The Hoosiers and Toploader to headline Tidal Waves festival

Three initial headline acts have today been announced for this summer’s Tidal Waves festival, taking place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June on Bridlington’s South Cliff beach during Hull 2017’s Roots and Routes season. The Hoosiers, Reverend and the Makers and Toploader will join an eclectic mix of local and nationally-recognised musicians on the Saturday evening.

Sharing the stage with Saturday’s headline acts will be local rock band Big Me, Hull-based alternative ska-core band Counting Coins, Bridlington three-piece mod group Page 45, Hull indie and blues group The Raywells, indie-pop band Vague and singer/songwriter Jack Parker. Music-lovers can also participate in a samba and kettle-drum performance from Louder than Life.

Opening the festival with a bang on the Friday evening is internationally-acclaimed trance legends Enigma UK, as well as local folk duo Seafret, country singer Gracie Falls, Brit-pop group Capital Eye and female-fronted alternative rockers The Brontes.

The Tidal Waves festival is the first music event to hit Bridlington’s beach for 20 years, bringing big-name bands to the seaside town and acting as a springboard for local musicians.

The festival represents one of the largest contributions by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to the Hull City of Culture celebrations and it is hoped that this year’s event will be the first of many to take place in Bridlington in the coming years.

Kirsty Dingle, facility manager for Foreshores and festival director said: “We are really excited to announce the line-up for the first of hopefully many Tidal Waves festivals. We have tried to incorporate as many genres of local talent as possible and we have been amazed by the depth of talent in the area.

Rather than book one headliner, we have opted for a number of acts who will ensure there is a real festival feel to the whole weekend. I hope the public are as excited about Tidal Waves as we are, and come along and support it.


Kirsty Dingle

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said “Tourism is key to the economic success of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Hull’s City of Culture programme will bring people to the region this year so it is important for us to take full advantage by creating showpiece events such as this; complementing the wealth of cultural assets throughout the region.

“I am absolutely delighted that we have secured such an excellent line-up. Tidal Waves will encourage tourists to come to sample the delights of coastal East Yorkshire, perhaps stay for the whole weekend, and enjoy some superb music at the same time.”

Tickets for Tidal Waves go on sale at 10am on Friday 24 Feb. Early-bird tickets are available until 31 Mar and are priced at £14 for Friday evening and £36 for Saturday evening. Festival weekend passes are priced at £48. Get your tickets here.