Wheels and Fins festival is an eclectic, boutique, music and action sports festival, located just an hour and a half from central London, with stunning ocean views. Now in its 6th year, the festival has gone from strength-to-strength since its inception, priding itself on showcasing amazing new live music talent, along with established names, and super-high production values.
Events include surfing, skateboarding (UK Mini Ramp Champs), the ‘Wall of Death’ and plenty of dancing by the sea across the two stages (main stage & dance tent). The festival has a daily capacity of 5,000 (15,000 over the 3 days) and provides camping spaces for visitors, all overlooking the ocean.
Located in such a beautiful rural setting and overlooking the ocean, W&F can truly boast that summery, laid back vibe and has firmly cemented its place as an intimate, independent coastal event not to be missed.
Named after the famous and notorious smuggler Joss Snelling, Joss Bay beach in Broadstairs (Nr Margate), offers one of the finest sandy beaches within an easy commute from all over the South East. It is also the closest recognised surf break to London. Over the summer months the beach plays hosts to thousands of surfers and visitors soaking up the sun and the mellow vibes. The festival is only an hour and a half from the capital making it a day trip for any beach thrill seeker. Not many festivals around the UK can boast that.
There is no onsite parking but we can offer you car parking space from the campsite around 400m away from the festival. Please click here for details…
Trains run regularly from London St Pancras to Broadstairs via Margate or Ramsgate.
We will be providing a FREE shuttle bus service from Broadstairs Train station! It will be operating from morning until evening on all three days.
It's simple to drive down to Thanet but why not think about using public transport? We are a small coastal community so go green if you have that option? If you are driving please look at the parking details below.
As we know you are wonderful zero landfill rubbish producing, environmentally conscious, green thinking, clean sea loving people so the bike is a great option. Why not cycle Thanet’s coastal trail on the way here?
Yes! We have camping at Wheels and Fins. Tickets via the ticket page.
No food or drink can be brought into the venue except one bottle of sealed water (if the seal is broken then it will not be permitted) but we have lots of great food stalls and fantastic drinks to offer you. Sorry no furry friends or pets of any kind allowed in the festival.
Yes!!! We will have loads of activities for people of all ages. Everyone will be given a wristband on entering. Only those with the over 18 wristband will be served alcohol at the bars so if you have the youthful good looks of anyone under 25 please bring ID to get the correct wrist band. Anyone under 16 needs to be accompanied by an adult after 9pm.
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities. Literally the list is endless, so no matter your skill set we have a role for you. The festival would not be able to run as efficiently and professionally as it does without our volunteer army, so Enlist today!