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Festival Preview: Boardmasters 2019


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This summer sees Boardmasters return to Newquay, Cornwall, for another five days of music and surfing.

Image courtesy of Boardmasters Festival

The main stage headliners are Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + the Machine and Foals. The New York-based rap group will lead with a performance on Friday, while Florence Welch and her band will continue the music with powerful vocals and haunting lyrics on Saturday, while rock band Foals are set to close the festival with a bang on Sunday. The variation in these headliners is indicative of the ever-diverse and impressive lineup across the festival.

With the UK’s biggest silent disco, beaches, exercise classes, shopping and a whole lot more, Boardmasters is bigger than a music festival in spite of the world-renowned artists set to perform. Set against a stunning sea backdrop, it’s the perfect environment for a weekend of dancing, eating and drinking. Though it is known for its history as a surfing festival, there is also the opportunity to kayak, cliff jump and swim into rocky coves during your time in Newquay.

But the music still takes the spotlight, with twelve stages across the festival site promising performances from over 200 artists spanning multiple genres, from house DJs and hip hop to rock and upbeat pop. In addition to the impressive headliners. The Wombats, Jorja Smith and Franz Ferdinand are amongst the eclectic mix of artists gracing the various stages, meaning there is something for everyone.

Though 50,000 people attended the festival last year, sustainability has remained part of Boardmasters’ ethos, where organisers continually aim for it to be amongst the most environmentally conscious and low-impact festivals.

Costing £74 for a day ticket or £179 (excluding the litter bond and booking fee) for a five-day camping ticket, Boardmasters is a flexible and affordable way to see your favourite artists, try out some surfing and (hopefully) soak up some sun on the Cornish coast.

Boardmasters 2019 will run from 7th - 11th August and you can buy your tickets here.

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