Boardmasters 2017

Boardmasters 2017 - around the festival site
Photo credit: Jamie Licence / Tor Jones

Boardmasters 2017

Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th August 2017
Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4AN, England MAP
5 days £184 - sold out (day tickets still available)
Daily capacity: 30,000
Last updated: Mon 7th Aug 2017

Boardmasters takes place over five days from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th August 2017 at a cliff-top location overlooking Watergate Bay, and Fistral Beach.

Boardmasters is held on two sites near Newquay offering action sports including surf, skate, bmx, plus daily live music acts and the music festival.


The headliners are Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J, with many more acts announced. Please see the line-up page for the details so far including the day and stage splits.

The festival offers five days of surf competition at Fistral Beach and a weekend of live music on the stunning headland, Watergate Bay.

The separately ticketed Beach Sessions have the following line-up:

Wednesday 9th:- Dreadzone, Congo Natty, The Stalks, Ten Bob Notes
Thursday 10th:- Slighty Stoopid, Landon McNamara, Jon and Roy, KBS

There will also be the free-to-attend day sessions on Fistral Beach, with at least 3 acts each day of exciting breakthrough talent, including surfing pro Lee-Ann Curran, and musical acts Hollie Rogers, Arch20, Joe Hurworth, Violent Avenue, Rosie Crow, Bache and more.

A complete list of the acts playing the day sessions is available on the line-up page.


Boardmasters has sold out of weekend tickets. Some day tickets are still available.

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Tickets are on sale, with adult weekend ticket for 5 days priced at £184 with camping from Wednesday.  Day tickets are £59 with Saturday sold out, campervans £65, car-parking £18 or £10 a day.

Children aged 7 years and under can attend free but require a ticket. Do not forget to add Free Child Ticket to basket at checkout, children will only be admitted with pre-booked ticket.

Tickets for the Beach Sessions are priced separately, at £16 each, Thursday's are now sold out.

World Surf League

The surf competition will this year be included as part of the World Surf League qualifying series. Featuring as a Qualifying Series event, Boardmasters will host the Boardmasters international competitors for the Men’s Open, the Boardmasters Women’s Open and the Boardmasters Men’s and Women’s Longboard contests.


Official festival camping is situated within throwing distance of the Watergate Bay site.

More information will be here when available.

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