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Boardmasters Festival is a British music and surf festival held on the beautiful Cornish coast at Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay in Newquay. Here it brings together over 50,000 people, all joined through a shared love of music, surfing, wellbeing and the outdoors.

After having a tough few years, Boardmasters returns on 11 – 15 August 2021 after two years off, promising to make up for lost time and host the best Boardmasters yet.

Set across the two stunning sites in Newquay for five days straight, Boardmasters curates a lineup of over 200 artists that perform over 12 stages at Watergate Bay. From international headliners through to breaking acts, expect an eclectic mix of genres, covering indie, pop, grime, drum and bass, house, rock and more.

Beyond the music, festival-goers also have the opportunity to get involved in Cornish language sessions, see a comedy show, chill out in Zennor Haven, or head to Boardmasters’ dedicated wellbeing area where you’ll find daily yoga classes, workshops, reiki and even an eco spa.

Meanwhile down at Fistral Beach, international surfers compete in World Surf Leagues Boardmasters Opens and Boardmasters Longboard Pro, while Boardmasters purpose built beach bar hosts DJ sets and parties each day.

What’s more, Boardmasters are long-term supporters of Surfers Against Sewage, and have won awards for their sustainability work, such as the daily beach cleans they run throughout the festival. For 2021, they’ll be eradicating all non-essential single use plastic from the festival.

Boardmasters Festival 2020 was cancelled, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ticket-holders have the option to roll their ticket over to the 2021 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here

Boardmasters 2018 Official Aftermovie

Boardmasters Festival 2021 Lineup

Lineup will be announced closer to the festival.

Skepta / The Kooks / Mura Masa / DJ EZ / Little Simz / Ocean Wisdom / Honey Dijon / Jeremy Loops / Hannah Wants / Jade Bird / Sports Team / Folamour / Prospa / HAAi / Flava D / Miraa May / Conducta / Dan Shake / Jessica Winter / Caravãna Sun / Tender Central / Aaron Smith / Bou / DJ Deekline & Ed Solo / Tora / Dixon Brothers / Mollie Collins / Sean Koch / Andy Quick Band / Cakeboy / Penny Eyes / Lucy Gallant / Sadie Horler / Blossoms / Easy Life / Kojey Radical / MC Det / Ekkah / Wuh Oh / The Allergies [live] / The Tribe / Eyelids / Palooka 5 / Kings of Leon / Dizzee Rascal / Sam Fender / CamelPhat / Lianne La Havas / Basement Jaxx [DJ set] / Example / Palace / Elderbrook / Gabrielle Aplin / Allah-Las / The Four Owls / Krystal Klear / Gengahr / Hollow Coves / Bad Sounds / DJ Hype / CC:Disco! / Feet / TC / AC13 / Illyus & Barrientos / Harriet Jaxxon / Riley Pearce / Alex the Astronaut / The Big Sets / The Barefoot Bandit / Sam Richardson & The Renegades / Zeb / Bottled Blondie / O’Deus / Andrew Cushin / Bailey Tomkinson / Maribou State [DJ set] / Gerd Janson / DJ Boring / Kawala / TSHA / Stray Beast / Tribo Groove / Felon / Visionobi / Lulah Francs / The 1975 / Loyle Carner / Damian Marley / Andy C / Mabel / Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes / Pale Waves / Hybrid Minds Outline / CruCast / Ghetts / The Big Moon / Palms Trax / Artwork / beabadoobee / Gentleman’s Dub Club / Trevor Hall / Jayda G / Chaos in the CBD / Eva Lazarus / Sherelle / Lily Moore / Phibes / JOHN / Bambara / Casey Lowry / Tay Oskee / Joe & The Shitboys / Finlay / DJ Proof / Hearing Aid Beige / Yazzy Hot Chip [DJ set] / Josef / Olivia Dean / Land of the Giants / The Menendez Brothers / Holly Humberstone

Boardmasters Festival 2021 Tickets

Day Tickets at £79.00 (€90.86) are on sale:


Camping during the festival requires a General Admission + Camping Ticket. You will need basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night).

Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels and apartments using the map below or visit booking.com

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Travel Info


Parking is available, but you must buy a parking ticket prior to arrival. You can purchase one here at the “Add-ons” section.

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Big Green Coach will be running services to the festival from around the UK. More to be announced soon.


If you are traveling from or via London, you can catch a First Great Western service from London Paddington down to Par, before changing onto another First Great Western or Cross Country service onto Newquay, where the festival will be running a shuttle service. Similarly, there are good rail connections with the Midlands, the North and Scotland, however, most will require at least one change.

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