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7 – 11 August 2019

What to expect

Boardmasters 2019 welcomes to the stage some of the UK’s biggest artists, including Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + The Machine, Foals, Brits 2019 winner Jorja Smith and UK Garage legend DJ EZ.

As well as live music, this popular Cornwall festival hosts surfing competitions, wellness activities and beach parties. There will also be numerous food and drink stalls, shops and local artisans to enjoy.

Similar to Boardmasters 2018, music and camping will take place at Watergate Bay. Beach activities and shopping can be found at Fistral Beach, which is just a short walk from the town centre.

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How to get there

Getting to Boardmasters Festival is easy with Great Western Railway. All you have to do is jump on a train to Newquay train station. There is a shuttle bus service just outside the station that can take you to the main arena in just 15 minutes.

Specific train reservations will be required on all services to Newquay on Wednesday 7, Thursday 8, and Friday 9 August and from Newquay on Monday 12 August.

Those travelling should:

  • allow extra time because trains to and from Newquay will be busy
  • expect queues
  • get to the station at least 30 minutes before your reserved train is due to depart

Location details

Boardmasters Festival

Fistral Beach, Headland Rd, 
Newquay, Cornwall,

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.

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