The Libertines announced as latest Wheels and Fins festival headliner

The Libertines

The Libertines will headline the final day of this year’s Wheels and Fins festival.

The band, who bought 20-room property  Palm Court Hotel in Cliftonville last year and renamed it The Albion Rooms, will close the action sport and music festival at Joss Bay on Sunday, September 9 with one of their typically rip-roaring performances.

Tickets are available now priced at £25 from

An exclusive stream of acoustic songs and chatter from band members Carl, Gary, John and Peter recorded earlier today (April 26) at the festival site, is available to watch now if you subscribe to

The Libertines will be donating proceeds from their appearance to two local charities – Pie Factory Music and the Aspirations Healthy Living Centre.

The Wheels and Fins festival, which runs from September 7-9, is now in its sixth year – and the 2018 event will be brought on to a national platform and is expected to attract some 5,000 visitors each day.

Events include Skateboarding (UK Mini Ramp Champs), surfing, stand up paddle boarding, beach DJs,  environmental workshops, lifesaving demo’s and competitions, street food, epic beverages and plenty of dancing by the sea across two stages.

Headliners so far:

Main Stage

Friday 7th September – Faithless (DJ Set)

Saturday 8th September – Feeder

Sunday 9th September – The Libertines

Dance Stage

Friday 7th September – High Contrast

Saturday 8th September – Sub Focus DJ Set & ID

Sunday 9th September – Example & DJ Wire

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, Solar Nineties, Theatre Royal, Raturous, Autopilot, HVMM, Meister, Waco, Danny Allen, Nik C, DJ Twisted Fish, Steve Zest, Enthus, Trial & Error and The Boombox Experiment. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Mini Ramps

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Wheels and Fins will once again host the 2018 UK Mini Ramps Champs. In 2017 the event was live streamed, in partnership with Bou Mou Productions, globally to an audience of 270,000 live viewers. It gained 2 million Facebook impressions of the competition alone in the first week after the event. Nic Powley of Skate Pharmacy will again oversee the judging with the help of Dan Cates (Death Skateboards).

This year will include the introduction of the women’s competition and Lucy Adams, of Skateboard England, will oversee this and ensure fair play.

Sam Watling

Sam Watling of Revolution Skatepark will be running a junior competition and Marc Churchell will be present as the live stream presenter.Ben Powell will be comp MC.

King Ramps have again designed the ramp for the festival.

Prize Money will be men’s – £2000, women’s – £2000 and juniors – Prizes

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The festival also offers camping, a VIP area, the Boombox Experiment with a number of nationally renowned DJ’s playing sets on Joss Bay beach and an athlete’s lounge.

The huge music line-up has been negotiated by festival organisers, brothers Dave and Dan Melmoth, and legendary Supernova Entertainments boss  Richard Beck.

Ticket Prices:

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Weekend (Fri – Sun) £70

Daily (One Day)  £25


VIP (Day)  £55

VIP Weekend  £165

Camping Tickets:  

Weekend (Fri – Sun) £115.00

Limited child tickets

Prices subject to booking fee

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