Lorde to headline Boardmasters as over 120 more acts join the line-up for 2023

joining Liam Gallagher and Florence + The Machine

By Neil Greenway | Published: Wed 22nd Feb 2023

Boardmasters 2023 - Lorde
Photo credit: Jason Richardson

Boardmasters 2023

Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th August 2023
Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4AN, England MAP
from £229
Daily capacity: 50,000

LORDE 

ANNOUNCED AS BOARDMASTERS FRIDAY HEADLINER 

AS 120+ ACTS JOIN THE LINE-UP IN MASSIVE SECOND WAVE REVEAL

JOINING UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE LIAM GALLAGHER AND FLORENCE + THE MACHINE TO HEADLINE THE BIGGEST BOARDMASTERS YET

PLUS, HUNDREDS OF NEW ADDITIONS - 

SPECIAL GUEST BEN HOWARD | CYPRESS HILL PERFORMING BLACK SUNDAY 

RAYE | DERMOT KENNEDY | SG LEWIS | YARD ACT | CONFIDENCE MAN | EVERYTHING EVERYTHING | THE REYTONS | BEAR’S DEN | FRANKIE STEW & HARVEY GUNN | DYLAN | PIRI | NOVA TWINS | THE LOTTERY WINNERS | SAM TOMPKINS | SHYGIRL | SOFI TUKKER | GABRIELLE APLIN | JOESEF | BEN HEMSLEY | WARMDUSCHER | DJ JAZZY JEFF | CIAN DUCROT | LAVA LA RUE 

AND MORE ACROSS BOARDMASTERS’ TEN STAGES

WITH 2023 CAMPING TICKETS SELLING OUT IN RECORD TIME AND DEMAND AT AN ALL TIME HIGH, DAY TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS WEEK! 

FANS HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON 22 FEBRUARY TO SIGN UP TO THE DAY TICKETS PRESALE AT WWW.BOARDMASTERS.COM

 

DAY TICKETS PRESALE FROM 10AM, THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY

DAY TICKETS GENERAL ON SALE FROM 10AM, FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY

 

BEYOND THE LINE UP…

World Surf League Surf Competitions | Surf and Adventure Lessons | Zennor Haven | Cornish Market | Beach Cleans | Street Food | The UK’s Biggest Silent Disco | The Big Wheel | Boutique Camping | Film Screenings | Slow Shopping On The Boulevard | The Keg & Pastonbury | Bingo | Family Fun and much more

 

9 - 13 AUGUST 2023

www.boardmasters.com

 

As Boardmasters gears up to be the biggest and best yet, the festival has dropped an epic announcement today. The Second Wave of the Boardmasters 2023 line-up includes over 120 acts, including Friday’s hotly-anticipated headliner and what’s more, Day Tickets will go on sale this week, too. Boardmasters brings the biggest names in music and the most exciting international surf talent to not one, but two, spectacular festival settings of Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach in Cornwall. Boardmasters is back this year from 9 - 13 August 2023 and is not to be missed.

 

Boardmasters 2022 saw a monumental sell-out, and now with demand at an all-time high, fans are urged to sign-up to the Day Ticket Presale to avoid disappointment this year. With Camping Tickets selling out in record time, now is the final chance to get tickets for Boardmasters 2023. Sign-ups for the Day Tickets Presale close at midnight on 22 February via www.boardmasters.com - the Day Tickets Presale starts at 10am on 23 February, with any remaining tickets going on general sale  from 10am on 24 February. Tens of thousands are signed up already, so don’t miss out! 

 

Lorde is revealed today as the third and final headliner for this year’s Boardmasters. New Zealand’s most exciting pop export comes armed with a sizzling cocktail of hits including ‘Royals’, ‘Green Light’ and ‘Solar Power’, as well as major awards wins including the Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards, two Grammy’s, an MTV VMA, and an NME Award to name but a few. A solo artist of monumental status, her debut album Pure Heroine received widespread critical acclaim as Lorde firmly cemented herself as a global music superstar, and ever since she’s remained unstoppable with mesmerising lyricism and captivating live shows. Lorde will make her Boardmasters debut headlining the Main Stage alongside Liam Gallagher (UK festival exclusive) and Florence + The Machine. 

