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Carfest Festival Beach

Aug 3, 2015   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Festival Beaches, Temporary Beach Build  //  No Comments

Beach events are proud to have created and delivered Carfest Norths festival beach this weekend.

Carfest is the brain child of Chris Evans, combining music with motors and mayhem. Carfest donates a minimum of 25% ticket sales to BBC Children In Need.

Thoughts and prayers go to the family of Kev Whyman, the stunt pilot who lost his life performing at the festival. RIP.

Carfest North Beach

Complete with Hammocks, deck chairs (and we’re even dusting off old buckets and spades) kick back, relax and don’t forget your sun cream as we bring tonnes of sand to Oulton Park.

You’ll be fully entertained with our schedule of beach side activities including

EXTREME sandcastle building
Coconut shy
Sand art
Beach huts
And even our very own Punch and Judy shows (oooooh no we didn’t!)




Carfest South takes place on 28-30th August, the Carfest South beach will be there!

Footvolley at Rhyl Beach Festival

Jul 22, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Events, Beach Sports, Blog, Festival Beaches  //  No Comments

Logo RhyllThis weekend we’ll be seeing an awesome display of footvolley at the Rhyl Beach Festival. There will be demonstration matches from some of the UK’s top International players David Donkin, Gary Titley and Matt Williams, and Dutch International Kaspar Schlebusch . There will be coaching sessions and serving competitions to win footvolley tops. Just turn up if you want to have a go and David and his team will get you performing overhead kicks in a mini tourney before you know it.




Footvolley was borne on the beaches of Brazil and is a combination of beach volleyball and football. Check out for more info.


Rhyl Beach Festival July 26th and 27th 2014

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


Logo Rhyll


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.




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…..

Beach peeps

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Loveable Rogues

Loveable Rogues

Life’s a Beach-IOW Festival

Jun 9, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Events, Blog, Festival Beaches  //  No Comments

Life’s a Beach at the Isle of Wight Festival kicks off in 3 days time!

The original and largest man-made festival beach will be making its debut for the fourth time on Thursday.

Golden sands are currently being shipped in to create our finest ever urban beach with beach stage, beach bar, cocktail bar, mind boggling sand artistry, fire-eaters, Little Miracles chill out area, fish and chips, artisan coffee and tattooists.

Showcasing some awesome new talent with ska, reggae, pop and electro swing. With our headliners The Hoosiers, Loveable Rogues, Kitten and the Hip and resident beach DJ Damien Walsh pumping out the tunes as the sun goes goes down.

Check out our line-up and fish out your flip flops


Life's a beach Ball


Beach Party with Damian Walshe – 21:15 // Loveable Rogues – 20:30 The Rockets – 18:45 // The Ohmz – 17:45 // Abi – 17:00 Welcome to Newport Beach – 16:00


Beach Party with Damian Walshe – 22:00 // Nick Brewer – 20:30 // The Rockets – 19:45 // Julie Ashby – 19:00 // The Magnus Puto – 18:15// The Drop – 17:15 Tigger Da Author – 16:30//
Chill on Newport Beach – 16:00


Beach Party with Damian Walshe – 22:00 // The Hoosiers – 21:00// Waylayers – 20:15 // Young Rebel Set – 19:30 // Mike Dignam – 18:45// Clubs – 18:00 // ChainSka – 17:00 // The Jellycats – 16:00// Backbeat Sound System – 15:00 // Dagny – 14:15 // Mirror Signal – 13:30// Jo and Kelly – 12:45 // Rebel and the Hearts – 12:00//
Chill on Newport Beach – 10:00


Beach Party with Damian Walshe – 22:00 // Kitten and the Hip – 21:00// The Heartbreakers – 20:00 // Sykes – 19:00 // Emmy J Mac – 18:00//Derek Sandy – 14:30 // Gareth Icke – 13:45 // Jess and Jo – 13:00// Chill on Newport Beach


We all dream of beaches….. 


Lifes a Beach at I.O.W Festival

May 21, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Events, Blog, Festival Beaches, Temporary Beach Build  //  No Comments

Lifes a Beach at the mighty Isle of Wight Festival will be kicking off in 23 days and is coming back bigger and better than ever with a massive 1600 square metre temporary urban beach.

This year the theme is Newport Beach with graffiti artists, sand art, fire eaters, pallet furniture and a large undercover area (just in case!), beach bar and the finest glistening golden sands to sink your tootsies into or build your best ever sand palace. The sand artists will be talent scouting.

In the top spot on Thursday night sees the return of the cheekiest boys in pop the “Loveable Rogues” who packed out the beach last year.

Friday night’s headliner is still to be announced.

On Saturday the beach stage is being headlined by one of our favourite bands ‘The Hoosiers” who have just released a mighty fine comeback album.

And popular electro swing set up ‘Kitten and the Hip’ are headlining on Sunday.

Also working the beachstage will be a diverse array of new musical talent with ska/reggae sounds whilst the sun shines and pop and electro swing taking us into the twilight hours. Our resident DJ Damian Walsh will continue the party with his classic house party anthems into the small hours.

There’s no need to feel guilty about not visiting the beach whilst on the island this year! Grab your flip flops and bucket and spade and join us for a beer on the beach at the IOW Festival 2014.

See you on the sand…..


The_Hoosiers_Black_Dome_Carl_Glover                                           The Hoosiers


I.O.W Festival Headliners Announcement

Jan 31, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Archives, Blog, Festival Beaches  //  No Comments

Beach Events assisted in the announcement of the Isle of Wight Festivals Saturday night headliners yesterday, with the creation of a giant sand sculpture of the bands logo and name in the golden sands of Appley Beach in Ryde.

The sand sculptures were created over 2 days using 200 tonnes of sand and were heavily guarded by security until the announcement was unveiled to the worlds media at 2pm yesterday.

The band is of course the Red Hot Chilli Peppers who said of their engagement : ‘To headline the Isle of Wight Festival is a once in a lifetime opportunity, following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. When we were offered the slot, we jumped at the chance…it will be our only show in the UK/Ireland this year…so we intend to make it really special.’

John Giddings commented “Finally- we’ve got them! One of the most exciting rock bands of the modern era come to visit…and judging by the performances I have seen previously, will be a highlight in the music history of the festival…Rock the Wight!”

Check out the time lapse of the whole process at :-

festie sculpture

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

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).


Any Questions?

Call John Hawkins : 07973 669 176

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