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Boardmasters Festival
Genre Rock, Indie rock, Alternative rock, Dance
Dates Second weekend of August, annually
Location(s) Newquay, Cornwall, England
Years active 1981–present
Website wwwBoardmasterscouk

Coordinates: 50°26′23″N 5°02′51″W / 504398°N 50476°W / 504398; -50476

Fistral Beach showing the beach bar setup ready for the 2010 festival

Boardmasters Festival is an annual event held in Cornwall, United Kingdom, usually spanning five days on the second weekend of August The event is a combination of live music and surfing/skateboarding competitions in and around the town of Newquay The festival was founded in 1981 as a surfing competition, and in 2005 it was expanded to include music acts, taking place at Watergate Bay The current capacity is 53,000

The majority of the music performances take place to the north of Newquay near Watergate Bay The Men’s Pro 5 Star WQS surf competition takes place on Fistral Beach where a skate ramp is built for the BMX and Skateboard competitions Other sporting events include The Women’s Open, WSL Men’s Longboard, WSL Women’s Longboard, Boys/Girls Pro Junior and Under 12’s It also has a well-being program featuring aerial yoga, massages, wood-fired hot tubs and champagne

The event is owned and managed by Vision Nine Group

Music festival

The Watergate Bay site hosts the music arena and all festival camping The festival runs from Wednesday to Monday, with music performances running from Friday to Sunday across ten stages: The Main Stage, Unleashed, The Point, The Land Of Saints, Corona Sunsets, The View, The Netloft, The Dockyard, Keg & Pasty and the VIP Bar/Stage Past years have seen performers such as Bastille, Faithless, Chase & Status, Snoop Dogg, The Chemical Brothers, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Deadmau5, George Ezra, Two Door Cinema Club, Calvin Harris, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Years and Years, Dizzee Rascal and Craig David As well as music there is a variety of bars, stalls and fairground rides on the site, including a virtual reality hypercube

Surf and skate

The vert ramp at the 2010 festival during the first skateboard free practice session

At Fistral Beach the surf, BMX and skate competitions take place along with more music during the evenings A small mini-ramp is set up on the headland and the vert ramp is built in the beach car park A purpose built beach bar hosts more musical acts and evening beach sessions

Professional surf competition winners

Pro surfer at Boardmasters Festival 2014

Event Winner Second
2014 Men’s Open Jock Barnes (AUS)
2014 Women’s Open Keshia Eyre (POR)
2014 Longboard Pro Ben Skinner (GBR)
2013 Men’s Open Billy Stairmand (NZL)
2013 Women’s Open Keshia Eyre (POR)
2012 Men’s Open Charly Martin (GLP)
2012 Women’s Open Miku Uemura (HAW)
2011 Men’s Open Romain Cloitre (REU)
2010 Men’s 5 Star WQS Surf Marc Lacomare Jay Quinn
2010 Aerial Assault Alan Stokes Oli Adams
2010 Vans Summer Sessions Skate Vert Sam Beckett Andy Scott
2010 Vans Summer Sessions BMX Mini Ramp Alex Colburn Tobias Wicke
2009 Men’s 5 Star WQS Surf Daniel Ross Txaber Trojaola
2009 Aerial Assault Micah Lester Reuben Ash
2009 Vans Summer Sessions Skate Vert Alex Perelson Sam Beckett
2009 Vans Summer Sessions BMX Mini Ramp Ben Wallace Martin Cooper

List of music headliners

Main article: Boardmasters Festival line-ups


  • Friday
    • Live Acts

Foals, Sam Fender, Lianne La Havas, Kano, Mahalia, Jade Bird, Kojey Radical, Georgia, Gabrielle Aplin, Holly Humberstone, Alfie Templeman, Olivia Dean, Karen Harding, Joesef, Lucy Spraggan, Billie Marten, Kam-Bu, Emma McGrath, Josh Barry, The Native, Sam Richardson & The Renegades

  • DJs

Andy C, Eats Everything, Honey Dijon, Sonny Fodera, 2Shy MC, Barely Legal, Dixon Brothers, Ejeca, Franky Wah, Kettama, Madvilla, Majestic, Metrik, Mistajam, Shapes, Tonn Piper

