Celebrate the End of Exams in Style with Beach Break Live

With just a few weeks to go until thousands of students are let loose on Pembrey Country Park for this summer’s Beach Break Live, Young Academic delves into the history behind the festival and what’s in store for this year’s festival-goers. The latest addition to the Ultimate Festival Guide, today we bring the latest line up announcements for the festival as a break away from the usual student news.

Hailed the UK’s biggest student festival, Beach Break Live have announced yet more acts to an already bulging line up. With just three weeks to go, let’s hope the weather perks up before we head to the sandy beaches!

Beach Break Live made its first appearance in 2007 when just 1000 festival-goers turned up. Last year saw a massive 17,000 students arrive at the country park to celebrate the end of another academic year. Well established in the line up of summer festivals, Beach Break Live picked up two awards back in 2009 for ‘Best Promoter’ and ‘Best Small Festival’.

After the success of the first festival back in 2007, the two entrepreneurs and graduates of The University of Birmingham behind Beach Break Live appeared on the BBC2 programme Dragon’s Den. After a successful pitch the couple won over all four Dragons and were given an offer from each. Out of the four, they chose to go with Peter Jones’ deal but later the duo boldly declined the offer and concluded a deal with Outgoing Ltd. Since then the festival has continued to grow and now has more on offer than ever. So, what is all the fuss about?

Jam-packed full of artists, this year BBL has added new venues to accommodate even more acts. New to the bill and fresh to your ears, one such new stage is the JW Seasonnaires Horse Box. The brand new stage, a vintage horse box, will be rammed full of stellar British music sure to create an experience you wont forget in a while. Hosting big sets from the latest UK talent as well as intimate impromptu gigs from some main stage acts, the Horse Box will be one of the stages latest to close playing music all night long.

More than just a musical festival, Beach Break Live has so much on offer for this year’s ticket holders. The festival is set in 500 acres of parkland nestled up against 2000 acres of forestry and an 8 mile beach. As if that wasn’t enough, the park has a 130 metre dry ski slope, the longest toboggan run in Wales, golf courses and horse riding. To top it all off, the park is home to the famous “Go Ape” as well!

Tinie Tempah, White Lies, Example and Katy B are amongst those set to cause a storm this month. The newest announcements include drum and bass heavyweight Breakage as well as electro pop stars Filthy Dukes and rising star Lung. The full line up can be found on the official BBL website.

So celebrate the end of exams and the start of a sunny (here’s hoping!) summer on the sumptuous sandy beaches at Pembrey Country Park. Combining a cutting edge line-up with 20,000 other students and a great location, Beach Break Live is this summer’s ultimate student experience.

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