Boardmasters, famous for its unique combination of surf and sound, have just released its first wave of acts playing in 2017. The five-day festival returns this August after last year’s sellout success, attracting 150,000 festival goers to their two locations in sunny cornwall, Fistral Beach, where world-class international surf competitions take place, and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay. Here’s a highlights video of last years event…
‘We are hugely excited to announce our three headliners and other world-class musical talent as part of what’s shaping up to be the best Boardmasters line up yet. Every year, the biggest names in music and surfing keep Cornwall firmly on the map as the festival continues to go from strength to strength.’ – Andrew Topham, Festival Director
“We are hugely excited to announce our three headliners and other world-class musical talent as part of what’s shaping up to be the best Boardmasters line up yet.”
Friday night will be topped by indie rock three-piece Two Door Cinema Club, armed with tracks from their new top 10 album Gameshow, along with classics such as What You Know, Undercover Martyn and Something Good Can Work. Known for their energetic stage presence the boys from Ireland will put on a great show and kick start the festival with style.
The most exciting act on the roster has to be Jamiroquai, with frontman Jay Kay and his elaborate hats hitting the shores as part of a 2017 comeback, which includes a host of other summer festival dates. We can expect the usual 90s bangers from this nostalgic funk and acid jazz band such as Deeper Underground, Virtual Insanity and Cosmic Girl, as well as new album Automation, which they tease at with this 22-second clip featuring some LED adorned headwear… classic.
The Sunday headliners, alt-J and their Indie, electronic folk sound are also making the rounds this festival season, with their third album due for release at some point this summer. This follows on from their number 1, Grammy-nominated second release This is all Yours. With hits such as Hunger of the Pine, Left Hand Free and Every Other Freckle.
The lineup so far:
Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai, alt-J, Andy C, Slaves, Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts, Patrick Topping, Roger Sanchez, Solardo, Becky Hill, TQD (Royal T, DJ Q, Flava D),Theo Kottis, Tom Grennan, Cadenza and Youngr.
The festival will take place Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 August. For tickets and more information for 2017’s event, visit the website.