  • Saturday
    • Live Acts

Gorillaz, Loyle Carner, The Kooks, Becky Hill, Django Django, Young T & Bugsey, Ocean Wisdom, Ashnikko, Maisie Peters, Griff, Lady Leshurr, Inhaler, The Snuts, The Four Owls, Hollie Cook, Baby Queen, Chubby and The Gang, Eliza Shaddad, Andrew Cushin

  • DJs

Basement Jaxx (DJ set), CruCast (Bru-C, Darkzy, Kanine, Lazcru, MC Ad, Skepsis, Window Kid, Zero), Bklava, Charlie Boon, DJ Target, Ekkah, Gerd Janson, Paul Woodford, Rude Kid, Tiffany Calver, Tsha

  • Sunday
    • Live Acts

Jorja Smith, Jamie xx, Blossoms, slowthai, Beabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Maverick Sabre, Gentleman’s Dub Club, The Big Moon, Allah-Las, Genaghr, GDC Soundsystem, Noisy, Will & The People, Jamie Webster, Respons

  • DJs

Maribou State (DJ set), Netsky, Sigala (live), Adelphi Music Factory, Charlie Hedges, Charlie Tee, Chris Lorenzo, Conducta, Crissy Criss, Folamour, Heléna Star, Jaguar Skills, James Hype, Jayda G, Just Kiddin, Lulah Francs, Phibes, Sherelle

2020 (Cancelled)

  • Friday

Skepta, The Kooks, Mura Masa, DJ EZ, Blossoms, Little Simz, Ocean Wisdom, Honey Dijon, Jeremy Loops, Easy Life, Hannah Wants, Kojey Radical, Jade Bird, Sports Team, Folamour, Prospa, Haai, Flava D, Miraa May, Conducta, Dan Shake, Jessica Winter, Caravana Sun, Tender Central, Aaron Smith, Bou, Ed Solo & Deekline, Tora, Dixon Brothers, Mollie Collins, Ekkah, Wuh Oh, Sean Koch, The Allergies, The Tribe, Andy Quick Band, Cakeboy, Penny Eyes, The Eyelids, Palooka 5, Lucy Gallant, Sadie Horler

  • Saturday

Kings Of Leon, Dizzee Rascal, Sam Fender, CamelPhat, Lianne La Havas, Basement Jaxx, Example, Maribou State, Palace, Elderbrook, Gabrielle Aplin, Allah-las, The Four Owls, Gerd Janson, Krystel Klear, Gengahr, Hollow Coves, Bad Sounds, DJ Boring, DJ Hype, Kawala, CC:Disco!, Feet, TC, AC13, Illyus & Barrientos, Stray Beast, Harriet Jaxxon, Riley Pearce, Alex The Astronaut, The Big Sets, The Barefoot Bandit, Sam Richardson, Zeb, Tribo Groove, Felon, Visionbi, Lulah Francs, O’Deus, Andrew Cushin, Bailey Tomkinson

  • Sunday

The 1975, Loyle Carner, Damian “JR Gong” Marley, Andy C, Mabel, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Hot Chip, Pale Waves, Hybrid Minds Outline, CruCast, Ghetts, The Big Moon, Palms Trax, Artwork, Beabadoobee, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Trevor Hall, Jayda G, Chaos in the CBD, Eva Lazarus, Sherelle, Lily Moore, Phibes, John, Bambara, Casey Lowry, Tay Oskee, Land of the Giants, Joe & The Shitboys, Finlay, DJ Proof, Hearing And Beige, Holly Humberstone

2019 (Cancelled)

