Boardmasters 2021 Confirmed To Go Ahead For The First Time Since 2018!

Gorillaz, Jorja Smith and Foals are set to headline the Boardmasters music festival this summer.

The five-day event plans to return to Newquay in Cornwall for the first time since 2018, running from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 August.

Other performers confirmed to attend include:

  • Sam Fender
  • Slowthai
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Mahalia
  • Loyle Carner
  • Jamie XX
  • The Kooks
  • Becky Hill
  • Arlo Parks
  • Blossoms

Foals will headline the festival on Friday, while Gorillaz are the main act for Saturday and Smith tops the bill for Sunday.

Organisers were forced to cancel last year’s festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic and bad weather saw it called off in 2019.

Boardmasters festival organiser and co-founder Andrew Topham said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the first wave of artists for this year’s Boardmasters, including three world-class headliners, Foals, Gorillaz and Jorja Smith.

p:nth-of-type(6)”,”type”:”performPlaceholder”,”relativePos”:”after”}” data-placeholder-placeholder=”” data-response-start=”2100.564999971539″ data-type=”placeholder”>

“On behalf of the entire Boardmasters team, we’d like to say a huge thank you to all our fans, artists, suppliers, the local community in Cornwall, and everyone who is involved in making this festival happen.

“Thank you for sticking with us over these past two years, your continued support has been truly overwhelming and quite simply, we couldn’t do it without you.

Other News

The Zine


FESTIVAL GUIDE: Kendal Calling 2021

WHAT: Kendal Calling Festival, back for its 15th year! WHO: Stereophonics, The Streets, Dizzie Rascal, Supergrass, are just some of the artists featured on this incredible lineup.  Check out the full lineup here:


WHAT: ALT+LDN, a brand new alternative festival for 2021, featuring a mix of rock, emo and hip-hop acts. There's a whole lot of people out there who have been waiting for a festival like this to appear, and finally, the festival scene is taking notice!