Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah headline major Great Yarmouth music festival

15:19 18 March 2013

Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal


Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah have been confirmed as headliners of KISSbeach, a new festival set to take place on Great Yarmouth beach in June.

The urban pop packed bill will also include Katy B, Lawson, Conor Maynard and K Koke on the bill topped by Dizzee Rascal, whilst Rizzle Kicks, Rudimetal, IggyAzalea and Angel are confirmed to join Tinie Tempah. Many more artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

The festival, on June 29 and 30, is being staged Live Nation is the UK’s most prolific festival producer with a multi-award winning stable that includes Wireless, Reading and Leeds, T in the Park, Hard Rock Calling, Creamfields and Download. It will be the promoters second big music festival in the region as they also promote Latitude.

Simon Lewis, of Live Nation Europe, said “We are delighted to launch KISSbeach with such a great line up — the fans will have a fantastic show.”

The festival is a joint promotion with KISS radio, which given its license in 1990 has been at the cutting edge of hip hop, R&B, urban and dance music. It now boasts over 4.3 million listeners a week throughout the UK.

The event is set to be a major boost to Great Yarmouth with up to 50,000 music fans expected to descend on the resort over the two days.

The resort had previously hosted Channel 4’s T4 On The Beach pop festival.

Trevor Wainwright, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: “This is fantastic news for Great Yarmouth. We have been keen to ensure that Live Nation host the event here as it presents a huge opportunity for local businesses and profiles our borough on a national stage.

“Subject to the respective licences being approved, nearly 50,000 people will enjoy the event over the course of two days. In addition to the many residents that I’m sure will be keen to be there, we will also see a huge number of visitors coming to the area over the course of both days. Their spending will bring a further summertime boost to our local economy.”

The Saturday headliner Dizzee Rascal has enjoyed a string of massive hit singles including Dance Wiv Me, Bonkers, Holiday and Shout. He has released four critically acclaimed albums in the UK, his debut album Boy in Da Corner was released in 2003 and won the prestigious Mercury Music prize. Follow-ups Showtime, Maths + English and Tongue n’ Cheek have all been certified gold in the UK.

Tinie Tempah, who headlines on Sunday, is one of the UK’s leading hip hop stars. His debut album Disc-Overy, released in 2010, includes the number one singles Pass Out and Written In The Stars, it went straight to the top of the charts upon release.

Tickets for the event are priced £45 per day in advance, £80 for the weekend advance tickets. There are also Hed Kandi VIP tickets at £75 per day, £140 for the weekend. Prices are subject to booking fees.

t KISSbeach tickets go on sale on March 22 at 9am available at


  • I have read what you've said and not being politically or business minded, I can only voice my opinion. If Yarmouth goes the 'proper industry way' I think it will need to adapt quite quickly or the town will sink further than it already has, however saying that, it can't really do that because what we are getting here is more tourist functions, the new Premier Inn hotel, the complex by the harbour that the owner of Pleasure Beach is about to build, what should happen is the move the industrial part of the harbour away and let it be a yachting marina or ferry terminal to the continent, keep the shipyard to repair yachts, small boats and cruisers and get rid of the diesel black smoke spewing ships down the quay and all the other ships, clear the rest of the quay and build along the Southtown Road side or give Hotels, Restaurants, Bistro's etc the option to come in and build and really turn Yarmouth into a holiday destination to want to come to, do this and maybe businesses will come and open up here, not industrial, not warehouses but big names around the country and abroad. As for the town centre manager, I agree, he's a waste of space, hasn't done anything, only speculated and is keeping well out of the way and always seems to make a comment after something happens and not before, he's all talk and no action and needs to be replaced or better still, there should be a small committee set up instead to deal with the problems of Yarmouth's empty shops and offices.

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    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

  • All Gt. Yarmouth will get is a large clean-up bill.

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    Tudor Bushe

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013

  • Yes I do Spooky. Born & Bred. The amount of money the so called holiday industry brings in (according to our marvellous elected elite) £450million + and any extra moneies as well Yarmouth should be paved in Gold. You say that "it is not up to the hirearchy....". Correct it isnt, but they are the first to jump on the "self congratulatory bandwagon" when anything goes according to plan. I still stand by my statement that a lot of them dont even live here and couldnt care less. One other thing, this town will have to make a choice. Holiday industry or proper industry.Real jobs or temp jobs. The two do not mix. Industry will not come here (Yarmouth that is) as the advertising is geared towards the holiday industry. All you have to do is look at how many councillors have a vested interest in that seafront. Then look at the state of th town and the numer of empty shops there are (I know that this is repeated throughout Britian), and Yarmouth is supposed to have a Town Centre Manager. How much is this idiot costing, who's relative is he, and why hasent he spoken out, nor the Mercury interviewed him ?.

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    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

  • I can see where you are coming from Spooky but this is what successive and probly present councils have wanted. A low paid, long hour, slave labour economy so they can hold out the begging bowl, plead poverty and beg for "regeneration" money. Work out just how much "regeneration" money this town has had in the past. Where has it been spent ? Certainly not in the town but on the seafront that only benefits the certain few and vested interest councillors. (Just look at the Longbeach and who owned that ?). When I say the town I also mean the outlying villages and towns such as Belton, Burgh Castle, Bradwell etc. Every summer is the same. Traffic chaos not only in town but routes into the town. Locals lives are disrupted not only by this but the constant raising and lowering of the bridges, just to appease the holidaymakers. Considering there is this much disruption is it any wonder that "large" industry does not want to come here (read about the reasons Norfolk Line left). About the laughingly called"town centre manager". Does anyone know what his salary is ?. this has always been a closely guarded secret, and considering the idiot is paid out of our taxes it is our right to know. Perhaps Wainwright or Castle would like to tell us ?.

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    Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • "V" why do you think the town is in the 'same state', it's not all down to the hierarchy you know. They don't spit chewing gum all over the streets, they don't fly tip around the borough, they don't overload rubbish bins so that it spills and blows all over the place,neither are they the one's who chuck beerdrinks cans over fences or 2 feet from a bin because they can't be bothered putting it in there (I've seen that more than once. The council aren't the one's who let their dogs foul in the street and on the beach and don't clear up after them, if the above people didn't do these things, we would be well on our way here to becoming a cleaner town. Lastly, as I said in the first article about this, it won't be just the seafront business's that will benefit. Quoting you "It only boosts the hotels and seafront parasites, a lot of who dont even live there and couldnt care less about Yarmouth", I have to ask, do you? as you are always putting it down.

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    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

  • "Their spending will bring a further summertime boost to our local economy.." Where ?. The town is stil in the same state, despite all the "Boost to the local economy" reports. It only boosts the hotels and seafront parasites, a lot of who dont even live there and couldnt care less about Yarmouth.

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    Monday, March 18, 2013

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