  • Friday
    • Main Stage – Wu-Tang Clan, Giggs, Razorlight, Mabel, SG Lewis, The Magic Gang, Ocean Alley, Josh Barry, Apre
    • Unleashed – DJ EZ, Ocean Wisdom, Problem Central, James Hype, Crissy Criss, Artful Dodger, DJ Jonezy
    • Land Of Saints – The Wombats, The Hunna, Bear’s Den, Gabrielle Aplin, Sunset Sons, Bodega, Easy Life, Queen Zee, So Fresh So Clean
    • The Point – Claud Vonstroke, Richy Ahmed, Derrick Carter, Mella Dee, Todd Edwards, Jim Rider, Jamie Miller, Ryan Platts
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – Florence + The Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Franz Ferdinand, Sam Fender, Lady Leshurr, Sinead Harnett, Sea Girls, Carvanna Sun, The Alive
    • Unleashed – Jax Jones & Martin Solveig, My Nu Leng, Elderbrook, Darkzy, Karen Harding, Shapes, Barely Legal, Cakeboy
    • Land Of Saints – Rudimental, Sleaford Mods, Ibibio Sound Machine, Mahalia, Self Esteem, Feet, Laurel, Hockeysmith, Dixon Brothers
    • The Point – Danny Howard b2b Paul Woolford & Rebuke, Artwork, Ross From Friends, Mele, Weiss, Prospa, Eli & Fur, Heidi
  • Sunday
    • Main Stage – Foals, Jorja Smith, Slaves, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lewis Capaldi, House Gospel Choir, Grace Carter, Skeggs, Rayland Baxter, The Stalks
    • Unleased – Wilkinson b2b Sub Focus, Bugzy Malone, Flava D, Dimension, Nathan Dawe, DJ Proof
    • Land Of Saints – Plan B, Idles, Dermot Kennedy, Soak, Boy Azooga, Georgia, Cassia, Para Fiction, Boca 45
    • The Point – Mall Grab, Dennis Ferrer, Two Tribes, Mason Maynard b2b Eli Brown, The Menendez Brothers, Crawford, Bradley Zero, Jaguar


  • Friday
    • Main Stage – Catfish and the Bottlemen, Kano, Miles Kane, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Raye, Has Baker, Samm Henshaw, Willie & The Bandits
    • Unleashed – MK, Stefflon Don, DJ Zinc B2B MJ Cole, Fred V & Grafix, Audio Bullys, Will Clarke, Light Layers
    • Land Of Saints – Everything Everything, Ash, The Amazons, Rae Morris, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Phil Taggart, Hockey Dad
    • The Point – Claptone, Idris Elba, Gene Farris B2B Doorly, OR:LA, Bronx Cheer, Ryan Platts
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – The Chemical Brothers, Years & Years, Editors, MNEK, The Sherlocks, Isaac Gracie, Kele Okereke, Wildwood Kin, Newquay Male Voice Choir
    • Unleashed – Annie Mac, Shy FX, Riton & Kah-Lo, Kideko, Kelli-Leigh, Monki, Shapes, Cakeboy
    • Land Of Saints – Lily Allen, Feeder, Grandmaster Flash, Nadine Shah, Gengahr, Flyte, Balcony
    • The Point – Skream, Denis Sultra, Steve Lawler, Butch, Krystel Klear, Two Tribes, Haai
  • Sunday
    • Main Stage – George Ezra, Rag N Bone Man, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Declan Mckenna, Becky Hill, Tom Walker, King Tuff, Mahalia, Stereo Honey
    • Unleashed – Craig David, Disciples, Nadia Rose, Holy Goof, Bobii Lewis, DJ Proof, Danny Howard
    • Land Of Saints – Friendly Fires, The Horrors, Songhoy Boys, Sam Fender, Confidence Man
    • The Point – Bicep, Booka Shade, Tiga, Dusky, Monki, Trance Wax, Shadow Child


