Relentless Boardmasters 2012

Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th August 2012
Watergate Bay, nr Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4AN, England MAP
£89 with camping, beach sessions £15
daily capacity: 12500
last updated: Mon 6th Aug 2012

around the festival site

Relentless Boardmasters takes place over five days from Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th August at a cliff-top location overlooking Watergate Bay, and Fistral Beach.

around the festival site
The Relentless Boardmasters is held on three sites across Newquay offering action sports including surf, skate, bmx, plus daily live music acts and the music festival.


Latest additions include Spector, Ruarri Joseph, Dodgy, Sway, Karima Francis, Emily And The Woods, Hudson Taylor, Utah Saints, and Mistajam.

Ed Sheeran headlines Friday and Dizzee Rascal the Saturday. Also on the bill for these two days are Clement Marfo & The Frontline, DJ Zinc, Delilah, The Jezebels, Sissy and the Blisters, Gabrielle Aplin, Gecko, Juan Zelada, Josh Kumra, Jenny O., Cut Ribbons, Lost Dawn, Snatch The Wax, The Ting Tings, Maximo Park, Maverick Sabre, DJ Fresh, Zane Lowe, Redlight, Donovan Frankenreiter, The Big Pink, Lissie, Doorly, Jake Bugg, Towns, Ryan Keen , Aruba Red, NZShapeshifter, Thomas J Speight, Charlotte O'Connor, Peter Bruntnell, Comedy Hour, Pulled Apart By Horses, Set Your Goals, While She Sleeps, Futures, Feed The Rhino, Turbo Wolf, Hawk Eyes, Marmozets, The Smoking Hearts, Sharks, Crowns, Exit Ten, and more.

Beach Sessions

Wednesday: Reel Big Fish with: The Skints, and Magnus Puto Band
Thursday: Xavier Rudd with: Aruba Red, and Sam Beeton - SOLD OUT
Sunday: The Black Seeds with: Yes Sir Boss, and DJ Ollie Stratton

Daytime Music Sessions

This year sees the introduction of the all new Daytime Music Sessions with Free Entry on Fistral Beach. During the daytime, alongside the 6 Star Mens World Tour Surfing and Vans Summer Sessions: Skate & BMX, the Beach Sessions Bar will host acts that will be playing between 2-4pm daily:

Wednesday: Gary & The Minefield (2.00 - 2.30pm) + The Heartbreaks (3.00 - 3.45pm)
Thursday: October (2.00 - 2.30pm) + Adam Isaac (3.00 - 3.45pm)
Sunday: Garth Lee (2.00 - 2.30pm) and Josh Kumra (3.00 - 3.45pm)


The early bird offer has ended. An adult weekend ticket for both days is priced at £72, and £89 with camping. Adult day tickets for Friday or Saturday are priced at £40. Beach Sessions tickets are priced at £15. A weekend car park pass is £10, and a campervan pass is priced at £25.

To buy tickets, click here.

New Park and Ride Scheme

This year a park and ride system has been introduced to help combat congestion issues in Newquay during the event. It's as simple as parking in the field, buying your ticket to get on the bus and travelling to your destination. The Park & Ride system will be running Monday 6th August to Monday 13th August. For directions to Park and Ride Field follow signs to for 'Boardmasters Surf P+Ride'


Official festival camping is expected to return on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August situated within throwing distance of the Watergate Bay site.

The event is expected to commence Wednesday 8th August at the Fistral Site with the opening party and the first Beach Session. The trade village will not be open that day. The trade village including the Beach Bar will open Thursday 9th August until Sunday 12th August.

Elsewhere at Fistral is the trade village and a beach bar serving up pints looking over all the action on and around the beach. As evening sets in the bar rearranges itself into a live music venue in the shape of the Beach Sessions.

Fistral is expected to host the surf, skate and BMX competitions on the beach front topped off with live music every night in the Beach Bar. In addition to the cliff tops of Watergate Bay hosting the music festival.

More information will be here when available.

around the festival site

Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th August 2012
Watergate Bay, nr Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4AN, England MAP
£89 with camping, beach sessions £15
daily capacity: 12500
last updated: Mon 6th Aug 2012

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