7 – 11 AUGUST 2024 | Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, TR8 4AN
Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, Boardmasters was born in 1981. The five-day event is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall – UK surfing mecca, Fistral Beach, where world class International Surf Competitions take place, and the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay.
Boardmasters spans two festival locations in Newquay, Cornwall.
Watergate Bay hosts our main arena, campsites, and boasts a breathtaking festival view! Admission to the festival at Watergate Bay requires a ticket.
Location: Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, TR8 4AN
Fistral Beach is where you’ll find the Boardmasters Open, our surf competition, along with our beach bar, shopping village, and more. No ticket is required for Fistral Beach.
If you’re camping at Watergate Bay, you can catch a shuttle bus down to Fistral Beach for a small fee or enjoy a scenic coastal walk taking approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Location: Fistral Beach, Headland Rd, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1HY
Boardmasters 2024 will take place from 7th – 11th August 2024.
BOX OFFICE – OPENING TIMES
Wednesday + Thursday : 07:30 – 23:00
Friday + Saturday: 08:00 – 23:00
Sunday: 08:00 – 23:00 (Main Arena only, Campsite Box Office closed)
Campsites will open on Wednesday from 07:30.
MAIN ARENA – OPENING TIMES
Wednesday: 13:00 – 02:00
Thursday – Sunday: 09:30 – 02:00
CAR PARKING – OPENING TIMES
Weekend Parking: 07:30 – 22:30 (last entry) daily.
Day Parking, Pick-Up & Drop-Off: 08:00 – 04:30.
Please note: weekend camping tickets include the Sunday night, all campsites must be clear on Monday 12th August by 16:00.
Anything that could be reasonably considered for use as a weapon is prohibited.
Please note that this list outlines items that are prohibited, offering clear guidance on what is not permitted at the event.
All ages are welcome and will require a ticket to enter the festival. Proof of identity and age must be provided upon request at the admission gates to the festival.
16 & OVER
Anyone 16 or over is welcome to attend the festival without an adult. You will need to provide proof of age on entry upon request.
We accept the following forms of ID:
– Current Passport
– Driving Licence
– Official ID that contain the certified PASS logo
Please note we cannot accept other forms of ID. Photos / photocopies of ID will not be accepted.
15 & UNDER
Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (21+).
Each adult can accompany up to two children.
DURING THE EVENT
Please visit the Lost property cabin whilst you are at the festival
– Next to our Box Offices at Wrsitband Exchange
– Next to Main Stage in the Arena
AFTER THE EVENT
If you have left something on-site, please get in touch with our lost property team onsite at the Lost Property Cabin before 12pm Monday 12th August or via their contact form. They will be sorting through items and making them available for identification and delivery.
Please use iTHINC’s Form to tell them what you have lost they will reply as soon as they can. There will be a postal charge to receive your item.
We recommend you download the Official Boardmasters App to keep up with festival updates, view the full festival line up, build your own schedule and be notified so you never miss an act or set a pin on your tent to help you find your way home.
We’ve joined forces Big Green Coach as our coach partner for Boardmasters 2024!
REASONS TO TRAVEL BY COACH
Barnstaple, Basildon*, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birkenhead*, Birmingham, Bodmin*, Bournemouth, Bridgend*, Bridgwater, Brighton, Bristol, Camberley*, Cambridge, Cardiff, Carmarthen*, Chelmsford*, Cheltenham, Chester*, Chichester, Cornwall*, Coventry, Dartford*, Derby*, Dorchester, Evesham*, Exeter, Falmouth*, Gloucester, Guildford, Haverfordwest, Helston*, Kidderminster*, Launceston*, Leeds*, Leicester, Liverpool*, Llanelli*, London (Croydon), London (O2 arena), London (Richmond), London (Victoria), Manchester, Merthyr Tydfil*, Milton Keynes*, Newport, Newton Abbot, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Okehampton*, Oxford, Pencoed*, Penzance*, Plymouth, Poole, Port Talbot*, Portsmouth, Reading, Redhill*, Salisbury, Sheffield*, Southampton, Stafford, Stevenage, Stockport, Stoke on Trent, Stratford Upon Avon*, Swansea, Swindon, Taunton, Tewkesbury*, Tiverton, Torquay, Truro*, Warwick, Watford*, Wolverhampton* and Worcester.
*New for 2024!
Before choosing to travel by car, please consider the environment and explore public transportation methods. If alternative transport modes aren’t an option, please carpool to help minimise the number of vehicles heading to the festival.
Parking passes available to purchase at checkout.
Parking passes must correlate to the day allocated on your ticket, please do your best to arrive within your allotted timeframe.
VIP Ticket holders do not need to buy a parking pass as a complimentary pass is included within the price of your ticket.
Blue Badge holders do not need to buy a parking pass. Please ensure you display a valid badge on arrival and ensure you bring your ID.
CAR PARKING – OPENING TIMES
Weekend Parking: 07:30 – 22:30 (last entry) daily.
Day Parking, Pick-Up & Drop-Off: 08:00 – 04:30.
WEEKEND CAMPING CAR PARK:
Boardmasters Festival, Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, Newquay, TR8 4HR
PICK-UP/ DROP-OFF + DAY PARKING:
Boardmasters Festival, Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, Newquay, TR8 4AN
Please follow festival signage to on approach to site.
Cornwall Airport Newquay is very close to the festival, we basically sit at the very end of their runway! So, you’ll be enjoying your favourite bands in no time.
There are 10 airlines flying from 21 different destinations including London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Dublin.
To ensure a hassle-free journey, it’s advisable to book in advance with the airlines directly.
