Boardmasters WSL

Boardmasters WSL

Boardmasters began back in ’81 as the UKs biggest pro comp, this year Boardmasters OPEN will play host to the biggest names in pro surfing as they take to the waves to battle it out for the coveted Boardmasters top spots across five exhilarating days.

It’s a pleasure once again to have the WSL return to Newquay for the Boardmasters OPEN; WSL competitions include the Animal Pro (QS1,000) mens and womens division and the BFGoodrich Longboard Pro (LQS1,000) mens and womens division. Athlete registration is open now at www.worldsurfleague.com
Plus festival-goers will get the chance to catch the next surfing generation of hotly-tipped groms in the Havaianas Junior OPEN, boys and girls division. Junior athlete registration is open now at boardmasters.com/surf

Festival goers can also sign up for Surf and Adventure packages to make the most of their time soaking up the best of what Cornwall has to offer. Surf packages cater for all abilities, with lessons available from Thursday – Sunday. Boardmasters works alongside established local surf schools and expert instructors including Fistral Beach Surf School, Escape Surf School, Westcountry Surf School and Blue Surf School to provide these lessons and get attendees in the water, with 2022 surf lessons fuelled by Fulfil.

Adventure packages are available to book too, including coasteering, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkel SUP safari, perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Leading local activity providers Newquay Activity Centre and Bare Feet Coasteer partner with Boardmasters to put these packages on.

Fistral Beach will transform into a bustling Surf Village with the help of Boardmasters 2022 partners including Animal, BFGoodrich, Fulfil, Havaianas, Lidl, Sperry and many more – with lots of exciting surprises in store including Animal and BFGoodrich WSL pro surf competitions, the return of Lidl Mudder, the infamous Havaianas flip flop shower plus Fulfil’s surf simulator.
See you at the beach…

Boardmasters Second Wave

Boardmasters Second Wave

The second wave of acts for Boardmasters 2022 is announced today, as Day Tickets for this summer’s festival go on sale this week. The Lathums, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Wombats, Self Esteem, Mimi Webb and 60+ more join the line-up for Cornwall’s own surf and music festival which will be headlined this year by George Ezra, Disclosure and Kings of Leon. Taking place from 10-14 August 2022 across two stunning sites on the Cornish coast, Boardmasters’ sought after Day Tickets go on pre-sale on Thursday 4 February, and general on sale Friday 5 February (Wednesday and Thursday Entry Camping, VIP Camping, and 3 Day No Camping tickets have all sold out in record time). Fans can sign up for the Boardmasters Day Tickets pre-sale at boardmasters.com – we’ll see you at the beach.

Bombay Bicycle Club are set to make a welcome return to Cornish shores. The London indie-rock four-piece released their acclaimed fifth studio album ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ in 2020, with the first single released from the album, Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You), hailed as a triumphant return to form for the band, marking the return of the band after a three-year hiatus. One of Britain’s very best live bands, Bombay Bicycle Club are sure to deliver an unmissable set at Boardmasters this summer.

The Wombats will be bringing all of the festival feels to Boardmasters 2022. The Liverpool trio have an arsenal of bangers from a career spanning 15 years, including Let’s Dance To Joy Division, If You Ever Leave I’m Coming With You, Greek Tragedy and Moving To New York. Scoring their first number 1 album just last month with ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’, 2022 is looking like a huge year for The Wombats.

Wigan’s very own indie 4-piece, The Lathums join the Boardmasters line up for 2022. This follows a huge 2021 for the boys, whose debut album ‘How Beautiful Can Life Be’, released last November, immediately hit the top spot in the UK charts. They’re heading out on tour this year, including a stop off at Watergate Bay for Boardmasters.