  • Friday
    • Main Stage – Two Door Cinema Club, The Flaming Lips, Frank Turner, Loyle Carner, Laura Mvula, Ten Tonnes, Ibibio Sound Machine
    • Unleashed – Andy C, Giggs, TQD, High Contrast, Phil Taggart, Light Layers, Joe Fox
    • Land Of Saints – DJ Shadow, Kurupt FM, Lower Than Alantis, Pulled Apart By Horses, Lucy Rose, Haunt The Woods
    • The Point – Roger Sanchez, Patrick Topping, Purple Disco Machine, Carly Foxx, Punctual, Luke Hassan
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – Jamiroquai, The Vaccines, Lethal Bizzle, Tom Grennan, Newton Faulkner, Raye, Will Joseph Cook
    • Unleashed – Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Jax Jones, Icarus, Conducta, Mad Villains, Dextric
    • Land Of Saints – Jake Bugg, Slaves, Kate Nash, Jagwar Ma, Wild Beasts, Daisy Clark, Palace
    • The Point – Pete Tong, Idris Elba, Camelphat, Sonny Fodera, Yotto, Boo Seeka
  • Sunday
    • Main Stage – Alt-J, Stormzy, Ziggy Marley, JP Cooper, Becky Hill, Kiko Bun, Sam Fender, Dutch Uncles
    • Unleashed – Netsky, Armand Van Helden, Dub Pistols, Shapes, Tonn Piper, Star One, Saint Phnx
    • Land Of Saints – Wretch 32, Fickle Friends, The Amazons, A Blaze of a Feather, Formation, Frances, Off Bloom
    • The Point – Solardo, Hot Since 82, TWilliams, Panda, Patrick Nazemi, Digital Farm Animals


  • Friday
    • Main Stage – Chase & Status, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Lianne La Havis, Blossoms, Jack Savoretti, Nakho & Medicine for the People
    • Unleashed – Wilkinson, Krept & Konan, Danny Howard, Playground Zero, Nimmo, Light Layers
    • Land Of Saints – Wolf Alice, Maximo Park, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Correspondents, Formation, Keir
    • The Point – Eats Everything, Bicep, Jonas Rathsman, Bodhi, Toucan, Carly Foxx, Drift, Danny Armstrong
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – Deadmau5, Kaiser Chiefs, Foxes, Protoje, Jamie Lawson, Michael Kiwanuka, Eliza & The Bear, The Steelers
    • Unleashed – Craig David, Kano, SG Lewis, Eton Messy, Icarus, Apres, Young Franco
    • Land Of Saints – Example + DJ Wire, Roots Manuva, Gabrielle Aplin, The Duke Spirit, The Mouse Outfit, Kloe, Joseph J Jones
    • The Point – Dusky, Heidi, Eli & Fur, Camelphat, Bronx Cheer, Tian Karl, Jac The Disco, RY Spenceley
  • Sunday
    • Main Stage – James Bay, Primal Scream, Soul II Soul, White Denim, Coasts, Rationale, The Magic Numbers, Vant, Hein Cooper
    • Unleashed – Sigma, Mike Skinner & Murkage, My Nu Leng, MNEK, Charlie Tee, DJ Proof
    • Land Of Saints – Mystery Jets, Soak, Rat Boy, Raleigh Ritchie, The Big Moon, White Recreations, Tigerclub
    • The Point – Jackmaster, Detroit Swindle, Maribou State, Doorly, Artwork, Ben Remember, Jim Rider


Music line up for Boardmasters Festival 2015

  • Friday
    • Main Stage – Faithless, Everything Everything, Nick Mulvey, Lower Than Atlantis, Circa Waves, Raleigh Ritchie, Reef, Sundara Karma
    • Unleashed – Roni Size, Fred V & Grafix, Blonde, 99 Souls, IS Tropical, Tora, Light Layers
    • Mavericks – Carl Barat & The Jackals, Fat White Family, The Wytches, Toy, Vant
    • The Point – The Magician, Eton Messy, Fono, Kokiri, Jax Jones, Just Kiddin
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – Rudimental, De La Soul, Seasick Steve, Rae Morris, MNEK, Rhodes, Rag N Bone Man, Plastic Mermaids
    • Unleashed – Julio Bashmore, DJ EZ, Apres, Lethal Bizzle, Astronomy, High Tyde
    • Mavericks – Drenge, Bo Ingen, The Strypes, God Damn, Yak, Declan Mckenna
    • The Point – TWilliams, Low Steppa, Icarus, Doorly, SG Lewis, FK Panda, Robin Parris
  • Sunday
    • Main Stage – Bastille, Clean Bandit, Arrested Development, Sunset Sons, Lucy Rose, Prides, Kim Churchill, Fickle Friends
    • Unleashed – Groove Armada, Skream, Crazy P, BTraits, Maribou State
    • Mavericks – The Darkness, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Computers, Black Peaks, Axis Of, John Coffey, Wolf Note
    • The Point – Waze & Odyssey, Monki, Weiss, Grades, Lxury, Loose People, Drift


