As Britain prepares to enjoy the Bank Holiday season, and thoughts turn to long summer evenings, there’s a great opportunity to enjoy a party on the beach in Bridlington in early June – with a great line-up of music to accompany the fun.
Part of the Hull – UK City of Culture programme, the Tidal Waves Festival will feature a stage on the sand at South Beach in Bridlington on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June.
The weekend as a whole will feature fun for families, including face painting, and sets from a local DJ between the acts. There will also be bars and refreshments on site.
Friday 9 June will feature local bands and local music, in an evening event that kicks off at 7pm. International trance act Enigma UK open the festival on the Friday evening; sharing billing with the renowned local folk duo, Seafret. Also appearing will be country singer Gracie Falls, indie and Brit-pop group Capital Eye and alternative female-fronted guitar band The Brontes, and local singer/songwriter Jack Parker.
Saturday’s programme, starting at 12 noon, will see some well-known bands, including The Hoosiers, Reverend and the Makers, Toploader and The Pigeon Detectives, supported by local rock group Big Me, Hull-based alternative ska-core band Counting Coins, Bridlington’s three-piece soulful mod group Page 45, rock, blues and indie group from Hull The Raywells, five-piece guitar-driven post rock indie pop band Vague. Louder than Life, an audience-participation samba and kettle-drum group will also add to the mix during the event.
As well as providing a superb line-up of music across the weekend, the setting itself will give this particular Festival the edge over many others taking place across the UK in 2017. While South Beach is a ‘dry beach’ (it’s possible to sit on it, without getting wet), the audience will also be able to enjoy the great views across the bay as the sun sets on both evenings, whilst enjoying a party atmosphere.
Tickets for the full weekend are priced at £50 for adults, or £30 for children aged 14-17 and also for students in full time education. Children aged 13 and under will be able to attend free of charge, but each child must be accompanied by an adult. For the Friday night only, tickets cost £16. For the Saturday only, the adult ticket is £38. There is also a child ticket available for the Saturday only (for those aged 14-17), priced at £20.
There will be a platform for wheelchair users (restricted to 30 plus one carer/friend).
Tickets can be booked via www.tidalwavesfestival.com, or the Bridlington Spa box office on 01262 678258, and in person.
For Festival goers wishing to camp over the weekend – South Cliff Caravan Park is very near to South Cliff Beach. To book a pitch, visit www.southcliff.co.uk .
Bridlington also has a great range of accommodation. Find out more at www.visitbrid.com.
Bridlington Park and Ride car park is located above South Cliff beach and has capacity for 1000 vehicles.
Discover more about Hull and East Yorkshire at www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com