Returning to Cornwall from 7th-11th August, Boardmasters continues to evolve and 2013 sees the introduction of a third night of the music festival at Watergate Bay.
Headliners: Ben Howard, Basement Jaxx and The Vaccines.
Not much need be said about Boardmasters favourite Ben Howard, a veteran of the festival. The surfing, singer songwriter has been a part of the Boardmasters family for years and we couldn’t be happier to have him back in this historic year. 2012 was the year he became an international name making his return this year that much sweeter.
Basement Jaxx make their Boardmasters debut. They have headlined every major festival in the World including their unforgettable Glastonbury performance in 2005 when they stepped in for and paid tribute to Queen Kylie. Their live show is a must see – banging out some of the biggest tracks in dance history. ‘Where’s Your Head At’, ‘Good Luck’ and ‘Rendez-Vu’ are classics but only scratch the surface.
‘The Vaccines Come Of Age’ is the name of The Vaccines second album and is a good description of the band today. They most certainly have come of age since their inception in 2010 and Boardmasters can’t wait to welcome them to Cornwall. It’s been a meteoric rise for the 4 piece since posting their track ‘If You Wanna” on YouTube in 2010. Their first album went to number 4 with their previously mentioned ‘Come Of Age” going straight to number 1. We cannot wait for Summer.
Elsewhere in the ever expanding Boardmasters line up are two Manchester bands Everything Everything and Delphic. Both are new to the event and are critically acclaimed having been nominated as BBC’s Sounds of the Year. Next up is a bona fide legend who was the first hip hop act to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Grandmaster Flash will perform in what is probably his first trip to Cornwall.
Other acts across the festival include The Other Tribe, Little Comets, Clean Bandit and Cosmo Jarvis. For all the dance heads; acts include Dusky, T Williams, Bodax, Gorgon City, Monki, Maribou City, Panda and Eton Messy.
A strong start in Boardmasters’ biggest year to date!