  • Friday
    • Main Stage – Chase & Status, Mistajam, The Enemy, Dan Croll, Elli Ingram, Tom Vek, Saint Raymond, Ezra Vine, Isaiah Dreads
    • Unleashed – Shy FX, Roni Size, Meridian Dan, Stanton Warriors, Major Look, The Feud, Ryeland, Sinprint, Jello
    • Mavericks – Palma Violets, Yuck, Darlia, Big Deal, The Bohicas, Lyger, The Black Tambourines, Pastel Colours, The Bulletproof Bomb, Flashes
    • The Point – Friend Within, Jonas Rathsman B2B Isaac Tichauer, Eton Messy, Blonde, Bodhi, Kiri, Ben Remember, Bodean, Apres
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – Snoop Dogg, Zane Lowe, The Cribs, The Cuban Brothers, Bipolar Sunshine, Lewis Watson, The Coronas, The Ramona Flowers, Current Swell
    • Unleashed – Duke Dumont, Wilkinson, Shift K3y, KNYTRO, Panda, Funeral Suits, Ry Spencely, Bat & Ball, Tiernan Locke & Sean Moyle
    • Mavericks – Dead Kennedys, Cerebral Ballzy, Decade, Coves, Southern, Life, Cut, Tides, Tom Gall
    • The Point – Ben Pearce, Kidnap Kid, Toyboy & Robin, My Nu Leng, Billion, Justin Harris, Bronx Cheer, Xy Constant, Adam Wyatt, Premise
  • Sunday (cancelled)
    • Main Stage – Bastille, Peace, George Ezra, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Boy & Bear, Raleigh Ritchie, We Were Evergreen, Amber Run, Sunset Sons, New Desert Blues
    • Unleashed – 2manydjs (DJ Set), Oneman, Goldierocks, MO, DJ Jonezy, Breton, DJ Proof, Antimatador, King Louie, Le Soso
    • Mavericks – Reel Big Fish, Blitz Kids, Jaws, Verses, Magnus Puto, Save Your Breath, Ghouls, Wolf Note, Pirate Copy, Patrons
    • The Point – DJ EZ, Monki, TCTS, Roska, The Golden Boy, One Bit, Rektchordz, Robin Paris, Ashley Thomas
    • Beach Sessions – Skindred, Jettblack, Boy Jumps Ship, Fink, Sunset Sons, Thomas J Speight


  • Friday
    • Main Stage – The Vaccines, Everything Everything, Frightened Rabbit, The Other Tribe, Nina Nesbitt, Drenge, Ryan Keen, The Struts, Velcro Hooks, Hazards
    • Unleashed – Benga, Redlight, Mistajam, Friction, Ayar Marar, Majestic, Second City, Jello, Darko
    • Mavericks – We Are the Ocean, Dinosaur Pile Up, Tall Ships, The Physics House Band, Royal Blood, PJP Band, Dark Horses, I Am Giant, Gnarwolves, Bloody Knees, Honey, Week Night Thieves
    • The Point – Dusky, Bondax, Monki, Eton Messy, Discoguns, Adam Wyatt & Jim Rider, Alex Locke & Sean Moyle
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – Basement Jaxx, Miles Kane, Delphic, Little Comets, Clean Bandit, Man Like Me, Ben Caplan, The Dexters, The Dedicated Nothing, Land of the Giants,
    • Unleashed Stage – Simian Mobile Disco, Xxxy, Fenech Soler, Jakwob, Tom Staar, Jac The Disco, Ry Spencely, Jose Hugo, Ashley Thomas
    • Mavericks – Mallory Knox, Hawk Eyes, Brother & Bones, Crowns, Steve Smyth, The Sea, Dolomite Minor, Young Aviators, Rat Attack, Bad Channels
    • The Point – TWilliams, Gorgon City, Maribou State, Panda, Robin Paris, Ant Durkin, Luke Gledhill
  • Sunday
    • Main Stage – Ben Howard, The Joy Formidable, Tom Odell, Swim Deep, Hudson Taylor, Ahab, Story Books, Amber States, These Reigning Days
    • Unleashed – Grandmaster Flash, BTraits ft MC Juma, CJ Beatz, Skints, Snatch The Wax, Breaks Collective, Kind Louie, Will Bailey
    • Mavericks – Temples, Little Barrie, The Virginmarys, The Computers, Wet Nuns, A Plastic Rose, Dancers, Great Cynics, Moriarty
    • The Point – MJ Cole, Copy Paste Soul, DEVolution, Justin Harris, Tim Nice, Piers Kirwan, Delux DJs


