Wax down those boards and prepare for an incredible summer. Glass Butter Beach – the renowned wake, surf, music and beach lifestyle festival has a pretty rad line up this year including headliners Wolf Alice, Kodaline & Katy B.
Other main stage acts include post-punk heroes Mystery Jets – currently playing out their energetic sixth studio album Curve of the Earth – and Ed Sheeran’s first signing to his Gingerbread Man Records label, English singer/songwriter Jamie Lawson.
Glass Butter Beach has also announced its initial DJ line-up featuring pioneering turntablist and UK drum and bass legend Andy C and award-winning house DJ and producer Patrick Topping.
More acts include indie-pop darlings Coast, the always-entertaining Cuban Brothers, acclaimed South African singer/songwriter Jeremy Loops, party selector Goldierocks, upcoming rock and rollers The Amazons and many more.
Other stages at Glass Butter Beach include The Hidden Roots, showcasing the best of reggae & dub, ska, funk & soul, world music, jungle & drum ‘n’ bass. Delving into some of the best record collections in the country here you’ll find a celebration of all things retro and rootikal.
Evolving out of an underground wakeboard event on Abersoch Beach, Glass Butter Beach has rapidly become one of the most talked about events in North Wales fusing an exhilarating mix of live acts and DJs with world class wakeboarding & surfing and an alluring beach lifestyle.
Taking place at Llanbedrog, Abersoch, Glass Butter Beach boasts some of the best beaches and most stunning landscapes seen anywhere in the UK with festival goers able to look out across beautiful Cardigan Bay toward the west coast of Wales. The naturally sheltered bays provide perfect conditions for wakeboarding while just around the corner are some of the best beaches for surfing in the country.
Said festival founder Mark Durston: “We’re tremendously excited about this year’s event. Glass Butter Beach has seriously grown in both size and reputation over the last few years and 2016 is going to be bigger and better than ever.”
This year Glass Butter Beach will launch and host a world first, the inaugural ‘Quadra Crown’ of wakeboarding. A truly international competition, the best riders from around the world will compete for the first global title that covers all four disciplines within the sport: boat, wake park, big air and pool gap. It is expected to attract riders from all over the globe to compete in this unique event with the winners claiming an impressive £10K prize pot.