Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis, 8th-10th January 2021
It is with a certain amount of trepidation that I’m daring to put together a festival preview, given the situation we find ourselves in. However, this is not scheduled to happen until early next year and the line-up details so far fill me with some kind of hope that there really is something to look forward to. Returning to its now regular if somewhat unlikely home at Butlin’s in Bognor Regis, Rockaway Beach continues to pull in a fearsome list of acts to hang out by the fruit machines and, although we’re early in the announcement rollout, 2021 looks exceptional so far.
Breaking Glass favourites Walt Disco, Lazarus Kane and Italia 90 are all set to perform, along with other artists we’ve caught playing great shows in the last year including Porridge Radio, Life and the illustrious Fat White Family. Add to this the much lauded and guaranteed to have everyone dancing PVA, fresh punk trio Big Joanie and alt-rock royalty The Vaselines and you have yourselves a party of serious proportions.
Porridge Radio, Italia 90
Fat White Family
Keep your fingers tightly crossed that this is far enough away to happen. There are obviously lots more acts to be confirmed but, even based on this initial outlay, Bognor in the new year is looking very attractive.
Get more details as they come through and ticket information here
Words and photos by Siobhan
13th May 2020