Wakestock 2012 Overview
Wakestock 2012 returns to North Wales on July 6 – 8th, and as well as big name musical acts, the world’s best rail riders will be travelling to the festival to compete in the WWA Rail Europeans. The 200,000 gallon pool gap set up was first introduced to the festival site back in the year 2006 and since then the standard of rail riding both in the UK and internationally has blown up. This year at Wakestock the riders will be competing for some serious prize money on the pool gap as the WWA Rail Europeans competition is taking place slap bang in the middle of the festival site. The WWA Rail Europeans finals will be taking place on Sunday 8th July between 3 and 6pm at the festival site – we’ll be opening up the festival site from 2pm on Sunday so you can enjoy all the action as the world’s best rail riders battle it out on site.
Wakestock began back in the year 2000 and became famous for having the most progressive rails at any European wakeboard competition. The boat competition will once again return to Pwllheli marina for the pro qualifier on Friday 6th and the pro finals on Saturday 7th July. The Big Air competition also returns to Abersoch Beach this year, and will be taking place between 11am and 1pm on Sunday 8th – it’s a great element to the competition as the riders are towed by jetskis close to the shoreline with a really simple format, biggest trick wins.
Prices for the 2012 tickets day tickets will go on sale at a later date.
Weekend Camping ticket £125
Weekend Ticket £100
Quiet Camping ticket £130
Campervan Pass £50
Thursday night pre party ticket £10
Charge and Store (locker) ticket £14
Car Parking £10 in advance
Shuttle Bus Ticket £7 (valid for whole weekend on local shuttle bus service)
Bus Link to and from Bangor station £7 each way
(All prices are per person and are subject to booking fees)
Full information regarding the VIP packages available this year will be announced very soon.
Wakestock 2012 Event Info
Wakestock takes place on the stunning Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. The area is renowned for its fantastic beaches, beautiful villages with fantastic shops, restaurants and pubs, great surfing beaches, fantastic sailing waters and stunning scenery. We run a shuttle bus service all weekend between the festival site, Pwllheli and Abersoch so once you arrive here it’s super easy to get around and explore the area. A shuttle bus pass for the whole weekend costs you just £5 and your pass entitles you to use the bus service as much as you like over the weekend. You can find more information on the area at www.abersoch.co.uk
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Wakestock 2012 Line Up
Wakestock 2012 Travel Info
FROM THE NORTH – Follow the M56 for Chester and North Wales (A55). Stay on the A55 past Rhyl, Llandudno, and Conwy. Take the turning for Bangor and Caernarfon (A487) and follow the signs for Caernarfon. Stay on this road through Caernarfon and then take the A499 for Pwllheli. Upon entering Pwllheli follow the yellow AA signs which will take you through the town and along the A499 towards Abersoch. The Penrhos festival site is approx a mile and a half along this road on the right hand side – keep an eye out for the signs that direct you to the correct car park.
FROM THE SOUTH – Take the M54 to Telford, and then join the A5 towards Shrewsbury. Follow the A5 through Oswestry, Llangollen and Corwen. Follow the signs for Bala (you will turn left onto the A494) After about 10 miles you will arrive in Bala, as you enter Bala take a right onto the A4212 stay on this road for about 20 miles when you will reach a T-junction. At this junction turn right onto the A470 towards Porthmadog. Carry on through Porthmadog until you reach a roundabout – take the first exit on the left for the A497 to Criccieth and Pwllheli. Upon entering Pwllheli follow the yellow AA signs that take you to the A499 towards Abersoch. The Penrhos site is approximately a mile and a half along this road on the right hand side – keep an eye out for the signs which will direct you to the correct car park.
The extra traffic over the weekend is one of the greatest impacts Wakestock has on the local area. One way they can reduce traffic and help reduce the festival carbon footprint is to liftshare to the site. So if you are travelling by car please visit the Wakestock Car Share scheme which is operated by Liftshare.
Car sharing will help save you money by sharing the travel costs and reduce the amount of congestion on the roads resulting in you arriving more quickly as well be being kind to our environment.