The first wave of artists for Rockaway Beach which is set for 12-15th January 2018 have just been announced today. In it's third year, the festival is a great value boutique festival with all the comforts of home, as well as an eclectic line-up - with something for a whole spectrum of alternative tastes.
LNM favourites Helen Love will bring their realistic love songs and pure pop genius delivered with an alternative attitude to the festival, we caught up with them last year when they released 'Smash Hits' you can check the full interview on the link below.
Also announced today are Wild Beasts, The Orb, Alabama 3, Honeyblood, Peter Hook & The Light, She Drew The Gun, Desperate Journalist, Moderate Rebels, Sweaty Palms and DJ sets from Tim Burgess and Steve Lamacq.
There will also be a special screening of the music documentary 'Lost In France' which charts the rise of Scotland's independent music scene in the 1990's. We had a chat to Festival Curator Ian Crowther about the new announcement:
"I'm really excited about the third Rockaway Beach festival - it promises to be the best yet. The team is happy to be delivering what our audience wants ... which is indie legends, awesome live bands, and the best emerging artists.
Wild Beasts are an exceptional band at the top of their game and I know they will deliver an awesome set, Alabama 3 are simply one of the best festival acts you could wish for, and The Orb will bring a really unique show to Rockaway Beach. Of course we love putting on breakthrough artists, and these are often the ones people remember most; for me, Moderate Rebels and Desperate Journalist are two of the most exciting young bands around. And anyone who's experienced a Tim Burgess DJ set will tell you it's not to be missed.
Butlin's Bognor Regis is such a fantastic place for a live music festival. The sound and atmosphere in each venue is pretty special, the accommodation is top-rate, and the staff are fantastic. Ticket sales have been really strong in the last few weeks, before we announced a single name. It will be great to see so many familiar faces in January as well as plenty of first-time Beachgoers."
The festival is already shaping up nicely and it's only the first wave of acts announced, you can find the ticket link below along with a link to our review of last year's festival to whet your appetite!