Also joining the line-up for Boardmasters 2022, I Do This All The Time hitmaker, one of the most exciting experimental popstars of the moment, and BBC Introducing Artist of the Year 2021 – Self Esteem, along with neo-soul songstress Greentea Peng, the emerging London rapper behind Peng Black Girls – Enny, and 21-year-old popstar and nothing short of TikTok sensation Mimi Webb. Plus also for Boardmasters, there’s West London’s Kurupt FM – stars of People Just Do Nothing and Kurupt FM: Big In Japan, as well as Holy Goof who’ll be taking to the decks with hits including Down For You, and alt-rockersPalace whose new album ‘Shoals’ is due for release this year. JC Stewart will be heading to Boardmasters, too, along with singer-songwriter and So My Darling hitmaker Rachel Chinouriri. A man needing no introduction – Jax Jones – who comes armed with a catalogue of festival floor fillers joins the Boardmasters line up alongside, Franky Wah, 220 Kid, Mall Grab and Flava D presents 3 Flavas. Find the full line-up here.

With more acts set to be announced, Boardmasters 2022 will be an incredible 5 day celebration of music and surfing with the backdrop of the stunning Cornwall coastline. And this week, fans can purchase Day Tickets for this year’s Boardmasters, with pre-sale from 10am, Thursday 4 February, and remaining tickets on sale from 10am, Friday 5 February. Boardmasters encourages fans not to miss out, and to sign up for the pre-sale now at www.boardmasters.com. With demand at an all-time high, Wednesday and Thursday Entry Camping, VIP Camping and 3 Day No Camping tickets have all sold out in record time.

WSL (World Surf League) returns this year for the Boardmasters OPEN surf competition, taking place over five days at the stunning Fistral Beach. The biggest names in international, pro surfing will take to the waves to battle it out for the coveted Boardmasters top spots. Competitions include the Boardmasters OPEN (QS1000) mens and womens division and Boardmasters Longboard Pro (LQS1000) mens and womens division. In addition to the WSL QS and LQS events, the Boardmasters Junior OPEN boys and girls division will also take place at Fistral Beach.

Beyond the music, festival goers can sign up for Surf and Adventure packages to make the most of their time soaking up the best of what Cornwall has to offer. Surf packages cater for all abilities, with lessons available from Thursday – Sunday. Boardmasters works alongside established local surf schools and expert instructors including Fistral Beach Surf School, Escape Surf School, Westcountry Surf School and Blue Surf School to provide these lessons and get attendees in the water. Surf packages are priced at £35 pp for 2 hours.

Plus, adventure packages are available to book too, including coasteering, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkel SUP safari, perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Leading local activity providers Newquay Activity Centre and Bare Feet Coasteer partner with Boardmasters to put these packages on. Priced at £50 pp, activities range from 2-3 hours total.

Following Boardmasters 2021, NME wrote that Boardmasters 2021 “oozes togetherness and inspires a genuine camaraderie amongst the legions of music fans who walk in as strangers, but leave as friends”. Earmilk described it as “ the UK’s blissful beach haven for music”, and Vocal Girls Club enjoyed “arguably the best weekend of 2021”. Cornwall Live added it was “the perfect salvation” following a tough few years for young people. Check out the Boardmasters 2021 photo gallery here.

Day Tickets for Boardmasters 2022 go on sale via pre-sale at 10am, Thursday 4 February and remaining Day Tickets go on sale from 10am, Friday 5 February. Visit boardmasters.com for more information, and to sign up for the pre-sale.

Boardmasters Headliners

Boardmasters Headliners

Boardmasters will be back next year from 10 – 14 August 2022, following a huge, sold-out festival this summer. Today, 2022’s huge headline acts are revealed as Kings of Leon who make their long-awaited Boardmasters debut, George Ezra and Disclosure, along with 10+ more world-class acts. Cornwall’s own surf and music festival is set to welcome the biggest names in music, and the most exciting surf talent to the UK’s most spectacular festival settings of Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach, Cornwall. Tickets for Boardmasters go on sale from 5pm, Friday 29 October 2021, with pre-sale on sale on Thursday 28 October via boardmasters.com.

Kings of Leon will be headlining Boardmasters Main Stage as the sun sets across Watergate Bay on Sunday 14 August. Their 8th album ‘When You See Yourself’, released in 2021, continued a run of 6 consecutive albums to debut at #1 in the UK. The multi-Grammy and BRIT Award winning group will be performing songs from all 8 of their albums. Boardmasters will be their first UK festival show since they headlined Reading & Leeds Festival in 2018.

