BOARDMASTERS adds OVER 60 MORE ACTS,

BOARDMASTERS adds OVER 60 MORE ACTS,

 

Boardmasters festival has even more huge news to share, as summer draws ever closer … 60 more acts have been added to the line up for this year’s festival! These new acts join Boardmasters headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J for five days of sun, surf and world-class music across two simply stunning sites – Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach. Cornwall’s own surf and music festival takes place this year from Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 August on the sun-drenched Cornish coast, tickets are on sale NOW via the website.

‘Dream Catch Me’ hitmaker Newton Faulkner has today been added to the Boardmasters bill. Newton is no stranger to Boardmasters, having dazzled crowds with his spellbinding folky sets in 2007 and 2010, as well as playing the Beach Session in 2011. Making his grand return and gracing the Main Stage, Newton will no doubt delight his South-West fans with classics including ‘Gone In The Morning’, ‘Teardrop’ and many more. Frances will also be taking to the Main Stage. The Oxford-born singer songwriter who released her debut studio album‘Things I’ve Never Said’ earlier this year. The incredible, vibrant afrobeat electro-funk eight-piece band Ibibio Sound Machine, fronted by singer Eno Williams have also today been added to the Main Stage line-up.

The Land of Saints stage, famous for bringing the indie rock vibe to Watergate Bay, today adds the likes of Lower Than Atlantis, Lucy Rose, Fickle Friends, Formation, Honeyblood to its head banging summer line-up. Today also sees acts added to the Unleashed tent where the party really gets going with the biggest, most banging tunes, including Star One now lined up for Boardmasters’ ultimate party big top. Not forgetting the spiritual home of dance and electro – The Point. With a line-up sure to get everyone raving into the early hours,Flashmob and Carly Foxx are amongst the acts to join the thumping bill.

The View is back, and what a view it is! Bringing new and emerging artists to perform against an unforgettable backdrop, Boardmasters has today unveiled the line-up for this August.Marcus McCoan, Mullally, Haunt The Woods, Winters Hill, John Buckley, Catherine McGrath, Isaac Gracie, Sonny, Patrick James, River Matthews, Lily Rendle, Maisy Start Walter, Boo Seeka, Joe Fox, Wildwood Kin, Matt Maltese, A K Patterson and Tommy Ashby complete The View’s bill of the freshest future stars.

The Netloft made its Boardmasters debut last year with success in epic proportions. The carefully curated line-up is made up of under the radar and ready to be discovered artists. Check them out here first. She Drew The Gun, Saint PHNX, Charlotte Carpenter, Chris Haddon, White Room, Charlie Bowdery, Lives, Ider, Alice Jemima, Get Inuit, Wild Front, Her’s, Secret Tongues, Suzie Mac, Rue, Banfi, Meadowlark, Childcare, Dextric, William The Conquerer, Indian Queens and Mog Jones make up the line-up for this intimate stage.

In further festival developments, today also sees the announcement of Boardmasters’ first-ever on-site restaurant, The Wild Oyster, hosted by chef Lee Skeet. Lee, one of the most exciting chefs in the South-West has worked at some of the world’s most esteemend restaurants. He’s since returned to his native Cornwall. The Wild Oyster will be serving up breakfast, as well as a five-course taster menu, using the freshest, locally-sourced Cornish produce. The restaurant, which boasts breathtaking views from the Watergate Bay cliff top, is a must for festival foodies. Booking is essential via the Boardmasters website.

Boardmasters can also reveal details for this year’s Glamping options at the all-new Cloud Nine Boutique Campsite. Adding a touch of luxury to the Boardmasters experience, this is glamorous accommodation on site. Boardmasters is offering a variety of Glamping options to suit the requirements of different group sizes. There are Pre-Erected Tent Packages, Bell Tents, Beach Huts, Tipis, Yurts for up to six people, Shire Huts and two-person Stargazing Domes in a spacious campsite, topped off with posh loos. This is the ultimate Boardmasters experience with extra comfort and luxury. More information is available here.

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. Last year the grassroots surf and music festival welcomed over 150,000 festival goers to sunny Cornwall. Book your tickets now! Website link.

Ticket Information:
Watergate Bay tickets on sale NOW
Boardmasters operates a tiered ticket system with price bands for tickets changing over time. Book tickets now to guarantee the best price!
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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5 reasons to join the Sunset Sons on tour in Bali

5 reasons to join the Sunset Sons on tour in Bali

Sunset Sons have racked their brains to come up with five of the best reasons why you should join them in Bali this summer.

