Boardmasters Festival : The 2022 Headliners Are In

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Boardmasters will be back next year from 10 - 14 August 2022, following a huge, sold-out festival this summer.

Today, 2022’s huge headline acts are revealed as Kings of Leon who make their long-awaited Boardmasters debut, George Ezra and Disclosure, along with 10+ more world-class acts. Cornwall’s own surf and music festival is set to welcome the biggest names in music, and the most exciting surf talent to the UK’s most spectacular festival settings of Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach, Cornwall. Tickets for Boardmasters go on sale from 5pm, Friday 29 October 2021, with pre-sale on sale on Thursday 28 October via

Kings of Leon will be headlining Boardmasters Main Stage as the sun sets across Watergate Bay on Sunday 14 August. Their 8th album ‘When You See Yourself’, released in 2021, continued a run of 6 consecutive albums to debut at #1 in the UK. The multi-Grammy and BRIT Award winning group will be performing songs from all 8 of their albums. Boardmasters will be their first UK festival show since they headlined Reading & Leeds Festival in 2018.

After the chart-topping success of ‘Staying at Tamara’s’ in 2018, George Ezra will make his triumphant return to Watergate Bay, headlining on Friday at Boardmasters 2022. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter will bring his upbeat hits to the Main Stage, rousing the crowds with infectious choruses from his number one singles, ‘Shotgun’ and ‘Paradise’, as well as soulful and moving sounds like ‘Hold My Girl’.

Grammy-nominated dance duo Disclosure make their Boardmasters debut, taking the coveted Saturday Main Stage headline slot. Their new EP ‘Never Enough’ will be taken across Europe on a huge headline tour in 2022 including a stop on the Cornish coast. The house music innovators are set to make waves, delivering an electrifying performance for revellers to dance the night away at Watergate Bay.

What’s more, Boardmasters is unveiling 10+ more acts today, including Brit alt-rock four-piece Bastille. The quartet will be lighting up the Main Stage with their euphoric hits such as ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Good Grief’. Plus, reggae heavy-hitter Damian “Jr Gong” Marley heads to Boardmasters to deliver a standout performance including music from his Grammy-winning ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ and ‘Stony Hill’ albums. Singer-songwriter and indie icon Declan McKenna also joins the bill, along with ‘Lost Without You’ chart-topper Freya Ridings, and Bristol-born band IDLES who will headline the Land of Saints stage next summer, sure to bring an electrifying, high-octane set.

Arguably the UK’s most exciting DJ and producer, the man behind huge hits including ‘Head & Heart’ and ‘BED’, Joel Corry will be headlining the Unleashed stage next summer. Plus, Brit-nominated soul sensation Joy Crookes will be coming to Cornwall, making her Boardmasters debut.

The View will play host to Lime Cordiale, the pop-rock duo heading to Boardmasters all the way from Sydney, Australia, while over at The Point, Patrick Topping will be hitting the decks. Having risen to fame after the TikTok community began sharing and making videos of his songs, Sam Ryder has gone on to make his own songs on the viral video platform. The singer and rhythm guitarist joins the line-up for next summer’s Boardmasters.

Acclaimed producer and DJ Shy FX also joins the Boardmasters line up for DB90, with Sons of the East making a welcome return to Cornish shores. And last but by no means least, Tom Grennan, who needs no introduction, and has made a name for himself releasing charting singles like 'This is the Place' and 'Little Bit of Love', will be heading to Boardmasters next August.

With many more acts set to be announced, Boardmasters 2022 will be an incredible 5 day celebration of music and surfing with the backdrop of the stunning Cornwall coastline.

Fans can sign-up now for the Boardmasters pre-sale, which are available from Thursday 28 October. On Friday, General Admission, Wednesday and Thursday Camping tickets, 3 Day Non- Camping and VIP Camping tickets, plus Campervan and Car Parking will be going on sale for Boardmasters 2022. Fans will have the option of making use of the Deposit Scheme; booking their ticket with a £30 deposit and not needing to pay the balance until June 2022, or the Payment Plan with a £30 deposit and the further outstanding balance paid in fixed monthly installments, and the full amount not due until June 2022.

The Boardmasters OPEN announces its return for 2022. Festival goers can head to the stunning Fistral Beach where the Boardmasters OPEN will play host to the biggest names in pro surfing as they take to the waves to battle it out for the coveted Boardmasters top spots across five exhilarating days. Competitions include the Boardmasters OPEN mens and womens division, Boardmasters Longboard OPEN mens and womens division, and the Boardmasters Junior OPEN boys and girls division. 

Beyond the music, festival goers can also sign up for Surf and Adventure packages to make the most of their time soaking up the best of what Cornwall has to offer. Surf packages cater for all abilities, with lessons available from Thursday - Sunday. Boardmasters works alongside established local surf schools and expert instructors including Fistral Beach Surf School, Escape Surf School, Westcountry Surf School and Blue Surf School to provide these lessons and get attendees in the water. Surf packages are priced at £35 pp for 2 hours.

Adventure packages are available to book too, including coasteering, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkel SUP safari, perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Leading local activity providers Newquay Activity Centre and Bare Feet Coasteer partner with Boardmasters to put these packages on. Priced at £50 pp, activities range from 2-3 hours total.

Published on 01 November 2021 by Ben Robinson

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