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Years active  1981–present
Dates  9 Aug – 13 Aug 2017
Location  Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Genre  Rock, indie rock, alternative rock, Dance
Similar  V Festival, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Creamfields, Y Not Festival

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Boardmasters Festival is an annual event held in Cornwall, United Kingdom, usually held over four days in mid-August. The event is a combination of live music and surfing/skateboarding competitions in and around the town of Newquay. The festival has a heritage that goes back to 1981 and a current capacity of over 40,000.


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The majority of the music performances take place to the north of Newquay near Watergate Bay. The Men's Pro 5 Star WQS surf competition takes place on Fistral Beach where a skate ramp is built for the BMX and Skateboard competitions. Other sporting events include The Womens Open, WSL Men's Longboard, WSL Women's Longboard, Boys/Girls Pro Junior and Under 12's.

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The event is owned and managed by Vision Nine Group.

Music Festival

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The Watergate Bay site hosts the music arena and all festival camping. Music performances run from Thursday to Sunday across seven music stages; The Main Stage, Unleashed, The View, Mavericks, The Point, Keg & Pasty and the VIP Bar/Stage. Past years have seen acts performing such Bastille, Faithless, Rudimental, Snoop Dogg, Chase and Status, Basement Jaxx, Ed Sheeran, Plan B, Leftfield, Cypress Hill, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Newton Faulkner and Ben Howard. As well as music there is a variety of bars, stalls and fairground rides on the site.

Surf & Skate

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At Fistral Beach the surf, BMX and skate competitions take place along with more music during the evenings. A small mini-ramp is set up on the headland and the vert ramp is built in the beach car park. A purpose built beach bar hosts more musical acts and evening beach sessions.

List of Music Headliners

Full list of Boardmasters Festival line-ups


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  • Friday
  • Main Stage – Chase & Status, Mistajam, The Enemy, Dan Croll, Elli Ingram, Tom Vek, Saint Raymond, Ezra Vine, Isaiah Dreads
  • Unleashed – Shy FX, Roni Size, Meridian Dan, Stanton Warriors, Major Look, The Feud, Ryeland, Sinprint, Jello
  • Mavericks – Palma Violets, Yuck, Darlia, Big Deal, The Bohicas, Lyger, The Black Tambourines, Pastel Colours, The Bulletproof Bomb, Flashes
  • The Point – Friend Within, Jonas Rathsman B2B Isaac Tichauer, Eton Messy, Blonde, Bodhi, Kiri, Ben Remember, Bodean, Apres
  • Saturday
  • Main Stage – Snoop Dogg, Zane Lowe, The Cribs, The Cuban Brothers, Bipolar Sunshine, Lewis Watson, The Coronas, The Ramona Flowers, Current Swell
  • Unleashed – Duke Dumont, Wilkinson, Shift K3y, KNYTRO, Panda, Funeral Suits, Ry Spencely, Bat & Ball, Tiernan Locke & Sean Moyle
  • Mavericks – Dead Kennedys, Cerebral Ballzy, Decade, Coves, Southern, Life, Cut, Tides, Tom Gall
  • The Point – Ben Pearce, Kidnap Kid, Toyboy & Robin, My Nu Leng, Billion, Justin Harris, Bronx Cheer, Xy Constant, Adam Wyatt, Premise
  • Sunday
  • Main Stage – Bastille, Peace, George Ezra, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Boy & Bear, Raleigh Ritchie, We Were Evergreen, Amber Run, Sunset Sons, New Desert Blues
  • Unleashed – 2manydjs (DJ Set), Oneman, Goldierocks, MO, DJ Jonezy, Breton, DJ Proof, Antimatador, King Louie, Le Soso
  • Mavericks – Reel Big Fish, Blitz Kids, Jaws, Verses, Magnus Puto, Save Your Breath, Ghouls, Wolf Note, Pirate Copy, Patrons
  • The Point – DJ EZ, Monki, TCTS, Roska, The Golden Boy, One Bit, Rektchordz, Robin Paris, Ashley Thomas
  • Beach Sessions - Skindred, Jettblack, Boy Jumps Ship, Fink, Sunset Sons, Thomas J Speight
  • 2013

