25th May 2012
Huw Stephens, Alunageorge, Koan Sound and more head to Wakestock
A Plastic Rose and Smiler also confirmed along with new things to do around the site this yearWakestock is fast approaching and five new acts have been added to the bill including Wales’s very own Radio 1 DJ, Huw Stephens. Huw will be joined by Aluna George, Koan Sound, A Plastic Rose and Smiler.
BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens has a passion for discovering and championing new music and was spotted when at 17 he joined Radio 1 for its Nations output to reflect the music scene in Wales. Huw champions the best new unsigned, underground and under the radar music and brings it to our ears via his Radio 1 show and DJ sets.
Alunageorge are another addition to the bill, this talented duo have been releasing a series of infectious mixes which fuse Aluna’s vocal harmonies with the electronic stylings of George Their EP “You Know you Like it”, released this year, is full of pop music bright enough to light up the charts. Having caught the attention of Rob da Bank who championed their initial collaboration Sweetheart on Radio 1, they succeeded in initially tapping the American market having had a track featured in the US series of Skins last year.
Bristol based Koan Sound have been granted well deserved credibility from producers, DJs and music fans alike. The dub-step duo released their first single back in 2011 and the ‘Max Out EP’ turned attention on to them and led to them working with a number of artists, including Ed Sheeran. 2011 also saw the release of the ‘Funk Blaster EP’ on Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint.
After a tremendously busy 2011, A Plastic Rose kicked off 2012 by supporting Snow Patrol on their arena tour. These guys hail from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and released their debut mini album “The Promise Notes” back in 2011, to great reviews. With the single “Build from the Ground Up” currently on sale and with an album set for release later this year, this band are ones to watch. Their mixture of pure emotion, and rock and roll dynamics has seen them winning over audiences all over the UK.
South London rapper Smiler will also take to the stage this year. He is best known for his single “Delorean” which featured Wretch 32 and became Zane Lowe’s Next Hype when it was unveiled in January 2012.
These latest act will be joining Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks, Katy B, Annie Mac, Chiddy Bang, DJ Fresh Live, Zane Lowe, The All American Rejects, Funeral For a Friend, Flux Pavillion, Hadouken, High Contrast, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Ms Dynamite and many more at this year’s festival.
In addition to the latest acts announced there are some new things to look out for on site.
There's a new Roller Disco where skaters of all abilities will get the chance to bounce, boogie and roll the night away. With skates provided, everybody can join in the party!
The Wakestock photo booth which will have some dress-up stuff to make your picture unique. Just say cheese!
Select Model Scouts will be on the look-out for the newest talent to become a model with Select.
There's a female only camping area away from the hustle and bustle of the main campsite - “Camp G” which offers you the chance to camp with your girlfriends in a female only campsite, completely separate from the main campsite for no extra charge.
If you fancy getting wet and having a go at wakeboarding yourself whilst you are in Wales then it couldn’t be simpler, Glasfryn Wake Parc who will be running free buses direct from the festival site to their lakes, just 8 miles away. With two lakes, three system 2.0 cables, two wall rides, the Mystic fun box and a kicker there is something for everyone from complete beginners to more advanced riders.
Wakestock - 6-8th July 2012 - Abersoch Bay