Boardmasters Festival Event Guide 2017

Boardmasters Festival Guide
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Located in the area of Newquay, near one of Cornwall’s most beautiful, sandy beaches, Boardmasters may be the UK’s coolest surf and music festival. Boardmasters mixes music with surf, skate and BMX competitions. Get ready to party on the beach to intimate live music and watch in awe at professional surfers trying to win gold.

(Read: Boardmasters Festival Pro Tips)

Boardmasters Festival Dates and Location

Boardmasters Festival is held in Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach in Newquay, Cornwall, on August 9-13, 2017.

The music arena and campsite are located in Watergate Bay, meanwhile, surf, BMX and skate competitions are held at Fistral Beach. There is a shuttle bus running between the locations.

Boardmasters Festival Guide
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Boardmasters Festival Lineup

Jamiroquai, The Vaccines, Stormzy, Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines and ALT-J will be taking to the main stage.

At the same time, surf, BMX and skate competitions will be running on the nearby beach.

Other activities include health and well-being classes, the chance to try some of Cornwall’s best wild oysters and, in the festival organizer’s words, the opportunity to lose your ‘surf-virginity’.

See the full Boardmasters Festival lineup.

Boardmasters Festival Tickets

Tickets include access to watch all the surf, skate and BMX competitions as well as the musical performances.

Single-day ticket – $82

Full weekend GA ticket – $250

Get your Boardmasters tickets.

Boardmasters Festival Guide
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Getting To and From Boardmasters Festival

Air – The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, in the South West of England. From there it is a four-hour bus or car ride to Newquay.

Bus – The Big Green Coach is the official Boardmasters partner-bus, and runs directly to the festival site from 23 locations in the UK.

Car – Ride sharing is encouraged. Try to pair up with other festival-goers using ride-sharing site Liftshare. A car-parking pass is $15.

Boardmasters festival guide
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Where to Stay for Boardmasters

Most people stay at the Boardmasters campsite-village, which has food stalls and chill out zones. However, if you’re looking for a proper roof over your head, we’ve got some great options.

A house for friends:  If you’re up for splashing the cash, why not club together with friends and rent The Bunker House, which can sleep up to ten people. It’s a 20-minute drive to the festival site and is $892 a night.

Cottage for three: If you only know one or two people going to the festival, the quaint Featherbeds Cottage might be more up your street. It can sleep 3 and is $270 a night.

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