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Boardmasters will take place between 10 – 14 August 2022 in Watergate Bay, Newquay, following a hugely successful return to the Cornish coast this summer.
2022’s headline acts are bigger than ever and make the Newquay festival essential for music lovers, surfers, or let’s face it, anyone who wants a good time.
Kings of Leon will make their Boardmasters debut and are sure to be on fire…George Ezra will bring a little Paradise to the Cornish Coast, while Disclosure are set to make waves, allowing revellers to dance the night away…
Also joining the line-up are Summer Festival Guide favourites, IDLES whowill be headlining the Land of Saints stage with their uncompromising riot. If you’ve not seen them before, you’re in for a treat and some serious crowd surfing.
Bastille will be lighting up the Main Stage with their immense production and singalong hits such as ‘Bad Blood‘ ,‘Pompeii’ and ‘Good Grief’. If you enjoy them on record, wait until you see them live.
What a lineup already!
See you at the beach next summer for another cracking festival…in the meantime, why not read our review of 2021’s amazing festival in the sun.
Tickets for Boardmasters go on sale from 5pm, Friday 29 October 2021, with pre-sale on sale on today, Thursday 28 October via www.boardmasters.com.
After a two year absence, Cornwall saw the Boardmasters festival return in style. Set at the stunning location of Watergate Bay in Newquay, over 50,000 people descended to the coast for a mix of sun, surf and superb music.
On Friday, Foals took the main stage by force with their headline slot. Playing their biggest hits, including Mountain at my Gates, What Went Down, My Number and finishing with singer Yannis Philippakis joining the crowd for a thrilling finale of What Went Down and Two Steps, Twice.
It was refreshing to see so many female artists on the bill at this festival – take note mainstream festivals such as Reading and Leeds with their continuous dirge of male dominated line-ups – there was a wealth of female talent throughout the lineup here. Earlier on Friday, Lianne La Havas delighted the crowd dressed in sunflowers, playing a mix of her soulful tunes, with a cover of Radiohead’s Weird Fishes chucked in the mix for good measure. Elsewhere, Holly Humberstone gave off early Avril Lavigne vibes, while Jade Bird delighted the crowd crossing so many genres with a fine mix of pop, americana and country.
To make the point that women can fill any festival bill, Georgia blew away the Land of the Saints stage single-handedly with her solo drumming and singing combo, while Mahalia filled the tent with her mix of R&B and soul.
As well as music, as the name suggests, the beauty of Boardmasters is its surfing connections. During the day, if musically nothing floats your boat (or board), Fistral Beach is a stone throw (or skim) away. Hosting the UK’s biggest surf competition, the BFGoodrich Longboard-open and Animal-open were exhilarating to watch, with the pro’s catching awe-inspiring air on the waves, and the occasional wipeout for pushing it to the limit.
The sun shown again on Saturday morning. Maisie Peters was a little ray of light encouraging the crowd to shout names of ex’s in anger in cathartic fashion. Fresh from her headline slot at Camp Bestival two weeks’ prior, Becky Hill demonstrated the power of Boardmasters that she could only make it to late-afternoon on this bill. Shamelessly plugging her new album continuously, it was clear many fans would be lapping it up when it is released the following week.
Mercilessly, the crowd surged for Loyle Carner, before Damon Albarn and his Gorillaz made their Cornish debut as headliners on the main stage. Playing hit after hit, with majority of songs coming from their acclaimed Demon Days album, it was incredible to think this is no longer a side project for Damon after over 20 years’ since their debut song, Clint Eastwood.
The Kooks clashed on the Land of Saints stage with their indie pop. With the sun set for the day, dance lovers headed to the stunning The Point overlooking the coast, where Basement Jaxx drew a huge crowd for their DJ set.
On Sunday after dancing ‘til early hours, Sunday’s mix was even more eclectic. Gentleman’s Dub Club began proceedings in style (despite being a headliner at upcoming Mucky Weekender festival). Sharply dressed in a suit and bow tie, the singer opted for no shoes or socks, presumably off for a dip afterwards.
Local Cornish royalty Katy J Pearson drew a loyal audience in the nearby tent. Later, Goat Girl (with appropriately named lead singer Clottie Cream) are surely a future headline act in the making with their grunge guitar band.
Mercury Music Prize nominee Arlo Parks followed. A definite highlight of the weekend with a huge crowd filling the tent. With so many memorable songs, from Hope, Black Dog and Collapsed in Sunbeams, Arlo truly deserves to win – singing ‘We all have scars, I know it’s hard, you’re not alone’, her songs uplift but contain powerful messages for us all.
