Photo credit Sam Neill (Boardmasters Festival)


Armand Van Helden, Raye, A Blaze of Feather, DJ Shadow, Idris Elba, Natty, Landon McNamara, The Amazons, Digital Farm Animals and more announced for Cornwall’s own surf and music festival 

Fistral Beach / Watergate Bay, Cornwall | Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 August 2017

Boardmasters has today revealed its third wave of acts set to perform at Cornwall’s own surf and music festival, with a further 22 huge acts added to this year’s world-class line up. They join headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J, as well as the likes of The Flaming LipsThe Vaccines and Stormzy for what’s set to be the biggest Boardmasters yet. Taking place this year from Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 August at Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach on the sun-drenched Cornish coast, tickets are on sale NOW via the website.

New York City based, Grammy Award nominated DJ Armand Van Helden will be riding the waves across the Atlantic to play Boardmasters this year. Having worked with the likes of Dizzee Rascal and The Rolling Stones, his 27-year career has showcased his versatile abilities as a producer and DJ ready to rock Boardmasters.  

BBC Sound Of 2017 shortlister Raye will be bursting onto Boardmasters this summer bringing her unique, sultry sound direct to the beach. Last year brought unprecendented success for the 18-year-old singer, with prominent features on huge hits such as Jax Jones’ You Don’t Know Me and Jonas Blue’s single By Your Side, as well as a slot supporting Jess Glynne on tour for 10 dates over November and December.    

Photo credit Alex Rawson (Boardmasters Festival)

The mysterious band A Blaze Of Feather, who have been cropping up on festival bills across the country, will be heading to Boardmasters this summer. Festivalgoers will be able to enjoy this special set whilst relishing the Cornish summer sunshine on Watergate Bay this August.

Boardmasters is also stoked to reveal even more acts announced today. First up is Californian hip hot veteran DJ Shadow, who last year released his fifth album The Mountain Will Fall. Also announced is Idris Elba, who alongside his successful acting career is a well-respected DJ and will soundtrack The Point stage. Natty will be heading to Boardmasters to do an acoustic set, having toured alongside Adele, Kate Nash and more. Professional surfer Landon McNamara has delved into the reggae world and will be performing at this years festival alongside British rockers The AmazonsWretch 32NetskyIcarusTen Tonnes and Sam Fender

An exciting set by Digital Farm Animals will be audible across the Cornish coast this year at Boardmasters, along with Cornwall’s very own 18-year-old Daisy ClarkLate Evening Glass Off, Will Heard, Kioko, Conducta, San Felu, Tommy Ashby and Will Joseph Cook. Boardmasters will truly be the home of the most unique festival experience in the most epic setting the UK has to offer.

Boardmasters continues to bring the hottest summer vibes with the 2017 Beach Sessions line-up being announced today. On Wednesday 9th – Thursday 10th August 2017, The Beach Bar on Fistral Beach will host intimate evening gigs as the sun sets across the horizon. The Beach Sessions are truly a highlight of the Boardmasters week, with the up close and personal sets proving to be a huge hit amongst festivalgoers every year.

Photo credit: Callum Morse (Boardmasters Festival)

Boardmasters can announce that electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone will be taking the stage on Wednesday 9th August. Thursday’s line-up brings together San Diego’s Ocean Beach favourites Slightly Stoopid, pro-surfer turned reggae star Landon McNamara and Canadian Folk duo Jon & Roy for a summer’s night to not be missed. 

Make sure you don’t miss out on the Beach Sessions, with tickets sold separately. The Beach Bar on Fistral Beach has previously seen Sunset Sons, Tom Curren, Norman Jay, The 1975, Deaf Havana, Ben Howard and more; where else would you rather be to catch those summer vibes than at the Boardmasters Beach Sessions.

Boardmasters can also today reveal the line up for the VIP area presented by 45 Live, only available to VIP ticket holders. This year, exclusive sets are coming from acts WrongtomGreg BelsonBoca 45Pete Isaac, Ollie Stratton, The Allergies and Alex Conrad. With a VIP ticket, you’ll have access to one of the finest views Cornwall has to offer. Enjoy a drink in the view of Watergate Bay and the sprawling sea from the exclusive VIP bar.

 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! 


Two Door Cinema Club •Jamiroquai •Alt-J
The Flaming Lips • The Vaccines • Stormzy

Andy C • Gorgon City live  • Armand Van Helden • Jake Bugg • Slaves • DJ Shadow
Giggs • Hannah Wants • Pete Tong  • Hot Since 82  • Patrick Topping • A Blaze of Feather
Wild Beasts . Frank Turner • Roger Sanchez • Ziggy Marley • Lethal Bizzle • NETSKY (DJ Set)
Loyle Carner • Jagwar Ma  •  Kurupt FM  • JP Cooper • Idris Elba  • Solardo • WRETCH 32
TQD  • Kiko Bun • Tom Grennan • Kate Nash • Raye • The Amazons .  Jax Jones  • Natty Acoustic  • Becky Hill
Landon McNamara • Youngr • Tourist • Icarus • Palace • Purple Disco Machine
WILL JOSEPH COOK • Sonny Fodera • Late Nite Tuff Guy • T. Williams • Digital Farm Animals • Camelphat
Cadenza • Theo Kottis • Cortes • Yotto • Will Heard • Ten Tonnes • Sam Fender • Tender Central . Off Bloom
Tonn Piper MC • Conducta • Kioko • Daisy Clark • Tommy Ashby • Late Evening Glass Off • San Felu

Plus many more acts still to be announced