May 19th, 2011 by Tim Woodhead

Latest Additions to the line-up announced for Wakestock 2011 including THE CRIBS, KELIS, THE JOY FORMIDABLE, NEON TREES, NOISETTES, PULLED APART BY HORSES and INNERPARTYSYSTEM joining BIFFY CLYRO, THE WOMBATS, ELLIE GOULDING, CHASE & STATUS, EXAMPLE and many more at this year’s festival plus Single Day Tickets on sale Wednesday 4th May and the RAF are set to return to Wakestock with amazing aerial displays.

With just over two months to go until Wakestock we are stoked to announce Yorkshire rockers THE CRIBS have been added to the line up as BIFFY CLYRO’s special guests. Q magazine described the band as “The biggest cult band in the UK” and with singles like “Hey Scenesters”, “Men’s Needs” and “Our Bovine Public” they are known for their passionate performances. The guys are only playing a handful of festivals in 2011 and Wakestock is one of them!

International superstar and Grammy nominated rapper and singer KELIS will also be travelling to Wakestock this year. Best known for smash hits including “Milkshake” and “I Hate You So Much Right Now” amongst many others, this lady knows how to party and plays a wicked live set. We look forward to welcoming her to the Wakestock stage.

The fantastic NOISETTES will be returning to the Wakestock stage in 2011. Singer Shingai Shoniwa’s versatile vocals have seen her compared to everyone from Deborah Harry and Kate Bush to Billie Holiday and Diana Ross. Their singles “Don’t Upset the Rhythm” and “Never Forget You” formed part of their banging set and with new material and a new album out this summer we are looking forward to welcoming them back.

Leeds rockers PULLED APART BY HORSES released their debut self-titled album in June last year. Influenced by Rage Against the Machine and Nirvana, with a touch of James Brown these guys will be bringing their choppy, twitchy guitars, yelped vocals and crushing noise chaos to the Wakestock line up.

North Wales trio and NME favourites THE JOY FORMIDABLE will be travelling back to their homeland for what is sure to be a blistering live performance. These guys are known for making every second count on stage and with great singles like “Austere” and “Cradle” in their repertoire, they will go off in front of the home crowds.  

Also joining the bill are American rockers NEON TREES who released their first full length album, Habits, in 2010. Their first single “Animal” climbed to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Alternative Rock Chart. These Utah saints make rousing, anthemic synth-rock and their debut single epitomised their catchy, 80s influenced sound.

WOLF GANG is Max MeElligot, a 22 year old from London who’s debut single “Pieces of You” has been receiving rave reviews this guy will be a hit on the stage this year. He will be joined by LA girl DEV, you will know her from Far East Movement’s “Like a G6” which sampled her single “Booty Bounce”. With hyper-speed cuts and countless costume changes you can barely keep your eyes on her! TEK ONE is a brand spanking new dj and live dubstep act, encompassing elements of electro and hard D&B. Their live show consists of an acoustic kit, beats, bass and synths played live, and the band play a mixture of their own tracks, as well as their own versions of dubstep, dancefloor anthems. The duo from Croydon are sure to get the party started!

INNERPARTYSYSTEM will make the trip from Philladelphia in US to bring their hip-shaking rhythms, wiry synths, crunching guitars, and insistent hooks to Wakestock. The trio released a 6 song EP “Never Be Content” earlier this year and we look forward to hearing their new material this summer.

These new acts join the already announced bill of BIFFY CLYRO, THE WOMBATS, ELLIE GOULDING, CHASE & STATUS, EXAMPLE, ZANE LOWE, KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES, CHIDDY BANG, WRETCH 32, KISSY SELL OUT & MC COBRA, NERO, ED SHEERAN, HERVE, CASPA & MC ROD AZLAN, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, TODDLA T, JAGUAR SKILLS, LITTLE COMETS, DJ FRESH, DANNY BYRD, MODESTEP, TOTALLY ENOURMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS, REDLIGHT AND YASMIN amongst others. There will be loads more announcements over the coming weeks so keep checking the website for updates as the festival season hots up.

