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.
The Halloween Masked Ball returns to its nefarious nocturnal haunt at Los Flambardos, Helston, Cornwall, on Saturday October 28, for another chapter of devilish hedonism, this time taking its cue from the seven deadly sins.
Seven deadly sins is an apt theme for the annual trip into the marvelous and macabre as it’s been seven times around the chopping block for the Halloween Masked Ball. You can be assured that the interpretation of the seven deadly sins – Masked Ball-style – will descend into a freefall of wanton debauchery
What are considered the most vile of all human behaviours – pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth – will take on a much more indulgent meaning courtesy of the creative team behind the Masked Ball.
Each of the deadly sins will be represented at the Halloween Masked Ball across a myriad of themed venues.
Based at Los Flambardos – a sprawling theme park, just outside of Helston – the Halloween Masked Ball has grown to become one of the largest Halloween parties in Europe with the dedication to costume and outlandish dress equalling only the tenacity to party.
One of the much-lauded charms of the Masked Ball is the production and detail to the maze of venues augmented by a sterling line-up of DJs, acts and performers.
This year drum and bass heavyweights Hospitality return to the big top to shake the gates of hell with some of the UK’s best breakbeat talent including Fred V vs Graphix, Hugh Hardie, Nu:Logic, Keeno, Makoto, S.P.Y presents In The Dark, Etherwood and Randall B2B S.P.Y.
Also on the rosta are Masked Ball favourite sinners and spinners Austin Ato, Future Garden, Bell Towers, Boca 45, DJ Format and MC Abdominal, DJ Suspect, Dafu and Cursa, Justin Robertson, Makoto, Paramida, Pete Issac, Too Many T’s plus seasoned international hellraisers Brandon Block and Bez.
Kelvin said: ““Seven deadly sins is a great theme and something that the ballers themselves came up with so we are dying to get it in place at Flambards. We’ve also got two new stages to be showing everyone as well as a brand new white knuckle ride – Sky-Force. The team can’t wait.”
The devil is in the detail, as they say, so worshipped venues such as The Technodrome, The Underworld, Durty Disco, 45 Live, Oh My God, It’s The Church and Loose People are back in full swing – alongside some new additions.
All the hellraising, spine-chilling rides will be open at Los Flambardos – including the brand new the Sky-Force. Rising 25 metres above the ground exerting a force of up to 3G while spinning 360 degrees and carrying up to 40 people, the Sky-Force is the biggest ride in the south west and sure to extract some ear-shattering screams.
Since its inaugural event in 2006, hosted in the depths of darkest Cornwall, The Halloween Masked Ball is one of two of the bi-annual jamborees of hi-jinx, frivolity and hedonism that have earned the events a loyal following.
The Masked Ball is a walk on the wild side and boasts a strong and varied musical line-up, set among a myriad of curated, stunning venues. The party is a strange and surreal sideshow of fairground follies, rock ‘n’ roll posturing and freak show craziness, all waiting to be discovered in a nocturnal theme park where strange things happen. A myriad of rooms, dancefloors, dens, hidden bars and unpredictable nano-venues, eccentric humour and epic raves, set to a soundtrack of New York disco, primal chants, cosmic guitar licks and terrifying techno.
For tickets and details go to www.halloweenmaskedball.net and follow The Masked Ball on Facebook for updates.
Early Bird Tickets SOLD OUT in record time.
Masked Ball operates a tiered ticketing system with price bands for tickets changing over time – the sooner you buy, the cheaper it is.
Entry is strictly 18+ only.
Boardmasters blues will be a distant memory as dates for 2018 have been revealed today. Following this 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 go on sale at 8am this Thursday 28th September via the Boardmasters website.
This year, Boardmasters welcomed 50,000 festivalgoers to enjoy world-class music from headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai, Alt-J and many more atop the picture-perfect setting of Watergate Bay. While the UK’s surf mecca Fistral Beach drew surf lovers in droves, with a record number of attendees watching the exhilirating international surf competition take place over five days. The Financial Times said Boardmasters is “fast becoming one of the UK’s most enticing summer music festivals”, while NME described the festival as “a perfect weekend mix of sun, surf and music in Cornwall.” The Cornish Guardian commented that this year’s festival was “a resounding success” and the Western Morning News called it “one of Cornwall’s coolest events.”
On Thursday (28 September), Early Bird tickets will go on sale to the general public. 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.
To relive this year’s epic festival, check out the epic Boardmasters 2017 After Movie below.
