THE final music line up for GoldCoast Oceanfest has been announced and it is a truly cosmopolitan mix of great talent which should appeal to people of all ages and musical tastes. The three-day festival at Croyde runs from Friday June 20 to Sunday 22, fea
THE final music line up for GoldCoast Oceanfest has been announced and it is a truly cosmopolitan mix of great talent which should appeal to people of all ages and musical tastes.The three-day festival at Croyde runs from Friday June 20 to Sunday 22, featuring musical talent hailing from just a stone's throw away in the village - to the other side of the world.Friday will be the night for some talented local musicians while Saturday features the big names and Sunday offers an excellent mix to close. Headlining on Saturday will be Californian surfer and musician Donavon Frankenreiter, making waves among the surfing community and beyond on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world.Upbeat and just begging to lure listeners into his world, Donavon's music is definitely about lifting the crowd: "People ask 'why don't you write more depressing songs?'" he said."When I pick up a guitar, I feel good. It makes me want to open a bottle of wine and have a party, and that's what I'd like people to feel when they listen to my music."South African songsmith and sometime tour mate of Donavon and the legendary Jack Johnson, Farryl Purkiss is another name beginning to produce more than a ripple beyond the surfing world, appearing at Oceanfest on the Saturday. The Saturday line-up includes Australian artists Ash Grunwald, Rob Sawyer and Mick Hart, plus Scaramoose, Savage Jazz, Willie and the Bandits plus Rupert Oxlade.On Friday, Croyde surf rockers the Yum Yums will certainly be in their spiritual home, while another local favourite, the 308s, will also be on stage. Talented ska performers the Liquidators are invited back once again, plus South Devon bands Hey Molly and Yes Sir Boss will be in attendance. Friday's headliners are the Imperial Vipers, back from last year and only too happy to return to the UK after playing practically everywhere across the globe.Sunday will see the impressive Martin Harley Band - a contemporary singer songwriter and guitarist who drifts from mournful ballads to jazzy swing to bluesy hip-hop and into full-blown rock.Hardly a "quiet" day, Sunday will also see Erin Starnes, The Freewheel, Urusen, Lazy Lizards and the Good Time Charlies all appearing live. Find out more and listen to tracks from featured artists via www.goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk plus ticket and event information.