Boardmasters Surf, Skate & Music Festival
A surf, skate & music festival situated across two legendary locations along the beautiful Cornish coastline, featuring the best in action sports including ASP World Tour Surfing at Fistral Beach in Newquay and a laid back music festival across 8 stages with fantastic views at Watergate Bay.
BOARDMASTERS ANNOUNCES HUGE HEADLINERS - TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, JAMIROQUAI AND ALT-J FOR 2017
Cornwall’s own surf and music festival plays host to Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and ALT-J alongside 13 of the world’s most exciting and varied acts including Slaves, Jake Bugg, Andy C, Patrick Topping and more. After last year’s first ever sell-out success, boosted by the glorious weather, Boardmasters returns to the stunning sun-drenched Cornish coastline for another year, giving festival goers the hottest surf and music action in the UK. The festival runs from Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 August, with the Fistral Beach surfing action kicking off from the Wednesday. Tickets are on sale NOW via the website.
Indie pop legends Two Door Cinema Club are on an all-time high with the release of their new Top 10 album ‘Gameshow’, seeing the band riding another massive wave of success. The band behind huge hits ‘What You Know’, ‘Something Good Can Work’ and more have soundtracked many a summer. Two Door Cinema Club never fail to deliver and are sure to kick-start Boardmasters in style when they headline the main stage on Friday 11 August.
The ‘Space Cowboy’ himself Jamiroquai will be bringing funk by the bucket load to Watergate Bay on Saturday 12 August. The multi-platinum groove masters have no shortage of smash hits like ‘Virtual Insanity’, ‘Deeper Underground’, ‘Space Cowboy’ and ‘Cosmic Girl’. The star has more tunes under his elaborate hat than you can shake a bucket and spade at, and will whip the crowd into a funked up party in no time.
Sunday headliners Alt-J show no sign of slowing down as the eccentric, folktronic three-piece recently scored a number 1 with their second album ‘This Is All Yours’, which earned them a well-deserved Grammy nod. Chilled and electrifying all at once; the shimmering backdrop of Watergate Bay is the only place you’ll want to be as Alt-J close the Boardmasters Main Stage on Sunday 13 August.
Boardmasters are also stoked to announce 16 more new acts. First up are punk upstarts Slaves who tore up the rule book with their raucous, mosh inducing and feel good tunes. Also announced are the beloved singer songwriter Jake Bugg, Andy C who is one of the most iconic figures in global dance music culture, Cumbrian indie pop four-piece Wild Beasts, Patrick Topping -one of the most in demand names in dance music, legendary DJ Roger Sanchez, possibly the most recognisable voice in dance Becky Hill, TQD (Royal T, DJ Q, Flava D), Theo Kottis, Tom Grennan, Solardo, Royal T, DJ Q, Flava D, Cadenza and pop duo Youngr,who will join Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J for a weekend of unforgettable life-affirming performances from the biggest names in music, in the most epic festival setting the UK has to offer. From the first wave to the last beat Boardmasters brings likeminded souls together for a unique festival experience so grab your flip flops, pack your tent and we’ll see you at the beach.
Psych rockers The Flaming Lips are currently taking Europe by storm following the 2017 release of their acclaimed 15th studio album ‘Oczy Mlody’. The band, known for their weird and wonderful, larger than life live shows are expected to bring future funk and then some to Boardmasters this August. Festivalgoers can expect super-sized props, eccentric costumes and funked up lighting, with frontman Wayne Coyne and his bandmates pulling out all the stops for a must-see sci-fi infused show.
Platinum-selling Indie rockers The Vaccines, have been teasing that hotly-anticipated new music is coming very soon. Having released three studio albums since they burst onto the scene in 2011, the band has been riding a wave of global success ever since and with more than 1 million records sold worldwide, they’re showing no signs of slowing down. Boardmasters will be treated to the band’s biggest hits including, ‘If You Wanna’, ‘Wetsuit’, ‘I Always Knew’ and possibly even something brand spanking new to bring the glistening backdrop of Watergate Bay alight.
He’s been teasing his return for some time now and having kicked 2017 off with a bang, announcing a debut album and UK tour, Boardmasters can today reveal that grime superstar Stormzy will be performing at this year’s festival. With a string of big tracks and MOBO Awards in his locker, Stormzy’s rise to stardom from the UK underground scene has been nothing short of meteoric. His debut record ‘Shut Up’ is now the most-watched UK freestyle video on YouTube ever, with over 46 million views. The London-born hitmaker will bring gritty, UK grime and hip-hop to Watergate Bay in what’s sure to be an electrifying show.
Even more acts revealed... First up is singer-songwriter Frank Turner who’ll bring his politically-tinged punk-folk sound to the Cornish coast. Also announced are UK house duo Gorgon City (Live) and hot on the heels of releasing his critically-acclaimed no.2 UK album ‘Landlord’ is Giggs. The reggae star who needs no introduction – Ziggy Marley appears alongside grime legend Lethal Bizzle, Birmingham-born DJ Hannah Wants, Pete Tong with his feel-good Balearic beats and Hot Since 82 bringing tech house vibes. ‘You Don’t Know Me’ and ‘House Work’ hitmaker Jax Jones joins Tourist, Jagwar Ma, Kurupt FM, Kate Nash, Loyle Carner and Kiko Bun. Late Nite Tuff Guy, Purple Disco Machine, Sonny Fodera, T Williams, Camelphat, JP Cooper, Cortes, Yotto, Palace, Tender Central and Tonn Piper MC complete the latest batch of announced acts for a unique festival experience in the most epic setting the UK has to offer.
The Corona Sunsets Stage promises beats, vibes, fresh limes and good times with its huge line-up set to bring the very best in summer sounds to the picture-perfect Watergate Bay. Legendary British DJ Norman Jay MBE will take to the stage on Friday, with an eclectic set sure to get everyone into the Boardmasters groove as the weekend gets underway. He’s joined by Tayo set to entertain, with an extra special Prince tribute comprising a mixture bootlegs, B-sides and purple power anthems in memory of the musical legend. Other acts prepped and primed for the Corona Sunsets Stage are Aeroplane, party-starting DJ, remixer du jour and a pioneer of the nu-disco and Balearica scene, Doorly who comes fresh from his tour of the US, Cornwall’s own future-soul artist Matt Woods who’s ready to get everyone on their feet, and many more. During the day, festivalgoers will be able to head to the Corona Sunsets Stage for the ultimate chill-out area decked out with hammocks and of course, ice cold Corona. Later, as the sun sets on the Cornish coast the stage lights up, the beat drops and Corona provides an unrivalled, unforgettable summer party.
Watergate Bay tickets on sale NOW
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All tickets on sale now (Charger ticket includes bus pass, parking, VIP camping, Beach Session gigs, After Parties, Boardmasters t-shirt and tote bag)
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