South West Wales

Beach Break Live: Festival moves back to Cornwall from Pembrey

A student music festival which attracts up to 20,000 revellers is moving from Carmarthenshire back to Cornwall.

Beach Break Live was held at Pembrey Country Park and attracted stars like Tinie Tempah and Calvin Harris.

But organisers said there were "too many restrictions stopping us from creating the Beach Break dream to the fullest extent".

The festival was originally held in Cornwall, but moved to Wales in 2010. It will be staged in Newquay this year.

In a statement on its website, Beach Break Live said: "We're re-inventing the idea of a festival and taking Beach Break Live home while we're at it - back to the Cornwall tropics.

"We want to give you more than just musicians on a stage. We want to give you an experience without boundaries, something totally unique, a music holiday where everything is possible.

"At Pembrey we couldn't do that, there were too many restrictions stopping us from creating the Beach Break dream to the fullest extent."

Last year, festival organisers agreed to improve security for the 2012 event at Pembrey after concerns from police.

Senior officers had asked Carmarthenshire council to review the licence after a rise in arrests and drug seizures at the four-day event in June 2011.

This year's festival will be headlined by the singer Jake Bugg.

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