It feels like an absolute age since we went to Boardmasters and when we came back, exhausted, cold but very happy! It certainly was very different to any festival we had been to over the years but in many ways that was what made it so good!
First of all I think it is good to point out that Boardmasters, unlike most festivals is split over two completely separate locations. The music festival is at Watergate bay and the surf festival is at Fistral bay. Now for you to get to each location you need to either walk for around an hour or you can get on the festival shuttle bus. This cost £5 return and can take quite a while because the traffic in Newquay for the duration of the festival is bumper to bumper. That being said, if you grab a couple of beers and jump on the bus, the time flies by and it is super handy that it runs till 4am in the morning. This means you are able to get back if you decide to party in town.
Favourite stages –
The point – dance stage, which lets you have a rave whilst looking out over the coast.
The view – this stage is where all the up and coming acts play. This year they all palyed out of the side of a metal camper van – it was ace!
Jack Daniels Tent – this was a stage that was actually down at Fistral beach, but it was great dancing away in this tent whilst being right on the beach.
Essential Items –
Take swimwear and a towel, this way you can catch a few waves, should the weather bring some decent swells.
Daisy Clarke – a young extremely talented lady from Cornwall who writes and performs her lovely acoustic tunes along with some pretty mind blowing covers! Acts like this are why we love festivals, one minute you are just chilling by a stage, not knowing what who was coming on next and then you end up hearing someone that you listen to constantly when you get home!
The Land of the Giants – An absolutely dynamite group who perform their own songs and also some cover versions. They are a ska/rocky/poppy explosion of fun! Again we stumbled across this band and were blown away by their energy and ended up dancing away to their whole set and chatting away to the lead singer for ages afterwards.
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – This guy has possibly the biggest voice we have ever heard! He was much rockier than any of the other two bands we mentioned but his songs, his persona and his sound really got us hooked from the minute he opened his mouth!
We have included links to all of their pages, you just need to click on their names and you can give them a listen – you wont regret it!
Hope this has been helpful!
GVS Co x