eighth Joe Way Paddle for Life gets ready for its ‘Sunset Session’

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The eighth Joe Way Paddle for Life gets ready for its ‘Sunset Session’ on the beach on Thursday 18th June at  Newquay Harbour.



Matt Way, Joe’s dad, said; “We are looking forward to the live music  this year as the event keeps getting bigger, we are so grateful for the business support that we have and the bands all playing for free to entertain the town”.

The annual charity paddle has a great musical sunset session with Headliner Adam Issac who has played many venues and festivals around the UK, supporting widely renowned chart toppers ASH, Toploader, Joss Stone and Sandi Thom. In 2012 Adam made it to the quarter final stages of BBC’s The Voice UK with the legendary Sir Tom Jones as coach.

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The line up also includes Newquay’s Steel Appeal who are a 10 piece steel drum band, acoustic sensation Ben Sutcliff, female acoustic singer OCTOBER and Surf Rock Band Beachfield  finishing off in the Rowing Club.

Newquay band Steel Appeal create a great Caribbean feel playing on the beach and start the whole event off. Singer Ben Sutcliff  has the perfect vibe for the harbour setting and is a favorite at Glastonbury where he played with his band The String Peoples Foundation in 2014.  Known purely by her birth name, October is a singer songwriter who has toured Europe and Australia. She has played numerous live sessions around the UK for the BBC, and her work has been used for international film. October is a regular on the festival circuit, playing the likes of Glastonbury and Boardmasters several times.

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Ending the evenings music is the mighty Beachfield who have played festivals and gigs all over the UK and will get the party going with their funky rock sounds until late in Newquays Rowing Club.

Matt continued “We are the only FREE music gig which is held in the harbour and the paddle is all about the community coming together, celebrating Joe’s story, raising money for over 20 great causes and showcasing the Newquay spirit. As a family we are very proud of how the town has made this event so special”.

This year will also see the usual great food, Kids entertainer Harry Kazzam, face painting and lots of local charities, surf clubs and activity businesses taking part.

Paddlers and swimmers ages start from 9 years upwards and the entry fee is £10 per adult, £15 for a team of four for the relays and £5 per child (under 18’s) which is paid on the day with everyone also getting a certificate, free prize ticket and a discount voucher for food. The event is about family fun and everyone helps each other along.

The paddling starts at 4pm and the last registration for a heat is 6pm so there is plenty of time to arrive when people have finished work, the Joe Way memorial RNLI lifeguard race is just after 7pm. Boards are provided with lots of help from Newquay and Lusty Glaze Surf Life Savers so all you need is your wetsuit! Swimmers, SUP’s and canoes are also welcome.

To take part in the Joe Way Paddle for life 2015 and get up to date news go to www.joewaypaddle.co.uk

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