Bringing a unique mix of live music, surfing and cuisine to Seignosse, The Wander Landes Festival presented by VISSLA and Heads Beach Brewing Company celebrated its first year under sunshine and blue skies. Curated by Anglo-Aussie quartet Sunset Sons, the highly anticipated surf/sound experience welcomed hundreds of festival-goers to the French surf region between Thursday 21st September – Sunday 24thSeptember 2017.
Popping up at various hotspots throughout Seignosse, the four-day immersion into beach life culminated in one epic live show at the Salle des Bourdaines. Headlined by Hossegor locals Sunset Sons, The Wander Landes Festival showcased a string of musicians from across Europe including New Carnival, Nathan Ball, Lee-Ann Curren, Haunt the Woods and Consolers.
Sunset Sons commented: “We’ve had the pleasure of touring with some fantastic bands and artist over the years. Having a bunch of them join us in Seignosse has been a great experience and we have been overwhelmed by the local support. This town means a lot to us and we wanted to put on something special and it’s safe to say the debut year of The Wander Landes Festival went off more than expected. It looks like we’ll have to keep this puppy alive.”
Embracing the sands of Seignosse, Germany’s Consolerskick-started The Wander Landes Festival in style on Thursday 21st September at Heads Beach Brewing Company. Joined by a selection of local guest DJ’s including Sunset Sons frontman Rory Williams, the opening party made for a killer introduction to this grass roots music festival.
Marking the start of the water action was Friday’s official Foam Froth Surf Event courtesy of Catch Surf and Louvine. Kicking off proceedings with coffee and pastries, participants gathered to select their soft-top weapon of choice. Drawing musicians, pro surfers, industry veterans and fans, the no-rules event encouraged wave stealing and general bad surf etiquette.
Celebrating the street food craze, Friday evening of The Wander Landes Festival pulled in an 800-strong crowd as scores of food trucks set up shop for the widely anticipated street food event. Showcasing an all-star cast of local chefs and ninja home cooks, the Louvine terrace was bursting at the seams with hungry festival goers sampling the countless cuisines. Four-piece band Haunt the Woods added a music element to the culinary affair and this concluded their first performance at The Wander Landes Festival for 2017.
The stage on Saturday 23rd September saw Sunset Sons deliver a long-awaited performance on their adopted home turf. Renowned for their high-energy shows, local residents and devoted fans turned out in their masses to see the band headline festival proceedings. Performing hits such as ‘On the Road’ and ‘Remember,’ from their debut album ‘Very Rarely Say Die,’ all eyes were on the four-piece as they shared a slice of their new material with excited partygoers.
Joining Sunset Sons on stage was indie music’s rising stars New Carnival. Bringing a taste of Bristol to France, the infectious live performance energised partygoers and it was easy to see why this band always sell out headline shows. London-based singer songwriter Nathan Ball captivated the audience with an atmospheric show that swiftly became a talking point among festival guests. Checking in for round two was Hanover born band Consolers. Bringing their colourful chorus-driven sounds, the feel-good performance was the perfect fit for a beachside festival. Trading waves for the stage, Biarritz native and local surf legend Lee-Ann Curren showcased her musical flare with a solo set that impressed friends and fans. Warming up the crowd for the second time was harmonious foursome Haunt the Woods. Often found sharing the stage with Sunset Sons, the up-and-coming rock-folk band charmed The Wander Landes Festival crowd once again.
Festival Director Nicolas Dazet commented: “We really wanted to give the artists playing at the festival and our guests a true taste of Seignosse. It was a special four days and we already have ideas for next year.”
A closing party at Heads Beach Brewing Company marked the end of a successful event packed full of outstanding musical performances, fun and fearless surf sessions plus mouth-watering cuisine.
The Wander Landes Festival is proudly sponsored by VISSLA and Heads Beach Brewing Company.
Bonomelli continued his tear through the early rounds. – WSL / Laurent Masurel
The Boardmasters, Cornwall resumed in cleaner two-foot surf under a bright Cornish sun and saw competitors from almost all divisions take part in the second day of competition.
The remaining four heats of the QS Men’s Round 3 were first completed and witnessed the surprise eliminations of local favorites Alan Stokes, Luke Dillon and Kit Innes.
In the afternoon, men longboarders entered their final regional event of the season, and while the European title was decided at the previous stop in Galicia, surfers went out just as motivated to conquer the coveted Boardmasters trophy.
Newquay waterman Ben Skinner (GBR), 31, left no chance to his opponents in his opening matchup on home turf, and controlled the heat from start to finish with authority. The former event winner edged out Emilien Fleury to advance into the quarters where he’ll be facing compatriot Adam Griffiths (GBR).
