Boardmasters 2017 – the aftermovie

Until next year...

Boardmasters 2017 After Movie has just landed, so it’s time to kick back, and relive all those memories from an unforgettable five days on the Cornish coastline, while Hein Cooper serenades with a live recording of ‘Rusty’ direct from Watergate Beach. A sold-out Boardmasters opened for another year this August, with exhilarating surf action and world-class live music across two simply stunning sites in Cornwall. The UK’s surf mecca of Fistral Beach played host to the biggest surf competition of its kind in the UK, while the sun-drenched headland at Watergate Bay brought unforgettable, supersize gigs from huge names including headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J.

The Cornish coast was a truly picture-perfect a backdrop, with unrivalled sunsets and breath taking views to enjoy whilst soaking up music from huge names from headliners and others including The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, JP Cooper, Laura Mvula, Giggs, Loyle Carner, Daisy Clarke, A Blaze of Feather and many more. In what was Boardmasters biggest year to date, the music site at Watergate Bay increased in capacity from 45,000 to 50,000 welcoming more festivalgoers than ever before. Meanwhile, Fistral Beach saw record numbers descend to check out the very best in international surfing, which saw Boardmasters ambassadors Lucy Campbell and Luke Dillon battle it out against fellow pro surfers.

Established in 1981, Boardmasters is a 5-day event situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach where Boardmasters famous International Surf Competitions take place and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay. This year saw Boardmasters welcome more than 150,000 festivalgoers across its two sites over the 5 days of the festival. Boardmasters operates a tiered ticket system with price bands for tickets changing over time. The sooner you buy, the cheaper it is! 2018 dates to be revealed soon.

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Boardmasters 2018 (Official)

Boardmasters 2018 (Official)

Aug 8, 10:00am - Aug 12, 11:59pm

Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall


Join us for Boardmasters 2018...

Situated across two legendary locations along the beautiful Cornish coastline, Boardmasters will once again return to deliver to you the ultimate in the lifestyle we all love.

Surfing mecca Fistral Beach plays host to the best in action sports including surf, skate and BMX competitions which kick off on Wednesday 8th August from 8am. As well as the competitions we have a Surf Village, Beach Sessions and a Beach Bar for you to explore and enjoy throughout the weekend.

From Friday, the party expands to the festival site at Watergate Bay with world class music acts playing across multiple stages. Known throughout the land as Cornwall’s festival; Boardmasters delivers a laid back festival atmosphere designed to bring out the inner surfer in everyone.
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The Chemical Brothers LIVE at Boardmasters, Cornwall, England

The Chemical Brothers LIVE at Boardmasters, Cornwall, England

Aug 11, 9:00pm - Aug 11, 11:00pm

Boardmasters Festival
Newquay,  TR8 4 Map


The Chemical Brothers will be headlining this year’s Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall, England!

Address: Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, TR8 4AN
Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Festival Dates: August 8th - 12th, 2018
Stage Time TBA

Boardmasters Festival returns to Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach from Wednesday, August 8th through Sunday, August 12th, 2018. All music and camping activities will be held at the Watergate Bay site, and all surfing, skate, BMX, shopping and beach activities will be held at the Fistral Beach site near the town center.

Tickets are required for music and camping at Watergate Bay and are available at

Age Restrictions: Persons aged 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian of 18 years or over. Accepted forms of ID are passport, driver’s license or anything with a PASS logo.

For more information on age restrictions, camping policies, car parking, and venue opening times, visit

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