The Tab does Beach Break Live

We were in Newquay and met AlunaGeorge, Submotion Orchestra, Seattle Yacht Club and Callum Beattie.

Beach Break 2013 this year moved back to its Cornish roots, descending on the sleepy town of Newquay.

The festival, now in its seventh year, featured 300 acts spread over about 30 venues in the UK’s surfing hotspot.

Main stage at Fistral Beach, Newquay

Main stage at Fistral Beach, Newquay

Despite driving rain, gale force winds and only four hours of sunshine we caught up with this lot…

Callum Beattie

Callum is the friendly Edinburgh born singer songwriter we met during an impromptu gig on the bus from the campsite. Described by Jamie Cullum as a ‘natural songwriter’ and with Dizzee Rascal as a fan it won’t be long until you recognise this face. His album ‘This Time This Place‘ is well worth a listen for acoustic lovers and he can be found at festivals all over the UK this summer.

Check out our exclusive gig with him at Northshore surf shop in Newquay below:

And check him out on facebook here

Callum Beattie meets The Tab

Callum Beattie meets The Tab

 Seattle Yacht Club

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Made up of Tom Dale and Denis Brice, both from Southport and performing as Seattle Yacht Club for a year. Tom’s just graduated from Lancaster University and upcoming gigs include Brighton, London and Liverpool.

The likeable double act describe themselves as ‘electro art pop,’ sound like Two Door Cinema Club and influences are far and wide from Michael Jackson to The Zutons and Arcade Fire. Give them a listen, future hits include ‘Same Old Questions’ and keep an eye out for a video and single release coming up later this year.

Follow on twitter @SeattleYachtClb or facebook 

Tom on vocals

Tom on vocals

Performing on the Bedford Live stage at Belushi's

Performing on the Bedford Live stage at Belushi’s



Established duo of rising stars Aluna Francis (vocals) and George Reid (production). Catchy song of the summer ‘Attracting Flies’ has been stuck in our heads all month and you might recognise them for their collaboration with Disclosure on number two hit ‘White Noise’.

The pair are both big fans of the student crowd and applauded their fans for weathering gale force coastal winds during their beach break set. Best bit was they gave us beer from their rider, she liked my shorts and they’re fans of Cardiff’s own Noodlebox. Album ‘Body Music‘ released later this month is definitely worth a listen and keep an eye out for them across the festival scene this summer.

Follow them on twitter @AlunaGeorge

Submotion Orchestra

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Seven piece ensemble bringing together the talents of a varied group of experienced Leeds musicians with a list of influences too long to type. If you’re looking for something new look no further as Submotion Orchestra’s mix of dubstep, soul, ambient electronica, jazz and dub will blow you away. Check out ‘It’s not me it’s you‘ and you can catch them at festivals all over Europe this summer.

Follow them on twitter @Submotion 

Tab Awards: Best festival night out

Sailors’ club Sunday night line up finished the festival perfectly with a sell out set from Skream, Eats Everything and Jackmaster Roska.

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Tab Awards: Best dressed festival goers

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Tab Awards: Best comedy moment – When the stage blew away

Now you see it...

Now you see it…

An event spokesman told guests: “The main stage at Fistral is being moved to another venue due to high winds making the stage unsafe. We can’t control the weather but we can continue the party!”

Word among the stewards was that the roof blew off overnight, although it did little to dampen party goers spirits and the festival continued at the campsite.

Tab Awards: Best fancy dress

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Thanks to the Beach Break team and Full Fat PR for their help and support.