As promised, the Young Academic Festival Guide is now churning out update after update and this instalment could prove to be one of the more significant ones for students across the United Kingdom. Beach Break started just a few years ago and had been steadily establishing itself as the summer retreat for students looking to unwind after a gruelling academic year.
With an idyllic coastal backdrop and line up’s that most festivals would be truly proud of, Young Academic can’t recommend it enough and this year’s could well turn out to be the highlight of 2012. Chase and Status, Dizzee Rascal, Friendly Fires, Nero, Maverick Sabre, Labrinth, Wretch 32 and many more are already confirmed and if we know the BBL crew, there will be loads more to come.
DJ Fresh will be performing live as well as Ben Howard, Delilah, Ghostpoet, Skream, Benga, Mistajam, The Whip, Scroobius Pip, Toddla T, The Milk, Clement Marfo & The Frontline and the legendary Hostpitality will be bringing their artists to Beach Break Live 2012 – great news for all you Drum N Bass aficionados out there!
This festival takes place from the 14th to the 18th June in Pembrey Country Park, anyone that has been there before will know just how beautiful it is and how it is the perfect party zone! With tickets priced from just £109, half the price of a Glastonbury ticket, Beach Break Live will be buzzing with festival goers enjoying the epic line-up and all sorts of extras from Roller Disco’s to The Celtic Games.
Since BBL gave Chase and Status their first ever headline show in 2010, the duo has risen to global stardom following their latest album No More Idols. They will be joined by multi-talented producer and artist in his own right Labrinth, who shot to fame in 2011 with his numerous collaborations and hugely successful singles ‘Let The Sun Shine’ and ‘Earthquake’.
BRITs awards winner Dizzee Rascal will also be appearing and will be headlining The Dell Main Stage on Saturday. Having stuck with Beach Break through the infamous 2009 site move to perform his first ever headline festival show, Dizzee returns as the notorious icon of the UK grime and urban scene.
DJ Fresh, who has just reached No. 1 in the UK singles chart, will be showcasing his new live tour, which includes a full band and a tonne of technology as a back drop to his hard hitting bass lines. Since 2010 Wretch 32 has been steadily rising up the charts thanks to breakthrough singles from his hugely successful album ‘Black and White’. 2012 is set to continue that trend, if not garner even more success for the grime MC when he performs at this year’s Beach Break Live 2012.
Young Academic will be reporting live from a host of UK festivals this summer, including Beach Break Live, so look out for our exclusive interviews, reviews and podcasts! Keep up to date with every UK festival worth its salt by bookmarking the Young Academic Festival Guide!
Beach Break Live 2012 Line Up
CHASE AND STATUS [live]
CLEMENT MARFO & THE FRONTLINE
THE SAVAGE NOMADS
BROTHER & BONES
DJ FRESH [LIVE]
SKREAM & SGT POKES
CAMO & KROOKED
DRY THE RIVER
FRED V & GRAFIX
WREC & CARASEL