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Kieran Webber

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Boardmasters 20223 comes through with HUGE second wave announcement that features Friday headline act Lorde

Boardmasters 2023 is shaping up to be a totally epic week of live music, surf, and skate culture, all behind the stunning coastal canvas of Newquay, Cornwall. The festival has already dropped a major first wave of acts that included headliners Florence + The Machine, and (UK Exclusive performance) Liam Gallagher. Now, the second wave knocks us off our feet with the announcement of pop sensation Lorde as the Friday headliner. In addition to this the second wave offers up 120 artists that are also joining us at Boardmasters 2023.

Other artists joining the line-up are Nova Twins, Divorce, Cyprus Hill, Ben Howard, Warmduscher, Klen, Chappaqua Wrestling, Yard Act, Confidence Man, and SO MUCH MORE!

Beyond the music, festival goers can sign up for Surf and Adventure packages to make the most of their time soaking up the best of what Cornwall has to offer. Adventure packages available to book include coasteering, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, bodyboarding, superSUP & snorkel SUP tours. At Boardmasters 2023, festivalgoers will be spoiled for choice with wellness activities at Zennor Haven, delicious local produce at the Cornish Market, a vast array of tasty street food, shopping at The Boulevard slow fashion village, get involved in Beach Cleans with Surfers Against Sewage, tons of tasty street food, the UK’s biggest silent disco, Boutique Camping, Family fun and much more. A Boardmasters mainstay, The Keg & Pastonbury returns with lively music performances and rip roaring comedy, while The Big Wheel makes a comeback having become a firm favourite and boasting incredible birds-eye views over the stunning Cornish coast. Festivalgoers can get involved in a yoga class, massages, tarot readings, film screenings and tons more.

The World Surf League returns to Cornish shores and the Boardmasters OPEN is ON. Steeped in heritage since 1981, festival-goers can head to Fistral Beach in Newquay to watch some of the most progressive and exciting names in international pro surfing crowned as the next Boardmasters champions, across five exhilarating days. Competitions include the Boardmasters OPEN men’s and women’s division and the Boardmasters Longboard Pro men’s and women’s division. Plus festivalgoers can also witness the new generation of groms showcasing their talent in the Boardmasters Junior OPEN boys and girls division – with more exciting detail to drop in the coming weeks!

It’s also worth noting that Day Tickets will be available this week, so last chance to grab tickets to one of the most epic weeks in the festival calendar. Camping and 3 day tickets have already sold out, Boardmasters 2023 WILL sell-out.

Day Tickets for Boardmasters 2023 go on sale at 10am, Friday 24 February 2023, with Presale tickets from Thursday 23 February. Sign up to the Day Tickets Presale now at