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Areas & Stages

Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store on the cliffs of Watergate Bay at Boardmasters 2024, back BIGGER & BETTER than ever. This year, there are five NEW bespoke areas to explore, each filled with an array of unique music stages and more.😍

Scroll down to see what’s on offer for 2024…

MAIN ARENA

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Man celebrating in Boardmasters crowd pointing his fingers in the air

Main Stage

The Big One. The stage that makes musicians into icons, and icons into legends. If only floorboards could talk…

THE BANDSTAND

NEW FOR 2024

Built on the ethos of seaside community spirit, The Bandstand hosts a wealth of dazzling local talent, from The Steelers to the euphoric Cornish Rock Choir. Grab your friends and revel in a sunset singalong or an energetic live performance, all whilst mingling with friendly new faces. The place to be for the “you just had to be there” moments. Kickstart the best weekend of your life with The Bandstand’s Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 7th August…

LAND OF SAINTS

Arlo Parks at Boardmasters singing on stage
Jamie XX playing at Boardmasters on stage in the dark
Kano on stage at Boardmasters in front of a large crowd

LAND OF SAINTS

Whatever your style, if it’s got an independent spirit and kicks hard you’ll find it at the Land of Saints stage. The stage plays host to left field legends of the scene, from cutting edge electronic pioneers Jamie XX, Four Tet & Overmono to uncompromising guitar acts Royal Blood, Idles & Yard Act. Over the years, the stage has welcomed legends of lyrical prowess Cypress Hill, De La Soul & Kano and BRIT & Nominees Jockstrap, ShyGirl & Griff. 

band on stage in the Keg & Pasty venue at Boardmasters
People entering the Keg & Pasty venue at Boardmasters
Boardmasters's Big wheel with a sunset in the background

KEG & PASTY

Welcome to the family-run Keg & Pasty, a 17th century pub positioned atop cliffs overlooking the breathtaking Watergate Bay. Watch seabirds and fishing boats while sipping a frothy ale in the pub garden, or prop up at the bar listening to the rich history of smugglers, wreckers, undiscovered treasure and even (according to folklore) the odd friendly spirit. Hosted by the pub’s diva landlord, discover an array of cabaret, comedy and dad-bod boogies. From the iconic cover band festival, Keg & Pastonbury, to our headline DJs & Cornish Instagram institution Jam & Meme, immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful. All with a golden hand-crafted pasty in hand. Bleddy ‘ansum.

Stretch marquee tent at Boardmasters with a directional signage post in front of it
Stretch marquee tent with crowd enjoying drink under it.
Directional signage post with pink decor flags in the background at Boardmasters

VIP

A private haven for luxe lovers everywhere, where a paradise of tranquillity awaits. Enjoy an exclusive selection of local collectives and DJs whilst tucking into the highest quality cuisines on offer. 

PARADISE LOST

Dj on stage at Boardmasters pointing his finger to the sky and the large crowd
Unleashed venue at Boardmasters in the dark with spot lights
Boardmasters crowd with their hands in the air in the Unleashed venue
Two male DJs playing to a large crowd and pointing their arm to the sky

UNLEASHED

Presented by DRIP

It’s time to get loose to the biggest tunes of the summer. This is where club-land and major arena acts colide for the biggest indoor rave in the South West. Two-step the night away to high octane dance and big bassline beats, with the likes of Girls Don’t Sync, Hannah Laing and Hedex & Eksman. Prepare for the energy to be unleashed…

 

THE POINT

The Point is the place to party with the most cutting-edge DJ’s and producers out there! This open air party goes late into the night and the beats don’t stop coming. The Point returns bigger and better than ever, pushing the boundaries with a transformative experience of euphoric, other worldly wonder. As the sunset cascades over Watergate Bay, a jaw-dropping backdrop for a surreal and magical experience on the cliffside takes hold. Come and experience this mind-blowing visual sensation with Sammy Virji, Eliza Rose & Ewan McVicar. 

NORTH SHORE

THE VIEW

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, The View is the heart and soul of Boardmasters with the best festival view in the UK. With surf culture at its core, the stage originated as a small airstream caravan, hosting the likes of Sam Fender, George Ezra & Maisie Peters at the start of their careers. The stage is returning bigger and better in 2024, spotlighting the newest & most exciting artists in an unparalleled setting. 

SURF CLUB '81

NEW FOR 2024

Taking you back to where it all started in 1981…the year of the first ever Boardmasters Surf competition. Ride the wave of nostalgia with our stylish 80’s twist on a surf shack, offering charming sunsets by day and unapologetically cheesy singalongs by night. 

THE DOCKYARD

D90 stage at Boardmasters with large crowd
Smoke coming out of the D90 stage at Boardmasters
Smoke coming out of the D90 stage at Boardmasters at night
D90 entrance archway made out of shipping containers at Boardmasters.

DB90

Situated in The Dockyard, DB90 is the meeting spot in the tough end of town. A hangout for hardy labourers and longshoremen, where smugglers and scoundrels meet. From the captain’s bridge of a cargo ship laying derelict in the Dockyard, a crew of crooked dock workers amongst the likes of Friction, Mozey and A.M.C & Phantom, and a whole host more, present a D&B showdown not to be missed. Will you join the late-night mischief…?

TRANSATLANTIC LOUNGE

Nestled within the shadowy recesses of The Dockyard, you’ll find a vibrant glow of neon lights leading to the feel-good sound of the 80’s. Playing host to captains of Atlantic voyages and international travellers on an overnight layover, dance the night away to a decade of classics. 

THE LIFEGUARD TOWER

NEW FOR 2024

They’re a beacon on the beach, you’ve seen them in the movies & now new to Boardmasters for 2024 – our very own Lifeguard Tower. In the Dockyard you’ll find DJ’s bringing that energy to your day, with this year’s debut hosted by Graffiators. 18 professional artists will compete in graffiti battles across the weekend, transforming the area into a vibrant canvas. Spray cans at the ready…get ready for a whole pallet of unpredictable fun!

SPORTS BAR

Located in Dockyard, Boardmasters is introducing its brand new Sports Bar. Come and immerse yourself in a world of adrenaline-pumping arcade games and jaw-dropping sports screenings. Get your game face on for a weekend of jam-packed action!

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