We’re delighted to announce a fifth edition of Rockaway Beach - a boutique indoor music festival held over three days. Truly unique, this exciting UK festival focuses only on the best emerging, breakthrough and established alternative artists.


Rockaway Beach Festival

Located in a seaside resort in Bognor Regis on the south coast of England, all the onsite accommodation is included in the ticket price and located within walking distance of the indoor music venues. This means festival-goers can focus on enjoying the music - regardless of the weather!

As you can see from the eclectic mix of artists we've had playing at Rockaway, we¹ve created a fantastic musical showcase which we hope will inspire audiences and artists to share their love of live music. Our inaugural 2015 event featured amazing sets from legends including Johnny Marr, Spiritualized and The Fall and enabled Beachgoers to discover some of their new favourite bands. The 2016 event featured barnstorming intimate sets from Suede, Killing Joke, St Etienne, We Are Scientists, Wire, and The Wedding Present. 2018 saw the final ever festival performance from Wild Beasts plus The Horrors, Alabama 3, The Orb, Peter Hook & the Light. 2019’s event saw an performances from Gary Numan, Maximo Park, Echo and the Bunnymen, artist Q&As, exhibitions, DJ sets and much more.

The event is over 18s only.


Venue & location

Butlin's Resort in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, is an enormous entertainment complex overlooking a beach in a beautiful part of the world. The festival venue has all the laughs you would expect from a resort including a giant water park, funfairs, dodgems, arcades, bars and a cinema all of which are open to fun-loving festival-goers. Whether you need a quick bite to refuel or a heartier meal, you’ll find something to suit all tastes at the various onsite dining options. Each of the main stages has superb bar facilities and there are also various pubs and sports bars on site.

Check out the Butlin's Bognor Regis website for more information on site facilities.


DJs & entertainment

With pool parties, a silent cinema, a silent disco and late night DJ sets, there’s plenty fun to be had between bands to keep the Rockaway party going (or distract you from your hangover!).


Opening & closing times

The Butlin's resort opens at 12pm on Friday 10 January to Rockaway festival-goers. The festival starts at 7pm on Friday and runs through until 2am on the Monday morning. Music runs until 2am on Friday night and Saturday night. Check out is at 10am on Monday 13th January.