Smith from Britain’s got Talent who we know we’ll all be seeing a lot more of.

A happy sunny weekend was had by all!

See you next year…..

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Loveable Rogues

Loveable Rogues

All at Sea Birdman

Jun 27, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Entertainments, Beach Events, Blog  //  No Comments




The Birdman event will be going ahead unless there are dangerous conditions, for example rough seas.

Blighty’s rain will not beat us! See you there if you dare



Calling All at Sea enthusiasts

Jun 23, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Entertainments, Beach Events, Blog  //  No Comments

Calling all All at Sea entrants!

Please contact if you wish to enter either the Birdman contest or the Cardboard Box Boat Race. You need to complete an application form.

Need some ideas?


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IOW Festival urban beach

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Beach events created an awesome temporary urban beach in the middle of a field at the iconic Isle of Wight Festival in June 2013.

With an authentic beach bar serving original cocktails and beach stage showcasing  up and coming new bands such as The Waylayers and The Loveable Rogues, we catered for thousands of happy festival goers under sunny skies in Penny Lane.

Highlights included Leroy Thornhill from The Prodigy’s DJ set on the Saturday night as the fire jugglers performed. The huge crowds that appeared for The Loveable Rogues who gave a typically cheeky and personal performance, and the highly addictive Smokin Apple Pie cocktail!

Oh and the marriage proposal on stage, congratulations to the loved-up couple from Notts.

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Life’s a Beach Line-up 2013

Jun 13, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Beach Entertainments, Beach Events, Blog, Festival Beaches, Temporary Beach Build  //  No Comments

Beach Stage – Line-UpLife's a Beach- IOW Music festival


16.00 Chilled Beach Vibe- Guest D.J’s

18.00 Kings of Vocals

19.00 Tich

20.00 Loveable Rogues

21.15 Ibiza Club Classics


16.00 Beach Vibe with DJ Bigfoot

17.00 Gareth Icke

17.45 The Beach buoys

18.45 Ebony Day

19.45 The Ohmz

20.30 XOVA

21.30 Leroy Thornhill (The Prodigy) DJ

00.00 Ibiza Club Classics from Damian Walshe and Fire Show

01.00 -02.00 Ibiza Club Classics- House DJ’s


10.00 Beach Workout and Playtime

12.00 Lekiddo – Lord of the Lobsters

13.00 Chilled beach Vibe with Bigfoot

14.00 Gareth Icke

15.00 Derek Sandy

16.00 The Jellycats

17.00 The Ohmz

18.00 Waylayers

19.00 Charlie Brown

20.00 Council Estate Super Models

21.00 Ska’d for Life

22.00 Star One

23.30-02.00 Ibiza Club Classics-House D.J’s


10.00 Beach Workout and Playtime

12.00 Chilled Beach Vibe with DJ Bigfoot

12.30 Annie Winter

13.30 Derek Sandy

14.30 Limbo with Big Derek

15.30 Beach Buoys

16.30 Ebony Day

17.30 Cynikal

18.15 Knocking Ghosts

19.00 Waylayers

20.00 Second Class Citizens

21.00 Angel

22.00 Beach party with Fire Show- House D.J’s

23.00 Ibiza Club Classics

00.00- 01.00 Chilled Ibiza house D.J’s




Any Questions?

Call John Hawkins : 07973 669 176

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