So, as if Maisie Peters, Becky Hill, Lianne La Havas, Katy J Pearson, and Arlo Parks powerfully lighting up the bill wasn’t enough, Jorja Smith showed that Queen Bee Beyonce better hold on tight to her crown – Jorja is a worthy contender and an incredibly inspired headline booking to close the festival.
Stunningly mesmerising the crowd, it’s truly evident she has been writing songs since she was 11. With so many catchy songs, it was a true festival closing performance, sending everyone home. Be honest, we need more of this elsewhere in summer festivals.
Is that simply not enough? There’s more – Basement Jaxx and Maribou State head to the Cornish coast with DJ sets, Georgia brings her one-woman drum machine and incredible vocals (hopefully covering Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill), The Futureheads (fingers crossed covering Hounds of Love by Ms Bush also), not to mention Young T & Bugsey, Arlo Parks & a whole host more…truly something for everyone.
No wonder tickets have sold out early…you may be lucky enough to find some on Twickets now if you’re lucky…
Hey, if the music isn’t enough, why not take a short trip to the coast during the day. Fistral Beach transforms into a vibrant surf festival complete with pro surf competitions, skate and BMX competitions, art installations, workshops, gigs and a bustling surf village.
The countdown is officially on as Boardmasters is now just four months away, and to celebrate, even more acts have today been added to this year’s line-up.Maximo Park, SG Lewis, Michael Kiwanuka and more will be joining the likes of Chase & Status, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Primal Scream on the glorious Cornish Coastline from Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 August 2016 for Cornwall’s own surf and music festival. With the biggest names in music and the most exhilarating surf action, don’t miss out, tickets are on sale NOW via the website.
A further nineteen acts have been added to the line-up today, with rockers Maximo Park, Michael Kiwanuka whose new album ‘Love and Hate is out soon, one of the hottest rising UK producers SG Lewis, The Big Moon repping the ladies, Northern alt-rock band Dinosaur Pile Up, the infectious Youth Club and the bluesy duoSmokin’ Durrys. They’ll be joined by Antimatador, My NU Leng & Dread MC, Charlie Tee and The Duke Spirit, as well as Hidden Charms, Icarus,Auction For The Promise Club, Joseph J. Jones,The Steelers, Keir, Recreations and Allibis.
Boardmasters can also today reveal on which day each of the acts lined up are set to take to the stage and perform. On Friday it’ll be Catfish and the Bottlemen, followed drum n bass legends Chase & Status closing the show, Saturday will see Kaiser Chiefs get crowds rocking, and an electric set from Deamau5 and finally onSunday, the incredible Primal Scream will take to the stage followed by James Bay who will bring Boardmasters 2016 to an epic close.
Boardmasters is located across two sites bursting with the best in music and sports action. Keep the party going at the Beach Sessions with live music on idyllic Fistral Beach, as well as the Beach Bar and BBQ bringing the food, drink and DJ sets. Head into Newquay to party into the early hours with Boardmasters After Parties, which take place at clubs around the town centre. Don’t miss the Pro Skate and BMX competitions to check out the best in extreme sports, the Surf Village, Cornish Market where you can taste the local delights, as well as Surf Art, photography and film sessions. If watching the surf action from the sidelines has tempted you to try it out yourself, ride the waves with a Surf Lesson from a local surf school. Unwind and relax at the Wellbeing Area or the On Site Eco Spa for some well deserved pamper time. There is also Luxury Camping and Glamping on offer to upgrade your experience even more.
Established in 1981, Boardmasters is a 5-day event situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach where Boardmasters famous International Surf Competitions take place and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay. Last year saw Boardmasters welcome over 150,000 festivalgoers across its two sites over the 5 days of the festival. Boardmasters operates a tiered ticket system with price bands for tickets changing over time. The sooner you buy, the cheaper it is! Book tickets via the website.
