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Shopping Centre temporary beach

Sep 18, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Blog, Indoor Beaches, Temporary Beach Build, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments


lakeside 1The Lakeside Shopping centre in West Thurrock gave its shoppers a pleasant surprise back in August with its very own urban beach.


Featuring deckchairs, sand art, buckets and spades and a bespoke face in the hole, the Lakeside visitors experienced a real taste of the seaside.


A great beach at a great shopping centre.


Newham’s own summer beach

Sep 16, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Blog, Temporary Beach Build, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

Newham in East London, the main host borough of the London Olympics in 2012 ,also gave its young and diverse inhabitants their very own temporary sandy beach for the summer.

We built the beach by the Docklands so that with the view of the river beach goers could really believe they were ‘beside the seaside’.

The beach became the base for many of the boroughs summer events including the Waterfront Festival, Beach Volleyball, Live music, Punch and Judy and Big screen Opera. The beach has proved so popular they have already booked for next year.

Beach Events look forward to coming back!

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IOW Festival urban beach

Photo by Chris Cowley by Chris Cowley








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.

Photo by Chris Cowley by Chris Cowley by Chris Cowley

Costa Blanca and Jet 2 Urban Beach

Jul 25, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Blog, Sponsorship Activation, Temporary Beach Build  //  No Comments

Back in May, Beach Events were asked to help the Spanish Tourist board to promote the sunny resort of Costa Blanca and Jet2 in Glasgow.

We built them an urban beach in the city centre with a Jet 2 check-in booth and provided promotional staff to engage with the public and talk about the highlights of Costa Blanca as a holiday destination.

The adults and children of Glasgow loved finding a beach in the middle of the city and plenty chose the Costa Blanca for their next holiday.


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



Waylayers at Life’s a Beach

Jun 12, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Beach Entertainments, Beach Events, Blog, Festival Beaches  //  No Comments

Lifes a Beach are buzzing to have the Waylayers on the beach stage on Saturday at 6. Check out the best Canadian online casinos list before this wonderful event!

Waylayers consist of Harry Lee (vocals, synths), Dave Norman (bass) and Joe Andrew  (guitar). Together they create music that has been described as ‘atmospheric pop’. Fusing elements of electronica and indie-rock, they create the characteristic Waylayers’ sound.

AVB-002_475After touring Europe and spending some time away in the studio honing and perfecting their craft, East London trio Waylayers are back with their new 6 track EP entitled ‘Fault Lines’ due in June 2013 , recorded at Abbey Road. The first track ‘S.O.S’ has been described in the press as “a futuristic pop triumph” whilst ‘Magnets’ (the bonus track) is epically euphoric; bathed in a fresh pop sensibility and packed full of synths and catchy hooks. The videos for both tracks were directed by Alex Brown, who has worked with the likes of The Maccabees, Klaxons, La Roux and James Blake.


The band were chosen as Steve Lamacq’s ‘Band of the Week’ recently  on his BBC 6 Music show and were played for consecutive weeks on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show , as well as receiving rave reviews from the mainstream national music press and blogs. The boys have also been featured on the official Maximo Park remix EP along with Dutch Uncles with their reworking of ‘The National Health’ and their official Mikill Pane remix ‘The Chairman of the Bored’ was featured on his latest EP release (Mercury/Universal). Waylayers‘ previous single ‘Fires’, appeared on the Kitsuné Maison 10 compilation and was produced by Ewan Pearson (Delphic).

Loveable Rogues at Life’s a Beach

Jun 12, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Beach Entertainments, Beach Events, Blog, Festival Beaches  //  No Comments

Loveable Rogues

Lifes a Beach are lucky to have the Loveable Rogues on the beach stage on Thursday at 8pm. So grab a luminous cocktail and a sand space  to watch ‘Britains Got Talents’ most memorable performers.

Cheeky chappies Loveable Rogues charmed the Britain’s Got Talent audience – and judges – with their witty self-penned song “Lovesick” during the audition stage. The feel-good tune sent them through to the next round and caused a million crushes all over the country. They came back even stronger in the Semi Finals – singing the stupendously catchy song once more, and sailing through to the BGT Final.





Life’s a Beach 2013


The countdown has begun, Life’s a beach 2013 at the Isle of Wight Festival kicks off in 6 days at 4pm. Bigger and better than before with a larger stage and plenty of high profile acts aswell as a new sheltered area (just in case!). The golden sands of beautiful Bembridge beach have been shipped in to create the largest ever temporary urban beach at a major music festival.

Hosting a cocktail bar, barbecue, coffee station, massage, alternative face painting, fire jugglers, sand sculptures, live bands and D.J’s, this year promises to beat the rest.

For the first time there is now an official IOW Festival app providing festival goers with line ups, maps and other important info.

Thursday on the beach sees guest and house D.J’s playing beach vibes followed by Kings of Vocals, Tich, Lovable Rogues then Ibiza Club Classics with Damian Walsh to really get the party started.

The sun always shines at Lifes a Beach so bring your flip flops and bucket and spade and experience a new dimension of the awe-inspiring IOW Festival.

We all dream of beaches, we bring them to life …

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Isle of Wight Festival Beach


In 2011 Beach Events joined forces with Solo and created the first ever beach at a major music festival.

‘Lifes a Beach’ at the Isle of Wight Festival was an instant hit with festival-goers and was bombed out at all times.
Luring the punters was an authentic beach bar serving cocktails, a sandstage, café, deckchairs, massage, sand sculptures and Zumba classes, all on a huge temporary beach.
2012 saw ‘Lifes a Beach’ return, this time twice the size!
I.O.W 2013 plans include a sheltered area for possible rainy days, although the I.O.W Festival is known for booking the sunshine.

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International Beach Soccer Event and Fan Park

Mar 12, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Archives, Beach Entertainments, Beach Sports, Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments


In 2006 John Hawkins, in conjunction with T-Mobile and Birmingham City Council, created one of the largest ever fan parks for the 2006 World Cup.

Alongside the viewing area which featured a stage, bars and a HUGE screen, we built an international sized beach soccer stadium in which we hosted a month long beach sports extravaganza to coincide with the nations favourite sports event.

The event kicked off with live music, dancers and a Legends Beach Soccer Tournament featuring former football players from Birmingham, West Brom and Aston Villa.

This was followed by an International Beach Soccer Event featuring the current World Champions France, Portugal, Holland and of course England.

The one and only Eric Cantona was the guest of honour as the Manager of the French Team, he had only just retired from playing, alongside his brother Joel who promotes the sport in France.

Seating 1500 the temporary beach soccer pitch was built on a concrete floor in front of the Millenium Point utilising approximately 900 tonnes of sand. It remained there for 6 weeks and was also used for beach soccer coaching for inner city school kids.

The overall event was a huge success attracting thousands of sports fans as well as teenage girls to the gigs in the evening featuring the likes of Mc Fly.

Eric Cantona


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