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  • Friday
  • Main Stage – The Vaccines, Everything Everything, Frightened Rabbit, The Other Tribe, Nina Nesbitt, Drenge, Ryan Keen, The Struts, Velcro Hooks, Hazards
  • Unleashed – Benga, Redlight, Mistajam, Friction, Ayar Marar, Majestic, Second City, Jello, Darko
  • Mavericks – We Are the Ocean, Dinosaur Pile Up, Tall Ships, The Physics House Band, Royal Blood, PJP Band, Dark Horses, I Am Giant, Gnarwolves, Bloody Knees, Honey, Week Night Thieves
  • The Point – Dusky, Bondax, Monki, Eton Messy, Discoguns, Adam Wyatt & Jim Rider, Alex Locke & Sean Moyle
  • Saturday
  • Main Stage – Basement Jaxx, Miles Kane, Delphic, Little Comets, Clean Bandit, Man Like Me, Ben Caplan, The Dexters, The Dedicated Nothing, Land of the Giants,
  • Unleashed Stage – Simian Mobile Disco, Xxxy, Fenech Soler, Jakwob, Tom Staar, Jac The Disco, Ry Spencely, Jose Hugo, Ashley Thomas
  • Mavericks – Mallory Knox, Hawk Eyes, Brother & Bones, Crowns, Steve Smyth, The Sea, Dolomite Minor, Young Aviators, Rat Attack, Bad Channels
  • The Point – T.Williams, Gorgon City, Maribou State, Panda, Robin Paris, Ant Durkin, Luke Gledhill
  • Sunday
  • Main Stage – Ben Howard, The Joy Formidable, Tom Odell, Swim Deep, Hudson Taylor, Ahab, Story Books, Amber States, These Reigning Days
  • Unleashed – Grandmaster Flash, B.Traits ft MC Juma, CJ Beatz, Skints, Snatch The Wax, Breaks Collective, Kind Louie, Will Bailey
  • Mavericks – Temples, Little Barrie, The Virginmarys, The Computers, Wet Nuns, A Plastic Rose, Dancers, Great Cynics, Moriarty
  • The Point – MJ Cole, Copy Paste Soul, DEVolution, Justin Harris, Tim Nice, Piers Kirwan, Delux DJs
  • 2012

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  • Friday
  • Main Stage – Ed Sheeran, The Ting Tings, Donavno Frankenreiter, The Big Pink, The Jezabels, Sissy & The Blisters, Jake Bugg, Towns, Gabrielle Aplin, Gecko
  • Unleashed – DJ Fresh, Sway, Clement Marfo & The Frontline, Major Look, Snatch The Wax, Tim Nice, Deluxx DJs & Sax, Dante Gabriel, Robin Paris
  • Vans Stage – Pulled Part by Horses, While She Sleeps, Feed the Rhino, Hawk Eyes, Marmozets, Smoking Hearts, Great Cynics, Verses, As We Sink
  • Saturday
  • Main Stage – Dizzee Rascal, Maximo Park, Maverick Sabre, Delilah, Juan Zelada, Josh Kumra, Jenny O., Cut Ribbons, Lost Dawn
  • Unleashed – Zane Lowe, Doorly, NZ Shapeshifter, Krafty Kuts, The Beat Medics & Benny MC, Jac the Disco, Dancefloor Outlaws, Luke Gledhill, Ashley Thomas
  • Vans Stage – Set Your Goals, Futures, Turbowolf, Sharks, Eye Emma Jedi, Crowns, Exit Ten, Mixtapes, Eager Teeth, Hold the Sun, Kernuyck, Empire of Fools
  • Beach Sessions - Reel Big Fish, Xavier Rudd, The Black Seeds, The Skints, Aruba Red, Yes Sir Boss
  • 2011

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  • Friday
  • Main Stage – Klaxons, Bombay Bicycle Club, Eliz Doolittle, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Friends Electric, Cloud Control, Yaaks, Flashguns, Pippa Marias, Brother and Bones
  • Relentless Stage – DJ Yoda, Gentlemans Dub Club, The Skints, Urban Knights, Back Beat Soundsystem, DJ Natty, Solo Collective DJs
  • Vans Stage – KIGH DJ Set, Skindred, Twin Atlantic, Francesqa, Crazy Arm, Straight Lines, Bangers, Veils, Suitnoir
  • Saturday
  • Main Stage – Fat Boy Slim, Sub Focus, Zane Lowe, Stereo MC’s, Easy Star Allstars, Ben Howard, Willy Mason, Maverick Sabre, Dub the Earth, Lori Campbell, Crowns
  • Relentless Stage – Qemists, Lethal Bizzle, Art Brut, Wolf Gang, More Diamonds, The Violet May, I Am Harlequin, Spree, Solo Collective, DJ Natty
  • 2010

