Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media

PICTURES: Thousands turn out for the new Wavelength's Spring Classic Festival

Joseph Bulmer

Thousands of revellers from across the UK descended on Woolacombe Down over the weekend for a brand-new festival celebrating live music, surf, skate, ride and van culture.

The inaugural festival had a packed line up of acts throughout the weekend with an eclectic mix of genres including reggae, funk, disco, indie and alt-rock. All in all, over 40 acts hit the stage across the three days to deliver the perfect post-surf playlist.

Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media

On Friday night, electro icons Hot Chip closed the show on the main stage, bringing their Mercury & Grammy nominated sounds to Woolacombe, fresh off the back of a US live tour.

On Sunday night, festival legends The Nextmen had their shot at dancefloor domination, with the help of Dynamite MC on crowd hype duties. They joined UK dance music pioneers Crazy P, who brought their now legendary live show to the North Devon coastline on Saturday night, to complete the festival headline trio.

Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media

The main stage acts were supported by a motley crew of DJs, including AAA Badboy and Skaka Loves You, who kept the party going into the night at the On Fire & Rescued stage; the world’s only genuine disco fire truck.

Now retired from active service, the 70’s fire truck is fitted out with a 10000-watt sound system and party rig.

Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media

The Spring Classic Festival was organised by Wavelength, best known for its heritage surf magazine, and more recently other events including the Drive-in cinema in North Cornwall, and the highly regarded Blue Earth Summit in Bristol.

The Spring Classic is a celebration of the great outdoors in partnership with the National Trust, who hosted wildlife talks, bio-blitzes and nature workshops throughout the weekend.

Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media/Mark Walker
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media/Mark Walker
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media/Mark Walker
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media/Mark Walker
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media
Wavelength's Spring Classic 2022 on Woolacombe Down - Credit: Wavelength Media
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