With only 3 weeks to go, the County of Cornwall is preparing for the biggest beach and music festival to get underway in the UK Surf Capital of Newquay. Preparations are well underway for Boardmasters 2014 and this year is promising to be the biggest and best ever.
Events get started on the 6th of August and the party will climax late on Sunday the 10th with Bastille playing the festival out. Far from the early days of 1981 when the Boardmasters Festival was first held on the beach at Fistral, the 5-day event is now spread between Newquay’s main beach and the outlying and beautiful beach of Watergate.
Organisers have laid on an incredibly varied and impressive line up with big names such as Snoop Dogg, Bastille and Chase and Status headlining on the Main Stage. The Unleashed Stage will see acts such as Wilkinson, Duke Dumont and 2manydjs getting the crowd jumping. Other venues hosting even more talent include Mavericks, The Point, The View and Skindred and Jettblack will kick the festival off at the Wednesday night beach sessions.
Boardmasters isn’t solely about the music though, there are many other things to see and do including Skateboard and BMX demonstrations and competitions, Surf art, photography and film viewings, a beach BBQ and bar to enjoy and if you are lucky you may be able to squeeze into a late night after party.
The highlight of the event for many will be the International Surfing Competition, which attracts Surfers from all over the globe to battle it out for a slice of the £22K prize purse. Event Organisers are expecting to see over 150 000 visitors flock to Newquay for this fantastic event and if you get your finger out there are still a few tickets available and you can still be a part of the UK’s biggest Surf event.
For further information, to buy tickets or to see the day by day line up for all the bands and DJ’s then head to the official Boardmasters website. Let us know if you are going, what music you will be definitely checking out and who do you want to walk away with a trophy in the Surfing events?