The final line-up for the 2017 Wheels and Fins Festival is confirmed.
The three day sports and music fest at Joss Bay from September 8-10 will include Scots band Twin Atlantic, composed of Sam McTrusty, Barry McKenna, Ross McNae and Craig Kneale (pictured), on the main stage on the Friday and Glastonbury-based Reef as the Sunday headliners.
The UK Mini Ramp Champs and the UK Flatland BMX Champs events have also been confirmed, says festival director and former Pride in Thanet winner Dave Melmoth, owner of the Joss Bay Surf School.
Last month RAD Season magazine named Wheels and Fins as among the top seven surf fests in Europe!
Dave said: ““Hopefully people will see that we are trying to put on something exceptional for the area and now it appears we have been internationally recognised for it. It just goes to show that persistence pays off.
“We would like to thank all those that have already booked tickets and shown their support for us this year. For those that haven’t, there is still time. See you on the beach!”
UK Mini Ramp Champs
Wheels and Fins is delighted be hosting the 2017 UK Mini Ramps Champs for the first time this year.
Skate Pharmacy will oversee the judging with the help of Dan Cates. Marc Churchell will be comp MC. King Ramps have once again excelled themselves in designing the ramp for this. Confirmed as taking part are Lee Blackwell, Kris Ville, Sam Murgatroyd, Charlie Munro and Carl Potter Wilson, some of the UK’s finest, with many more set to compete.
UK Flatland BMX Champs
This event was an instant success on its introduction to the festival in 2016 and features world class flatland BMX athletes battling it out for the UK title. These UK Champs were one of the first events penciled back in the diary for this year and some of the biggest names in the European scene are booked to be riding, including 2016 BMX Pro World Champion Dominik Nekolny flying in from the Czech Republic. Matti Hemmings, three-times Guinness World Record holder, and previous X Games competitor Effraim Catlow, will be judging.
Twin Atlantic, Reef, Wilkinson, Danny Howard, Jess Bays, Icarus, The Picture Books, Jon Kennedy, Josh Parkinson, Kylie Griffiths, Howard Tooze, Collyer Twins, Skinny Girl Diet, Annabel Allum, Steak, Danny Allen, No F in Irony, Killing Giants, Maker, Meister, The Spanish Infanta, Coldbones, Venture, Milky Negro, James Heming, Double J, Phil Jaimes & Howard Sway, Jay Anderson, Trail & Error, Enthus, Henry Mallett, Miss T, Nik C, Dom Johnson and Jason Kabuki.
On Sunday #DeliciouslyTwisted presents Jess Bays from D-Vine Sounds along with, Tom Glide, Twisted Fish, Steve Zest, Mark G, Jasper, Derrick Patterson, Gary B, Unkle Funk, and TastySax
Also, joining the line-up will be skate legend and Black Flag frontman – Mike Vallely performing with his new band – Mike Vallely & the New Arms.
The beach hosts the Boombox Experiment which presents the Triple 5 Sound System with DJ’s Matt Smith, Emmet Keane, Richard Epps, Dean Thatcher, DJ Shunhim, Jenx, and Tony Tooke.
OPEN AIR MAIN STAGE
UK MINI RAMP CHAMPS
UK FLATLAND BMX CHAMPS
PREMIERE OF FILM FESTIVAL WINNER
MAD DROP AIR BAG
SURF LIFE SAVING COMP
SURF LIFE SAVING DEMO’S
THE BOOMBOX EXPERIMENT
HAECKELS BATHING MACHINE
Weekend (Fri – Sun) £40, Daily (One Day) £25
Camping Tickets are: Weekend (Fri – Sun) £30.00
For all information go to: http://wheelsandfins.co.uk/
Ticket link: http://wheelsandfins.co.uk/tickets/
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