Boardmasters Festival

Boardmasters Festival is annual event that combines Surf, BMX and Skate competitions with live music. The live music, camping and rest of the festival events occur at Watergate Bay, whilst the competitions take place at Fistral Beach.

Vibe

One of the most recognised surfing and music combi events in the UK, the festival line-up attracts a mixture of genres and ages.

When it began it was known as one of the biggest events of it's kind in Europe, a reputation it has managed to keep, as it celebrated it's 30th anniversary in 2011.

Stages and other entertainment

Watergate Bay

There are 9 music stages giving festival goers a great variety in what to watch.

Fair ground rides such as Dodgems, Wave Swinger, Cork Shooter, Bungee Rocket, plus many more of your childhood favourites.

Fistral Beach

Fistral Beach is known as the home of the British surfing. This is the place where festival goers can watch Surf, BMX and Skate competitions, whilst chilling out at the Relentless Bar or indulge themselves in a spot of shopping at the Surf Retail Village.

Tickets

The festival is operating a tiered ticketing system, as well as a deposit scheme. With an extra day added to the event, tickets are selling fast.

To secure a ticket via the deposit scheme, you will only need to pay £30 - £45 depending on what type of tickets you want, with the remainder of the fee to be settled by June 30th.

Tickets can be purchased via SeeTickets and cost the following prices:

  • WEEKEND CAMPING (THURSDAY - SUNDAY) / £126.35
  • WEEKEND CAMPING (FRIDAY - SUNDAY) / £116.00
  • WEEKEND CAMPING (FRIDAY - SUNDAY) DEPOSIT / £42.00
  • CHILD (10 YEARS & UNDER) WEEKEND CAMPING / £0.00
  • THURSDAY EARLY ENTRY CAMPING TICKET / £10.35
  • WEEKEND CAR PARKING / £10.00
  • WEEKEND CAMPERVAN / £29.00
  • 3 DAY PASS NO CAMPING (FRI, SAT, SUN TICKETS) / £105.00
  • 3 DAY PASS NO CAMPING(FRI,SAT,SUN TICKETS) DEPOSIT / £36.00
  • CHILD (10 YEARS & UNDER) 3 DAY PASS / £0.00
  • FRIDAY TICKET - THE VACCINES / £43.00
  • CHILD (10 YEARS & UNDER) FRIDAY TICKET / £0.00
  • SATURDAY TICKET - BASEMENT JAXX / £43.00
  • CHILD (10 YEARS & UNDER) SATURDAY TICKET / £0.00
  • SUNDAY TICKET - BEN HOWARD / £43.00
  • CHILD (10 YEARS & UNDER) SUNDAY TICKET / £0.00

VIP

VIP Weekend (£162.50) and VIP Deposit Weekend (£58.50) are sold out for 2013.

Perks included access to VIP campsite, use of VIP queues into the festival as well as use of private showers in the campsite and private VIP bar, Free parking was also included.

VIP Day ticket cost £75.50 and include free parking, and access to private VIP bar and VIP queue

Age Limit

Persons aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 or over. The following age restrictions apply:

a) 18 year olds can only accompany two under 16 year olds. b) 24 year olds can only accompany four under 16 year olds c) 25 year olds plus can accompany more than four under 16 year olds.

Disability Access

Boardmasters is committed to making the site accessible for those with disabilities. However, as it is a festival site there are sections that are uneven which can make access difficult. Stewards will be on hand to help as well as the medical team if you need any assistance. There are toilet blocks and other public areas designed for wheelchair use. There is disabled parking on site at Boardmasters. Upon arrival please ensure you show your disabled badge to be directed to the appropriate car park.

Weather

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Location

  • Watergate Bay Address: Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, TR8 4AN.
  • Fistral Beach Address: Fistral Beach, Newquay, TR7 1HY.

Local Information

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Travel

By Air: Newquay airport has daily flights to and from cities from around the UK.

By Bus:National Express run routes to Newquay on a regular basis.

A shuttle bus will be running between Newquay Town centre and the Watergate Bay festival site. This service will be running every 20 minutes between 10am – 1am, Friday and Saturday all day. A reduced service will run on Sunday morning back to Newquay for all leaving the camp site.

By Car: Directions to Newquay - Follow the M5 to Exeter then take the A30 to within seven miles of Newquay. Once near town follow the signs for Fistral Beach.

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By Train: In the summer, every Saturday has fast direct services to Newquay from London, the Midlands, the North, and Scotland. The train lines that run to Newquay are Virgin Trains, First Great Western and Walesandwest.

Accommodation

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What to wear

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Camping

The camp site is within a short walking distance to the festival entrance. Toilets and showers will be located in various places around the campsite for your convenience.

The Relentless Boardmasters Festival camping area is very popular among the festival goers and if you are unable to get a camping ticket but still want to camp, there are many other camp sites around Newquay and only a short distance from the festival.

Site Information

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Food and drink

Catering units are present all over the arena and offer a great variety of foods and drinks (also about 10 bars located around the festival).

There is also a general store selling food, drinks and all the other essentials you may have forgotten or run out of.

Trade at the festival

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Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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Stream online

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Mobile Apps

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Trivia

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Past lineups

2012 included Ed Sheeran, Dizzee Rascal and Maximo Park, the view the full line-up, click here.