Croydes favourite surf and music festival, Goldcoast Oceanfest, is celebrating its 18th birthday this weekend (June 17-19) And organisers are promising to take the festival to new levels as it comes of age. But what can you expect from this years festival? Here are 10 things not to miss at Goldcoast Oceanfest 2016...Tea and jam tentNew to the festival this year will be the Tea and Jam Tent, run by Saunton Road Studios in Braunton. The second performance stage will play host to plenty of local performers.Top musical actsAmong the artists appearing on the main stage will be Sunset Sons, DJ Fresh and Fuse ODG, with KT Tunstall closing the 2016 stage. But the weekend promises a whole variety of different performances throughout the day and evening.Big boy paddleOne of the highlights of Goldcoast each year is the Big Boy Paddle Race, raising money for Childrens Hospice South West. Entry costs £5 to join surfers, paddlers and surf lifesavers, leaving Croyde beach, paddling round the bay and back again at 11am.Hospice tea partyThis year Goldcoast Oceanfest is help supporting Childrens Hospice South West, which is celebrating its 25th year. To mark the hospices 25th anniversary and as the Croyde festival comes of age at 18 this year, it will be hosting a Silver Tea Party when it opens on Friday, June 17. It runs from 11am-2pm, with proceeds to the hospice and the chance to have an early sneak peek at what is on offer at Oceanfest this year.Giant sculptureOne of the unique features of this years festival in Croyde will be a giant sculpture in the arena. This has been provided by Broomhill Art Hotel.Solstice swimIt wouldnt be a summer solstice festival without a dip in the ocean! Grab your wetsuit and join the swim beyond the surfline, meeting at the southern side of the beach towards Downend at 8.30am. The swim costs £10 each and starts at 9.30am - the perfect way to celebrate the last day of the festival, and the longest day of the year.Day tickets availableDue to popular demand, the festival is this year offering day tickets for the first time in years. So if you cant make the weekend, now you can swing by for the day and still enjoy all the fun.Take to the skiesSee the festival from a whole different perspective this year by hopping aboard the ferris wheel. It will definitely be a great chance to take the ultimate festival selfie! And if youire feeling brave, the sky swing - another new feature this year - is bound to test your nerves - take it on if you dare.Chill tentFeeling like the festival vibes are getting a bit too much, or want a chance to nurse your head after partying the night before? The chill tent will be the perfect place to take a bit of time out and relax before jumping back into the crowd.Craft cider and aleIt wouldnt be a North Devon festival without a chance to sample some proper cider and ale. The craft beers and ciders will be available to try if you can tear yourself away from the music!And one last thing...Dont forget to swing by the North Devon Gazettes stand and say hello - and tweet us using #WeAreNorthDevon.Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.