Young Academic can bring you news of perhaps the coolest addition to our Ultimate Festival Guide. Following last week’s expedition to Wakestock (review to come), we are absolutely loving music festivals by the sea and this one is to be held on none other than Newquay’s Fistral Beach & Watergate Bay. With even more huge names added to the bill and the promise of glorious sunshine, the Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters Festival is most definitely one to put in your diarys. Young Academic will be doing an exclusive review of Boardmaster complete with interviews and podcasts – so we’ll see you on the sand!
Boardmasters is the UK’s biggest surf and music festival and celebrates 30 years of UK surfing on Fistral Beach in Newquay. With over four days of top music over six stages as well as surf and action sports pro showcases on two of the country’s best loved surf beaches in Newquay, this festival is set to be a real treat.
Young Academic Student News and Relentless Energy Bring You The Boardmasters Festival in association with Vans – Surfing since ’81!
There have been loads of new acts added to the line-up, see an exclusive Young Academic breakdown below. With students around the country awaiting exam results or well and truly in the mood for celebrating, some of these bands and DJs could be just the ticket.
SKINDRED // HYPER // CHARLIE SIMPSON //EASY STAR ALLSTARS // DUB THE EARTH //SUBMENTAL / CHARLIE SIMPSON / PREMISE & PALM / MR NICE & MAXXI P / CATALYST & TREAZON / RE-DEFEAT & GRUDGE / SIQNOTE & DIGITYL / DEVINYL & LEROY / MC’S CRISIS & BENNY MC / JOHNNY G / RSB JOHN SMITH / WINTER MOUNTAIN BAND / TOM ODELL
EASY STAR ALLSTARS / DUB THE EARTH / LORI CAMPBELL / HYPER / TOM COSTELLOE & TOMMIE QUICK / STUTTERING MUNX & STEVE LID FREERANGE DJ’S / CHARLIE G / SNATCH THE WAX / WILL BAILEY / DELUXX / ASHLEY T & GREG ZIZIGLUE / BLEEDING KNEES CLUB
The festival is Europe’s only surf, skate and music festival offering the ultimate in World Class surf and music all rolled into one. This year’s festival is NO exception and features over six stages of the best live music, beach gigs and action sports spread over four days which makes it the MUST DO outside event of the summer.
Joining the already confirmed heavyweight acts such as Fat Boy Slim, Eliza Doolittle, Klaxons, Sub Focus (Live), Art Brut, Crazy P, Cloud Control and Bombay Bicycle Club are infamous energetic reggae-metallers, Skindred, famed for their intense and utterly entertaining live sets that fuse all the best elements of punk, rock, metal, reggae and electronic music together into an individual genre all of their own, it is a performance to miss at your peril!
Other new acts jumping onboard for the ride of the summer are Charlie Simpson who will be performing his highly anticipated new solo album ‘Young Pilgrim’, due for release the day after the festival! And the laid back summer sounds of the Easy Star Allstars, who have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts since their live debut in 2003. The collective combine their musical versatility with instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a superb rhythm section perfect for the summer sunshine.
Added into this mix is DJ Hyper, a man who needs no introduction, having been an irreplaceable staple on the breaks scene with his unique genre defying sound for quite some time now, expect some hands in the air action Newquay!
Other acts just confirmed come from across the musical spectrum with the likes of Lori Campbell, Dub The Earth, Premise & Palm, Snatch The Wax, Catalyst & Treazon and many many more all signing up for the best festival of summer…
Event Info: 10th – 14th August 2011
Weekend camping ticket £85 + booking fee
Weekend ticket no camping £65 + booking fee
VIP weekend ticket with camping £164 + booking fee
Single day tickets £36 + booking fee
In further exclusive Young Academic news, Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters Festival is super excited to announce the return of local legend Newton Faulkner as we welcome him back to celebrate thirty years of Boardmasters!
Faulkner is one of the UK’s best-loved homegrown stars and has a devoted fan base amongst the like-minded UK surfers of the South West. Having first hit Boardmasters in 2007 as the main support to Seasick Steve and returning in 2010 to co-headline the main event, which lead to roadblock sell out. It is only right that the king of folk-rock returns for an exclusive intimate Beach Sessions show on Thursday 11th August at Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters Festival – the place where it all began for him!
Newton will performing classics such as Dream Catch Me, Gone in the Morning and Tear Drop from his bestselling album Hand Built By Robots, one of the top 20 biggest selling UK digital albums of all time. Faulkner has been busy in the studio working on the release of his third album and is thrilled to be celebrating with surf fans for 30 years of the Boardmasters.
Newton Faulkner adds in to an already jam packed line up of artists at this year’s festival, including amongst many, dance music pioneer Fatboy Slim, female of the moment Eliza Doolittle alongside Bombay Bicycle Club and the super electro charged producer Krafty Kuts all set to make the UK’s premier surf, skate and music festival THE best festival line-up of the summer!
Full line up and festival info is below. For all the latest news please check it out at: www.boardmasters.co.uk.
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