Boardmasters 2023 is coming, and it's bigger and better than ever! Today we’ll go through everything you need to know about the festival to maximise your time there. From stages to activities, to food and drink, this is your guide to all things Boardmasters!
At Boardmasters, there are 5 main stages for music that you visit. Each has a different vibe so depending on what you’re in the mood for, will depend on which stage we recommend.
The Main Stage
Behold, "The Main Stage". This remarkable platform possesses the power to elevate musicians into revered icons, while further immortalising those who already hold legendary status. This year, the main stage will host amazing artists such as Lorde, Liam Gallegher, Florence + The Machine and more.
Land of Saints Stage
No matter what your preferred style may be, rest assured that at the Land of Saints stage, you will discover a plethora of performances that embody an unwavering independent spirit and possess an undeniable power to captivate. From the most dynamic and energetic acts to those that deliver a resounding impact, this stage promises an eclectic range of talent that is certain to satisfy even the most discerning audience.
The Point, an extraordinary event curated by Desperados, is undeniably the ultimate destination for those seeking an unparalleled party experience. With a carefully selected lineup of the most avant-garde DJs and producers from around the world, this open-air extravaganza extends well into the night, ensuring that the rhythmic beats and captivating melodies continue to enthral attendees throughout the event.
This is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the uplifting melodies that define this summer season. This venue acts as a central hub, bringing together highly acclaimed club artists and esteemed performers. The outcome is an exceptional indoor rave experience that exceeds those offered by any other in the South West region.
The fundamental nature and essence of our festival are deeply ingrained in its unparalleled ability to present emerging and captivating artists against a backdrop that cannot be matched. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy a tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by carefully arranged hay bales, as they observe the emergence of promising musical talents, and our visitors have the privilege of witnessing the early stages of their illustrious careers.
At The Beach
One of the best things about the location of Boardmasters is that it is only a short trip away from the beautiful Fistral beach, we even have shuttle buses to and from the festival and beach running until 4:30 am!
With a rich history steeped in tradition, Fistral Beach holds the esteemed title of being the renowned birthplace of Boardmasters. We are honoured to proclaim that it is at this iconic location that our journey commenced in 1981. On the occasion of Boardmasters, Fistral Beach undergoes a captivating transformation into a lively surf festival. This event boasts professional surf competitions, captivating art installations, engaging workshops, energetic gigs, and a bustling surf village.
Fistral Surf Village
Explore the Surf Village at Fistral, where you will find a wide range of beloved shops and well-known brands, catering to all of your shopping requirements. No trip to Cornwall would be complete without indulging in some delicious local cuisine and sampling a refreshing beverage. Indulge in a delightful array of food and drink offerings at our selection of festival-style stalls. If you require a new surfboard, a fresh t-shirt, or delicious snacks to enjoy while watching surf competitions, the village has exactly what you're looking for.
Fistral Beach Bar
Nestled in a picturesque location with an awe-inspiring view of the majestic Fistral beach, the Boardmasters beach bar is truly a haven for those seeking to immerse themselves in exhilarating surf competitions or simply bask in the captivating allure of Cornish sunsets. Its unparalleled beauty serves as an ideal backdrop for both adrenaline-fueled sporting events and moments of tranquil appreciation, making it an irresistible destination for individuals yearning for a remarkable coastal experience, whilst attending the festival.
Boardmasters After Parties
If you’re not ready for bed after an amazing day at the festival then stroll into Newquay town for some incredible after parties. Come and join us at the most exclusive parties taking place in various venues across Newquay Town. Renowned DJs will keep the energy alive long after the headliners have concluded their performances. With five days and nights filled with music, prepare yourself for an unforgettable weekend where you can dance until sunrise at renowned establishments such as Berties and Sailors. Check out the lineup below -
- WED 9th – Luude + Charlie Tee, Catalyst B2B Designate, Gotham
- THURS 10th – Ben Hemsley, Charlie Boon B2B Baxter, Sara Fry, Symbiosis
- FRI 11th – Girls Don’t Sync + Charlie Boon, Piers Kirwan B2B DJ Proof, Tingerz
- SAT 12th – Jodie Harsh + Belters Only, Lady C, Bronx Cheer
- SUN 13th – Danny Howard, Headroom Grooves, Wallis Ryan, Danae