  • Friday
    • Main Stage – Ed Sheeran, The Ting Tings, Donavno Frankenreiter, The Big Pink, The Jezabels, Sissy & The Blisters, Jake Bugg, Towns, Gabrielle Aplin, Gecko
    • Unleashed – DJ Fresh, Sway, Clement Marfo & The Frontline, Major Look, Snatch The Wax, Tim Nice, Deluxx DJs & Sax, Dante Gabriel, Robin Paris
    • Vans Stage – Pulled Part by Horses, While She Sleeps, Feed the Rhino, Hawk Eyes, Marmozets, Smoking Hearts, Great Cynics, Verses, As We Sink
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – Dizzee Rascal, Maximo Park, Maverick Sabre, Delilah, Juan Zelada, Josh Kumra, Jenny O, Cut Ribbons, Lost Dawn
    • Unleashed – Zane Lowe, Doorly, NZ Shapeshifter, Krafty Kuts, The Beat Medics & Benny MC, Jac the Disco, Dancefloor Outlaws, Luke Gledhill, Ashley Thomas
    • Vans Stage – Set Your Goals, Futures, Turbowolf, Sharks, Eye Emma Jedi, Crowns, Exit Ten, Mixtapes, Eager Teeth, Hold the Sun, Kernuyck, Empire of Fools
    • Beach Sessions – Reel Big Fish, Xavier Rudd, The Black Seeds, The Skints, Aruba Red, Yes Sir Boss


  • Friday
    • Main Stage – Klaxons, Bombay Bicycle Club, Eliza Doolittle, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Friends Electric, Cloud Control, Yaaks, Flashguns, Pippa Marias, Brother and Bones
    • Relentless Stage – DJ Yoda, Gentlemans Dub Club, The Skints, Urban Knights, Back Beat Soundsystem, DJ Natty, Solo Collective DJs
    • Vans Stage – KIGH DJ Set, Skindred, Twin Atlantic, Francesqa, Crazy Arm, Straight Lines, Bangers, Veils, Suitnoir
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – Fat Boy Slim, Sub Focus, Zane Lowe, Stereo MC’s, Easy Star Allstars, Ben Howard, Willy Mason, Maverick Sabre, Dub the Earth, Lori Campbell, Crowns
    • Relentless Stage – Qemists, Lethal Bizzle, Art Brut, Wolf Gang, More Diamonds, The Violet May, I Am Harlequin, Spree, Solo Collective, DJ Natty


  • Friday
    • Main Stage – Newton Faulkner, Seastick Steve, Xaver Rudd, Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Alan Pownall, Lisa Mitchell, Goldhawks, Peggy Sue, Thomas Ford
    • Relentless Stage – Charlie G, Gallows, Rolo Tomassi, Dwarves, TGOAT, Devil Sold His Soul, The Chapman Family, Japanese Voyeurs, Turbowolf, Sometime Never, The James Cleaver Quintet
    • Vans Stage – Kristoff, We Are The Ocean, Trash Talk, The Computers, Chickenhawk, Casino Brawl, Sharks, Lower Than Atlantis, Goodtime Boys, Cerebral Ballzy, March of the Raptors, Crocus, Rash Decision
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – Leftfield, Chase & Status, Example, French Horn Rebellion, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Fenech Soler, Boy Who Trapped The Sun, Matthew P, Fishermans Friends, Three Minute Warning
    • Relentless Stage – Klimax & Benny MC, Chase & Status (DJ Set), New Young Pony Club, Crystal Fighters, Crazy P, Punks Jump Up, Urban Knights, The Cheek, Sound of Guns, Morning Parade, Teenagersintokyo, The Wild
    • Vans Stage – Jon Kennedy, Madina Lake, Young Guns, Failsafe, Little Fish, Paris Riots, Cars on Fire, White Belt Yellow Tag, Jettblack, Everything Burns, The Sum Of, WFFTS, Ape
    • Beach Sessions – The Futureheads, Zero 7 (DJ Set), Natty, Ben Howard, Reverend SS


