The annual music and surfing festival located in the heart of Newquay in Cornwall have announced the first wave of acts for 2017’s edition. Previous artists to appear at the festival have included The Vaccines, Everything Everything, The Cribs and even Snoop Dogg. Although it may be inconceivable to imagine the people of Cornwall getting down to Snoop Doggy Dogg, Boardmasters ability to arrange an impressive and diverse line-up is something to be admired.
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This year, the festival will take place between the 9th and 13th of August, allowing punters to soak up the summer sunshine and even perhaps try their hand at some surfing. On the music side of things, the headline slots are filled by three huge artists. Headlining the opening night will be Two Door Cinema Club, which will be massive. Two Door are having a great year, on the back of releasing third album Gameshow last fall, the band are heading out on one of their biggest UK Tours to date. Most notably they will play two nights at London’s illustrious Alexandra Palace.
On the second night, very recent comeback kings and funk band of the nineties Jamiroquai will be headlining the festival. The band only two days ago released a teaser video for their new album and announced a string of summer festival dates, with Boardmasters being the latest of those – everyone recognises Virtual Insanity and arguably they are a great pick for the headline slot. Finally, Alt-J will be wrapping up the festival on the final night. The ‘Left Hand Free’ band who released their most recent album back in 2014 are making a return this year and were recently pictured in Abbey Road Studios working on their latest record. Like Jamiroquai, the band are marking their return with a summer of festival appearances across Europe and the United States.
Slaves, Jake Bugg and Becky Hill are amongst the other acts that will take to the stage at Boardmasters and with more acts set to be announced, this looks like it could be one of the UK’s best summer festivals.
With it being near-impossible to get tickets for Glastonbury, the ever grudging reception of the Reading and Leeds announcement and the cancellation of T in the Park for this year – Boardmasters will surely only grow more this year and gain more recognition for the exceptional and alternative weekend that it continues to provide.
All ticket details are available here: http://www.boardmasters.co.uk/tickets