British festivals usually bring to mind images of knee deep mud and rain lashing down as you try to crack open a can of Strongbow in the arena. That’s not Boardmasters. Situated on two beautiful beaches in the South West of England, Boardmasters brings the feeling of a continental European festival to Britain’s (usually) rainy shores.

Not only can you soak up all of the amazing music, you can soak up the sun on the beaches and watch some intense surfing competitions. Take care of yourself at the various health and wellbeing sessions, have a go at skating and BMXing, or party through the night at the many after parties. Boardmasters really does have it all, creating a completely out of this world music experience all within England.

As described by the festival runners themselves: ‘Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, Boardmasters was born in 1981. Expect parties that run late into the night and a beautiful beach to recuperate on during the day. The 5-day event is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – the surfing mecca of the UK, 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.’

In 2017 the surf and music festival welcomed over 150,000 festival goers to sunny Cornwall. 

Check out the headliners and line up below, as well as UK festival exclusive Kano:

10th August: Headliner Catfish and the Bottlemen, Kano, MK, Everything  Everything, Steflon Don, Amazons, Raye, Rae Morris, Claptone

11th August: Headliner The Chemical Brothers, Years and Years, Annie Mac, Shy FX Soundsystem, MNEK, Grandmaster Flash, Nadine Shah, The Sherlocks

12th August: Headliner George Ezra, Rag’n’Bone Man, Craig David presents TS5, Friendly Fires, Nadia Rose, Idris Elba, The Horrors, Declan McKenna

And a whole lot more.

8th – 12th August

Cornwall, England

From £154 + fees for the weekend

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Photo credit: Alex Rawson/Boardmasters Festival