Plugging Brighton Festival yesterday put us in the mood to root out more beach-bound events. See below for our pick of the best seaside festivals in the UK...
Beach Break Live
Beautiful sandy beaches set off this boutique festival nicely. Expect Vampire Weekend, Calvin Harris, Plan B and Ellie Goulding up on stage playing to a 17,000 strong crowd. Jun 14-18, Pembrey Country Park, South Wales. www.beachbreaklive.com
T4 On The Beach,
Steve Jones, Rick Edwards, Miquita Oliver et al roll in with an entourage of acts for this annual shindig. This year sees Chipmunk, Pixie Lott, Scouting For Girls, JLS and N-Dubz among the mainstream line-up.
Jul 4, Weston Super Mare, Somerset. www.channel4.com
Relentless Boardmasters Beach Sessions
This mini fest plays out from a beach bar overlooking the gorgeous Fistral Beach to a tiny crowd of 1000. Among the up-and-coming acts, keep your ears peeled for Chase & Status, Tinie Tempah, Seasick Steve and Newton Faulkner.
Aug 4-8, Newquay, Cornwall. www.boardmasters.co.uk