  • Friday
  • Main Stage – Newton Faulkner, Seastick Steve, Xaver Rudd, Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Alan Pownall, Lisa Mitchell, Goldhawks, Peggy Sue, Thomas Ford
  • Relentless Stage – Charlie G, Gallows, Rolo Tomassi, Dwarves, TGOAT, Devil Sold His Soul, The Chapman Family, Japanese Voyeurs, Turbowolf, Sometime Never, The James Cleaver Quintet
  • Vans Stage – Kristoff, We Are The Ocean, Trash Talk, The Computers, Chickenhawk, Casino Brawl, Sharks, Lower Than Atlantis, Goodtime Boys, Cerebral Ballzy, March of the Raptors, Crocus, Rash Decision
  • Saturday
  • Main Stage – Leftfield, Chase & Status, Example, French Horn Rebellion, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Fenech Soler, Boy Who Trapped The Sun, Matthew P, Fishermans Friends, Three Minute Warning
  • Relentless Stage – Klimax & Benny MC, Chase & Status (DJ Set), New Young Pony Club, Crystal Fighters, Crazy P, Punks Jump Up, Urban Knights, The Cheek, Sound of Guns, Morning Parade, Teenagersintokyo, The Wild
  • Vans Stage – Jon Kennedy, Madina Lake, Young Guns, Failsafe, Little Fish, Paris Riots, Cars on Fire, White Belt Yellow Tag, Jettblack, Everything Burns, The Sum Of, WFFTS, Ape
  • Beach Sessions - The Futureheads, Zero 7 (DJ Set), Natty, Ben Howard, Reverend SS
  • 2009

  • Friday
  • Main Stage – The Streets, Calvin Harris, Roots Manuva, The King Blues, Ash Grunwald, Master Shortie, Gold Teeth, Cosmo Jarvis, Rob Sawyer
  • Boardmasters Relentless Stage – Kissy Sell Out, Freeland, Pete & The Pirates, Fionn Regan, Sky Larkin, Wallis Bird, The Sea, Party Horse, The Answering Machine, The Boy Who Trapped in the Sun,
  • Vans Stage – Brakes, Xcerts, Dinosaur Pile Up, Failsafe, This City, Jettblack, Telegraphs, Crazy Arm, Gentlemens Pistols, Suit Noir, San Pablo,
  • Saturday
  • Main Stage - Cypress Hill, Supper Furry Animals, Dan le Sac, Dreadzone, Will and the People, Ben Howard, Tristan Prettyman, Max Tuohy, Back Beat Soundsystem
  • Boardmasters Relentless Stage – Pendulum (DJ Set), Filthy Dukes, Tommy Sparkes, James Yuill, Fanfarlo, Chew Lips, Haunts, Rosie & The Goldbug, Pete Lawrie
  • Vans Stage – Ghost of a Thousand, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Plight, Outcry Collective, Hexes, The Computers, Sharks, Turbowolf, White Man Kamikaze, Don Broco, Everything Burns
  • Beach Sessions - The Blackout, We Are The Ocean, Pete Murray, Ben Howard, Sneaky Sound System, Jelly Jazz
  • 2008

  • Friday
  • Main Stage - Groove Armada, The Zutons, Audio Bullys, Morcheeba, Natty, The Black Seeds, Yoav, Beau Young, Jersey Budd
  • Second Stage - Mystery Jets, The Holloways, Haunts, Sam Issaac, Jeremy Walmsley, Jersey Budd, Bookhouse Boys, The Locarnos, Rosie & The Goldbug
  • Saturday
  • Main Stage - The Pigeon Detectives, The Futureheads, Reverend & The Makers, Glas Vegas, The Young Knives, The Rifles, The Displacements, Red Light Company, Sam Isaac, Astro Firs
  • Second Stage - Gallows, Ghost of a Thousand, Johnny Truant, In Case of Fire, Slaves to Gravity, Hexes, Fighting With Wire, Skirtbox, Lioness
  • Cancellations

    Due to ex-hurricane Bertha causing chaos across Britain, the organisers of the festival were forced to cancel the final day of Boardmasters 2014 at the Watergate Bay site. Artists due to perform were Bastille, George Ezra, Reel Big Fish, DJ EZ, 2manydjs and Catfish & The Bottlemen.

    However, the surf competition at Fistral Beach continued as normal and full refunds for the cancelled day were received by customers.

    Award Nominations

    Boardmasters was nominated for ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ at the 2014 UK Festival Awards, alongside Secret Garden Party, Camp Bestival, and winners We Are FSTVL.


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