With less than a month to go until this year’s unmissable Boardmasters, it has today been revealed that the producers behind one of the highlights of last years festival ‘Coney Island’ will be returning with a huge new area and hedonistic simulation, ‘The Underworld’.
The Underworld is a time trip through tunnels to long lost iconic clubs and the legendary parties that took place within their walls. Journey back to a representation of The Blind Pig, a hard-bop prohibition era boogie-woogie club from 1930s Detroit or head to the classic Bristolian 60s Bamboo Club for the best in reggae and dub. There’s no better place for fans of disco than Coney Island, inspired by the infamous venue in 1970s New York and for revellers who prefer hip hop, funk, post punk and early rap there’s 1520 Sedgwick Ave, a nod to the legendary 1970s building in The Bronx where these genres came to life.
Each venue will host an eclectic mix of performers. From The Ivy Drip and The Lillettes in The Blind Pig, to The Downbeat Melody Soundsystem in the Bamboo Club to Ere Wax and Russian Kay in Coney Island and 45 Live, a collective of DJs from across Europe and the USA in 1520 Sedgwick Ave. High demand is to be expected as the sounds of the revolution resonate all night long. The Underworld Experience, located in The Land of Saints area at Watergate Bay, will be produced by The Masked Ball’s Alec Short and Kelvin Batt. It will open from 4pm until 1am each night, apart from Sunday when the area will open at the earlier time of 3pm for The Alternative Sunday Service hosted by Reverend Michael Alabama Jackson and The Hail Mary's.
Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, Boardmasters was born in 1981. Expect parties that run late into the night and a beautiful beach to recuperate on during the day. The 5-day event is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall - the surfing mecca of the UK, Fistral Beach, where world class International Surf Competitions take place, and arguably the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay. Last year the grassroots surf and music festival welcomed over 150,000 festival goers to sunny Cornwall. Book your tickets now!
Published on 23 July 2017 by Ben Robinson