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Ministry of Sound to stage takeover at Wheels and Fins Festival in Joss Bay

By Angela Cole

Ministry of Sound are set to stage a takeover of one of the county's popular music festivals later this year.

The leading clubbing brand will host The Bunker tent at the Wheels and Fins Festival in Joss Bay, Broadstairs on Sunday, September 8.

The line-up of house, bass and garage stars includes Skrillex’s OWSLA, Noisia, Redlight, DJ Zinc, Barely Legal, Emerald, Harriet Jaxxon, Just Geo, Chris Thomas and a full live set from drum 'n' bass trio Killer Hertz.

Wheels and Fins Festival
Wheels and Fins Festival

The seventh annual beachside festival, which also includes surfing and skateboarding and is expected to attract some 10,000 people, has already announced a one day takeover by drum 'n' bass label, Hospital Records. Last year's included a day curated by The Libertines.

Barely Legal will play Wheels and Fins
Barely Legal will play Wheels and Fins

This year the UK Mini Ramp Championships will be held for the third year running, endorsed by Skateboard England, and there will also be a thrilling 12.5m Vert Ramp contest for the best pro skateboarders for the first time. Members of Team GB have also been invited to compete.

Ministry of Sound will stage a takeover
Ministry of Sound will stage a takeover

There will also be axe throwing, beach yoga, sand sculpting, SUP racing and surf competitions, and a food village.

Harriet Jaxxon Picture: Tom Webb
Harriet Jaxxon Picture: Tom Webb

Tickets start at £40 and £75 for weekend tickets. Children’s tickets start from £6 for the day or £12 for weekend. For details go to wheelsandfins.co.uk

Wheels and Fins Festival will have a vertical skateboarding challenge
Wheels and Fins Festival will have a vertical skateboarding challenge

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