“I’m so stoked just to be at home, it’s so nice after the three events and a lot of travelling,” Skinner commented. “Boardmasters has a 31-year history of some amazing events, as I was a kid it’s always something I looked up to so now to have the longboarders be part of it is amazing. I started surfing this event about eight years ago I think and have won it a couple of times, so I’m definitely looking to add one event title to my resume this year.”
Skinner’s salute to the huge crowds gathered at Fistral. – WSL / Laurent Masurel
“That’s just a whole different feeling being at home and having my wife and kids, and all the support from everyone down here it’s pretty special,” he continued. “There’s a lot going on for sure but I love it, even the distractions.”
Defending event champion Edouard Delpero (FRA), 26, bounced back after an early elimination in the QS division yesterday with a solid win in the over 9-foot board category. The young Frenchman found a better rhythm and negotiated the flat sections perfectly to post an impressive 14.74 heat total for his quarterfinal ticket.
Edouard Delpero knows a thing or two about nose-riding, too. – WSL / Laurent Masurel
“It’s complicated out there and you really have to be active, scouring the lineup to find the little ones that reform and offer a longer wall,” he reflected. “Unfortunately yesterday I couldn’t find the right waves, but today it was a little bit easier on a longboard and I managed to do ok. This event is awesome, very different from what we’re used to and a nice little escape in the summer. I hope I can continue to surf well and maybe even beat my brother for once if we do surf against each other later in the event.”
Said brother, Antoine Delpero (FRA), 30, rounded up the day with an uncharacteristic average performance, but enough to see him move into the quarters as well where he’ll match up with local Brit Sam Bleakley (GBR).
Bleakley will look to upset the current European Champion in the quarters. – WSL / Laurent Masurel
More information on the full festival lineup is available at boardmasters.co.uk.
The Boardmasters, Cornwall are scheduled from August 10-14, 2016 at Fistral Beach, Cornwall – England. For all results, photos, video highlights and press releases, log on to worldsurfleague.com.
The Boardmasters, Cornwall are supported by Surfers Against Sewage, Carve Mag, Corona, Relentless, Cornish Orchid, The Stable and MagicSeaWeed among others.
REMAINING BOARDMASTERS MEN’S QS RD3 RESULTS:
Heat 5: Bruce MacKie (BRB) 11.00, Tristan Guilbaud (FRA) 10.50, Che Allan (BRB) 9.56, Lens Arancibia Avila (FRA) 7.73
Heat 6: Monty Tait (AUS) 15.10, Jake Marshall (USA) 13.24, Chris Friend (AUS) 11.07, Alan Stokes (GBR) 7.60
Heat 7: Angelo Bonomelli (ITA) 10.76, Louis Gillick (AUS) 8.34, Luke Dillon (GBR) 8.10, Shaun Burns (USA) 6.67
Heat 8: Arthur Lassee (FRA) 8.30, Jayce Robinson (GBR) 8.00, Jared Hickel (AUS) 7.30, Kit Innes (GBR) 3.00
UPCOMING BOARDMASTERS MEN’S LQS QUARTERFINAL MATCHUPS:
QF 1: Ben Skinner (GBR) vs. Adam Griffith (GBR)
QF 2: Emilien Fleury (FRA) vs. Josh Le Marquand (JEY)
QF 3: Edouard Delpero (FRA) vs. Ben Howey (GBR)
QF 4: Sam Bleakley (GBR) vs. Antoine Delpero (FRA)
BOARDMASTERS MEN’S LQS RD2 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Ben Skinner (GBR) 14.33, Emilien Fleury (FRA) 14.30, Izaak Lawton (GBR) 7.23, Robin Henry (FRA) 7.17
Heat 2: Josh Le Marquand (JEY) 10.33, Adam Griffith (GBR) 9.84, Joe Hornbuckle (GBR) 7.07, Jordan Zervas (GBR) 5.53
Heat 3: Edouard Delpero (FRA) 14.74, Sam Bleakley (GBR) 10.87, Edward Wilson (GBR) 8.14, Martin John (GBR) 3.74
Heat 4: Antoine Delpero (FRA) 11.23, Ben Howey (GBR) 8.83, Jack Unsworth (GBR) 8.07, Stephan Hudson (GBR) 2.90
BOARDMASTERS MEN’S LQS RD1 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Emilien Fleury (FRA) 16.00, Jordan Zervas (GBR) 7.03, Louis Thomas Hudson (GBR) 6.33
Heat 2: Josh Le Marquand (JEY), Robin Henry (FRA)
Heat 3: Martin John (GBR) 4.60, Stephan Hudson (GBR) 3.44, Russel Mullins (GBR) 1.00
Heat 4: Ben Howey (GBR) 14.10, Edward Wilson (GBR) 6.57, Toby Lowe (GBR) 4.13