Wheels and Fins festival release next wave of artists.

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Wheels and Fins festival releases next wave of artists for 2018. Not only is the line up incredible but with a stunning location on a clifftop and some world class skateboarding to be had, well... life really is a beach!!

Wheels and Fins Festival is delighted to announce the musical talent to appear at this year’s festival.

Wheels and Fins Festival is an independent, eclectic, boutique, music and action sports festival overlooking the ocean at Kent’s beautiful Joss Bay. Located just 90 minutes from Central London, the festival runs from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September (inclusive).

Now in its 6th year, the festival has gone from strength-to-strength since its inception:

Festival Site: Main Stage Overlooking the Ocean • Dance Stage • Tim Peaks Diner • UK Mini Ramps Champs • Extreme Bike Battle • VIP Area • Butta Bus • Creative Spaces • Bars • Street Food • Retail • Glamping & Camping • Plus Loads More Sunbathing and Dancing By The Sea!!

Beach Site: The Boombox Experiment DJ's • Surf Comp* • Stand Up Paddle Board Racing/Demo's* • Surf Life Saving Competitions • Surf Life Saving Demo’s • Beach Yoga • Environmental Workshops • Surfers Against Sewage Workshops • Beach Volleyball • Beach Cafe • Surf & SUP Hire • Sunbathing & Swimming come as standard!!

The festival has a daily capacity of 5,000 (15,000 over the 3 days) and provides incredible camping spaces for visitors overlooking the ocean.

Headliners announced today include:

Main Stage

Friday 7th September - Faithless (DJ Set)

Saturday 8th September - Feeder

Sunday 9th September - The Libertines (who will also curate the main stage Sunday, line up TBA)

Dance Stage

Friday 7th September - High Contrast

Saturday 8th September - Sub Focus DJ Set & ID

Sunday 9th September - Example & DJ Wire

Tim Peaks Diner – Ace Bands, Brilliant DJs & Damn Fine Coffee!!

Friday 7th September - Gemma Moon, Crybaby Special, Zachery Stephenson & Totally Wired DJs

Saturday 8th September - Dirty Laces, Tom ‘Mouse’ Smith, Drawstring & Totally Wired DJs

Sunday 9th September - Deja Vega, Average Sex, Autopilot, Meister, Delights & Totally Wired DJs

Other artists performing include:

Friction, Camo & Krooked, Kideko, Phillip George, TCTS, Wide Eyed Boy, Reigning Days, Frazer, Hey Charlie, The Luka State, Jess Bays, Josh Parkinson, Shapes, Collyer Twins, The Wholls, Asylums, The Modern Strangers, Solar Nineties, Theatre Royal, Rapturous, HVMM, Waco, Danny Allen, Nik C, DJ Twisted Fish, Steve Zest, Enthus, Trial & Error and The Boombox Experiment.

More artists still to be announced.



Wheels and Fins are also delighted, once again, to be hosting the 2018 UK Mini Ramps Champs. In 2017 we live streamed (alongside Bou Mou Productions) the championships globally to an audience of 270,000 live viewers and saw 2 million Facebook impressions of the competition in the first week alone after the event. Nic Powley of Skate Pharmacy will again oversee the judging with the help of Dan Cates (Death Skateboards) and ensure the smooth running of the event. This year we see the introduction on the women’s competition, which is something we are incredibly excited about. Lucy Adams of Skateboard England will oversee this and ensure fair play. If all that wasn't enough we also excited to announce the inclusion of a junior competition run by Sam Watling of Revolution Skatepark. Marc Churchell will, as always, be present as our live stream presenter and Ben Powell the Lord of Sidewalk Mag himself will be comp MC. King Ramps have once again excelled themselves in designing the ramp for this year and it looks rad. Last year we even had Mike Vallely swing by for a look!!! We don’t like to gloat but we have to say there is something pretty special when you have a ramp that over looks the sea!! Last year’s winners and current UK Mini Ramp Champion:

1st Alex Halford, 2nd Jordan Thackeray, 3rd Sam Pullley.

Prize Money: Mens - £2000.       Womens - £2000.           Juniors - Prizes


Named after the notorious smuggler Joss Snelling, Joss Bay beach in Broadstairs, offers one of the finest sandy beaches within an easy commute from all over the South East. It is also the closest recognised surf break to London. Over the summer months the beach plays hosts to thousands of surfers and visitors soaking up the sun and the mellow vibes. Located in such a beautiful rural setting and overlooking the ocean, Wheels and Fins can truly boast that summery, laid back vibe and has firmly cemented its place as an intimate, independent coastal event not to be missed.

Some of the amazing things you, your friends and families will find at the festival:

Main Stage Overlooking the Ocean - Dance Stage - Tim Peaks Diner - UK Mini Ramp Champs - Extreme Bike Battle - VIP Area - Butta Bus - Creative Spaces - Bars - Street Food - Glamping & Camping - Stalls & Merchandise - Beach DJ’s The Boombox Experiment   Surf Competition* - Sup Racing/Demo’s* - Surf Life Saving Comp/Demo’s - Beach Yoga - Environmental Workshops - Beach cafe - Surf & SUP Hire - Screening of the Film Festival Winner

*Swell Dependant

Tickets are on sale now from:  wheelsandfins.co.uk/tickets


Ticket Prices are: 14+                            Weekend (Fri – Sun)     £70.00*

                                                            Daily (One Day)            £25.00*

Ticket Prices are: 18+                            VIP (Day)                      £55.00*

                                                            VIP Weekend               £165.00*

Camping Tickets are:                             Weekend (Fri – Sun)     £115.00*

Prices subject to booking fee*                 LIMITED CHILD TICKETS AVAILABLE


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Published on 07 June 2018 by Wheels and Fins Festival

Wheels and Fins Festival 2018 Friction High Contrast Feeder The Libertines Camo & Krooked Shapes The Wholls Example & DJ Wire TCTS Sub Focus (DJ Set) + MC ID The Luka State Philip George Asylums Hey Charlie Josh Parkinson Theatre Royal Reigning Days Kideko Waco frazer Deja Vega Jess Bays HVMM Faithless (DJ set) Wide Eyed Boy Tom Mouse Smith Collyer Twins The Modern Strangers Average Sex AutoPilot UK Delights Dirty Laces

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