Undoubtedly it will be filled with mystery and mayhem but aside from that they’ll be staying at The S Resort Hidden Valley down on the Bukit peninsular just minutes away from world class waves.

For the less advanced surfers, there’s a few chilled spots to make the most of and thanks to The Perfect Wave crew, there’s an action-packed schedule filled with gigs, yoga and Bintangs.

Here’s Sunset Sons top five reasons…

“It’s warm ……. the average temperature down on the Bukit Peninsular is a perfect 27 degrees – not too hot, not too cold. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning so you can always get a good night’s sleep after a full day surfing with us lad”

“There are shed loads of WAVES within a few minutes scoot or van ride including Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Impossibles, Bingin, Dreamland, Nusa Dua or we can venture up the coast to Canggu. After a day in the water you can even book a massage at S Resort to help relax tired muscles from all the paddling, or join a yoga class if you feel like behaving like a pretzel”

“GIGS!
This will most likely be the only chance you will get so see us play this summer. We’ve got three intimate shows lined up for everyone that joins us on the trip, two at the resort and one on the cliffs of Uluwatu. Having said that, it’s more than likely there will be guitars lying around so we’re will probably play a few more acoustic sessions throughout the week”

“The natural beauty and cultural history is what makes Bali so special. From waterfalls and lakes to volcanoes and beaches, there’s a lot more to this island than just the surf. You can also go along to the temple at Uluwatu and see the sunset ceremony which is an unmissable experience in our eyes”

“BEER – Bintang is always kept at 4 degrees. This temperature is when beer is at its most refreshing and flavoursome. Grab one and enjoy it with your delicious dinner from the onsite restaurant”

So, there you have it. Five reasons why you should join Sunset Sons for a week of fun, sun, surfing and rocking out to some tunes in Bali.

Location: Bali
Duration: 7 Nights
Accommodation: S Resort Hidden Valley
What’s Included: 3 x Sunset Sons Live Shows, Q&A Evening, Signed CD, Professional Photo, Daily Breakfast, Dinner, Return Airport Transfers, Daily Beach Shuttles, Yoga Sessions, Free WIFI, Government Taxes & Hotel Service Charges.
Dates: 17th – 24th June 2017
Price: from £849 (based on two sharing)

Book here

BOARDMASTERS ANNOUNCES HUGE HEADLINERS

BOARDMASTERS ANNOUNCES HUGE HEADLINERS

BOARDMASTERS ANNOUNCES HUGE HEADLINERS TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, JAMIROQUAI AND ALT-J FOR 2017

At Watergate Bay’s first light this morning, Boardmasters announced its first wave of acts playing in 2017 – including all Main Stage headliners and many more. 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.

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. Last year the grassroots surf and music festival welcomed over 150,000 festival goers to sunny Cornwall. Book your tickets now! Website link.

Ticket Information:

Watergate Bay tickets on sale NOW

Boardmasters operates a tiered ticket system with price bands for tickets changing over time. Book tickets now to guarantee the best price!

All tickets on sale now (Charger ticket includes bus pass, parking, VIP camping, Beach Session gigs, After Parties, Boardmasters t-shirt and tote bag)

Click the link for tickets and info for 2017’s Boardmasters festival of music and surfing in Cornwall   

Sunset Sons – 24 Hours in London

Sunset Sons – 24 Hours in London

Nixon Europe hung out and filmed Sunset Sons around and after their sold out show at London’s KOKO

UK and European Tour starts Monday 17 October. Tickets: sunsetsons.com

NEXT WEEK
OCT17
Mon 19:00 · 68 guests
Aberdeen
OCT18
Tues 19:00 · 39 guests
OCT19
Wed 19:00 · 27 guests
newcastle wylam brewery
OCT20
Thurs 19:00 · 21 guests
Sheffield
OCT22
Sat 19:00 · 54 guests
Manchester
OCT23
Sun 19:00 · 20 guests
Nottingham
LATER THIS MONTH
OCT24
Mon 19:00 · 13 guests
OCT26
Wed 19:00 · 12 guests
OCT27
Thurs 19:00 · 46 guests
OCT28
Fri 19:00 · 31 guests
OCT30
Sun 19:00 · 22 guests
OCT31
Mon 19:00 · 22 guests

