Join us on 20 21 22 June 2025
Croyde Bay, North Devon


How To Find Us

Oceanfest 2025 takes place from Friday 20th – Sunday 22md June 2025 in Croyde, right here on North Devon’s Atlantic coastline.

For information on different travel options to get to the festival, click here.


Friday noon – 11pm
Saturday noon – 11pm
Sunday noon – 9pm

Just The Ticket


Don’t hang about! Be sure to secure your tickets as soon as possible, as they are available for a LIMITED period only. There are NO tickets for individual performances, instead you get a whole weekend of good times.


There are four types of tickets available – Adult, Children (U18’s), Under 6s and Family tickets.

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Children 0-5 years need an “Under 6” ticket. If your child is 6-18 years old they will need an “Under 18” Ticket.

If a child is under 16, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years old, and this adult must stay on-site throughout the weekend.

Age restrictions apply. We may ask to see proof of age or ID..

We’ll accept the following as ID:

  • Photo card driving licence issued by the DVLA
  • Passport (photocopies not accepted)
  • PASS: The National Proof of Age Standards Scheme

Sleep. Beats. Waves. Repeat.


These days we’re as likely to be raving in the field on Friday night as ripping in the ocean on Saturday morning. From Razorlight to Reef to Roots Manuva, from MistaJam to Jess Glynne to Ben Howard to Michael Kiwanuka, they’ve all graced our stage right here on the edge of the ocean.


Since 1999, our golden coast has hosted some of the biggest, baddest ocean sports events in Europe. From super iron men to surf skis. From crazy MTB to King and Queens on the volleyball court. Why not take part this year?


In a world of mega-festivals with the same few owners, we’re still independent and proud of it. It’s why we’ve always made time and space for local schoolchildren to come for free each year on the first day of the festival. Over the years we’ve welcomed thousands of local children to our festival, to discover new sports and experiences, some for the very first time. Want to get involved?

Check yourself (before you wreck yourself)

No-one likes arriving for a weekend festival without the important stuff. And it’s no fun turning up with stuff you can’t bring into the festival. So here you’ll find the basics – what to bring as well as what you can’t bring.


  • Entry eTicket
  • Money
  • Camera (pocket sized for personal use only)
  • Mobile phone
  • Sun cream and a hat
  • Sturdy shoes (for all the dancing)
  • Any medications that you need

Only bring what you can afford to lose and we would encourage you not to bring anything that would cause unnecessary rubbish.

*You can bring pocket-sized cameras for personal use. Cameras with detachable telephoto lenses will not be allowed through the arena entrances. You can’t bring in professional cameras and video/audio equipment. You can’t make live video/audio recordings made without the permission of the artiste/promoter.

** Only EMPTY reusable water bottles will be permitted into the arena. We haven’t allowed single-use plastic bottles at the festival since 2018.


Remember when packing to come to the festival the following things that are not allowed. Your bag may be searched at the entrances. Remember when packing that glass is not allowed at the festival for safety reasons.


  • No single-use plastic – empty drinks bottles and flasks are fine
  • Glass – no glass is allowed onsite for safety reasons
  • No alcohol or cans can be brought into the arena*.
  • Illegal substances
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Portable Laser Equipment and Pens
  • Unauthorised Professional Film or Video Equipment*
  • Audio Recorders
  • Megaphones and Air Horns
  • Spray Cans
  • Fireworks or flares
  • Chinese or Sky Lanterns
  • Barbeques
  • Any item which may be considered a weapon
  • Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
  • Sound systems
  • Unofficial tabards or reflective jackets
  • Unauthorised items for trading, including any goods using unauthorised event logos
  • Picnics/hampers
  • Chairs/inflatable seating
  • Drones

All these items will be confiscated if they are found. If you resist the confiscation of disallowed items then we may ask you to leave.

When you're here


We hope you enjoy a drink or two when you’re here. Our bar staff will ask for proof of age whenever a customer appears to be under 23 – so if you think there is a chance you may be asked, best bring some photo ID and get it ready to show as you go to buy your drink. It is down to you to prove that you are over 18 and you will need to do this before you are able to buy alcohol. If you’re older than 23 and you get asked, please just take the check as a compliment on your youthful looks. We understand that if you’re older than 30 and you get asked for ID, it might well be a highlight of the weekend.

Here are forms of ID that we accept:

  • Photo card driving licence issued by the DVLA
  • Passport


There are plenty of fantastic local outlets on site selling food and drink, ranging from burritos, burgers, pizza, doughnuts, coffee bars to noodles, fish and chips and curry – all tastes and foodies are catered for with food from around the globe.


GoldCoast Oceanfest is an open air non-seated event. You’re completely welcome to sit or lie out on the grass of course.


Our toilets are at the east end of the arena, with disabled toilets available next to the first aid point. Every single one is cleaned and serviced from top to bottom (no pun intended) frequently throughout the weekend. We install hand sanitizer at all toilet blocks.


All public and working enclosed spaces onsite are no smoking, including all tents and marquees onsite. This includes electric cigarettes. If you do smoke, please use the butt bins to dispose of your cigarette ends.

Planning your stay

Your ticket gets you a weekend packed full of great music and sports and more. It doesn’t include camping though, sorry. There are so many brilliant places to stay here in north devon, from camping to cabins to cottages, and we’ve put together a list of some of our favourites to help you. If you’re booking somewhere to stay, we’d recommend finding somewhere sooner rather than later as festival weekend gets pretty busy.

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