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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.

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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….. 


Introducing All at Sea

Jun 5, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Events, Blog  //  No Comments


Introducing: ALL AT SEA. The IOW’s First Annual Beach Festival with an emphasis on FUN!

This summer Small Hope Beach will be pioneering an alternative beach experience

with the islands first and only ‘beach festival’ with a twist. Introducing the island’s first ever Birdman Contest, Cardboard Boat Race, UK Sand sculpture heat and of course ‘pirate lessons’

Whatever the weather, come rain or rain, the 28th and 29th of June in Shanklin is a date not to be missed. We even have a contingency plan up our sleeves in case of sunshine!
 A weekend full of fun, giggles and silliness.



Bird-Colour-disk-3Saturday 28th June, 2014 The IOW Birdman Contest.


Who dares jump into the depths of the sea from a towering platform, flying like a bird in your best fancy dress? Prizes for best costume, best show and of course longest flight.

Plus UK Sand Sculpture heat. Be amazed at some of the UK’s finest sand creations





Sunday 29th June, 2014 The IOW Cardboard Boat Race.

Using just cardboard, tape and glue competitors must see if they can complete the course. Prizes for best looking boat, ability to float and the winner!



Other entertainment over the weekend includes

Pirate lessons! Lessons from the Hopeless pirates, including (foam) sword skills, walking the plank and talking like a pirate – costumes mandatory. Sandcastle competitions.

Undercover beach bar with music and viewing area
. Beach food and drinks (watch out for our truly amazing cocktail) Family fun concessions, games, food, drink and gift stalls, plus pirate and mermaid fancy dress competition.

For more info or to enter contact


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


Cwmbran Urban beach 2014

Apr 17, 2014   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Beach Events, Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

Cwmbran is getting its very own urban sandy beach that will be built in Gwent Square, Cwmbran this summer.


Over 150 tonnes of white sand will transform the square into a summer haven, giving sun-seekers a place to unwind and play from 12 July to 2 September.

The 20m x 20m free attraction will allow visitors to relax on deckchairs, feast on ice cream and take part in beach yoga.

For families, there will be games and live music. A community fashion show is planned and local retailers will have special offers and product samples for shoppers.


Paul Rich, centre manager at Cwmbran Shopping said: “The beaches developed by Beach Events have been used at the Olympics, in addition to popular festivals such as the Isle of Wight, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring it to Cwmbran.

“To have 150 tonnes of sand in the centre of Cwmbran will be fantastic for the local community. The beach will allow people to enjoy a white sandy beach, without having to travel far afield. It’s great to be able to tell shoppers they can pack their sunhat, flip flops and sun cream when they pop down to Cwmbran Shopping this summer.”


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).

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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