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Boardmasters Festival Newquay

Wed, 8 Aug 18 - Mon, 13 Aug 18

A surf, skate & music festival in Newquay, North Cornwall.

Boardmasters blues will be a distant memory as dates for 2018 have now been revealed. Following last summer’s bigger-than-ever, sold-out Boardmasters, Cornwall’s own surf and music festival will return to Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay from 8 – 13 August 2018. Tickets are available via the Boardmasters website.

Headliners this year will be…






Indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen are a musical tour de force. The platinum-selling Welsh quartet, fronted by energetic lead vocalist Van McCann, have been hailed by NME as “one of the best live bands in the game”, and as they take to the Boardmasters Main Stage on Friday 10 August on their return to Watergate Bay, festivalgoers can expect an electrifying set filled with early hits like ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Kathleen’, as well as cuts from their number one sophomore album ‘The Ride’.

Since bursting on to the scene with his multi-platinum debut album ‘Wanted on Voyage’ in 2014, George Ezra has continually stunned audiences with his distinctively soulful voice and jubilant live shows. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter behind chilled-out hits ‘Budapest’, ‘Blame It On Me’, ‘Don’t Matter Now’, and recent anthemic release ‘Paradise’, will close the Main Stage with his warm vocals as the sun sets on Watergate Bay on Sunday 12 August.

In 2016, after a six-year hiatus, grime veteran Kano released his critically-lauded album ‘Made In The Manor’ and headlined Boardmasters Unleashed stage with one of the most talked about performances of the festival weekend. This year, with a UK festival exclusive, Kano will be returning to the sun-drenched coast with what’s sure to be another electrifying set featuring fan favourites ‘3 Wheel-ups’, ‘GarageSkankFREESTYLE’ and ‘P’s and Q’s’.

Electro-dance trio Years & Years conquered 2015 with their number one debut album ‘Communion’ which earned them four prestigious BRIT Award nominations, and now Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen are gearing up for their massive return. The ‘King’ and ‘Shine’ hitmakers, known for their exuberant performances, will bring a splash of colour to the weekend’s festivities.

With a number one album that has gone on to sell millions worldwide, soulful sensation Rag’n’Bone Man was the sound of the summer and Boardmasters is stoked to announce his return to this year’s festival. Rory Graham, better known as Rag’n’Bone Man, has had unprecedented success since releasing global smash ‘Human’ in 2016: follow-up singles ‘Skin’ and ‘Grace’ are instant classics and have made Graham one of the most-heard voices on the radio. He’s also bagged two BRIT Awards and is nominated in this year’s category for British Male Solo Artist.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, even more acts have been added to the fantastic Boardmasters bill today, including two of the biggest indie rock bands to emerge from Britain over the past few years: Friendly Fi
Boardmasters ticket system is tiered, with price bands for tickets changing over time. Guarantee the best price for Boardmasters 2018 by booking tickets soon. For information regarding Boardmasters tickets and prices, please visit the website.

Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, Boardmasters was born in 1981. Expect parties that run late into the night and a beautiful beach to recuperate on during the day. The 5-day event is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach, where world class International Surf Competitions take place, and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay

Fistral Beach & Watergate Bay
Towan Headland


Wed, 8 Aug 18
Mon, 13 Aug 18
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Fistral Beach, Newquay