 

Fri 19:00 in UTC+01 · 30 guests
Bremen, Germany
NOV5
Sat 19:00 in UTC+01 · 56 guests
Düsseldorf, Germany
NOV6
Sun 19:00 in UTC+01 · 15 guests
Heidelberg, Germany
NOV8
Tues 19:00 in UTC+01 · 31 guests
Paris, France
NOV10
Thurs 19:00 in UTC+01 · 27 guests
Amsterdam, Netherlands
NOV11
Fri 19:00 in UTC+01 · 40 guests
Brussels, Belgium
NOV12
Sat 19:00 in UTC+01 · 20 guests
Erlangen, Germany
NOV14
Mon 19:00 in UTC+01 · 9 guests
Freiburg, Germany
NOV15
Tues 19:00 in UTC+01 · 21 guests
Zürich, Switzerland
NOV16
Wed 19:00 in UTC+01 · 6 guests
Solothurn, Switzerland
NOV17
Thurs 19:00 in UTC+01 · 40 guests
Lyon, France

 

 

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Boardmasters Music Gallery

Boardmasters Music Gallery

Over five nights there was a heck of lot of action last week… We’ve covered the surfing already but Boardmasters is more than just a surf comp.

From the Beach Sessions at Fistral up to sold out nights at Watergate Boardmasters delivered possibly the best year yet. The stunning sunshine certainly helped things along. Arguably the best weekend of weather this summer.

Everyone will have their own highlight, be it a band, an experience or just hanging with your mates in the sun overlooking a beautiful beach. Here’s a few moments captured by the Boardmasters team of photog’s and our own Sharpy.

Next year’s dates have been announced so get it in your diary from August 9-13!

Share your highlights with the crew on Twitter

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Want To Interview Sunset Sons?!

Want To Interview Sunset Sons?!

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Love Sunset Sons? Going to be at Boardmasters? Have an inquisitive nature?

Well we’ve got a treat for you. Carve and Dragon have teamed up to give you the chance to interview Sunset Sons and Skindog next week.

Here’s the prize:
• A spot at Sunset Sons sold out Boardmasters Beach Sessions gig on Thursday 11 August.
• Brunch with the band & Ben Skinner the morning after the show on Friday 12 August.
• The chance to interview five awesome guys all in one room.
• A pair of cool Dragon H2O Floatable sunnies, perfect for a weekend by the sea!

On the Friday, post an epic Thursday night set, you’ll get to hang out with the band, eat some grinds at the Headland Hotel and interview the guys. We’ll be there to grab some shots and also put your feature online. Ben Skinner will also be in attendance so that’s a bunch of legends all in one room.

To win, all you need to do is send us three questions that you’d like to ask the guys, be it as a group or to a specific member. Get creative, as the most inventive/funny/insightful will score this ace, life-enhancing experience.

Email your three sample questions to us at comps@carvemag.com by 11am Monday 8 August and we’ll let you know by 3pm that day if you’ve won by email. You’ll obvs need to be available during the evening Thursday 11 August and first thing in the morning (9am ish) Friday 12 August.  Exact time to be confirmed asap once we’ve nailed down when Ben’s competing.

The Band

Through good luck, hard work, bags of talent and constant touring its all come together for the band. This spring they released their debut album, ‘Very Rarely Say Die’ to critical acclaim and now you have a chance to interview them. Who wouldn’t love to interview the Sunset Sons? They’re such cool guys, surf and a real laugh too. For more on Sunset Sons go to www.sunsetsons.com and you can buy the album on iTunes here. Hit them up on Twitter / Insty / FaceyB.
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Dragon

For more on Dragon hit their website or follow them on Insty…

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Terms & Conditions:

* The tickets are non-transferable and not for re-sale.
* To enter you need to be over 18 (due to Beach Sessions being over 18).
* The competition is limited to one entry per person.
* The winning entry will be drawn from all entries received by the closing date.
* The winner will be notified on Monday 8 August.
* The winner must claim their prize within 48 hours of the notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and Orca Publications reserve the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with the competition rules.
* The dining experience with Sunset Sons & Ben Skinner will be organised with the competition winner in advance of Friday 12 August.
* The interview opportunity with Sunset Sons & Ben Skinner will take place during the dining experience on behalf of Carve & Surfgirl.