Photo: Lawrence Howe / Boardmasters
Cornwall’s own surf and music festival headlined by
George Ezra | Disclosure | Kings Of Leon.
Photos: Lawrence Howe / Boardmasters
It’s ONE WEEK TO GO until Boardmasters festival 2022, and with the site currently being brought to life at Watergate Bay in preparation for the arrival of our festival goers, the countdown is now officially on! Cornwall’s own surf and music festival takes place from 10 – 14 August across two sites in Newquay, Cornwall. Headlined by George Ezra, Disclosure and Kings of Leon, Boardmasters today shares details on what fans can expect at this year’s festival. Final remaining VIP Camping, VIP Day Tickets and Day Tickets are on sale now at boardmasters.com – don’t miss out, we’ll see you at the beach!
Boardmasters, Cornwall’s own surf and music festival is headlined this year by George Ezra, Disclosure and Kings of Leon. Fans will be treated to music spanning indie, house, electro, DnB, RnB, rock, and more, across 10 stages including Main Stage, Land Of Saints, Unleashed, The Point Presented by Desperados, The View, DB90, The Cove, Keg & Pasty and VIP.
Photo: Lawrence Howe / Boardmasters
Other world-class artists on the bill include Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, IDLES, The Lathums, Bombay Bicycle Club, Declan McKenna, Tom Grennan, De La Soul, The Wombats, Freya Ridings, Enny, Bru-C, Pale Waves, Mimi Webb, Mae Muller, Sam Ryder, Arrested Development, Joel Corry, Kurupt FM, Patrick Topping, Jax Jones, Franky Wah, as well as Mercury-nominated Self-Esteem and Joy Crookes to name but a few.
Photo: James North / Boardmasters
Boardmasters After Parties (18+), taking place throughout the festival in Newquay town, are on sale now and selling fast. Featuring some of the biggest names in dance, house and electro, including Jax Jones, Bou & Haribo, Flava D, Tom Zanetti, Ewan McVicar, Arielle Free and Charlie Boon these parties keep the festival going into the early hours and aren’t to be missed. Find out more, and get tickets here.
Photo: Jason Feast / Boardmasters
BOARDMASTERS OPEN SURF COMPETITION
WSL (World Surf League) returns this year for the Boardmasters OPEN surf competition, taking place over five days at the stunning Fistral Beach. The biggest names in international pro surfing will take to the waves to battle it out for the coveted Boardmasters top spots. Competitions include the Animal Pro (QS1000) mens and womens division and BFGoodrich Longboard Pro (LQS1000) mens and womens division. In addition to the WSL QS and LQS events, the Havaianas Junior OPEN boys and girls division will also take place at Fistral Beach.
Steeped in heritage, Fistral Beach is the world-famous home of British surfing, and the place where Boardmasters began back in 1981. During the festival, Fistral Beach transforms into a vibrant surf festival complete with pro surf competitions, art installations, workshops, DJs and a bustling surf village.
BEYOND THE MUSIC
Beyond the music, festival goers can also sign up for Surf and Adventure packages, catering for all abilities, with lessons available from Thursday – Sunday. Boardmasters works alongside established local surf schools and expert instructors including Fistral Beach Surf School, Escape Surf School, Westcountry Surf School and Blue Surf School to provide these lessons and get attendees in the water. Surf packages are priced at £35 pp for 2 hours.
Adventure packages are available to book too, including coasteering, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkel SUP safari, perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Leading local activity providers Newquay Activity Centre and Bare Feet Coasteer partner with Boardmasters to put these packages on. Priced at £50 pp, activities range from 2-3 hours total.
The Boardmasters Family Field, at Watergate Bay, is the perfect spot for little ones to come and enjoy an array of activities. Families are welcome to head to the Family Field to watch eccentric acrobatics, get crafty in workshops, circus skills, storytelling and paint cannon. It’s creative fun for all ages, in the heart of the festival arena.
In the campsite, festival goers can find a moment of tranquillity and calm at the Zennor Haven. Steeped in mermaid folklore and with odes to the sea, it’s a place where wellness and self care takes to the fore, with activities including Pottery workshops, macrame, hip hop yoga, meditation, tarot reading, massage and more for camping ticket holders to enjoy.
Photo: Alex Rawson / Boardmasters
Festival goers can head to The View for two very special screenings of GIRLS CAN’T SURF, ahead of its 19 August cinematic release. GIRLS CAN’T SURF is a feature documentary which tells the untold story of how a band of renegade surfer girls in the 1980s fought to create their own professional sport, changing surf culture forever. The film will be screened especially at Boardmasters on Wednesday 10 August at 4.30pm, and Thursday 11 August at 10.00am, at The View.
Surfers Against Sewage will be leading twice daily beach cleans from Wednesday 10 – Monday 15 August. Each morning starts with a clean down at Fistral beach, followed by alternating daily cleans at Watergate Bay and Porth. Surfers Against Sewage will lead each beach clean, joined by Boardmasters festival goers, local community groups, as well as members of the wider SAS community.
This is the FINAL CHANCE to get hold of tickets for this year’s event. Wednesday and Thursday Camping, and 3 Day No Camping Tickets have SOLD OUT in record time. Final tickets are on sale and expected to be snapped up soon! With demand at an all-time high, fans are encouraged to head to boardmasters.com NOW for their tickets.
• Friday Day Tickets – £85 +BF
• Saturday Day Tickets – SOLD OUT
• Sunday Day Tickets – £85 + BF
• Friday VIP Day Tickets – £115 + BF
• Saturday VIP Day Tickets – £115 + BF
• Sunday VIP Day Tickets – £115 + BF
• VIP Camping Tickets – £335 + BF
GETTING TO BOARDMASTERS
As part of Boardmasters’ ongoing commitment to the environment and sustainability, Big Green Coach is back once again as Official Travel Partner to Boardmasters 2022, with all of its 2022 coach services to the festival operating as carbon neutral. On sale now for arrivals on Wednesday and Thursday, returning on Monday, or new for 2022, day return coaches will be running on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Find out more here.
Take part in Bike To Boardmasters presented by Rubicon RAW Energy, and swap carbon footprints for green cycle paths. Bike to the beach for Boardmasters 2022, with a 1-day cycle from Plymouth across the rural tracks of the idyllic Cornish countryside. Missed out on a Weekend Camping ticket? Festival goers can sign up for the FREE cycle to buy one of Boardmasters’ sold out Wednesday Entry camping tickets upon completion. Find out more here.
For those arriving into Newquay train station, or wishing to travel between Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, Boardmasters’ shuttle bus service will be in operation. Stopping at Manor Road Bus Station (for access to Fistral Beach), Newquay Train Station, and Boardmasters Festival Site at Watergate Bay, the Shuttle Bus will run from Wednesday – Monday.