BRIT Award winners, Bastille, will be making an epic return to Boardmasters 2015. After missing out on their headline performance last year because of the effects of hurricane Bertha, festival favourites Bastille plan on taking care of unfinished business. Dan Smith, Bastille’s front man, said this about the band’s upcoming return to the Boardmasters stage: “We’re all incredibly excited to be coming back to Boardmasters for, barring anymore hurricanes, an amazing night in the west country. Growing up in the South West, Boardmasters was a festival I always wanted to play so when it was cancelled last year I was devastated. Hopefully coming back this year will help make up for it and we’ll be able to play some material from our new album as well. We can’t wait to see you all in August.”
Known for bringing the hottest talent of the moment to Cornwall, Boardmasters BRIT Award winners, Rudimental are also headlining. The group, who have topped the charts with #1 tracks ‘Feel The Love’ and ‘Waiting All Night’ are continuing to dominate the charts and promise fans an unforgettable set when they grace Boardmasters’ main stage against the stunning backdrop of Watergate Bay next summer. Rudimental said this about their future Boardmasters performance: “We had an amazing time when we played Boardmasters a few years ago! We can’t wait to come back next year and celebrate our second album with everyone!”
After a five year hiatus as a band, the incredible dance-tune masters, Faithless will be marking their special anniversary with an unforgettable live performance on the main stage at Boardmasters this summer. Having sold over 15 million records world wide, 2015 will be 20 years since the release of their classic dance tune ‘Insomnia’, a track now known as one of the greatest dance anthems of all time. With a back catalogue full of hits such as ‘We Come 1’ and ‘God Is a DJ, Faithless’ headline performance against the stunning backdrop of Watergate Bay will be a musical moment of 2015 not to be missed.
As well as Bastille, Rudimental and Faithless, performances across the weekend will also come from already announced Clean Bandit, De La Soul Live, Duke Dumont, Nick Mulvey, Lower Than Atlantis, Reef, MNEK, Sunset Sons, DJ EZ and The Darkness with loads more acts performing across seven stages.
Such as Grammy Awards winners Arrested Development, the UK’s most exciting new indie four piece Catfish And The Bottlemen, festival favourite Seasick Steve, hotly tipped singer / songwriter Rae Morris, Scottish synth-pop band Prides, Australian singer (and keen surfer) Kim Churchill and Liverpool’s rising indie-rockers, Circa waves.
Also performing 2014 Single Of The Year winners Everything Everything, Mercury Award winner Roni Size Reprazent, rising r&b star and rapper Raleigh Ritchie plus new and upcoming talent from the likes of High Tyde, Rhodes, Seafret, Sundara Karma, The Academic and Tora.
Groove Armada (DJ set), Skream, Blonde, Fred V & Grafix, Fono, 99 Souls, Fickle Friends, Vaults, Astronomyy and Movie will be bringing the party to Boardmasters. And at the picturesque The Point stage will host Eton Messy, a DJ collective making waves in the garage/bass music scene, The Magician, Low Steppa, Monki, Waze & Odyssey, T.Williams plus Apres, Disciples, Doorly, Grades, Illyus & Barrientos, Jax Jones, Just Kiddin, Lxury, Marquis Hawkes, SG Lewis, and Weiss.
New for 2015, Boardmasters camping at Watergate Bay has now been extended and will open from Wednesday 5 August, meaning surf fans, beach bunnies and music lovers won’t have to miss a single day of the festival. Those looking for the ultimate Boardmasters experience should purchase the new bumper ticket package – the ‘Charger’ ticket, which includes everything from bus pass to parking, VIP camping, Beach Session gigs, After Parties and a Boardmasters t-shirt and tote bag.
Alongside the music the surf event is held at Fistral Beach across five days. This year’s Boardmasters International Surf Competition categories will include the newly added WSL LQS1000 Mens Longboard and WSL Womens Longboard presented by SurfGirl. The Mens Open presented by Carve magazine, Womens Open, Pro Junior (mens U18) and new comp Pro Junior (womens U18) as well as the much-loved Whippersnappers U12 (mixed) competition.
At the popular Beach Sessions this year Deaf Havana are kicking things off on Wednesday night.
For more info and tickets for 2015 Boardmasters go to: boardmasters.co.uk