Rockaway Beach Festival news: RB19: Day One

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🎳 We’re just about 24 hours into Rockaway Beach Festival 2019 and we’re having a blast. We hope you guys are too. Tonight’s shaping up superbly, with sets from Algiers, Barry Adamson, The Orielles and Gary Numan Official still to come, before Mr Steve Lamacq spins us in to the early hours…
Y’all ready?

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3 days ago

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🎳 Some of our Sunday highlights here ft. Echo and the Bunnymen, Art Brut, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, and The Luka State. What a ride, what a ride.

🎳 All images by Tony Jupp Photography
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I said the festival lacked a comedy stage then Art Brut came on. Eddie Argos is hilarious.

Worth the price of admission for the wonderful Art Brut alone!

I had the most fabulous weekend. Thank you Rockaway for a brilliant line-up. Me and Caroline Jones still buzzing from the Dark Pop Disco & Closing Party!

Best weekend for a long time Gary Numan awesome and the excellent Echo and The Bunnymen a bonus

Gary Numan was awesome! My other highlight was the excellent Winter Gardens !!

Brilliant went well organised so friendly and fun thank you all who organised xxx loved the after party xxx

Great weekend

Winter Garden, Desert Mountain Tribe, Menace Beach and Yassasin all impressed me as well as the headliners

What about the knobbly knees competition? Was that good?

Art Brut stole the weekend!

The Filthy Tongues were really good, shame the set was not a little longer Desert Mountain Tribe were excellent on the Saturday The Bunnymen were good value. GN delivered a very powerful set!

Seen a lot of people mentioning Winter Gardens, sadly missed them. Art Brut were amazing

Thought squid were excellent and not a bad crowd for the 12 o'clock gig!πŸ‘

Finishing with Ocean Rain..perfection πŸ™πŸ’—

No mention of Gary Numan? πŸ˜•

Gotta love echo and the bunnymen πŸ‘ hopefully I'll be able to come next year

Brilliant live images. Great work Tony Jupp!

Luke Haines was awesome too. Incidentally, why is there no DJ headliner on Sunday? And where have all the settees, tables and chairs gone from the right hand of the Centre Stage on both the raised bit and on the floor? Disabled people, of whom there were a fair few of us, shouldn’t have to go and get seats from “up the back” especially when one is a disabled press guest reviewing and ranking the festival.

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5 days ago

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🎳 Two down, one to go. We hope you all enjoyed your Saturday as much as we did. A huge thanks to all our Day 2 acts, from the roaring Algiers to the pioneering brilliance of Gary Numan Official and beyond.

🎳 Our final day brings with it sets from Luke Haines, Art Brut and, of course, Echo and the Bunnymen who'll be closing Centre Stage from 9:15pm.

🎳 Plus, if you happen to find yourself at The Skyline Arena around 5:30pm, you may even be treated to some *very* exciting 2020 news. Just saying.

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Numan and Algiers were so astonishing brilliant.

Gary Numan was fantastic as always πŸ’•The perfect end to his tour ‘Savage’. He will have picked up even more fans here! Bognor, Butlins and our accommodation were brilliant... we only went to see our favourite Gary Numan but would definitely return and recommend Butlins music weekends really good value and fun with helpful staff xXx

Numan ROCKED the beach! πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€

MORE Gary Numan in the future please - he’s a legend!

Fantastic weekend. Brilliant Venue, staff helpful and polite ....booked for next year before we left. x

What was the exciting 2020 news? Was too busy enjoying the excellent Lorelle Meets the Obsolete!


Fantastic weekend 🎢

Algiers were great.

Fantastic day and evening. I think you surpassed yourself Rockaway!!!

Second year of coming an even lowered the average age of the event by bringing my along my 3 kids (29- 23yrs). We all had a fantastic time and as before the bands on the Reds stage really were great and opened our ears to some fantastic new bands, notably Squid, Manace Beach, Benin City,Desert Mountain Tribe, Spook School and Lorelle Meets the Obsolete. On the main stage Gary Numan beat all expectations and was amazing, Echo & the Bunnymen and Maximo Park were very good although the rest of the main stage lineup was often disappointing because some were clearly not ready for such a major stage. Can't wait to see who you get for 2020 because we all want to come again!

Great weekend. Not fully recovered yet. Will definitely do it again.

Between Art Brut and Echo and the Bunnymen, a Doors song was played over the system. Anyone have any idea which song it was?

Can't wait for the news!

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