15th – 17th June 2018

GoldCoast Oceanfest 2018; twenty years old

The 2017 GoldCoast Oceanfest, featuring Kaiser Chiefs, will perhaps go down as one of the best events the festival has put on. Have a look at the after video...

Held during the midsummer weekend in beautiful Croyde Bay, Oceanfest is all about good times, great music, surfing, keeping fit and looking after the environment. With headliners Chase and Status, Jess Glynne and Razorlight announced for 2018 it’s bound to be a good fun-filled weekend in a breath-taking setting. 

As the event rightly states on their website; if we could bottle the spirit of a beach festival and pour it out every year against the backdrop of a sun-drenched Atlantic coastline, then the multi-award-winning GoldCoast Oceanfest might be just the brew to choose. Big enough to generate a party atmosphere, but small enough to not be overwhelming, Oceanfest blends a potentially intoxicating, eclectic and laid-back mix of quality music, exhilarating surf, action-packed sports, locally sourced food and family‑friendly fun.

2018 will be the 20th anniversary of the festival, and after the success of The Kaiser Chiefs and Scouting For Girls in 2017, 2018 has a lot to live up to. 

But with Chase and Status, Jess Glynne and Razorlight headlining, and a host of supporting bands filling the days, it certainly looks like this year will be the new best festival yet. 

Camping opposite the festival is not for everyone. So here at The Barnstaple Hotel we offer four-star accommodation in a prime spot, right off the main road that takes you to the festival. Ideal!