Boardmasters will be back this year from 10 - 14 August 2022, following a huge, sold-out festival this summer. Huge headline acts are revealed as Kings of Leon who make their long-awaited Boardmasters debut, George Ezra and Disclosure, along with 10+ more world-class acts. Cornwall’s own surf and music festival is set to welcome the biggest names in music, and the most exciting surf talent to the UK’s most spectacular festival settings of Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach, Cornwall. Tickets for Boardmasters are now on sale and you don't want to miss it www.boardmasters.com.
Kings of Leon will be headlining Boardmasters Main Stage as the sun sets across Watergate Bay on Sunday 14 August. Their 8th album ‘When You See Yourself’, released in 2021, continued a run of 6 consecutive albums to debut at #1 in the UK. The multi-Grammy and BRIT Award winning group will be performing songs from all 8 of their albums. Boardmasters will be their first UK festival show since they headlined Reading & Leeds Festival in 2018.
After the chart-topping success of ‘Staying at Tamara’s’ in 2018, George Ezra will make his triumphant return to Watergate Bay, headlining on Friday at Boardmasters 2022. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter will bring his upbeat hits to the Main Stage, rousing the crowds with infectious choruses from his number one singles, ‘Shotgun’ and ‘Paradise’, as well as soulful and moving sounds like ‘Hold My Girl’.
Grammy-nominated dance duo Disclosure make their Boardmasters debut, taking the coveted Saturday Main Stage headline slot. Their new EP ‘Never Enough’ will be taken across Europe on a huge headline tour in 2022 including a stop on the Cornish coast. The house music innovators are set to make waves, delivering an electrifying performance for revellers to dance the night away at Watergate Bay.
What’s more, Boardmasters is unveiling 10+ more acts today, including Brit alt-rock four-piece Bastille. The quartet will be lighting up the Main Stage with their euphoric hits such as ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Good Grief’. Plus, reggae heavy-hitter Damian “Jr Gong” Marley heads to Boardmasters to deliver a standout performance including music from his Grammy-winning ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ and ‘Stony Hill’ albums. Singer-songwriter and indie icon Declan McKennaalso joins the bill, along with ‘Lost Without You’ chart-topper Freya Ridings, and Bristol-born band IDLES who will headline the Land of Saints stage next summer, sure to bring an electrifying, high-octane set.
Arguably the UK’s most exciting DJ and producer, the man behind huge hits including ‘Head & Heart’ and ‘BED’, Joel Corry will be headlining the Unleashed stage next summer. Plus, Brit-nominated soul sensation Joy Crookes will be coming to Cornwall, making her Boardmasters debut.
The View will play host to Lime Cordiale, the pop-rock duo heading to Boardmasters all the way from Sydney, Australia, while over at The Point, Patrick Topping will be hitting the decks. Having risen to fame after the TikTok community began sharing and making videos of his songs, Sam Ryder has gone on to make his own songs on the viral video platform. The singer and rhythm guitarist joins the line-up for next summer’s Boardmasters.
Acclaimed producer and DJ Shy FX also joins the Boardmasters line up for DB90, with Sons of the East making a welcome return to Cornish shores. And last but by no means least, Tom Grennan, who needs no introduction, and has made a name for himself releasing charting singles like 'This is the Place' and 'Little Bit of Love', will be heading to Boardmasters next August.
The Boardmasters OPEN announces its return for 2022. Festival goers can head to the stunning Fistral Beach where the Boardmasters OPEN will play host to the biggest names in pro surfing as they take to the waves to battle it out for the coveted Boardmasters top spots across five exhilarating days. Competitions include the Boardmasters OPEN mens and womens division, Boardmasters Longboard OPEN mens and womens division, and the Boardmasters Junior OPEN boys and girls division.
Beyond the music, festival goers can also sign up for Surf and Adventure packages to make the most of their time soaking up the best of what Cornwall has to offer. Surf packages cater 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.
Plus, Cornish surfers Luke Dillon, Tassy Swallow and Lukas Skinner headed to Snowdonia Adventure Parc this week to film a new Boardmasters video which will be released tomorrow. Check it out and see what they got up to, tomorrow via Boardmasters social channels.
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