 

Elsewhere on the line-up is special guest and long-time friend of the festival, Ben Howard, while Cypress Hill are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Black Sunday, performing the album in full. The songstress of the moment, recently celebrating her first #1 single with ‘Escapsim’, RAYE joins the line-up, with Irish vocal powerhouse who recently released his latest studio album Sonder, Dermot Kennedy

 

Making a welcome return to Cornish shores, is one of dance music’s most sought after producers SG Lewis who joins the bill for 2023, along with Leeds rockers Yard Act who released their debut album The Overload in 2022 and Confidence Man who will have fans on their feet from start to finish delivering a splash of summer dance goodness. Manchester eclectic art-rock four-piece Everything Everything will be bringing the heat to  Boardmasters, plus The Reytons who’ve recently rocketed to chart-topping success with their independently released debut album What's Rock And Roll?, Bear’s Den bringing anthemic festival sounds and rap and production duo rooted in hip-hop, garage and electro, Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn. Pop powerhouse Dylan is added to the huge Boardmasters line-up, set to deliver her self-penned sing-along hits including ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ and ‘You’re Not Harry Styles’. Also making up today’s announcement, online sensation piri, the loud, unapologetic trailblazing rock/punk/rap duo Nova Twins, ‘Rockstar Sea Shanty’ hitmakers Lottery Winners and the man behind viral track ‘TO THE MOON’, Sam Tompkins

 

Hot on the heels of a massive Printworks show and recent collab with slowthai, and one of the hottest rappers to emerge in 2022 - Shygirl joins Boardmasters 2023, along with genre-defying, empowering electro duo SOFI TUKKER, the legendary summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff, singer Cian Ducrot whose latest single ‘I’ll Be Waiting’ is making waves on BBC Radio 1 right now, and supporting Christine & Queens at BBC 6Music festival and also headed for Boardmasters, Lava La Rue. Plus, there’ll be performances from dazzling singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin, and bringing the shimmering, catchy vocal, it’s Joesef. One of the most exciting  names in the house music world, Ben Helmsley is another big addition to the Boardmasters bill, along with “best band on the planet” according to BBC 6Music’s Marc Riley, Warmduscher, and loads, loads more. Find the full line-up here

 

Beyond the music, festival goers can sign up for Surf and Adventure packages to make the most of their time soaking up the best of what Cornwall has to offer. Adventure packages available to book include coasteering, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, bodyboarding, superSUP & snorkel SUP tours. At Boardmasters 2023, festivalgoers will be spoiled for choice with wellness activities at Zennor Haven, delicious local produce at the Cornish Market, a vast array of tasty street food, shopping at The Boulevard slow fashion village, get involved in Beach Cleans with Surfers Against Sewage, tons of tasty street food, the UK’s biggest silent disco, Boutique Camping, Family fun and much more. A Boardmasters mainstay, The Keg & Pastonbury returns with lively music performances and rip roaring comedy, while The Big Wheel makes a comeback having become a firm favourite and boasting incredible birds-eye views over the stunning Cornish coast. Festivalgoers can get involved in a yoga class, massages, tarot readings, film screenings and tons more. 

 

The World Surf League returns to Cornish shores and the Boardmasters OPEN is ON. Steeped in heritage since 1981, festival-goers can head to Fistral Beach in Newquay to watch some of the most progressive and exciting names in international pro surfing crowned as the next Boardmasters champions, across five exhilarating days. Competitions include the Boardmasters OPEN men’s and women’s division and the Boardmasters Longboard Pro men’s and women’s division. Plus festivalgoers can also witness the new generation of groms showcasing their talent in the Boardmasters Junior OPEN boys and girls division - with more exciting detail to drop in the coming weeks! 

 

Day Tickets for Boardmasters 2023 go on sale at 10am, Friday 24 February 2023, with Presale tickets from Thursday 23 February. Sign up to the Day Tickets Presale now at www.boardmasters.com.

 

Boardmasters 2023 Ticket Types & Information 

 

BOARDMASTERS 2023 TICKETS

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday day tickets from £84.50
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday VIP day tickets from £110
  • A limited number of 3-day no camping tickets will be available from £249

 

Kids tickets [age 8 & under*]

Kids – Camping: £25.00  

Kids - Weekend camping – VIP: £25.00  

Kids - 3 Day Pass: £20.00  

Kids - Friday , Saturday, Sunday: £15.00  

Kids - VIP Friday , Saturday, Sunday: £15.00  

  

*Child tickets can only be booked in conjunction with a full adult ticket. A maximum of 2 x tickets can be booked in conjunction with a full adult ticket.

 

NB - Ages 9 -15 will need to purchase a full priced adult. ID must be provided on the door for proof of age.

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About Boardmasters

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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