After the chart-topping success of ‘Staying at Tamara’s’ in 2018, George Ezra will make his triumphant return to Watergate Bay, headlining on Friday at Boardmasters 2022. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter will bring his upbeat hits to the Main Stage, rousing the crowds with infectious choruses from his number one singles, ‘Shotgun’ and ‘Paradise’, as well as soulful and moving sounds like ‘Hold My Girl’.

Grammy-nominated dance duo Disclosure make their Boardmasters debut, taking the coveted Saturday Main Stage headline slot. Their new EP ‘Never Enough’ will be taken across Europe on a huge headline tour in 2022 including a stop on the Cornish coast. The house music innovators are set to make waves, delivering an electrifying performance for revellers to dance the night away at Watergate Bay.

What’s more, Boardmasters is unveiling 10+ more acts today, including Brit alt-rock four-piece Bastille. The quartet will be lighting up the Main Stage with their euphoric hits such as ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Good Grief’. Plus, reggae heavy-hitter Damian “Jr Gong” Marley heads to Boardmasters to deliver a standout performance including music from his Grammy-winning ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ and ‘Stony Hill’ albums. Singer-songwriter and indie icon Declan McKenna also joins the bill, along with ‘Lost Without You’ chart-topper Freya Ridings, and Bristol-born bandIDLES who will headline the Land of Saints stage next summer, sure to bring an electrifying, high-octane set.

Arguably the UK’s most exciting DJ and producer, the man behind huge hits including ‘Head & Heart’ and ‘BED’,Joel Corry will be headlining the Unleashed stage next summer. Plus, Brit-nominated soul sensation Joy Crookeswill be coming to Cornwall, making her Boardmasters debut.

The View will play host to Lime Cordiale, the pop-rock duo heading to Boardmasters all the way from Sydney, Australia, while over at The Point, Patrick Topping will be hitting the decks. Having risen to fame after the TikTok community began sharing and making videos of his songs, Sam Ryder has gone on to make his own songs on the viral video platform. The singer and rhythm guitarist joins the line-up for next summer’s Boardmasters.

Acclaimed producer and DJ Shy FX also joins the Boardmasters line up for DB90, with Sons of the East making a welcome return to Cornish shores. And last but by no means least, Tom Grennan, who needs no introduction, and has made a name for himself releasing charting singles like ‘This is the Place’ and ‘Little Bit of Love’, will be heading to Boardmasters next August.

With many more acts set to be announced, Boardmasters 2022 will be an incredible 5 day celebration of music and surfing with the backdrop of the stunning Cornwall coastline.

Fans can sign-up now for the Boardmasters pre-sale, which are available from Thursday 28 October. On Friday, General Admission, Wednesday and Thursday Camping tickets, 3 Day Non- Camping and VIP Camping tickets, plus Campervan and Car Parking will be going on sale for Boardmasters 2022. Fans will have the option of making use of the Deposit Scheme; booking their ticket with a £30 deposit and not needing to pay the balance until June 2022, or the Payment Plan with a £30 deposit and the further outstanding balance paid in fixed monthly installments, and the full amount not due until June 2022.

The Boardmasters OPEN announces its return for 2022. Festival goers can head to the stunning Fistral Beach where the Boardmasters OPEN will play host to the biggest names in pro surfing as they take to the waves to battle it out for the coveted Boardmasters top spots across five exhilarating days. Competitions include the Boardmasters OPEN mens and womens division, Boardmasters Longboard OPEN mens and womens division, and the Boardmasters Junior OPEN boys and girls division.

Beyond the music, festival goers can also sign up for Surf and Adventure packages to make the most of their time soaking up the best of what Cornwall has to offer. Surf packages cater for all abilities, with lessons available from Thursday – Sunday. Boardmasters works alongside established local surf schools and expert instructors including Fistral Beach Surf School, Escape Surf School, Westcountry Surf School and Blue Surf School to provide these lessons and get attendees in the water. Surf packages are priced at £35 pp for 2 hours.

