Newquay looks back on 1600 years of history and a dramatic change of identity from fortified cliff settlement, through tiny port to premier resort.
Modern man found its hidden gold; the chain of eleven beaches that have transformed Newquay in less than a century into the most popular holiday resort in Cornwall.
Because of its position at the heart of Cornwall, Newquay makes the perfect touring base to explore its history and legend.
To the north-east is Tintagel where Merlin wove his spells and King Arthur held court. To the east is Roche Rock, spiritual home of the Cornish Gorsedd and the wildly beautiful moorland of Bodmin.
And south is the 11th century Restormel Castle, one-time home of the Black Prince, the beautiful valley of the Fowey and the lushly different riviera of sleepy estuaries, secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages like Mevagissey.
Sunset Beach Run, Live Music and Fireworks
Watergate Bay, Newquay
Join thousands of runners at sunset on one of Cornwall’s most famous beaches for sunset beach runs, live music and fireworks!
Based at Watergate Bay Rock 2 Rock, Lets Rock, is a combination of beach music festival and sunset beach run finishing with fireworks. We want to encourage all ages and abilities to get active on the beach so we have a 2k or 5k run available, or you can run both.
Before the run we have some amazing music artists performing and once the sunset run is complete, we have an amazing 9 piece band performing, finishing with a fantastic fireworks display!
With a great medal on offer and food vendors to purchase food, come along to this family event and enjoy a great evening!
For more information please visit https://rock2rockletsrock.co.uk/ or find us on Facebook @rock2rockletsrock, Twitter @Rock2RockLetsR1, and Instagram: rock2rockletsrock.
Adult Running and Arena Pass – £25
Adult Arena Pass – £15
Junior (under 16) Running and Arena Pass – £18
Junior (under 16) Arena Pass – £10
Joint Adult and Junior Running and Arena Pass – £43 (Applicable for runners under 8yrs that must be accompanied by an adult).
Running and Arena Pass:
This will allow you to either run the 2k, 5k or both all for one price – You can decide the distance/s you run on the day. It will also give you unlimited access to the arena and main stage where you can grab some food, watch the artists, bands and fireworks.
The Arena Pass will allow you access to the arena and main stage where you can soak up the atmosphere, the best seat on the beach to watch the artists, bands and fireworks or grab a bite to eat. This ticket/pass does not entitle you to take part in the any of the beach runs.
6:30pm Rujiero – He rips in the ocean and on the stage! Picture Jack Johnson mixed with Bob Marley! Fresh from performing alongside Internationally acclaimed Grammy Award Winning Artist MISHKA. Rujiero has clocked up significant radio airtime across the UK and America. Between UK festivals Rujerio will strip out of his wetsuit to kick things off for us with his laid back reggae beach vibe.
7.15pm Warm Up Toby Giles
7.30pm Start 2k Beach Race
7:40pm Lee Rasdall-Dove – Billed as the next big rising talent in the UK, BBC Introducing artist Lee Rasdall-Dove is a singer/songwriter from the South coast town of Bournemouth, UK. Lee writes in a large range of genres from Indie Folk to Reggae and Pop. Lee’s calibre has caught the attention of top level producers such as Jon Jacobs (Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton) as well as dazzling audiences at the UK songwriting contest in both 2014 and 2016. Lee has recently returned from his UK tour and we are immencely pround to be featuring Lee in our line up! Enjoy this amazing artist, he will blow you away!
8:15pm Warm Up Toby Giles
8:30pm Start 5k Beach Race
8.40pm Band to be announced…watch this space!
9.15pm 9 piece band TBC
10:15pm Fireworks with music
10.25pm - 10.50pm 9 piece band TBC
11pm Event Finish