Opt for a stress-free, eco-friendly journey to Newquay by taking the train. Get dropped right at the entrance by hopping on one of our shuttle buses, available approximately every 15 minutes from Newquay station after the first trains arrive on Wednesday 7th August.
Shuttle buses are the quickest mode of transport to and from the festival. It’s the quickest way to get to Fistral Beach because it takes closed roads, saving you time compared to driving and finding limited parking in Newquay.
Operating hours: 07:30 – 04:30 (Wednesday to Monday – Please note there will be a reduced service on Monday morning.)
Location: Drop-Off/ Pick-Up point at Blue Gate.
WATERGATE BAY > FISTRAL BEACH
FISTRAL BEACH > WATERGATE BAY
In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the festival, we want to reduce the amount of traffic around Newquay by discouraging driving during the festival. You will be charged a re-entry fee of £50 each time you leave and re-enter the site in your vehicle, payable on-the-door – We recommend you walk or use our shuttle bus service as a greener and quicker alternative, using routes closed to the public.
There are signposted walking routes and shuttle buses available for a greener way to travel during the festival.
Money charged to re-enter the car park contributes to the Boardmasters Foundation. For more information on the Foundation, please visit our ‘community page’.
All campsites and on-site accommodations are located at the main festival site at Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay, TR8 4AN.
If you fancy a touch of luxury, we recommend upgrading to one of our boutique accommodation options to make the most out of your stay.
For any queries relating to boutique accommodation, contact [email protected]
Searches may be carried out by the security staff on entry to the festival, if you are possession of any prohibited items these will be confiscated from you. Additionally if your vehicle does not meet the specifications above you may not gain access to the site.
Simply bring your sleeping bag and turn up to a pre-pitched tent including airbed. Size options available to sleep up to 8 people.
Bring your own tent to a reserved 4m x 3m spot which will be marked out ready for your arrival. This will fit a pop- up or small tent.
No pets or animals are allowed at Boardmasters, with the exception of assistance dogs.
Professional cameras or video recording equipment (including DSLRs and anything with detachable lens) are not permitted.
No you are not permitted to sleep in your car. Stay in one of our general campsites onsite, or if you’re seeking a more comfortable accommodation option, we offer boutique options.
Yes, everyone who attends Boarmdasters will need a ticket to gain entry. For age restrictions, see the Ticket Info section.
Yes, if you’d like more information on our accessible facilities and how to book, see our Accessibility section.
The maximum number of tickets one person can purchase is 10 x tickets, including themselves.
You will need to fill out the names of everyone in your party, but don’t worry these can be updated. Names on tickets must match the ID of the attendee.
If you are no longer able to attend boardmastres, you are able to resell your tickets on our official resale platform, Tixel. Visit Tixel to resell your unwanted ticket here.
Our tickets are sold in pricing tiers. Once one tier sells out, we move up to the next tier, so the earlier you book, the better price you’ll pay!
We have a wide range of hand-picked food options available. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options will be available from many of our street food restaurants. A full list of our food traders will be available soon.
E-tickets will be sent out early July 2024.
Please ensure your details are up to date and the name on your ticket matched your ID as you may be asked to present this to gain entry to the festival.
Stay connected across Boardmasters Festival with a Vodafone Battery Pack!
Available to collect from the Vodafone Connect & Charge point in the Main Arena on Wednesday 7th August.
HOW IT WORKS:
Battery packs are compatible with all mobile and USB charged portable devices, you should bring your own charging cable to connect to the battery pack.
Each battery pack provides a phone’s full charge (based on moderate > high user) which is enough for 1 day’s usage.
If you experience any issues or problems onsite, speak to one of our team who will be able to assist you with your query.
For any additional questions, contact [email protected]
To encourage festival-goers to leave no trace, a £10 litter bond will be automatically applied to all camping tickets. You can redeem your litterbond and claim the £10 back by handing in a full bag of rubbish at our litter bond exchange at the festival.
Details of where to find this on site will be announced soon.
We currently have no available openings. Stay tuned, as any job openings will be posted here.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted an application expressing their interest in joining the team, we couldn’t do it without you!
We receive a huge number of applications so unfortunately we’re unable to reply to everyone who applied. If successful, you will be contacted end of June 2024.
Boardmasters is committed to promoting inclusive and equal opportunities to all, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, visible or unseen disabilities, sexual orientation, heritage, religion, age, family status, social class or education in line with the Equality Act 2010. We endeavour to create an environment which values individuals which is reflected across the site and in the organisational team.
Please note, to work or volunteer you must be 18 or older when you arrive on site and have the right to work in the UK according to Government Guidelines.
Due to the vast number of applications received with a relatively small number of paid roles to fill, we won’t be able to respond to everyone.
All of paid roles will involve hard work and not much time off during the festival period. If you’d prefer an alternative role which allows you to enjoy more of the festival, check our our volunteers section.
Previous festival or events experience is beneficial but not essential, if you’re enthusiastic, have good time and organisational skills then we’d love to hear from you.
As a volunteer, you’ll work from Wednesday to Sunday during the festival. In exchange, you’ll get free access to enjoy the festival when you’re not on duty. To secure your spot, you’ll need to pay a deposit. This deposit will be fully refunded if you complete all your assigned shifts satisfactorily. However, if you miss any part of your shift, your deposit won’t be returned.
2024 Accessibility Team applications opening soon!
2024 Green Team applications opening soon!
If your question hasn’t been addressed on our information pages, please contact [email protected]
For queries relating to our boutique accommodation range, including existing bookings, please contact [email protected]
For access-relate queries not on our website, please contact us at [email protected]