As the curtain falls on another successful Wakestock, we here at West Point are delighted to see that it’s brought a lot of attention to the local area and the kind that it deserves!
Penrhos is just a short drive from our beautiful spot on the coast of North Wales and as well as hosting the annual celebration of music and watersports, the village is one of the most idyllic in the region.
Many popular acts graced the stage at Wakestock this year and went down a storm with the young crowd. Indie king Frank Turner was among the big names and the hardest working man in rock was joined by the likes of Tom Odell and Razorlight during the three day festival.
Thousands converged on the usually sleepy local area with only some rainfall on Saturday to dampen the spirits. For an event that is all about enjoying the great outdoors, the weather was almost perfect. Proceedings began as they meant to go along with some amazing wakeboarding displays at the Glasfryn Wake Park. Other features of Wakestock to enjoy apart from the sports and music included a funfair, a real ale fair, climbing, tug of war and perhaps peculiarly of all, classes in percussion.
10000 people, many of them young adults, enjoyed performances from the likes of Ella Eyre, Clean Bandit, Frightened Rabbit, Duke Dumont, Levellers and best of all, Catfish & the Bottlemen. The rock upstarts from Llandudno have been making a name for themselves, thanks to word of mouth and plays on Radio 1. The future is bright for the young band and their set was well-received over the weekend.
Leading up to the event, there were one or two questions about the organisers’ readiness for Wakestock this year but after Director Stuart Galbraith had his say, those fears were quickly answered.
“We have been working on site for about a week and everything is going to plan. The weather has been very kind and the forecast is great for the weekend,” he said.
It’s estimated that this year’s festival will bring in £2million for the local economy and if it continues to be great next year, we here at West Point will be delighted.
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