Creating unique events has become somewhat of a staple for us at Wavelength. From sell-out surf movies to cliff-top cinemas, and even hosting conferences to lead change. Using adventure sports to connect people is in our blood!
And off the back of an epic Drive-in Cinema series, we thought we’d go one better this year by throwing our very own festival.
Spring Classic will be a three day celebration of the great outdoors, with surfing, trail-running, yoga, skateboarding, cold water swimming and nature trails all making for a festival line-up full of the good stuff.
But it wouldn’t be a festival without a soundtrack to match and today the festival announced the second phase of music acts, including two more headliners who’ll be powering the party in Woolacombe this May.
On Friday night, electro icons Hot Chip will close the show on the main stage, with a DJ Set on a mission to get every single festival-goer Ready For The Floor.
They’ll be bringing their Mercury & Grammy nominated sounds to Woolacombe, fresh off the back of a US live tour and ready to turn the party up a notch with their unique strobe-lit, synth styled house and disco jams.
Not to be outdone, on Sunday night festival legends The Nextmen will have their shot at dancefloor domination, with the help of Dynamite MC on vocal duties.
They’ll be joining UK dance music pioneers Crazy P, who bring their now legendary live show to the North Devon coastline on Saturday night, to complete the festival headline trio.
With the current tier almost sold out, tickets will be moving up to Tier 2 soon. Grab yours here before prices increase and guarantee your spot on the beachside dancefloor of dreams!
Other new acts announced today include Pale Blue Eyes, MAX RAD, Nathan Ball and Bamily who you may have heard breaking through onto daytime radio playlists in recent times.
This rounds out a lineup featuring a whole host of emerging talent sharing their lyrics and loops, including Anchorsong, Porij, Low Island, Falle Nioke and MarthaGunn. Discover your springtime soundtrack here.
The main stage acts will be supported by a motley crew of DJs, including AAA Badboy and Shaka Loves You, who will keep the party going into the night at the OnFire & Rescued stage; the world’s only genuine disco fire truck. Now retired from active service, the 70’s fire truck is fitted out with a 10000 watt sound system and party rig.
All in all over forty acts will be hitting the stage across the three days, covering an eclectic range of genres and styles to deliver the perfect post-surf playlist.
With Tier one tickets for the festival selling fast, be sure to grab yours soon to ensure your place at our picturesque campsite on the coast.
Get the lowdown on the latest release of artists playing at the Spring Classic below, no doubt set to become the ultimate soundtrack to your spring!
With a career that has already produced seven albums and an infinite number of mixes, Hot Chip have well and truly cemented their position as ‘the thinking person’s party band’. With their ability to mix strobe-lit euphoria with a reflective melancholy of basslines and beats, they have aptly claimed the middle of the dancefloor as their own.
With nominations for both Mercury Prizes and Grammy awards amongst their accolades, as well as their music being heavily featured on The Simpsons, it’s safe to say that Hot Chip’s beat-driven improvisations will provide the perfect melodic escape and have you throwing some shapes.
If you want to know more about The Nextmen, you could ask high fliers such as Richard Branson, Sophie Dahl, MTV or the Cannes Film Festival, whose dance floors have been well and truly crushed by the duo.
Having written multiplatinum releases for artists such as Plan B, Sam Smith, Anne Marie, Paulo Nutini and Becky Hill, this is certainly not their first rodeo. With a huge fan base spanning the globe fixated on their eclectic mix of hip hop, pop, soul and indie beats, the duo are set to continue their dance domination of the UK festival scene.
Taking inspiration from his time spent living across different continents releasing a range of hip hop, garage, reggae and drum & bass tracks, Dynamite MC has become one of the biggest names in the global MC World.
Once a part of the Bristol collective, Dynamite won a Mercury Music Prize with his band Reprazent, enhancing his role and eventually releasing a solo album featuring samples from Enya and Kanye West.
After a chain of successful releases, Dynamite took time out to host two national radio shows, interviewing the likes of P Diddy, Shaggy, Katy Perry and Estelle, but is now back in the studio to record his new solo album, Radioactive, alongside appearing on the new album of world famous DJ, Krafty Kuts.
Fusing his passions for folk songwriting with house music to meet his envisioned sound, Nathan produces calm but powerful tracks that have often been described as euphoric.
Taking inspiration from his love for the ocean and time spent surfing with friends, the pairing of melancholy lyrics with euphoric electronica has an extraordinary level of hidden depth.
With the recent pandemic resulting in unexpected downtime, Nathan decided to move to Cornwall, where he’s been recording his latest album from a run-down farmhouse on the North coast.
Pale Blue Eyes
Based in rural Devon, Pale Blue Eyes are a young, electro-modernist trio with a mesh of base lines and beats that leave you wanting more.
The band built their own recording studio amongst the rolling hills of Dartmoor, enabling them to lay down their lyrics with local buzzards circling overhead in preparation for an album due for release later this year.
Having only recently started to play live due to the pandemic, the band have quickly whipped up a well-earned reputation for captivating performances that pack a punch.
Aptly named after a band becoming a family, this Brixton-based foursome are every inch the modern indie prospect. After eight years of making music in their University halls and home basements, Bamily have taken their first batch of songs into the world, quickly becoming renowned for their eclectic live performances.
The multi-instrumentalists host extravagant live shows, incorporating elements of DJ samples and turntables into their mix of indie, hip-hop and pop, often switching instruments mid-song to create a free-flowing vibe.
Bailey Tomkinson is a singer/songwriter from Cornwall with a national profile, having made headlines in February 2020 when as an unsigned, unmanaged artist, she outsold Dua Lipa and The Pussycat Dolls to reach #1 in the iTunes Video charts.
Fusing Surf Rock, Americana and Pop to create an authentic, hooky sound that’s seen her emerge as one of the UK’s most promising acts, Bailey has been featured in The Times, The Metro and on BBC R4’s Woman’s Hour.
Bailey has spent the last couple years performing at festivals and venues around the UK such as Boardmasters, O2 Academy Islington and The Clapham Grand, as well as performing live sessions for Levi’s and DC shoes.
Based in Cornwall, producer and singer/songwriter MAX RAD has been releasing heartfelt electronica for the best part of three years. With music that encompasses emotional lyrics and soulful sounds, his self-produced tracks have earned a wealth of admirers including Annie Mac, John Kennedy and Lauren Laverne at UK radio.
With sold out shows in Europe, MAX has become a festival favourite across the country, with his well-received singles earning him a growing following of fans. Currently releasing music through his own record label, MAX is a truly independent artist and continues to secure his place within the UK electronica scene.
If our post-surf playlist has got you in the mood, grab tickets now for an action-packed weekend of surf, skate, music and moto!