Adventure packages are available to book too, including coasteering, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkel SUP safari, perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Leading local activity providers Newquay Activity Centre and Bare Feet Coasteer partner with Boardmasters to put these packages on. Priced at £50 pp, activities range from 2-3 hours total.

Plus, Cornish surfers Luke Dillon, Tassy Swallow and Lukas Skinner headed to Snowdonia Adventure Parc this week to film a new Boardmasters video which will be released tomorrow. Check it out and see what they got up to, tomorrow via Boardmasters social channels. 

Returning this year after a two-year hiatus, NME wrote that Boardmasters 2021 “oozes togetherness and inspires a genuine camaraderie amongst the legions of music fans who walk in as strangers, but leave as friends”. Earmilk described it as “ the UK’s blissful beach haven for music”, and Vocal Girls Club enjoyed “arguably the best weekend of 2021”. Cornwall Live added it was “the perfect salvation” following a tough few years for young people. This year’s sold-out Boardmasters played host to headliners Foals, Gorillaz and Jorja Smith, along with other huge names including Dizzee Rascal, Becky Hill, The Kooks, Kano, Mahalia and more. Plus, the Boardmasters OPEN made a thrilling welcome return to Cornish shores down at Fistral Beach. Check out the Boardmasters photo gallery here.

Tickets for Boardmasters 2022 go on sale at 5pm, Thursday 29 October 2021, with pre-sale tickets from Thursday 28 October. Visit boardmasters.com for more information.

Boardmasters announce headliners

Boardmasters announce headliners

Boardmasters returns this summer from 11 – 15 August 2021 and today, the first wave of artists have been revealed. Not one, not two, but all three headliners are announced today as Foals, Gorillaz and Jorja Smith. Plus, more than 100 of the world’s most exciting artists including Sam Fender, Lianne La Havas, Mahalia, Loyle Carner, The Kooks, Becky Hill, Jamie xx, Blossoms andslowthai have been added to the line-up for what’s set to be an unmissable five days on the Cornish coast. Cornwall’s own surf and music festival will welcome huge names making waves in international surfing at Fistral Beach, as well as an unbeatable line-up of world-class musical talent at Watergate Bay. 5 Day Camping tickets have sold out, with limited Day tickets going on sale alongside the announcement, see boardmasters.com for more information.

Fronted by Yannis Philippakis, Foals first burst onto the scene in 2008 with Antidotes, a release which cemented them instantly as a mighty musical tour de force. Three critically acclaimed LPs and a string of hit singles followed and, in 2019, Foals released two new studio albums, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Parts I & II, which between them secured the band their third Mercury Music Prize nomination, their first #1 UK album and Best British Group gong at The Brit Awards in 2020. Headlining Friday night at Boardmasters, fans can expect nothing short of an electrifying set, featuring their biggest hits including ‘My Number’, ‘Spanish Sahara’, ‘Exits’, ‘Mountain At My Gates’ and possibly some new music, too, with the band teasing a return to the studio just last year.

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Gorillaz and their self-titled debut album, and what better way to celebrate than with a huge Saturday night headline set at Watergate Bay. The biggest virtual band on the planet led by Damon Albarn with 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs, will put on a full scale production, a feast for the eyes and ears.

Wearing the crown as the British queen of r&b and soul, Jorja Smith is Sunday night’s headline act. Since the release of Mercury-nominated album Lost And Found in 2018, Jorja has fast become one of the most exciting rising stars in the UK. She’s collaborated with everyone from Burna Boy, Popcaan and Maverick Sabre, and has just announced a brand-new eight-track project out in May. With hits including ‘Blue Lights’, ‘Teenage Fantasy’ and ‘Be Honest’, Jorja will bring Boardmasters 2021 to an epic close.

Today’s announcement unveils over 100 more artists who are set to play Boardmasters this August. Having toured around the UK and Europe, Geordie singer-songwriter Sam Fender is now set to bring his big guitar anthems and inimitable vocals to Watergate Bay this summer. Recently nominated in the ‘Female Solo’ category for this year’s BRIT Awards, Lianne La Havas will add a slice of summer soul, along with R&B royalty Mahalia, British MC Loyle Carner, and ‘Naive’ and ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’ indie favourites The Kooks.

