A SUN-DRENCHED SATURDAY AT BOARDMASTERS

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Boardmasters, Cornwall’s own surf and music festival continued on Saturday with glorious sunshine beaming down across the two sites at Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach With a day packed full of weekend-defining musical performances, exhilarating surfing and much more 2017 is already one to remember.

The Main Stage saw a dazzling Saturday headline set from Jamiroquai, lighting up the night sky as their hits new and old thrilled a sing-along crowd at Watergate Bay. The Vaccines rocked the house whilst Lethal Bizzle brought high-energy grime, hyping crowds for the evening ahead. The sun shone at its brightest as the ever-eclectic Laura Mvula delivered a soulful set with powerful vocals.  The most exciting name in UK hip-hop Loyle Carner also ensured festivalgoers at Watergate Bay were kept firmly on their feet throughout his hotly-anticipated performance.

Some of the biggest DJ’s in the world took to the Unleashed stage. ‘You Don’t Know Me’ hitmaker Jax Jones, award winning Hannah Wants and everyone’s favourite electronic duo Gorgon City kept the party going into the early hours. At Land of Saints chart topper Jake Bugg brought a ‘Lightning Bolt’ to the stage with his striking vocals, while indie rockers Wild Beasts kept packed-out crowds energised and ready for more. Elsewhere, The Point presented by Relentless, The View, Corona Sunsets, The Net Loft and BBC Introducing brought thumping electro DJ sets, chilled out reggae, upbeat dance, intimate acoustic gigs, undiscovered new music and much more, keeping festivalgoers utterly spoilt for choice. 

Beyond the music, brand-new restaurant The Wild Oyster welcomed festival foodies, serving up dishes made with fresh Cornish produce throughout the day. #ROXYFITNESS hosted another hugely popular morning yoga classes at Watergate Bay’s The View stage, overlooking the beautiful Cornish coast. Laid-back vibes kept House of Marley packed to the rafters as guests danced the day away and chilled out in the hammocks. The Underworld brought a time trip to the Boardmasters crowd, creating tunnels to long lost iconic clubs and the legendary parties that took place in history within their walls.

It was another thrilling day of surfing as the competition hotted up, with Lliam Mortensen and Ella Williams claiming the coveted 2017 Boardmasters Quicksilver and Roxy Open titles in wind-affected three-to-four foot surf at Fistral Beach. A packed-out beach witnessed epic battles, as Lliam Mortensen eliminated the last British surfer in the competition, Jobe Harris in the semi-final. Mortensen went on to fight it out against Japan’s own Kairi Noro, who he beat to the title in a hard-fought battle. Ella Williams and Australian Mikaela Greene beat defending event champion Claire Bevilacqua and Josefina Ane respectively, going on to face each other in a difficult final which saw Williams emerge victorious. Boardmasters Jeep Men and Women Longboard resumes today to crown their champions at the UK’s surf mecca on Fistral Beach, Cornwall.

Published on 13 August 2017 by Wayne Feltham

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