I’ve been lucky enough to go to a fair number of festivals in my life, returning to my old favourites time and time again and being lucky enough to try out a good selection of others. A lot of which I’d love to return to sometime. Boardmasters is one that I’ve always fancied a trip out to but I haven’t yet made it. Maybe this year will be the year I finally get myself down to Cornwall, especially as they’ve just announced their headliners for this year as Alt-J, Two Door Cinema Club and Jamiroquai.
After last year’s first ever sell-out success, boosted by the glorious weather, Boardmasters returns to the stunning sun-drenched Cornish coastline for another year, giving festival goers the hottest surf and music action in the UK. The festival runs from Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 August, with the Fistral Beach surfing action kicking off from the Wednesday.
This is how the festival is officially described:
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.
It sounds bloody brilliant to me. I definitely think I’m going to have to check my diary and see if I can fit in a trip down to Cornwall. I’ve never actually been to that part of the UK before and it’s somewhere I’d love to check out so I could totally kill two birds with one stone here and have what promises to be an incredible long weekend!