So after teasing us for the past couple of weeks with hints here and there, the cat is finally out of the bag! Well, a cat in the shape of Bastille who will be performing at Watergate Bay as part Boardmasters Festival Newquay 2015.
Of course, the Brit award-winning band were scheduled to headline last year’s event but the untimely bought of bad weather put an end to the proceedings. We’re certainly excited to see them finally get a chance to perform at Cornwall’s biggest surf, skate and music festival overlooking Watergate Bay.
The band are probably best known for their 2x platinum selling album Bad Blood and the huge hits Pompeii, Things We Lost in the Fire and Laura Palmer.
Bastille are also Grammy winners and have sold over 8 million records worldwide, some feat given that they only rose to fame over the past three years.
Boardmasters Surf & Skate takes place at Fistral Beach along with some sessions of music, whilst over at Watergate Bay, the Music gets into full swing.
Boardmasters 2015 runs between 5th-9th August, 2015.
Bastille’s front man, Dan Smith said this about the band’s upcoming return to the Boardmasters stage: “We’re all incredibly excited to be coming back to Boardmasters for, barring anymore hurricanes, an amazing night in the west country. Growing up in the southwest, Boardmasters was a festival I always wanted to play so when it was cancelled last year I was devastated. Hopefully coming back this year will help make up for it and we’ll be able to play some material from our new album as well. We can’t wait to see you all in August.“
Known for bringing the hottest music and surfing talent to Cornwall, Boardmasters hosts five days of thrilling surf competition at Fistral Beach and a weekend of explosive live music on the stunning headland, Watergate Bay. Details of the International Surf Competition and more additions to the 2015 music line-up will be announced soon!
Festivalgoers wishing to secure their tickets for Boardmasters 2015 can get their hands on Tier 2 tickets for a limited time. Boardmasters operates a tiered ticket system with price bands for tickets changing over time. The sooner you buy, the cheaper it is! Book tickets via the website.
New for 2015, Boardmasters camping at Watergate Bay has been extended, opening a day early, from Wednesday 5 August. This means festivalgoers won’t have to miss a single day of the event including all the surfing action at Fistral Beach during the days before the music site at Watergate Bay opens over the weekend. A bumper ticket package – the ‘Charger’ ticket is also on sale and includes everything from bus pass to parking, VIP camping, Beach Session gigs, After Parties and a Boardmasters t-shirt and tote bag! For more information visit the website here.
Tickets are available now from Boardmasters website.
Here’s how they broke the news:
Are you happy with the news that Bastille will finally get to play at Boardmasters?