Becky Hill has a catalogue of huge hits which are perfect for dancing the night away at Watergate Bay, including ‘Afterglow’, ‘Back & Forth’, ‘Wish You Well’ and ‘Lose Control’. Also not to be missed, DJ and producer Jamie xx, one of the UK’s biggest indie bands of the moment Blossoms, and Northampton’s own Grammy-nominated slowthai.

Boardmasters also adds Andy C + Tonn Piper, Basement Jaxx DJ set, Maribou State DJ set, Honey Dijon, Eats Everything, Netsky, Django Django, Beabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Young T & Bugsey, Sonny Fodera, Kojey Radical, Jade Bird, Ocean Wisdom, Sigala Live, Griff, Maverick Sabre, Holly Humberstone, Olivia Dean, The Snuts, Chris Lorenzo, Metrik, Tiffany Calver and Jaguar Skills plus many more.

See below for the full line-up so far for Boardmasters 2021.

With two stunning sites on the Cornish coast, Boardmasters has plenty on offer beyond the music. At Fistral Beach, the UK’s surfing mecca, Boardmasters will host the biggest names on the surf scene for five days of competitions, the Boardmasters OPEN and the BFGoodrich Longboard OPEN. Head to Fistral Beach to watch the action unfold! Plus, there’ll be much more for festival-goers to enjoy, with yoga, gong baths, wellbeing workshops, beach cleans, coastal adventures, family fun, late night parties, VIP DJ sets, after parties, the UK’s biggest silent disco, a huge selection of street food, gourmet dining and live comedy.

Tixel will operate as the official peer-to-peer resale site for this year’s Boardmasters festival tickets. Boardmasters festival organisers remind fans not to buy tickets from unofficial sources, including friends and people they meet via social media as these tickets will not be valid and they won’t be able to get into the festival. The only official source to buy resale tickets from is Tixel.

Boardmasters Festival Organiser and Co-Founder, Andrew Topham said, “We are delighted to be able to announce the first wave of artists for this year’s Boardmasters, including three world-class headliners, Foals, Gorillaz and Jorja Smith. On behalf of the entire Boardmasters team, we’d like to say a huge thank you to all our fans, artists, suppliers, the local community in Cornwall, and everyone who is involved in making this festival happen. Thank you for sticking with us over these past two years, your continued support has been truly overwhelming and quite simply, we couldn’t do it without you. Roll on August, we can’t wait to see you all this summer.”

BOARDMASTERS TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2021

BOARDMASTERS TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2021

Boardmasters festival returns to Newquay, 11-15 August 2021, and it is announced today that tickets will go on sale this Thursday 1 October at 8am. Cornwall’s own surf and music festival welcomes huge names making waves in international surfing at Fistral Beach, as well as an unbeatable line-up of world-class musical talent taking to the stage at Watergate Bay. Tickets will be available via the Boardmasters website.

This Thursday, ‘Tier 1’ tickets for Weekend Camping, Charger (the ultimate Boardmasters ticket), VIP Camping and 3-Day No Camping will be going on sale. Fans will have the option of booking their ticket with a £20 deposit and paying nothing until 2021, and customers can book with confidence in the knowledge that they will be eligible for a refund if the festival is unable to go ahead due to Covid-19.

Boardmasters Festival Organiser and Co-Founder, Andrew Topham said, “We are excited to be looking ahead to next year, making plans for Boardmasters and welcoming you all back in 2021. While we are living in uncertain times, the entire Boardmasters team remains positive that we’ll be able to gather to enjoy the very best live music and surfing, at our home on the Cornish coast next August. We are keeping a very close eye on the current situation, as well as the UK Government guidelines, which we will follow as the festival approaches. Boardmasters 2021 will go ahead, so long as it is entirely safe for us to do so.”

Tickets for Boardmasters 2021 go on sale this Thursday 1 October at 8am. Visit boardmasters.com for more information.