Deadmau5 // James Bay // Chase & Status
Catfish and the Bottlemen // Kaiser Chiefs // Primal Scream
Lianne La Havas // Sigma // Craig David’s TS5 // // Wilkinson // Wolf Alice
Example & DJ Wire // Foxes // Soul II Soul // Mystery Jets // Kano // Krept & Konan The Magic Numbers // Eats Everything // Protoje // Jackmaster // Roots Manuva
Rat Boy // Blossoms // Mike Skinner & Murkage presents TONGA // Raleigh Ritchie SOAK // Maxïmo Park // Michael Kiwanuka // SG Lewis
Alibis // Antimatador // Apres // Artwork // Auction For The Promise Club
Ben Remember // Bicep // Big Deal // Bodhi // COASTS // Camelphat // Carly Foxx Charlie Tee // Danny Howard // Detroit Swindle // Dinosaur Pile Up // Doorly // Dusky
Eli & Fur // Eliza & The Bear // Eton Messy // Formation // Gabrielle Aplin // Heidi
Hein Cooper // Hidden Charms // Icarus // Jack Savoretti // Jamie Lawson
Jonas Rathsman // Joseph J Jones // Keir // Kloe // Louis Berry // MNEK // Maribou State
My NU Leng & Dread MC // Nahko and Medicine for the People // Rationale Recreations // Smokin’ Durrys // Spring King // The Big Moon // The Correspondents
The Duke Spirit // The Mouse Outfit // The Steelers // Toucan
VANT // White // Youth Club
Chase & Status, Catfish and the Bottleman, Lianne La Havas, Wilkinson, Wolf Alice, Krept & Konan, Eats Everything, Blossoms, Maxïmo Park
Auction for the Promise Club, Bicep, Big Deal, Bodhi, Carly Foxx, Danny Howard, Dinosaur Pile Up, Formation, Jack Savoretti, Jonas Rathsman, Keir, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Smokin’ Durrys, Spring King, The Correspondents, Toucan, Youth Club
Deadmau5, Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David’s TS5, Kano, Example & DJ Wire, Foxes, Michael Kiwanuka, Protoje, SG Lewis, Roots Manuva, Jamie Lawson,
Antimatador, Après, Camelphat, The Duke Spirit, Dusky, Eli & Fur, Eliza & The Bear, Eton Messy, Gabrielle Aplin, Icarus, Joseph J. Jones, Kloe, Louis Berry, Mouse Outfit, Panda, Recreations, The Steelers
James Bay, Primal Scream, Sigma, Soul II Soul, SOAK, Raleigh Richie, Mike Skinner & Murkage presents Tonga, Mystery Jets, The Magic Numbers, Jackmaster, Rat Boy
Alibis, Artwork, Ben Remember, Coasts, Charlie Tee, Detroit Swindle, Doorly, Heidi, Hein Cooper, Hidden Charms, MNEK, Maribou State, My Nu Leng & MC Dread, Rationale, The Big Moon, VANT, White
Boardmasters gets set to make waves today as the third headline act for this year’s festival is announced. Drum n Bass duo Chase & Status will be making a hotly anticipated return to the golden Cornish coastline for Boardmasters 2016 as they get set to entertain festivalgoers with their thumping, thrilling sound. Cornwall’s own surf and music festival runs from Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 August 2016 for five days of exhilarating surf and music action along the sun-drenched coast.
Chase & Status have firmly cemented themselves as the ultimate Drum n Bass duo, having dominated the dance scene for over a decade with their unique sound, which never fails to get crowds jumping. Having released three studio albums, their most iconic dance hits include ‘Blind Faith, ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘Count on Me’. The duo have just released a brand new single ‘Control’, featuring Slaves, who join the list of the huge musical names that Chase & Status have worked with, including Plan B, Example and Rihanna. They’re no strangers to Boardmasters, having headlined back in 2014. Back by popular demand, Chase & Status are sure rock Watergate Bay this summer with a fist pumping, banging display of the very best in Drum n Bass.
Boardmasters has also today announced further acts joining the line up, including 2016 BRIT Award winning rockers, the awesomeCatfish and The Bottlemen who scooped with coveted British Breakthrough Act gong at this year’s ceremony. The four-piece, who released their new single ‘Soundcheck’ last month are currently on tour, taking the UK by storm with their retro-rock sound and are expected to drop a brand new album later this year.
Boardmasters is stoked to announce even more acts for this year’s festival. The hottest UK rising star right now, Raleigh Ritchie who recently released his debut album ‘You’re a Man Now, Boy’ will be making his Boardmasters debut. The incredible Foxes will be bringing her electro-pop sound, with Krept & Konan representing the best in fresh UK hip-hop. UK rapper Mike Skinner presents TONGA, formerly front man of The Streets is lined up for Boardmasters 2016 alongside funk legends Soul II Soul best known for the chart-topper ‘Back To Life’, and dubstep pioneer Artwork. Bringing the best in UK grime is Kano, who has just released new album‘Made in the Manor’. Get set for dance floor royalty, as Radio One Dance Anthems DJ Danny Howard also joins the line up, withProtoje who’s leading the reggae revival and Manchester punk rockers Spring King. Indie-rockers Eliza and The Bear, who have firmly established themselves with a reputation for an unforgettable live show will take to the stage, as will White who’s sure to bring an electro-funk vibe, the incredible Irish talent SOAK and one to watch, singer-songwriter Louis Berry. Further acts added to the line up include Formation, Big Deal, Toucan, Carly Foxx, Camelphat, Apres, Ben Remember, Kloe and Hein Cooper.
