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5 - 9 August 2020

What to expect

Boardmasters is the UK’s biggest surf and music festival. Set across two stunning sites in the lively and picturesque coastal town of Newquay, Cornwall, the festival brings together like-minded souls with a love of music, surfing, wellbeing and the outdoors.

Over 200 artists play across 12 stages up at Watergate Bay. From international headliners through to breaking acts, the bill is an eclectic mix of genres. There’s something here for everyone.

2020 looks set to be the biggest ever line up with Skepta, Kings of Leon and The 1975 all headlining.

As well as the competitions, 300 miles of spectacular Cornish coastline offers amazing beaches and spots to discover. Festival goers are encouraged to hit the beach and surf by day, party by night.

Be aware of GWR’s surfboard policy. Surfboards are not allowed on board our mainline IET trains. You can still take surfboards on our Night Riviera Sleeper and local services.

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Things to see and do in Newquay

Boardmasters Festival is located in the heart of Newquay. When you’re not enjoying live music or trying your hand at surfing, take the time to explore the local area. Soak up the scenery with a fishing trip or experience the town's vibrant nightlife scene. The Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Zoo are guaranteed to be a hit with the kids.

For more information on what to see and do in the area, take a look at our Cornwall guide.

Location details

Boardmasters Festival

Fistral Beach, Headland Rd, 
Newquay, Cornwall,
TR7 1HY

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