They were a part of this year’s fantastic Wakestock Festival which saw 10,000 people descend off the coast of Pwhlheli this past weekend.
The acts were pedigree names and catered to people of all ages and tastes. Headliners Tom Odell, Razorlight and the aforementioned Turner certainly didn’t disappoint and were backed up superbly by the likes of John Newman, Ella Eyre, Frightened Rabbit, Clean Bandit and many, many more. Charlotte Church was set to play but unfortunately had to fall out due to internal disputes.
If you’re a local resident and you had the pleasure of being at Wakestock, you no doubt will have been keeping a close eye on Catfish & the Bottlemen. The local lads from Llandudno are rising stars and certainly seemed happy to play as their tweet shows:
WAKESTOCK! THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY CLASS! Now itsaa monster drive to T in the Park for tomorrow! T BREAK STAGE AT 5PM X http://t.co/xNFr831bfR
— Catfish&theBottlemen (@thebottlemen) July 12, 2014
You know a festival’s in luck when there’s no rainfall and although the event did bear some on Saturday, Wakestock was fairly dry as a whole – as long as you weren’t taking part in the watersports, obviously! Many wakeboarders from all over came to show off their skills and there are few better places to do it than off the beautiful coast of North Wales. Plenty of the performers took to Twitter following their performances to thank the great crowd for their support:
Woken up in THE best mood, Wakestock you were absolutely mental last night!!!! — Ella Eyre (@EllaEyre) July 12, 2014
Bydda i’n gweld ti heno @WakestockUK
— Duke Dumont (@DukeDumont) July 11, 2014
Fun weekend in Bilbao and north Wales. Now heading back to the Hampshire hills. — Frank Turner (@frankturner) July 13, 2014
A festival spokeswoman said: “We have had a great weekend at Penrhos for the 2014 festival. The festival has evolved to become an event for all ages and the introduction of daytime activities both on the site and the beach have been really well received.
“We have had great support from those living in the region and thank everyone who came along.”
After a great 2014, we here at NorthWales.com are looking forward to an amazing 2015 and if it brings in even more for the local economy than the reported £2million from this year, the more the merrier!
“Frank Turner” by www.flickr.com/photos/dichohecho, license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0