Boardmasters is located across two sites jam-packed with the best in music and sports action. Keep the party going with Beach Sessions with live music on stunning Fistral Beach, as well as the Beach Bar and BBQ offering food, drink and DJ sets. Head into Newquay and party into the early hours with Boardmasters After Parties, which take place at clubs around the town centre. There arePro Skate and BMX competitions to check out the best in extreme sports, the Surf Village, Cornish Market where you can sample delights from local merchants, as well as Surf Art, photography and film sessions. If watching the surf action from the sidelines has tempted you to try it out yourself, you can ride the waves with a Surf Lesson with a local surf school. Unwind and relax at theWellbeing Area or the On Site Eco Spa for some well deserved pamper time. There is also Luxury Camping and Glamping on offer to upgrade your experience even more.
Established in 1981, Boardmasters is a 5-day event situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK,Fistral Beach where Boardmasters famous International Surf Competitions take place and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay. Last year saw Boardmasters welcome over 150,000 festivalgoers across its two sites over the 5 days of the festival. Boardmasters operates a tiered ticket system with price bands for tickets changing over time. The sooner you buy, the cheaper it is! Book tickets via the website.
Deadmau5 // James Bay // Chase & Status
Catfish and the Bottlemen // Kaiser Chiefs // Primal Scream
Lianne La Havas // Sigma // Craig David’s TS5 // // Wilkinson // Wolf Alice
Example & DJ Wire // Foxes // Soul II Soul // Mystery Jets
Kano // Krept & Konan // The Magic Numbers // Eats Everything // Protoje Jackmaster // Roots Manuva // Rat Boy // Blossoms
Boardmasters, Cornwall’s own surf and music festival, has today announced its first headline act set to take to the main stage this summer will be UK singer-songwriter of the moment, James Bay. Boardmasters returns to the stunning sun-drenched Cornish coastline for another year, giving festivalgoers the best in surf and music. The festival runs from Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 August2016.
British homegrown talent, James Bay is riding the wave of platinum-selling success, with his No.1 debut album, ‘Chaos and the Calm’, featuring one of the biggest hits of the year ‘Hold Back The River’ and his current worldwide tour is selling fast. Having been honoured with the Critic’s Choice award at last year’s BRIT’s, he’s been nominated for a massive four awards at the 2016 ceremony and is also in the running for three Grammys. Continuing its role in bringing the hottest new acts to the South West, Boardmasters is stoked to welcome James Bay as he continues to dominate the UK and global music scene. Fans are in for a treat, with James Bay set to put on a spellbinding performance when he takes to the main stage for his first headline appearance.
Boardmasters has also announced further acts to perform at this year’s festival. First up is the undisputed king of the UK garage sceneCraig David, tipped as one of the most hotly-anticipated comeback acts of 2016, with his latest hit ‘When The Bassline Drops’ currently storming the charts. Also announced are some of the UK’s hottest music acts – Kaiser Chiefs, Jamie Lawson who signed to Ed Sheeran’s record label last year, Example, Sigma, Wilkinson, BRITs British Breakthrough Act nominee Wolf Alice, Jack Savoretti, Gabrielle Aplin, MNEK, Nahko and Medicine for the People who will join James Bay and Craig David for what’s sure to be a weekend of high-octane performances from the biggest names in music.
Even more acts have been announced for Cornwall’s Boardmasters festival, including 2014 Single Of The Year winners Everything Everything,Mercury Award winner Roni Size Reprazent, rising r&b star and rapper Raleigh Ritchie plus new and upcoming talent from the likes of High Tyde, Rhodes, Seafret, Sundara Karma, The Academic and Tora. They will be joining headliners Bastille, Rudimental and Faithless when the festival returns from Wednesday 5 August to Sunday 9 August. Tickets are on sale NOW via the website here.
As well as Bastille, Rudimental and Faithless, performances across the weekend will also come from already announced Clean Bandit, De La Soul Live, Duke Dumont, Nick Mulvey, Lower Than Atlantis, Reef, MNEK, Sunset Sons, DJ EZ and The Darkness with loads more acts still to be revealedacross seven stages.
