Organisers of GoldCoast Oceanfest have hailed the festivals 18th birthday bash as a successful and most memorable weekend. In its coming of age year, the three-day festival at Croyde saw the re-introduction of day tickets plus a wide range of music on the main stage including some mouth-watering headliners. Co-director Warren Latham said the festival had an unmatched atmosphere with the presence of more families and adults this year. Friday night rocked to the beats of DJ Fresh and Fuse ODJ, on Saturday there was a contrast with melancholic surf rockers, Sunset Sons belting out recognised songs and new material from their recently released album, while it was all being filmed for their new video and enjoyed live on Facebook by thousands of fans globally, he said. Friday and Saturday saw good weather, with some rain on Sunday failing to deter revellers who turned out to enjoy cracking crowd-pleasing sets from The Cuban Bros and headliner KT Tunstall. New elements this year included chill-out areas for teens and families, as well as a Tea and Jam Tent to mark 25 years of chosen charity Childrens Hospice South West, together with a secondary music area hosted by Saunton Road Studios. The dates for next years festival have been provisionally put down as June 16-18.