  • Friday
    • Main Stage – The Streets, Calvin Harris, Roots Manuva, The King Blues, Ash Grunwald, Master Shortie, Gold Teeth, Cosmo Jarvis, Rob Sawyer
    • Boardmasters Relentless Stage – Kissy Sell Out, Freeland, Pete & The Pirates, Fionn Regan, Sky Larkin, Wallis Bird, The Sea, Party Horse, The Answering Machine, The Boy Who Trapped in the Sun,
    • Vans Stage – Brakes, Xcerts, Dinosaur Pile Up, Failsafe, This City, Jettblack, Telegraphs, Crazy Arm, Gentlemen’s Pistols, Suit Noir, San Pablo,
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – Cypress Hill, Supper Furry Animals, Dan le Sac, Dreadzone, Will and the People, Ben Howard, Tristan Prettyman, Max Tuohy, Back Beat Soundsystem
    • Boardmasters Relentless Stage – Pendulum (DJ Set), Filthy Dukes, Tommy Sparkes, James Yuill, Fanfarlo, Chew Lips, Haunts, Rosie & The Goldbug, Pete Lawrie
    • Vans Stage – Ghost of a Thousand, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Plight, Outcry Collective, Hexes, The Computers, Sharks, Turbowolf, White Man Kamikaze, Don Broco, Everything Burns
    • Beach Sessions – The Blackout, We Are The Ocean, Pete Murray, Ben Howard, Sneaky Sound System, Jelly Jazz


  • Friday
    • Main Stage – Groove Armada, The Zutons, Audio Bullys, Morcheeba, Natty, The Black Seeds, Yoav, Beau Young, Jersey Budd
    • Second Stage – Mystery Jets, The Holloways, Haunts, Sam Issaac, Jeremy Walmsley, Jersey Budd, Bookhouse Boys, The Locarnos, Rosie & The Goldbug
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – The Pigeon Detectives, The Futureheads, Reverend & The Makers, Glas Vegas, The Young Knives, The Rifles, The Displacements, Red Light Company, Sam Isaac, Astro Firs
    • Second Stage – Gallows, Ghost of a Thousand, Johnny Truant, In Case of Fire, Slaves to Gravity, Hexes, Fighting With Wire, Skirtbox, Lioness


  • Friday
    • Main Stage – Paolo Nutini, Guillemots, Ben Taylor, Matt & Kim, Saving Aimee
    • Second Stage – The Subways, Enjoy Destroy, Angus & Julia Stone, Reuben, The Future
  • Saturday
    • Main Stage – Ash, Newton Faulkner, Funeral for a Friend, Hayley Sales, Ruarri Joseph
    • Second Stage – Scott Matthews, Fightstar, Palladium, Kids in Glass Houses, The Blackout


  • Acts Performing at the Beach Sessions
    • Friday – Feeder
    • Saturday – Starsailor


  • Acts performing at the Beach Sessions
    • Friday – James Blunt, Donovan Frankenreiter
    • Saturday – Razorlight, Rooster


In 2014, the organisers of the festival were forced to cancel the final day at the Watergate Bay site due to the remnants of Hurricane Bertha Artists due to perform were Bastille, George Ezra, Reel Big Fish, DJ EZ, 2manydjs and Catfish and the Bottlemen However, the surf competition at Fistral Beach continued as normal and full refunds for the cancelled day were received by customers

The 2019 event was also cancelled hours before it was due to take place, after serious concerns of bad weather forecast to disrupt the event

Boardmasters was then cancelled for a second year in a row in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Award nominations

Boardmasters was nominated for ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ at the 2014 UK Festival Awards, alongside Secret Garden Party, Camp Bestival, and winners We Are FSTVL

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