Words: Karum Cooper | Header Image: Kieran Webber
Being locals, the short drive to Newquay was only prolonged to an hour (sarcasm) due to the heaving amounts of tourist traffic.
The most disappointing thing about being on the BBC Intro stage was the lack of vehicle access! We had to lug all gear through the actual festival site – between congested queues of festival goers and punters.
Despite throbbing biceps from carrying equipment – the set was brilliant! We had an absolutely incredible crowd made up of friendly familiar faces and entirely new faces alike. (Shouts to my brother Claudius for bringing a big crew).
Upon finishing our set, our little merch stall was packed (there was even a queue!) Our Boardmasters crowd reduced us to our last three t shirts! We were also (to our complete surprise) swamped by youngsters giving praise and even asking for pictures/autographs! It was so beautiful seeing so many young people that were really interested in watching/discovering new & emerging artists.
The rest of the festival was masses of fun – hanging out with/watching our local buddies The Rezner, Daisy Clark, Night Motor and The Velvet Hands was lovely.
We managed to secure a sweet little unplugged set & interview on Boardmasters Radio – which included a cute little cover of ‘Deadliest Catch’ by Saturday Land Of Saints penultimate Lower Than Atlantis!
Highlights of the weekend:
Jamiroquai (of course), Pulled Apart by Horses, Lower Than Atlantis (somewhat different to what we expected), Laura Mvula, Loyle Carner, Banfi (keep an eye out for these dudes), Meadowlark and Fickle Friends to name but a few.