NEWS:  Rockaway Beach 2016 first artist announcement

NEWS: Rockaway Beach 2016 first artist announcement

Location: Butlins, Bognor Regis
Dates: 7th – 9th October 2016

Rockaway Beach is back for 2016 with a new crop of spectacular bookings that include Saint Etienne performing their Mercury-nominated genre-defining Foxbase Alpha, original post-punk mainstays Killing Joke, dub pioneer and producer Lee “Scratch” Perry, musical maverick Jah Wobble, The Coral founding member Bill Ryder-Jones and the inimitable London punk scene champion Don Letts (DJ).

Sailing the flag for alterative music fans, the Sussex seaside festival is once again creating a distinct and inclusive music programme that brings together artistic legends, cult heroes and new talent. This year get ready to be bedazzled by the former Can supremo Damo Suzuki, audio-visual Wigan wizard TVAM, Dean Wareham’s dream pop creation Luna and psych folk mistress Jane Weaver – all playing alongside newcomers like Black Honey, Gang, Eliza Shaddad, Man Made, Eyre Llew and Kagoule.

In addition to DJs and live music, the grounds will also feature hand picked film screenings, tenpin bowling, go karting, swimming pools, arcades, and multiple bars and restaurants, along its own stretch of beach on the Sussex coast.

All the onsite accommodation is included in the ticket price and located within walking distance of the indoor music venues. With various types of accommodation packages available, weekend tickets for the event are on sale now from £145 per person via Rockaway Beach.

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