Book your tickets today through www.wakestock.co.uk or by calling 0844 873 7358. We recommend booking tickets as soon as you can to avoid disappointment!

Single Day tickets for the festival go on sale on Wednesday 4th May. This means that if you can’t make it for the whole weekend you can pick your day and be there to enjoy it in full for just £45 for a standard ticket. Also available this year will be single day tickets with camping which cost £70 per person, and allow you to camp all weekend and get access to the arena on the night of your choice. The tickets will be available to buy through all of usual channels including www.wakestock.co.uk or by calling 0845 873 7358. We are also offering single day VIP tickets for the first time this year, which means in addition to getting access to the main arena on the day of your choice you can also get access to the VIP area on that day as well. Single day VIP tickets are £60 per person. There will only be a limited number of day tickets available to we recommend booking soon to avoid disappointment. To book your festival tickets go to www.wakestock.co.uk  Tickets will also be going on sale in the local shops in May, keep checking the website for updates on this.

Over the last few years Wakestock the RAF have wowed the Wakestock crowds with displays from the Red Arrows and the Eurofighter, and they will be returning to the festival site again this year. 2011 is a special year for the world famous RAF Valley based on Anglesey as it is the 70th anniversary of the station. The RAF will maintain a presence at the event in 2011 and festival goers can look forward to a to some more aerial treats including a fly past from the Search and Rescue Helicopter out of RAF Valley on the 8th July along with a flypast by  the 22 Squadron C Fit on the 9th July.

On the 10th July the Hawk Display team will take to the skies over Penrhos. The Hawk Display Team is the public face of Number 4 Flying Training School based at RAF Valley on Anglesey and their full time mission is to train the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy combat pilots of the future. The Hawk display exists to demonstrate the professional excellence of the RAF and promote recruitment to the RAF.  These guys are a bit like Top Gun – don’t miss them!

In addition to the air craft on the 10th July the UK’s premier military Parachute Display Team, the RAF Falcons will be freefalling in to the festival at speeds of up to 120mph! The team is comprised of some of the best military parachute instructors in the world all of which are working towards the much coveted Military Free Fall Instructor qualification. We will be releasing details of exact times on the website closer to the event so keep checking for updates.

Travelling to Wakestock couldn’t be easier this year – Wakestock are working with Raileasy as one the official travel partners. Raileasy is an online train ticket retailer which helps customers to find the best fare for their needs. To view train ticket availability, including journey times and prices click here or go to www.raileasy.co.uk and enter your journey details to Bangor, which is the closest main line station to the festival. Once you get to Bangor station the easiest way to get to the festival site is via our dedicated shuttle bus service which goes from the station direct to the festival site. Bus tickets can be booked in advance through www.wakestock.co.uk

Alternatively Big Green Coach exclusively offers return coach travel direct to the heart of Wakestock from 24 locations around the UK, so there is no need to worry about driving, changing trains, lack of sleep or suffering from any over indulgence! Big Green Coach takes the hassle out of your travel. By choosing Big Green Coach, you are doing your bit for the environment as coach travel is the most environmentally friendly way of getting to Wakestock (apart from walking, cycling or surfing there!) Big Green Coach will even plant a tree for every full coach they take into the festival. They planted 14 new trees thanks to your help last year. Click here or go to www.biggreencoach.co.uk for more details and to book.

Watch this space for loads more information and exciting news still to come over the coming weeks. Don’t forget that all ticket options are now on sale including day, weekend, VIP and more. To book tickets all you need to do is go to www.wakestock.co.uk where you can book online or call 0845 873 7358 to book over the phone. If you have any questions then just pick up the phone and call the information hotline on 01758 741095.

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For all press enquiries please contact Bex Tappin at bex@wakestock.co.uk or call 07966 619504

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