It’s almost 100 days until Boardmasters 2016 and as the sounds of the waves and scent of sea air on the Cornish coastline grow ever stronger, the line-up for The View stage has today been announced. Twenty-six of the freshest acts will take to the stage which offers simply the best in sunsets, views and vibes. Boardmasters 2016 takes place from Wednesday 10th – Sunday 14th August 2016.

Joel Baker plays The View stage at Boardmasters 2013 (Simon Jay Price/Photographer: Simon Jay Price)

Joel Baker plays The View stage at Boardmasters. Photographer: Simon Jay Price

The View stage is the place to catch the the hottest new talent, enjoy infectious acoustic sounds, a view to die for and the most stunning sunsets that Cornwall has to offer. This year’s line-up includes UK singer-songwriter Lewis Watson, whose latest single Maybe We’re Home is out now, along with former Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell and his band Johnny Borrell & Zazou. South Londoner Kiko Bun whose infectious reggae sound, inspired by Jamaica’s Studio One will only enhance the beachy sunshine vibes.

Eridge Park on the edge of Ashdown Forest host Forgotten Fields. (Simon Jay Price)

Hannah Lou Clark (Simon Jay Price)

Other acts taking to The View stage this year are Tom Speight, Winter Mountain, Skinny Living, Adam French, Sivu, Dan Owen, Matt Wills, Hannah Lou Clark, Xylaroo, Soham De, Tom Walker, Rhys Lewis, Trevor Sensor, Joy Crookes, Sam Fearon, Callum Beattie, Ben Roberts, Tom Prior, Hannah Grace, Ten Tonnes, Lucy Anna, In The Ark, Son of Jack and Sam Richardson.

The Boardmasters Main Stage also had new additions announced today – White Denim, hailing all the way from Austin, Texas, are the quartet who will bring 70s southern rock to Cornwall, along with Cortes, the hotly tipped trio whose eagerly anticipated debut single Close To Nowhere is out now.

 (Simon Jay Price/Photographer: Simon Jay Price)

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Boardmasters is located across two sites bursting with the best in music and sports action. Keep the party going at the Beach Sessions with live music on idyllic Fistral Beach, as well as the Beach Bar and BBQ bringing the food, drink and DJ sets.

Head into Newquay to party into the early hours with Boardmasters After Parties, which take place at clubs around the town centre. Don’t miss the Pro Skate and BMX competitions to check out the best in extreme sports, the Surf Village, Cornish Market where you can taste the local delights, as well as Surf Art, photography and film sessions.

If watching the surf action from the sidelines has tempted you to try it out yourself, ride the waves with a Surf Lesson from a local surf school. Unwind and relax at the Wellbeing Area or the On Site Eco Spa for some well deserved pamper time. There is also Luxury Camping and Glamping on offer to upgrade your experience even more.

Established in 1981, Boardmasters is a 5-day event situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach where Boardmasters famous International Surf Competitions take place and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay.

Last year saw Boardmasters welcome over 150,000 festival goers across its two sites over the 5 days of the festival. Boardmasters operates a tiered ticket system with price bands for tickets changing over time. The sooner you buy, the cheaper it is! Book tickets via the website.


Headline Acts
Deadmau5 // James Bay // Chase & Status

Chase & Status, Catfish and the Bottleman, Lianne La Havas, Wilkinson, Wolf Alice, Krept & Konan, Eats Everything, Blossoms, Maxïmo Park, Auction for the Promise Club, Bicep, Big Deal, Bodhi, Carly Foxx, Danny Howard, Dinosaur Pile Up, Formation, Hannah Lou Clark, Jack Savoretti, Jonas Rathsman, Joy Crookes, Keir, Lewis Watson, Matt Wills, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Sam Fearon, Smokin’ Durrys, Spring King, The Correspondents, Tom Speight, Toucan, Winter Mountain, Xylaroo, Youth Club

Deadmau5, Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David’s TS5, Kano, Example & DJ Wire, Foxes, Michael Kiwanuka, Protoje, SG Lewis, Roots Manuva, Jamie Lawson, Adam French, Antimatador, Après, Ben Roberts, Callum Beattie, Camelphat, Cortes, The Duke Spirit, Dusky, Eli & Fur, Eliza & The Bear, Eton Messy, Gabrielle Aplin, Icarus, Johnny Borrell & Zazou, Joseph J. Jones, Kloe, Louis Berry, Lucy Anna, Mouse Outfit, Panda, Recreations, Skinny Living, Soham De, Ten Tonnes, The Steelers, Tom Walker

James Bay, Primal Scream, Sigma, Soul II Soul, SOAK, Raleigh Richie, Mike Skinner & Murkage presents Tonga, Mystery Jets, The Magic Numbers, Jackmaster, Rat Boy, Alibis, Artwork, Ben Remember, Coasts, Charlie Tee, Dan Owen, Detroit Swindle, Doorly, Hannah Grace, Heidi, Hein Cooper, Hidden Charms, Into The Ark, Kiko Bun, MNEK, Maribou State, My Nu Leng & MC Dread, Rationale, Rhys Lewis, Sam Richardson, Sivu, Son of Jack, The Big Moon, Tom Prior, Trevor Sensor, VANT, White, White Denim

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