Cornwall’s own surf and music festival is five days of thrilling surf competition at Fistral Beach finished off with the explosive live music on the stunning headland, Watergate Bay. New for 2015, Boardmasters camping at Watergate Bay has now been extended and will open from Wednesday 5 August, meaning surf fans, beach bunnies and music lovers won’t have to miss a single day of the festival. Those looking for the ultimate Boardmasters experience should purchase the new bumper ticket package – the ‘Charger’ ticket, which includes everything from bus pass to parking, VIP camping, Beach Session gigs, After Parties and a Boardmasters t-shirt and tote bag.
Boardmasters 2015 has confirmed its first wave of acts that will perform at the festival this summer. Joining headliners Bastille and Rudimental will be Clean Bandit, De La Soul Live, Duke Dumont, Nick Mulvey, Lower Than Atlantis, Reef, MNEK, Sunset Sons, DJ EZ and The Darkness.
Making their Boardmasters debut, Clean Bandit make a very exciting addition to the festival’s line up this year and will be sure to wow the crowd with hits including 2014 anthem and #1 single 'Rather Be’. Fresh from celebrating their 25th anniversary, American hip-hop trio De La Soul will also be bringing the party to Cornwall this summer with their high energy live performance. DJ Duke Dumont joins the bill alongside teenage wonder-kid MNEK. The pair co-wrote Dumont’s hugely successful and Grammy nominated single ‘Need U (100%)’ featuring A*M*E*. Re-reformed Brit Award winners and glam rockers The Darkness will also be appearing at the festival as will singer songwriter and Mercury Prize nominee Nick Mulvey. Completing the first wave of acts announced today is rockers Lower Than Atlantisand Reef, Cornwall favourites Sunset Sons and garage music’s DJ EZ.
Cornwall’s own surf and music festival welcomes festivalgoers to enjoy five days of thrilling surf competition at Fistral Beach as well as a weekend of explosive live music on the stunning headland, Watergate Bay. New for 2015, Boardmasters camping at Watergate Bay has now been extended and will open from Wednesday 5 August, meaning surf fans, beach bunnies and music lovers won’t have to miss a single day of the festival. Those looking for the ultimate Boardmasters experience should purchase the new bumper ticket package – the ‘Charger’ ticket, which includes everything from bus pass to parking, VIP camping, Beach Session gigs, After Parties and a Boardmasters t-shirt and tote bag!
Since last summer, Boardmasters’ family of fans have been crying out for this bands return and Cornwall’s own surf and music festival listened. Back by popular demand, BRIT Award winners, Bastille will be making an epic return to Boardmasters 2015. After missing out on their headline performance last year because of the effects of ex-hurricane Bertha, festival favourites Bastille plan on taking care of unfinished business, playing an unforgettable headline performance as the sun sets over arguably the most beautiful festival setting of the summer.
Click here for the Bastille announcement video
Bastille, who’s highly acclaimed debut album ‘Bad Blood’ made them one the biggest selling British debut acts, is the second act confirmed to headline Boardmasters 2015. They join fellow BRIT Award winners, Rudimental who are also announced to headline the festival. The third and final headline act will be announced soon and will surely cement Boardmasters with one of its best line-ups to date!
Bastille’s front man, Dan Smith said this about the band’s upcoming return to the Boardmasters stage: "We're all incredibly excited to be coming back to Boardmasters for, barring anymore hurricanes, an amazing night in the west country. Growing up in the southwest, Boardmasters was a festival I always wanted to play so when it was cancelled last year I was devastated. Hopefully coming back this year will help make up for it and we'll be able to play some material from our new album as well. We can't wait to see you all in August."
Boardmasters has confirmed all ticket holders will be refunded the face value of their Sunday ticket after the event on Sunday 10 August was cancelled because of extreme winds caused by ex-Hurricane Bertha.
As Boardmasters operates a tiered ticketing system, refunds will be remunerated accordingly to the ticket purchased. The value of refunds is listed on the website here:http://www.boardmasters.co.uk/tickets/your-sunday-will-be-refunded/
All card payments made via See Tickets will be refunded automatically within the next 14 days. Cash buyers are to advised to get in touch with See Tickets directly on 01158 960074 from 10am tomorrow, Thursday 14th with their ticket as proof of purchase. Those who purchased from a different ticket agent should contact that agent directly for details of how to arrange their refund. Any Tipi or pre-erected tent ticket holders are to email [email protected]
Boardmasters 2014 is already being hailed as the best year to date despite Sunday’s cancellation. Those that can’t wait to get back to Cornwall for more explosive live music, world-class surfing and thrilling BMX and Skating action can purchase Dawn Patrol earlybird tickets for Boardmasters 2015 from the website now, available at the 2014 price of £109 for a full 4-day ticket.