Video and photos: Thousands turn out for 2018 Wheels & Fins Festival

Thousands attended the festival Photo Steve Kreeger Photography

More than 8000 revellers from across the UK and Europe descended on the Wheels and Fins Festival last weekend at Joss Bay in Broadstairs.

The festival, now firmly cemented on the national circuit, marked the final live gig from The Libertines while they now head back into the studio and had headline performances from Sister Bliss of Faithless, Feeder, High Contrast, Sub Focus and Example delivering a heady mix of bands and DJs to 3 stages across 3 days.

Photo Steve Kreeger Photography

As well as music, beach yoga and bike battles, Wheels and Fins was host to the UK Mini Ramp Championships, which saw competitors from all over the UK battling to become men’s, women’s and youth UK champions.

Photo Steve Kreeger Photography

Next year the festival is set to grow even further with dates set as September 6-8, 2019.  Early bird tickets will go on sale soon. To be the first to hear, music and skate fans can sign up at under “I want in”

This year’s Wheels and Fins Festival  took on a new festival site  with some 80 live acts across 3 stages  including The Libertines, Feeder, Faithless (DJ set), Example and DJ Wire, Sub Focus& ID and High Contrast.

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It also hosted the ‘Time Peaks Diner’ a blend of bands, DJ’s and coffee courtesy of Tim Burgess.

2018 UK Mini Ramp Champs winners:

Men’s: Prize Money £2000

  1. Rio O’byrne
  2. Jake Collins
  3. Kieran Waterton

Women’s: Prize Money £2000

  1. Amy Ram
  2. Roxanna Howlett
  3. Lola Tamblin


9 and under

  1. Taylor Cunningham
  2. Diggs
  3. Rhys Bevan


  1. Jacob Johnson
  2. Lola
  3. Jago Forde

Keep up to date with the festival here